Tuesday, April 14, 2009

EUAM 2009


Exploitation of Usage and Attention Metadata (EUAM 09)

Workshop organised as part of Informatik 2009 (www.informatik2009.de),
Sep 28, 2009 in Lübeck, Germany

The Workshop Proceedings will be included in a volume of the Lecture
Notes in Informatics (LNI), published by the Gesellschaft für Informatik

Workshop Purpose and Topics:
Information systems provide an almost unlimited number of information in
numerous environments. Users in diverse contexts need support to deal
with the new challenges in information acquisition and use. Today, such
support is rather limited as it does not take into account the user’s
tasks and goals. A promising way of dealing with this challenge is
provided by approaches that determine adequacy and relevance on the
basis of the user’s actual behaviour and attention as recorded in server
log files or on the individual user’s computers. Frameworks and data
formats – like the Contextualized Attention Metadata (CAM) format – have
been developed for capturing, storing, exchanging and analyzing metadata
on usage and attention. However, the effective exploitation of such
metadata is still a desideratum, specifically in the more life science
oriented research directions (medical staff, for example, can neither
afford a lack of information nor an overflow with irrelevant information
in emergency cases). Another example is the application of personal
learning environments in higher and lifelong education where individual
educational support is scarce. The workshop objective is to discuss new
ways of exploiting usage and attention metadata in different application
areas like technology enhanced learning, recommender systems,
collaborative systems, etc.

The workshop deals with the generation and exploitation of usage and
attention metadata for attention aware systems. Topics of interest
include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Capturing attention metadata
         * Secure exchange of usage and attention metadata
         * Attention metadata sources
  2. Representing attention metadata
  3. Frameworks for capturing, storing and analyzing usage and
attention metadata
  4. Analyzing attention metadata
         * Combining semantic metadata with usage/attention metadata
         * Contextualizing usage and attention metadata
         * Detection of users’ tasks, goals and intentions based on
their behaviour
         * Attention based task support
         * Identification of preferences
         * Identification of skills and competencies
         * Mental and emotional states recognition
         * Generation of usage-based document profiles
         * Attention and usage based recommender systems, determining
relevancy and informativity of data
         * Generation of user profiles and social network analysis

Keynote speaker: tba.

Addressees and Workshop Format:
The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from
relevant disciplines (digital libraries, information systems,
personalization, attention aware systems, user modeling, social systems,
psychology, linguistic pragmatics, sociology, technology enhanced
learning etc.) who work on capturing and analyzing usage and attention
metadata. While focusing on the German research communities, which are
already rather fragmented, the workshop encourages submissions from all
world-wide relevant research communities. Therefore, the workshop
language will be English. The workshop will foster the
cross-fertilization between application areas and aid the technology
transfer from basic research into practice.

Submission Details:
Authors are invited to submit full papers not exceeding 6 pages until
April 26, 2009. Please use the ConfTool submission system at:
https://www.itm.uni-luebeck.de/conftool-gi09/ (English version
available). For questions regarding the submission procedure, please
contact Hans-Christian Schmitz
(hans-christian.schmitz@fit.fraunhofer.de). Submissions will be reviewed
by the workshop's program committee.

Participants must register for Informatik 2009 (only for the day of the

Workshop Proceedings:
Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of Informatik 2009
which will appear as a volume of the 'Lecture Notes in Informatics
(LNI)'. Further information can be found at

Important Dates:

   * Apr 26, 2009: Submission of full papers
   * May 25, 2009: Notification of acceptance
   * July 1, 2009: Camera-ready papers
   * Sept 28, 2009: Workshop

Program Committee:

   * Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Brause, University of Frankfurt am Main
   * Mohamed Amine Chatti, RWTH Aachen
   * Prof. Dr. Erik Duval, KU Leuven
   * Dr. Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center
   * Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirste, University of Rostock
   * Dr. Stefanie Lindstädt, Know Center Graz
   * Dr. Jobst Löffler, Fraunhofer IAIS
   * Martin Memmel, DFKI
   * Dr. Jehad Najjar, Synergetics
   * Raluca Paiu, L3S Research Center
   * Prof. Dr. Claudia Roda, American University Paris
   * Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schade, FGAN FKIE
   * Dr. Hans-Christian Schmitz, Fraunhofer FIT
   * Sven Schwarz, DFKI
   * Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht, Open University Netherlands
   * Kai Eckert, University of Mannheim
   * Dr. Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer FIT

Workshop Organisers:

   * Dr. Hans-Christian Schmitz
   * Dr. Martin Wolpers

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