18.557 workshop: New Technologies for Personalized Information Access

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 07:57:03 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 557.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 07:44:50 +0000
         From: No Name Available <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK>
         Subject: CFP: New Technologies for Personalized Information Access

                      - PIA 2005 -

Workshop on New Technologies for Personalized Information Access
                  at User Modeling 2005
          July 25, 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


                  Call for Papers

Information access is one of the hottest topics of information
society and it has become even more important since the advent of the
Web. On one side, our society relies more and more on information,
both for professional and personal goals. Information is nowadays
considered as one of the most valuable and strategic goods: knowing
the right information, at the right moment, as soon as it is
available is a "must" for all of us. On the other side, the amount of
available information, especially on the Web and in modern Digital
Libraries, is tremendously increasing over time.

In this context, the importance and role of user modeling and
personalized information access are increasing. Equipped with user
modeling tools capable of comprehending specific user information
needs, new retrieval tools will be able to effectively filter out
irrelevant information, to rank information in the most suitable way,
to compare the contents of different documents, to personalize
information presentation, and to adequately tailor man-machine

The new challenges motivated a range of new technologies for
personalized information access within all information access
paradigms =AD from classic =93ad-hoc=94 information retrieval to
information filtering, browsing, and visualization. New creative
ideas emerged in a number of old and new research communities
including user modeling, machine learning, adaptive hypermedia,
digital libraries, semantic Web, human-computer interaction, and
information visualization.

The goals of the workshop are to intensify the exchange of innovative
ideas between the different research communities involved, to provide
an overview of current activities in the area of personalized
information access, and to point out connections between them. The
workshop focuses especially on researchers that are working on
ontologies, computational linguistics, user modeling and profiling,
user adaptive interfaces, digital libraries, and their combination.

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