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ACM/IEEE Workshop on Contextualized Attention Metadata: personalized access to digital resources

23. 06. 2007


Workshop on
Contextualized Attention Metadata: personalized access to digital resources

June 23, 2007

Held in conjunction with the
ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2007)
June 18-23, 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

===First Call for Papers===

Effective and efficient access to relevant digital resources is one of the key challenges in digital libraries. Contextualized attention metadata (CAM) can be used to improve personlized access to resources. CAM captures the attention that a user spends on resources in a specific context. Attention metadata can extend and amend user profiles thus enhances personalization in existing systems. Furthermore, CAM enables advanced methods to deal with the large amount of availabe digital information. CAM streams are collected from all applications that a user may interact with, including server-side sources like digital libraries and client-side sources like office suites and web browsers.

The workshop intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from relevant communities (digital libraries, information systems, personalization, information retrieval, database systems, data mining, user modeling, psychology and technology enhanced learning, etc.) to share their knowledge, results and expertise about their research on attention metadata. In general, the workshop aims to foster and improve collaboration between communities, e.g. by discussing relevant cross-disciplinary research approaches for attention metadata. In more detail, the workshop aims to discuss suitable algorithms, techniques, technologies, architectures and designs to merge and process attention metadata. And finally, the workshop aims to evaluate the current status and progress of work on attention metadata in general and contextualized attention metadata specifically.

===Topics of interest (but not limited)===

- Extend user and resource profiles with contextualized attention metadata
- Sources of attention metadata (how to generate attention data)
- Collection and management of contextualized attention metadata
- Management of contextualized attention metadata in digital libraries
- Personalization in digital libraries
- Contextualized attention metadata for recommender systems in digital libraries
- Contextualized attention metadata in knowledge management and information systems
- Real-Time stream based contextualized attention metadata processing
- Log Analysis in databases and web applications, as sources for attention metadata
- Representation of contextualized attention metadata
- Privacy and security issues
- Access and rights management of attention metadata (who can do what and when with your attention metadata?)

===Workshop Format===

The workshop will be strongly discussion oriented. To that effect, all accepted papers will be made available online before the workshop and the presentations of the papers will be short. Presenters will be asked to focus more on comparison with related work presented by others and demonstration of early prototypes, so as to take maximum advantage of the added value of a face-to-face meeting.


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research as full papers (8 pages), work-in-progress as short papers (max. 4 pages) or position statements (max. 2 pages). All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee for originality, significance, clarity and quality. Accepted papers will be fast-tracked for a special issue of a scientific journal.

Authors should use the ACM SIG proceedings template ( All submissions should be sent to:

===Important Dates===

April 21, 2007 Deadline for submission
May 19, 2007 Notification to authors
June 9, 2007 Deadline for camera-ready copies
June 23, 2007 Workshop

===Program Committee===

- Brandon Muramatsu, Utah State University, USA
- Claudia Rhoda, American Univ. Paris, France
- Daniel R. Rehak, ADL Co-Laboratory, University of Memphis, USA
- David Archer, Portland State University, USA
- David Wiley, Utah State University, USA
- Dimitrii Zagorodnov, University of Tromsų, Norway
- Griff Richards, Simon Frasier University, Canada
- Joe Pagano, Library of Congress, USA
- Marcus Specht, Open University Netherlands, The Netherlands
- Marek Hatala, Simon Frasier University, Canada
- Paul De Bra, Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands
- Peter Scott, Open University, UK
- Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen, Germany
- Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center Graz, Austria
- Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
- Wayne Hodgins, Autodesk Inc, USA
- Wolf-Tilo Balke, L3S Research Center, Germany
- Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Germany

Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium & ARIADNE Foundation,erik(dot)duval(AT)

Jehad Najjar, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (K.U.Leuven), jehad(dot)najjar(AT)

Martin Wolpers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (K.U.Leuven), martin(dot)wolpers(AT)

Deadline Call for Papers:
21. 04. 2007


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