For the last 18 years, the ABIS Workshop has been 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. Researchers, Ph.D students and Web professionals obtain and exchange novel ideas, expertise and feedback on ongoing research before submitting their work to major conferences such as CHI, UMAP, WWW and SIGIR.
Personalization has become a core feature on the Web – and beyond: Google provides personalized search results. Amazon recommends books and other products. Facebook suggests friends and groups. Personalized features and recommendations include items that were appreciated by similar users or the user’s friends and are typically based on a user’s profile data, the user’s current location or items that the user browsed, searched, tagged or bought earlier. Mash-ups and cross-application linking of user profiles promise to provide even more relevant suggestions and services.
Personalization is great. But personalization can go awfully wrong, too. Systems may draw wrong conclusions about your search actions and constantly annoy you with personalized menus that do not work or recommendations for books that you couldn’t care less for. And do you really want your friends and colleagues to know what products you searched for yesterday?
We invite you to submit full or short papers, position statements, Ph.D. research plans and demos, between 4 and 8 pages in length.
Our keynote speaker will be Jürgen Geck, CEO of Open-Xchange, a company that provides integrated tools for mail and collaboration to millions of users in Europe. He will talk about microformats and their SocialOX project.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Obtaining user data: logging tools, aggregation of data from social networks and other Web 2.0 services, location tracking
Modeling the user data: collaborative filtering, cross-application issues, contextualization and disambiguation, use of ontologies and folksonomies
Personalization and recommendation: applications in social networks, search, online stores, mobile computing, e-learning and mash-ups
Evaluation and user studies: laboratory studies, empirical studies and analysis of existing corpora of usage data
Emerging and important issues: future applications, new paradigms in human-computer interactions, privacy awareness
About the ABIS Workshop Series
ABIS 2010 is an international workshop, organized by the German SIG on Adaptivity and User Modeling of the Gesellschaft für Informatik. ABIS takes place in connection with LWA2010, together with related workshops on information retrieval, machine learning and information management.
Adaptation in the Social Web
Rong Pan, Guandong Xu and Peter Dolog. A User Group Clustering Approach in Tagging Systems (Full Paper)
Wolfgang Reinhardt, Tobias Varlemann, Matthias Moi and Adrian Wilke. Modeling, obtaining and storing data from social media tools with Artefact-Actor-Networks (Full Paper)
Daniela Godoy. On the Role of Social Tags in Filtering Interesting Resources from Folksonomies (Full Paper)
Approaches to User Modeling and Adaptation
Vicente Romero and Daniel Burgos. Meta-rules: Improving Adaptation in Recommendation Systems (Full Paper)
Abdulbaki Uzun and Christian Räck. Using a Semantic Multidimensional Approach to create a Contextual Recommender System (Full Paper)
Ahmad Salim Doost and Erica Melis. Student Model Adjustment Through Random-Restart Hill Climbing (Full Paper)
Ricardo Kawase, George Papadakis and Eelco Herder. How Predictable Are You? A Comparison of Prediction Algorithms for Web Page Revisitation (Full Paper)
Opinions and Visions
Daniel Burgos. What is wrong with the IMS Learning Design specification? Constraints And Recommendations (Full Paper)
Dominikus Heckmann. User Models meet Digital Object Memories in the Internet of Things (Short Paper)
Daniel Schreiber. Social IPTV: a Survey on Chances and User-Acceptance (Short Paper)