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Wed Dec 5 2001

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  1. Peter.Brusilovsky.plb, 2nd CFP: Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems
  2. Maija Rossi, International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural Studies

Message 1: 2nd CFP: Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems

Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 17:26:25 -0500
From: Peter.Brusilovsky.plb <Peter.Brusilovsky.plbCS.CMU.EDU>
Subject: 2nd CFP: Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems

 2nd Call for Papers
 Second International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia
 and Adaptive Web Based Systems

 May 29-31, 2002  Malaga (Spain)

In cooperation with ACM (SIGWEB, SIGIR, SIGART, SIGCHI, and SIGECOM),

Endorsed by IW3C2

The 2nd International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive
Web Based Systems will be held in Malaga, Spain, May 29-31, 2002.
The AH'2002 Conference continues from AH2000 held in Trento, Italy
( and a series of successful workshops on the
topic of adaptive hypermedia and adaptive Web-based applications
( The conference aims to
promote a cross-fertilization of ideas and to highlight the prospects
for future collaboration.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* adaptive hypermedia systems and techniques
* adaptive information filtering in the WWW context
* adaptive IR systems with Web or hypermedia interfaces
* intelligent tutoring systems on the WWW
* Web-based recommender systems
* personalized Web sites and services
* adaptive Web-based collaboration systems
* adaptive dynamic natural language generation (for the Web)
* adaptive navigation support in large hyperspaces
* adaptive presentation of multimedia content
* empirical studies of adaptive hypermedia and adaptive Web-based systems
* Web data mining for personalization and adaptivity
* personalization and adaptivity in E-commerce
* methods, techniques and tools for user modeling in adaptive
hypermedia and in Web-based applications
* intelligent Web agents for personalization and adaptivity
* distributed and open adaptive applications on the WWW
* security and privacy aspects of user models on the WWW
* Web metadata as a basis for user modeling and adaptivity (including
the Semantic Web initiative)
* dealing with changing interests and preferences of Web users
* user interfaces for all usability aspects of adaptivity
* Web servers for user models/profiles
* adaptation to user interface platforms, including PDA's,
WAP-enabled mobile phones or other handheld devices
* adaptive mobile applications (in-car, in-flight, etc.)
* cross-platform adaptivity in ubiquitous systems
* social navigation (group adaptation on the Web)

Call for Contributions
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Submission categories: all submissions must be in LNCS format
* Full papers: 10 pages, approx. 25 minute presentation
 original and previously unpublished mature research results
* Short papers: 4 pages, 10 minute presentation
 original and unpublished ongoing research, presented through a
short presentation
* Posters and demonstrations: 4 pages
 original and unpublished ongoing research, presented in a poster
and demonstrations session
* Panels: 4 pages, 1 hour panel discussions
 panels of 4 or 5 experts discussing a topic with the public after
short introductions by the panelists
* Doctoral consortium: 4 pages
 phd students are invited to present the topic and progress of their
research, in order to get feedback from a panel of experts
* Workshops and tutorials:
 send a description (2-4 pages) to the workshop and tutorial chair
as soon as possible, but no later than the general submission
deadline. Workshops and tutorials will be held on May 28, 2002.

The proceedings of AH'2002 will be published by Springer-Verlag in
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Submissions must be
formatted according to the LNCS rules, and submitted electronically as
PDF or Postscript through the conference Web site
( Please indicate whether the first (or
main) author is a student. This is needed in order to qualify for the
best student paper award.

All submissions will undergo a thorough reviewing and refereeing
process in order to decide on acceptance. The program committee may
accept submissions in a different category, for instance full paper
submissions may be accepted as short papers or posters; full or short
papers by students may be accepted for the doctoral consortium, etc.
All accepted contributions (full and short papers, poster, demo or
doctoral consortium) will be included in the proceedings.

Important Dates
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All submissions: January 7, 2002.

Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2002.

Final versions due: March 18, 2002.

Workshops and tutorials: May 28, 2002.

Main conference: May 29-31, 2002.

