2nd Workshop on Personalized Multilingual Web Science

Thursday June 21, Full-day workshop
Our first workshop on Personalized Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval took place
in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia 2011 and
attracted researchers working in interdisciplinary Web areas. Following the
success of this workshop, we think that the current workshop topics are
relevant and suitable for the Web Science Conference. Search engines have
traditionally followed a “one size fits all” paradigm and returned the same
results for all users. They do not adapt to the user, the domain, or the
search context. Thus, the search process and the number and type of results
returned are not tailored to the individual user or her/his search
situation. Personalised Web Science is concerned with adapting the search
process to the user’s needs. This includes adapting the system, the
query-document similarity metrics, the search results, and their presentation
to an individual user. The personalisation process can be based on models of
the user, the domain, and the search context, but no standard representation
or resources have evolved to-date.

The second workshop on Personalized Multilingual Web Science (PMWS) aims at

  1. developing a roadmap to follow which identifies the different research challenges that need to be faced to envisage, design and implement personalised multilingual web systems and tools of use for the end-user;
  2. discussing and setting up a strategy to follow for the identification of the process to use for the evaluation of PMW systems, in addition, to define the collection of web documents to use to evaluate such types of systems together with the metrics to use.

Personalised multilingual web science has to be viewed as an interdisciplinary
research task, as it can include ideas from adaptive hypertext, user modelling
for adaptive hypertext, personalisation for Web and hypertext, human-computer
interaction, and interactive authoring environments.


Submission via EasyChair:

Workshop organizers
Ernesto William De Luca ( – University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany
Johannes Leveling ( – Dublin City University, Ireland

workshop website