Knowledge and Data Engineering
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ABIS 2010

18th Intl. Workshop on Personalization and Recommendation
on the Web and Beyond

4-6 October 2010, Kassel, Germany

Tentative Program

The schedule below is still subject to change. For a complete overview of the LWA program, including the keynotes of Jürgen Geck and Wolfgang Nejdl, please visit the LWA Program Overview.

Monday, 4.10.

Session Time Papers
Recom-mender Systems 15:30 - 17:00
SIG meeting 17:00 - 18:00 Annual Meeting of the ABIS SIG on Adaptivity and User Modeling

Tuesday, 5.10.

Session Time Papers
ABIS and KDML 9:00 - 10:30
ABIS and WM 11:00 - 12:30
ABIS and IR 14:00 - 15:30
User Grouping 16:00 - 17:45
POSTER 19:00 - 21:00 A cozy poster session, including some wine and snacks. If you have some poster, demo or anything else you'd like to show to the poster session crowd, don't hesitate to bring it along!

Wednesday, 6.10.

Session Time Papers
Opinions and Visions 9:00 - 10:00
Vision Continued 10:30 - 11:30

About ABIS 2010

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.

Accepted Papers

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)

Important dates

  • Submission of papers: 11 July (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 16 August
  • Camera ready copies due: 27 August
  • Workshop: 4–6 October 2010

Submission instructions

Please use the templates for Word or Latex. Papers should be between 4 and 8 pages in length and written in English. You can submit your paper through EasyChair.


Program Committee:

  • Mária Bieliková, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
  • Susan Bull, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Betsy van Dijk, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Birgitta König-Ries, Universität Jena, Germany
  • Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Germany
  • Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Melanie Hartmann, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Dominikus Heckmann, DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, Germany
  • Vera Hollink, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands
  • Daniel Krause, L3S Research Center, Germany
  • Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Erwin Leonardi, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • Andreas Nauerz, IBM Deutschland
  • Alexandros Paramythis, Johannes-Kepler-University, Linz, Austria
  • Wolfgang Reinhardt, Universität Paderborn, Germany
  • Sven Schwarz, DFKI, Germany
  • Marcus Specht, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Stephan Weibelzahl, National College of Ireland