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Conference co-chairs:
* Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
* Francisco Triguero, Universidad de Malaga

Program Committee chair:
* Paul De Bra, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Doctoral Consortium co-chairs:
* Jose-Luis Perez de la Cruz, Universidad de Malaga
* Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hannover

Workshops/tutorials chair:
* Carlo Strapparava, ITC-IRST, Trento

Industry chair:
* Barry Smyth, Changingworlds, and University College Dublin

Program Committee:
* Elisabeth Andre, DFKI GmbH
* Liliana Ardissono, Universite degli Studi di Torino
* Alexandra Cristea, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
* Fiorella De Rosis, University of Bari
* Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano
* Wendy Hall, University of Southampton
* Lynda Hardman, CWI, Amsterdam
* Nicola Henze, Institut fer Technische Informatik, Hannover
* Kristina Heek, Swedish Institute for Computer Science
* Lewis Johnson, University of Southern California
* Judy Kay, University of Sydney
* Alfred Kobsa, University of California at Irvine
* Paul Maglio, IBM Almaden Research Center
* Mark Maybury, The MITRE Corporation
* Alessandro Micarelli, University of Rome 3
* Eva Millan, Universidad de Malaga
* Maria Milosavljevich, Dynamic Multimedia Pty. Ltd.
* Tanja Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
* Dunja Mladenic, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
* Marc Nanard, LIRMM
* Vittorio Scarano, Universite degli Studi di Salerno
* Daniel Schwabe, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
* Jude Shavlik, University of Wisconsin
* Marcus Specht, GMD
* Myra Spliopoulou, Handelshochschule Leipzig
* Oliviero Stock, ITC-IRST, Trento
* Carlo Tasso, Universite degli Studi di Udine
* Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan
* Gerhard Weber, Pedagogical University Freiburg
* Massimo Zancanaro, ITC-IRST, Trento

Local organization chair:
* Ricardo Conejo, Universidad de Malaga

Local organization committee:
* David Bueno, Universidad de Malaga
* Eduardo Guzman, Universidad de Malaga
* Eva Millan, Universidad de Malaga
* Rafael Morales, Universidad de Malaga
* Jose Luis Perez de la Cruz, Universidad de Malaga
* Monica Trella, Universidad de Malaga

Cooperating Societies and Sponsors
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The conference is organized in cooperation with:

* ACM - the Association for Computing Machinery (
and special interest groups SIGWEB, SIGIR, SIGART, SIGCHI, and SIGECOM
* AEPIA - Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence /
Asociacion Espanola para la Inteligencia Artificial
* ECCAI - the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (
* The International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society
* EUNITE - European Network on Intelligent Technologies
* UM Inc. - User Modelling Inc. (

The conference is endorsed by IW3C2 - International World Wide Web
Conference Committee (

Best paper award and best student paper award/travel grant are
sponsored by Kluwer Academic Publishers ( and by
Dr. James Chen family.

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Malaga is located in Andalucia, in the south cost at the
Mediterranean sea. It is the economic head of Andalucia and capital
of Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun). Its main business is based on
tourism, services, SMEs, and agriculture. The airport is among the
largest in Spain, and is well connected by train or highway to other
Andalucia main towns (Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla) and by direct flight
to all major Spanish and European cities.

Please, visit the conference Web site for more information about the
conference and the venue:
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Message 2: International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural Studies

Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 09:13:50 +0200
From: Maija Rossi <>
Subject: International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural Studies

held in Imatra, Finland, June 9-16, 2002


This is the announcement and call for papers for research course and
International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural
Studies. The meetings will be organized by the International Semiotics
Institute at Imatra and open to any semiotician interested in the
topics. Director of the Summer Institute and ISI: Prof. Eero Tarasti,
University of Helsinki.

Time and Congress/Seminar site:

June 9-16, 2002, Hotel Valtionhotelli, an art nouveau castle in
Imatra, Eastern Finland (near the border of Russia and well-known for
its tourist attractions).

A seminar and an excursion to St. Petersburg will be arranged from
Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16


1) Juri Lotman symposium, June 9 13
Pekka Pesonen (Helsinki), Tomi Huttunen (Helsinki) Invited lecturers:
Sergei Daniel (St. Petersburg), Aage Hansen-Lowe (Munich), Roman
Leibov (Tartu), Georgi Levinton (St. Petersburg), Mihail Lotman
(Tartu), Gennadio Obatnin (St. Petersburg), Kiril Postoutenko (Los
Angeles), Peeter Torop (Tartu)

