ABIS 2006 Workshop
ABIS 2006 - 14th Workshop on Adaptivity and User Modeling in Interactive Systems
NEW: Preliminary workshop schedule listed below
ABIS is the special interest group on Adaptivity and User Modeling in Interactive Systems of the German Computer Society.
In our modern times, it seems close to impossible to survive without a large variety of electronic devices and an Internet
connection. As we are all individuals, we expect these devices and online services to serve our individual needs.
Adaptable and adaptive systems can be seen the digital counterpart of the glove that molds into the form of one's hand.
System designers may want their users to initially marvel at the intelligence put in their systems. Eventually, it should be no more than
logical, natural and obvious that the system is responsive to the users' preferences, interests, goals, needs and
contexts. Adaptivity should become everyday and everywhere: personalized advice in online stores, individualized
museum tours, personal agents that take over routine tasks and provide advice, adaptive learning systems, self-regulating
The ABIS Workshop has been established as a highly interactive forum for discussing the state of the art in personalization
and user modeling. Latest developments in industry and research are presented in plenary sessions, forums, and tutorials
to discuss trends and experiences. We strive to have a diverse group, varying from young researchers working on Master or
Ph.D. level to experts in the field. The workshop aims to provide a platform for exchanging fresh ideas and expertise, and
for obtaining feedback on ongoing research.
We welcome submissions from research and industry within the broad area of user modeling and adaptive systems, including
- design, implementation and/or evaluation of adaptive and personalized systems (e.g. mobile devices, e-learning, embodied agents, e-commerce, ambient intelligence)
- user modeling methods and techniques: social and collaborative approaches, usage mining, machine learning, reasoning mechanisms, evaluation techniques
- cross-sectional topics, such as security, privacy, trust, collaboration, adaptive system engineering
The ABIS workshop will take place from October 9 till October 11 as a joint week of workshops on machine learning,
knowledge discovery, knowledge management, adaptivity, and user modeling (LWA 2006) in Hildesheim, Germany.
Responsible for the organization of the workshop is the SIG ABIS of the German Computer Society.
|Paper submissions: ||August 4, 2006 (extended)
|Notification of acceptance: ||September 1, 2006
|Final versions due: ||September 15, 2006
|ABIS Workshop: ||October 9-11, 2006
In order to provide the authors with as much freedom as possible, we do not impose strict submission categories.
That being said, we would like to suggest the following flexible guidelines:
Full papers: full papers are detailed descriptions of scientific work. Length: up to 6 pages (including references)
Short papers: short descriptions of ongoing or beginning work, topics for discussion, positions papers, thesis descriptions. Length: up to 3 pages (including references)
Demonstrations: all workshop participants are invited to bring demos of running systems. It is also possible to submit a summary of the system. Length: up to 2 pages (including references).
All demos will be presented in an interactive demo session.
NEW: Discussion proposals. One timeslot will be reserved for free - yet moderated - discussions on important
developments in the field. We welcome motivated proposals for topics to be discussed, issues to be solved and
brainstorms that are badly needed. Discussion proposals won't be included in the print edition of the proceedings.
However, the authors of the selected proposals will receive a nice token. Length: up to 1 page.
Submissions should be formatted according to the LWA 2006 templates for LaTeX and Word. The workshop language will be English.
Please send your submission by email to Eelco Herder (herder@L3S.de)
Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany
Dominik Heckmann, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
Lora Aroyo, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Mathias Bauer, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
Betsy van Dijk, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, Germany
Andreas Jedlitschka, Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Alexander Kröner, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
Tsvika Kuflik, Haifa University, Israel
Andreas Lorenz, Fraunhofer Institut, Sankt Augustin, Germany
Alexandros Paramythis, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Eric Schwarzkopf, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
Stephan Weibelzahl, National College of Ireland, Dublin
Frank Wittig, SAP AG, Germany
Links to Earlier ABIS Workshops
Questions or Problems?
Please do not hesitate to ask the organizers.
Monday, October 9
||Joint Session, H1
Opening: Wolfgang-Uwe Friedrich, President of University of Hildesheim
Keynote: Dr. Ingwer C. Carlsen, Philips Research Europe in Hamburg,
"Medizinische Bildverarbeitung - Bedarf an Modellierung und Adaptivität"
(the keynote talk will be held in English)
||Berkovsky, Aroyo, Heckmann, Houben, Kröner, Kuflik and Ricci
Predicting User Experiences through Cross-Context Reasoning
||Leuchter, Mühlenberg and Schönbein
Personalization in German Smart Sensor Web
||Aghasaryan, Betgé-Brezets, Raschia and Gelgon
User and Usage Profiling in a Multi-platform Service Environment
Tuesday, October 10
||Schwendtner, König and Paramythis
Prospector: An Adaptive Front-End to the Google Search Engine
||Henze and Krause
User Profiling and Privacy Protection for a Web Service Oriented Semantic Web
||Abel, Brunkhorst, Henze, Krause, Mushtaq, Nasirifard and Tomaschewski
Personal Reader Agent: Personalized Access to Configurable Web Services (demo)
||ABIS Discussion and Workshop|
Discussions on the theme: "Everyday Adaptivity".
Identification of relevant research issues, brainstorming and prototyping.
Chairs: Eelco Herder and Dominik Heckmann
||Joint Session 1|
Two joint sessions are planned for Tuesday afternoon.
ABIS contributions to the joint sessions
are listed below.
Exact schedule of these sessions will follow soon
Fahrmair, Sitou and Spanfelner
Unwanted Behavior and its Impact on Adaptive Systems in Ubiquitous Computing
Hollink and Van Someren
Validating Navigation Time Prediction Models for Menu Optimization
||Joint Session 2|
Exact schedule of these session will follow soon
||LWA Get Together
(Historischer Festsaal des Knochenhaueramtshauses)
Wednesday, October 11
||Basselin and Kröner
From Personal Memories to Sharable Memories
||Baldoni, Baroglio, Brunkhorst, Henze, Marengo and Patti
A Personalization Service for Curriculum Planning
||Cocea and Weibelzahl
Can Log Files Analysis Estimate Learners' Level of Motivation?
||Joint Session, H1
Keynote: Dr. Joachim Baumeister, University of Würzburg
"Knowledge Engineering in the Age of Communities"
Summary, conclusions and outlook.
Chairs: Eelco Herder and Dominik Heckmann