[Bio-matrix] KES 2008 - Special session on Computational Intelligence techniques for Web personalization

Maria Alessandra Torsello via biomatrx%40net.bio.net (by torsello from di.uniba.it)
Thu Dec 20 09:33:19 EST 2007

Dear Colleague,


Please consider submitting your original research works in KES-08 under the
special session “Computational Intelligence Techniques for Web
Personalization”.  We would appreciate if you please distribute the
solicitation to your colleagues who may be interested.


Key Deadlines:

Feb.  15, 2008:   Submission of papers (about 5 to 8pages)

April 1, 2008:    Notification of acceptance

May 1, 2008:      Camera-Ready papers and Registration due


Kind Regards,

Giovanna Castellano

Maria Alessandra Torsello





12th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information &
Engineering Systems 

3, 4 & 5 September 2008, Zagreb, Croatia


Call for Papers 


Invited Session on

Computational Intelligence Techniques for Web Personalization


Scope of the session

Web personalization can be defined as any set of actions that adapts the
information or services provided by a Web site to the needs of a user or a
set of users. In other words, Web personalization includes any action that
is able to tailor the Web experience to the users visiting a Web site,
taking advantage of the knowledge gained from the users' navigational
behaviour and individual interests, in combination with the content and the
structure of the Web site. Efficient and intelligent techniques are needed
to mine this knowledge from these different sources of information and to
effectively exploit the discovered knowledge to enhance the user Web
experience. To achieve effective personalization, many challenges have to be
addressed: the huge size of data, its dynamic and heterogeneous nature, the
ambiguity and the uncertainty of the user interactions with the Web site,
and so on. 

A natural candidate to face with these challenges is Computational
Intelligence (CI), a consortium of computing paradigms that work
synergistically to exploit the tolerance for imprecision, uncertainty,
approximate reasoning, and partial truth in order to provide flexible
information processing capabilities and obtain low-cost solutions and close
resemblance to human-like decision making. Recently, Computational Web
Intelligence (CWI) has been recognized as a new important research direction
which uses CI techniques for the development of intelligent Web-based
applications with the aim of improving the quality of intelligence in the
Web technology. In this field, many research efforts have been addressed to
assess the potentiality of CI techniques in the realm of Web

The goal of this session is to bring together all interested researchers to
exchange ideas about past, present and future trends in Web personalization
and discuss the most innovative CI approaches to Web personalization.



We invite prospective authors to submit papers that propose the use of CI
techniques to advance the technology in the field of Web personalization.
Original contributions are solicited in the following topics (but are not
limited to):

      User behaviour modelling

      The use of domain knowledge in the user modelling

      Individual and groups user models 

      Automated techniques for user profile generation and updating

      Web mining for personalization

      Data models for Web usage, content and structure data

      Integration of content, structure and usage data for preference

      Collaborative and content based filtering 

      Clustering in personalization systems 

      Hybrid personalization systems 

      Adaptive user interfaces and personalization techniques 

      Personalized search

      Explanation and justification in personalization systems 

      Modelling decision making in personalization systems 

      Web information gathering 

      Measuring personalization effectiveness 


Instructions for Authors

Please note that the required paper length is eight pages in Springer
format. Papers longer than this will be subject to a penalty charge. Papers
very much longer or shorter than the required length may be rejected. 

Authors must submit their papers to the Invited Sessions PROSE portal
available on the conference web site (note that  there is a different portal
for General Track papers, and authors must ensure that they submit to the
correct portal). 

When authors submit a paper, they will be presented with a drop-down box
which has the Invited Sessions listed. They will be required to select the
appropriate Invited Session. The paper will then be automatically allocated
to the appropriate Invited Session Chair, who will receive an email
notifying them that the paper is awaiting their attention.



The Conference Proceedings will be published and distributed by a major
publisher, Springer-Verlag.  

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in
the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering
Systems, www.bton.ac.uk/kes/journal/ Important Dates

      Submission of papers : February 15, 2008 

      Notification of acceptance : April 1, 2008

      Camera-ready papers to be received by : May 1, 2008 


Contact Details

      Name of Chairs: Giovanna Castellano, Maria Alessandra Torsello

      Address: Department of Computer Science, University of Bari, 

               via E. Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)

      Phone: +39 080 544 2456

      Email: castellano from di.uniba.ittorsello from di.uniba.it


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