Call for Papers  
 
Semantic Web Personalization Workshop

(To be held at the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference)

DEADLINE EXTENSION: SUBMISSION OPEN UNTIL MARCH 31th, 11.59 p.m. GMT.


June 12th, 2006
Budva (Montenegro)

New: Online proceedings available here
New: Program available here

The ultimate goal of the Semantic Web is to enable applications which offer enhanced and efficient possibilities for end users to benefit from electronically stored information. The vision of a Semantic Web, "in which information is given a well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation" already stresses the importance of efficient end user support for accessing and working with Web information. However, current development in the Semantic Web focuses on formalisms, languages, reasoning and the development of according technological frameworks, so to speak the first part of the vision. These technologies shall constitute an environment capable of enabling enhanced, efficient and user-centered applications, thus enabling the second part of the vision, and the goal of the Semantic Web.

This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of Semantic Web technologies and personalization in order to discuss theoretical their and practical knowledge, issues, and experiences for common benefit. It is organized along two thematical foci and corresponding sessions: Semantic Web-enabling Technologies for Personalization, and Semantic-based Content Personalization in Ubiquitous Environments.


For the first session on Semantic Web-enabling Technologies for Personalization, we expect submissions to discuss especially some of the following topics:
  • Reasoning and rules for user modeling and personalization in the Semantic Web
  • Information extraction for capturing semantics
  • Acquisition and application of user profiles
  • Ontology aligning and evolution for user modeling
  • User-aware querying in the Semantic Web
  • Trust, privacy and transparency in the personalization process
  • Semantic Web Services and Service-oriented architectures for personalization

For the second session on Semantic-based Content Personalization in Ubiquitous Environments, we expect submissions to discuss especially some of the following topics:
  • Semantically enriched user models for ubiquitous and mobile environments
  • Content-based filtering exploiting content semantics
  • Social filtering (collaborative filtering) exploiting content semantics
  • Hybrid filtering technologies using content semantics
  • Filtering technologies for heterogeneous content based on semantics
  • How to use semantics for preference description

Furthermore, for both sessions, submissions about best practices and applications are sought, discussing e.g.:
  • Needs: scenarios where personalization brings benefits
  • Experiences: lessons learnt from previous research
  • Solutions: for personalized access to content in a Semantic Web


Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 31, 2006
Notification to authors: April 19, 2006
Camera-ready version: April 30, 2006

Workshop date: June 12, 2006
Workshop location: Budva (Montenegro). Please see the ESWC 2006 conference main web page for detailed information.


Submission Guidelines

Format: PDF format according to the Springer LNCS Style Files
Templates: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

Two submission categories are accepted for the workshop:
Full papers: 10 pages
Short papers: 5 pages

ESWC 2006 will publish the proceedings of the workshop, which will be available during the conference.
Submission process:
    First session: Semantic Web-enabling Technologies for Personalization.
    To submit your paper to this session, please send an email to Nicola Henze (henze@kbs.uni-hannover.de) with subject "Semantic Web Personalization - session 1", with your submission (in PDF format) attached.

    Second session: Semantic-based Content Personalization in Ubiquitous Environments.
    To submit your paper to this session, please use the following submission system


General Organizers

Makram Bouzid - Motorola, France
Nicola Henze - University of Hannover, Germany


Session Organizers

Semantic Web-enabling Technologies for Personalization
Lora Aroyo - Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Vania Dimitrova - University of Leeds, UK
Nicola Henze - University of Hannover, Germany
Massimo Marchiori - University of Venice, Italy

Semantic-based Content Personalization in Ubiquitous Environments
Makram Bouzid - Motorola, France
Bruno Defude - Institut National des Télécommunications, France
Olaf Droegehorn - University of Kassel, Germany


Program Committee

First session: Semantic Web-enabling Technologies for Personalization
Pragya Agarwal UCL, UK
Lora Aroyo Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Matteo Baldoni University of Torino, Italy
Cristina Baroglio University of Torino, Italy
Claudia Buzzi Institute of Informatics and Telematics, IIT
Vania Dimitrova University of Leeds, UK
Anthony Jameson International University in Germany
Dominik Heckman DFGKI, Germany
Nicola Henze University of Hannover, Germany
Pascal Hitzler University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Judy Kay University of Sidney, Australia
Alexander Kroener DFKI, Germany
Massimo Marchiori University of Venice, Italy
Bamshad Mobasher DePaul University, USA
Viviana Patti University of Torino, Italy
Fabrizio Silvestri Information Science and Technology Institute, ISTI ,
Julita Vassileva University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Second session: Semantic-based Content Personalization in Ubiquitous Environments
Paola Hobson - Motorola, UK
Geert-Jan Houben - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Lora Aroyo - Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Alfons Salden - Telematica Instituut, Netherlands
Klaus Moessner - University of Surrey, UK
Yiannis Kompatsiaris - CERTH/ITI, Greece
Samir Tata - Institut National des Télécommunications, France
Myriam Ribière - Motorola, France
Serge Garlatti - ENST Bretagne, France
Christian Becker - University of Stuttgart, Germany
Hamid R. Arabnia - The University of Georgia, USA
Rose Dieng-Kuntz - INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
François Carrez - Alcatel, France
Monica Crubezy - Stanford Medical Informatics, USA

Questions, comments, problems, help? Please do not hesitate to ask Makram Bouzid (Makram.Bouzid@motorola.com) or Nicola Henze (henze@kbs.uni-hannover.de)