Adaptive Hypermedia 2008
Call for Papers 
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Call for Papers
Call for Papers AH2008

5th International Conference on
Adaptive Hypermedia and
Adaptive Web-Based Systems

July 28 - August 1, 2008
Hannover, Germany

Extended submission deadlines:
- 7 Feb 2008 (full papers)
- 14 Feb 2008 (short papers and doctoral consortium)

The 2008 International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH2008) will take place in Hannover, Germany, hosted by the L3S Research Center, following the successful previous conferences in Dublin, Ireland (2006), Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2004), Malaga, Spain (2002), Trento (2000).

The 2008 conference is momentous, as it represents the marriage of the Adaptive Hypermedia and User Modeling communities, both of which are major sponsors.

We invite submissions in the fields of Adaptive Hypermedia systems and techniques, Web personalization, adaptive information filtering and retrieval, intelligent tutoring systems, semantic Web, applications of adaptive hypermedia and empirical studies of AH and Web systems.

Topics of Interest

AH2008 scope includes all forms of Web and Hypermedia personalization from personalized search and browsing to recommender systems to personalized E-Learning. Topics include, but not limited to:

  • User profiling and modeling in adaptive hypermedia
  • Acquisition, updating and management of user models
  • Group modeling and community-based profiling
  • Recommender systems and recommendation strategies
  • Data mining for personalization
  • Personalization, meta-data and standards (XML, the Semantic Web Initiative)
  • Intelligent agents for personalization and adaptivity
  • Composition and management of adaptive Web services and hypermedia
  • Adaptation systems and techniques
Application Domains
  • Adaptive information filtering and personalized information retrieval
  • Personalized e-Learning and adaptive educational systems
  • Personalization to support collaboration
  • User interfaces for all
  • Personalization for digital TV
  • Personalizing the mobile computing (PDAs, mobile phones and other handheld devices)
  • Personalized Web sites and e-commerce and eGovernment services
  • Personalization in digital libraries; personalized tourist and cultural heritage
  • Personalization in healthcare and public health information
  • Cross-platform adaptivity and personalization in ubiquitous systems
  • Adaptivity and personalization on the 3D Web
  • Adaptive hypermedia in ubiquitous computing environments and Smart Spaces
  • Adaptive multimedia content authoring and delivery
  • Privacy, trust and security in adaptive systems
  • Architectures for scalable adaptive systems
  • Evaluation methodologies, deployment experiences & user studies
  • Empirical studies of adaptive hypermedia and Web systems
  • Management, usability and scrutability of adaptive systems
  • Management of large hyperspaces

Submission categories

Full papers
Submissions should present original reports of substantive new work and can be up to 10 pages in length. Papers should properly place the work within the field, cite related work, and clearly indicate the innovative aspects of the work and its contribution to the field. We will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference.

Short papers
Submissions should be original and unpublished highly promising research, where the merit will be assessed on the basis of originality and importance over maturity and technical validation. These should be 4 pages and will have poster presentation.

Doctoral Consortium
Submissions, up to 5 pages in length, should be original and unpublished descriptions of the PhD student's topic, proposed contributions and results achieved. Presentation will be 15 mins presentation, 15 mins question time.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers from an International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Submissions should be original and unpublished description of a demonstrable system. These should be 4 pages and will presented in a demonstration session.

Tutorial proposals
Submissions, up to 4 pages in length, should outline the area, scope and importance of the area of the tutorial and presenter background.

Workshop proposals
Submissions, up to 4 pages in length, should outline the area, goals and scope of the workshop, proposed Program Committee.


There are two James Chen Best Student Paper awards

Important Dates

07 Feb 2008 : Deadline for full papers (extended)
14 Jan 2008 : Deadline for tutorial proposals (closed)
14 Jan 2008 : Deadline for workshop proposals (closed)

14 Feb 2008 : Deadline for short papers (extended)
14 Feb 2008 : Deadline for demonstrations (extended)

14 Feb 2008 : Deadline for Doctoral Consortium papers

14 Mar 2008 : Author Notification
14 Apr 2008 : Deadline for camera ready papers

28 Jul - 29 Jul 2008 : Workshops
30 Jul - 01 Aug 2008 : Main Technical Programme

Organization Committee

General Chair
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany

Program Co-chairs
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
Pearl Pu, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Local Chair
Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany

Workshop and Tutorial Chairs
Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia
Geert-Jan Houben, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Paul De Bra, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, USA

Industry Chair
Volker Zimmermann, IMC Information Multimedia Communication AG, Germany

Publicity Chair
Stephan Weibelzahl, National College of Ireland, Dublin

Program Committee

Ignacio Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, ES
Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, DE
Liliana Ardissono, University of Turin, IT
Lora Aroyo, Technical University Eindhoven, NL
Helen Ashman, University of South Australia, AU
Mark Bernsteim, Eastgate, US
Jamie Blustein, Dalhousie University, CA
Tim Brailsford, University of Nottingham, UK
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, US
Ricardo Conejo Mu√Īoz, University of Malaga , ES
Owen Conlan, Trinity College Dublin, IE
Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick, UK
Paul Cristea, Politehnica University Bucharest, RO
Hugh Davis, University of Southampton, UK
Paul De Bra, Technical University Eindhoven, NL
Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK
Peter Dolog, University of Aalborg, DK
Erich Gams, Salzburg Research, AT
Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano, IT
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, US
Mehmet Goker, PWC Cr for Adv. Research, US
Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, DE
Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Hannover, DE
Geert-Jan Houben, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE
Anthony Jameson, International University, DE
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, AU
Declan Kelly, National College of Ireland, IE
Peter King, University of Manitoba, CA
Alfred Kobsa, University of Calif. Irvine, US
Joseph A. Konstan, University of Minnesota, US
Rob Koper, Open Universiteit Nederland, NL
Milos Kravcik, Open Universiteit Nederland, NL
Henry Lieberman, MIT, US
Paul Maglio, IBM Almaden Research Ctr, US
Lorraine McGinty, UCD, Ireland
Alessadro Micarelli, University of Rome III, IT
Maria Milosavljevic, Uni of Edinburgh, UK
Antonija Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, NZ
Dunja Mladenic, Jozef Stefan Institute, SL
Adam Moore, University of Nottingham, UK
Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hannover, DE
Jon Oberlander, University of Edinburgh, UK
Pearl Pu, EPFL, Lausanne, CH
Gustavo Rossi, University de la Plata , AR
Lloyd Rutledge, CWI, NL
Frank Shipman, Texas A&M University, US
Marcus Specht, Open Universiteit Nederland, NL
Jose-Luis Perez de la Cruz, Uni. of Malaga, ES
Demetrios Sampson, CERTH, GR
Vittorio Scarano, University of Salerno, IT
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, IE
Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, IE
Craig Stewart, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Carlo Strapparava, ITC-IRST Trento, IT
Carlo Tasso, Universit degli Studi di Udine, IT
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI, NL
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna, IT
Vincent Wade, Trinity College Dublin, IE
Gerhard Weber, PH Freiburg, DE
Stephan Weibelzahl, NCI, IE
Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, AU
Massimo Zancanaro, ITC-IRST Trento, IT
User Modeling Inc. Leibniz University Hanover L3S Research Center Adaptive Hypermedia 2008 Conference Website
Eelco Herder (L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany)