LINGUIST List 13.403

Wed Feb 13 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Mining Digital Resources

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  1. Francesco Ricci, CFP: Workshop on Recommendation and Personalization in E-commerce
  2. Helen Aristar Dry, MLA Discussion Group

Message 1: CFP: Workshop on Recommendation and Personalization in E-commerce

Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 14:00:25 -0700
From: Francesco Ricci <>
Subject: CFP: Workshop on Recommendation and Personalization in E-commerce


 28/5/2002 - Malaga, Spain

2nd International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive
 Web Based Systems
 29/5/2002 - 31/5/2002
 Malaga, Spain

Context and Objectives
Electronic commerce is the process of managing business occurring over
networks, which use non-proprietary protocols such as Internet.
Business includes buying and selling of information, services and
goods and maintaining a network of relationships between organizations
and individuals.

Recommender systems are e-commerce applications that provide advice to
users about products or services they might be interested in. Web
based recommender systems are the most notable application of the web
personalization, i.e., the process of tailoring a web site to
individual users' characteristics or preferences. Recommender systems
are exploiting a vast range of AI technologies and are defining new
scenarios for human to human and human to machine interaction. The
ultimate goal is to offer an enhanced one-to-one solution for each
single user and meet his needs more effectively and efficiently.

There remain difficulties limiting the full exploitation of
personalization and recommendation, arising both from technology and
from the "human factor." The goal of this workshop is to bring
together academic and industrial researchers to discuss the most
innovative approaches to recommendation in the context of personalised
e-Commence applications and in particular to discuss emerging related
topics such as: modelling decision making in recommendation systems,
cooperative query answering, session modelling, user modelling, web
mining, methodologies for comparison and explanation of

Topics for submission include but are not limited to:
 * Modelling decision making in e-commerce systems
 * User modelling
 * Web mining
 * Content management and modelling
 * Collaborative and content based filtering
 * Cooperative query answering
 * Pro-active recommendation
 * Comparison and explanation
 * Adaptive and multi-modal user interfaces
 * Web architectures for recommendation systems
 * Session Modelling and click-stream analysis
 * Measuring personalization effectiveness
 * Hybrid Recommendation Systems
 * Evaluation methods and Knowledge Validation
 * Temporal Modelling, Concept Drift
 * Incorporation of domain knowledge, business processes

Format and Submission Procedure
We invite contributions that advance the state of the art in
Recommendation and Personalization in eCommerce and with particular
respect to the mentioned topics above. Prospective authors are invited
to submit an extended abstract (about 4 to 5 pages, no more than 2500
words) or a full paper (no more that 10 pages or 5000 words) to the
workshop organizer (Francesco Ricci). The first page of the draft
paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal
address, E-mail, telephone number and fax number for each author.

Papers will be evaluated for significance, originality, soundness and
clarity by one or more members of the programme committee.

The length of the camera-ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to
a maximum of 10 pages. The final format for camera ready papers will
be that of Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) The final paper will be
published on-line at the conference web site.

Electronic submission: e-mail a PDF version of your manuscript to the
workshop organizer at

Workshop Organizer
Francesco Ricci, eCTRL ITC-irst, via Sommarive 18, 38050 Povo-Trento,
Italy. email, phone +39-0461-314521, fax +39-0461-302040.

Programme Committee
Sarabjot Singh Anand - Lumio, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Martin Bichler - IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Derek Bridge - University College Cork, Ireland
Robin Burke - California State Univerity, Fullerton, USA
Padraigh Cunningham - Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Joaquin Delgado - Triplehop Technologies, New York, USA
Dan Fesenmaier - University of Illinois, Champaign, USA.
Bamshad Mobasher - DePaul University, Chicago, USA
Francesco Ricci - eCTRL ITC-irst, Trento, Italy
Barry Smyth - ChangingWorlds, Dublin, Ireland
Hannes Werthner - eCTRL and University of Trento, Italy
Andreas Zins - Vienna University of Economics, Austria

Important Dates
Extended abstract submission deadline March 24th 2002
Notification of acceptance April 15th 2002
Final version due May 5th 2002
Date of the workshop May 28th 2002

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Message 2: MLA Discussion Group

Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 18:36:07 -0500
From: Helen Aristar Dry <>
Subject: MLA Discussion Group

Call for Papers: 2002 MLA. "Mining Digital Resources: Sites, Tools,

The MLA's Discussion Group for Computer Studies in Language and
Literature has issued its Call for Papers for the December 2002
Conference in New York. The session is titled "Mining Digital
Resources: Sites, Tools, Results." We seek papers describing exemplary
projects and studies that use computer resources. Of special interest
are papers that include evaluations of resources. What works well? Are
there new uses for old tools? Are there new tools that should be
essential for the "scholar's workstation." Proposals for papers
(electronic format only) should be sent by March 1 to Malcolm Hayward, According to MLA requirements, "All session
participants must be members in good standing by 1 April 2002 to be
listed in the Program issue of PMLA."

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