2) After Greimas, June 9- 13
Director: Eero Tarasti (Helsinki) Invited Lecturers: Omar Calabrese
(Siena), Paolo Fabbri (Bologna), Jacques Fontanille (Limoges),
Anne Henault (Paris), Eric Landowski (Paris), Herman Parret
(Brussels), Peter Stockinger (Paris), Saulius Zukas (Vilnius)

3) Semiotics of Media, June 9-13
Directors and invited lecturers: Kristian Bankov (Sofia), Sam Inkinen
(Rovaniemi), Peeter Stockinger (Paris), Ugo Volli (Milan), Mauri
Yle-Kotola (Rovaniemi)

a) A Working session: Music and Media, June 9-13
Directors: Heloisa de Araujo Duarte Valente (Santos), Luiz Fernando de
Lima (Rio de Janeiro), Susana Gonzales Aktories (Mexico City),
Jean-Marie Jacono (Aix en Provence), Erkki Pekkile (Helsinki), Richard
Littlefield (Michigan)

4) Derrida and Deconstruction, June 9-13
Directors: Tomi Kaarto, Outi Pasanen

5) Semiotics of Game and Play, June 9-13
Director: Solomon Marcus (Bucharest)

6) Interpreting Sign Language of Archaeological Rock Painting and Art,
June 9 13 (On the condition that seminar funding will be approved.)
Directors: Hannele Koivunen (Helsinki), Timo Miettinen (Huutjervi),
Juha Pentikeinen (Helsinki), Vilmos Voigt (Budapest) Invited
Lecturers: Emmanuel Anati (Italy), Goran Burenholt (Sweden), Knut
Helskog (Sweden), Mihaly Hoppal (Hungary), Ike Hultkranz (Sweden),
A.D. Stoljar (Russia)

7) 21st Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of Finland; June 7 - 9

a) Sign and Mind
Director: Eero Tarasti (Helsinki)

b) Art, Identity, Knowledge
Director: Anne Stenros (Helsinki)
Invited lecturers: Antti Hautameki (Helsinki), Irmeli Hautameki
(Helsinki), Hannele Koivunen (Helsinki), Marketta Luutonen (Helsinki),
Minna Uotila (Rovaniemi)

Each seminar consists of lectures given by the invited lecturers and
papers given by the participants (except Lotman symposium). The aim of
the summer school is to offer the participants both up-to-date
research information and an opportunity to discuss thoroughly their
projects with leading specialists of the field. Those who present a
paper will have 30 min at their disposal. The working languages of
the seminars and congresses are English, French and German.

Preliminary program:

June 9 Opening of the International Summer Institute for
Semiotic and Structural Studies, Garden Party

June 10-13
9.00-12.30 Workshop lectures and papers
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Workshop lectures and papers
17.00 Plenary lecture

June 14-16 A Seminar Trip to St. Petersburg

Conditions of Admission:
There are two categories of attendance:
1) Active: the participant will present a paper
2) Passive: the participant will follow the summer school without
presenting a paper

An active participant must send a short curriculum vitae and a 2-3
page abstract of his/her paper together with the registration
form. These materials should reach the organizers no later than March
31, 2002. Abstracts will be published in abstract book and have to be
sent both as an email attachment or saved to diskette and a hard copy.

Participation fee for the whole Summer Institute:
By March 31, 2002 EUR 100, Students EUR 50, Members EUR 80
After April 1, 2002 EUR 115, Students EUR 80, Members EUR 90
The fee covers course materials and the evening reception on June 9.

A Seminar and Excursion to St. Petersburg including a seminar and
cultural programs will be arranged for all attendants from Friday,
June 14 to Sunday, June 16. Firm registration and payment to the
excursion until April 30. For St. Petersburg you need a visa. You
should contact to the Russian Embassy of your own country to get a
visa. The fee of the excursion will be in a double room EUR 383 and
in a single room EUR 433. The fee includes the seminar, accommodation,
meals, visit to Hermitage and Tsarskoje Selo, opera ticket and
sightseeing tour.

The payment must be made before April 30th by bank transfer to the ISI
bank account with Sampo bank account number PSPBFIHH

Social program:
Social program will include various cultural events such as art
exhibitions, concerts, plays, film sessions and excursions.

Organizers and further information:

Maija Rossi (Secretary)
International Semiotics Institute
Imatra Cultural Centre
Virastokatu 1
55100 Imatra, Finland
tel. 358-5-681 6639
fax +358-5-681 6628
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