The current workshop focuses on the issues of design, implementation and evaluation of general Adaptive and Adaptable Hypermedia, with applications in e-learning, e-government, corporate systems and e-commerce. Authoring of Adaptive Hypermedia has been long considered as secondary to adaptive hypermedia delivery. This task is not trivial at all. There exist some approaches to help authors to build adaptive-hypermedia-based systems, yet there is a strong need of high-level approaches, formalisms and tools that support and facilitate the description of reusable adaptive websites. Only recently have we noticed a shift in interest, as it became clearer that the implementation-oriented approach would forever keep adaptive hypermedia away from the ‘layman’ author. The creator of adaptive hypermedia cannot be expected to know all facets of this process, but can be reasonably trusted to be an expert in one of them. It is therefore necessary to research and establish the components of an adaptive hypermedia system from an authoring perspective, catering for the different author personas that are required. This type of research has proven to lead to a modular view on the adaptive hypermedia. One of these modules, which is most frequently used, is the User Model, also called Learner Model in the Educational field (or Student Model in ITS). Less frequent, but also emerging as an important module is the Pedagogical Model (this model has also different names in different implementations, too various to name here). Other component models appearing can be: domain model, goal and constraints model, adaptation model. This workshop looks at how adaptive hypermedia can be created in an easier, more systematic way, based on reuse, automatization, flexible models and on emerging standards.
Therefore, important issues to discuss are, among others:
The workshop will also lead to a better understanding and cross-dissemination of user-specific patterns extracted from existing design and authoring processes in AH. The workshop aims to attract the interest of the related research communities to the important issues of design and authoring; to discuss the current state of the art in this field; and to identify new challenges in the field. Moreover, the workshop should be seen as a platform that enables the cooperation and exchange of information between European and non-European projects, as well as feeding back in the PROLEARN network of excellence.
* Design patterns for adaptive hypermedia
* Authoring rich user models for adaptive/adaptable hypermedia
* Authoring pedagogic models for adaptive/adaptable educational hypermedia
* Authoring for mobile adaptive hypermedia
* Generic authoring for adaptive/adaptable hypermedia
* Authoring patterns for rich user models in adaptive/adaptable hypermedia
* Authoring Tools for rich user models in adaptive/adaptable hypermedia
* Generic authoring tools in adaptive/adaptable hypermedia
* Reusable user models and adaptation models
* Authoring personas (roles: e.g., domain author, adaptation author, etc.) for adaptive hypermedia
* Authoring adaptation languages for adaptive hypermedia
* Evaluation of authoring tools for adaptive hypermedia
* Evaluation of adaptive hypermedia design patterns
* Evaluation of adaptive hypermedia authoring patterns
acceptance or rejection:
Final versions due:
Earlier submission is encouraged. Please send an intention e-mail with a title and a short intentional abstract as soon as you decide to submit.
There will be paper presentation and panel discussions.
These discussions will be open to all; not only those who have papers accepted at the workshop but also any other interested parties are welcome.
After the paper presentations, the discussion based on these questions will begin. Both the presenters and the audience will be asked to contribute to the answering of these questions.
Full papers: 8-10 pages
original mature research results
Short papers: 4-6 pages
original ongoing research
All submissions must be formatted according to Springer LNCS guidelines and submitted as informed by the A3H workshop website. All submissions will undergo a thorough reviewing and refereeing process in order to decide on acceptance.
The submissions should be in the format of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
Please check: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for instructions on how to prepare submissions.
Send your submissions to all following three emails, with subject ‘A3H submission’:
IMPORTANT: Selected papers will also be invited for a Special Issue in a selected journal!
Panel topic: “Are there differences between A3EH authoring and A3H authoring?”
Panelists: Vincent Wade, Peter Brusilovsky, Marcus Specht, Eric Duval (TBC), Alexandra Cristea, more: TBA
The workshop is targeted at all people working towards the discovery and use of patterns, formalisms, and mechanisms that can help them to develop and author adaptive hypermedia, in the domain of education and beyond. The richer the adaptation of a hypermedia-based system is, the more complex its specification uses to be. Therefore, there is a clear need of discovering patterns and developing formalisms, mechanisms or tools to facilitate and support the task of authoring adaptive hypermedia, by performing it, in some cases, semi-automatically. The necessity of these patterns can be as a result of authoring push or AH system interfacing or ultimately open (adaptive) hypermedia or pull. This means that patterns can emerge from repetitive structures used by AH authors; alternatively, patterns can emerge from interface programs or interface languages between different adaptive hypermedia systems, or from trying to interface to the open adaptive hypermedia.
This includes researchers that are active in all these fields, as well as representatives of larger projects or networks dealing with these issues. We encourage these researchers to submit papers to the workshop on their latest results and ideas.
Moreover, the workshop is also targeted at people who are interested to hear and discuss the state of the art and the future of this important domain of adaptive hypermedia patterns and pattern-based authoring. We encourage these researchers to participate actively in the discussions for which time will be especially allocated, as well as in the other interactive parts, such as questionnaires and, if time allows it, demos.
The workshop’s main aim is to bring together researchers working or interested in the emerging fields of adaptive patterns for adaptive hypermedia authoring. We expect to extract and discuss these emerging patterns, as well as see their implementations and evaluations, smoothening the transition towards standard proposals in the field.
Participants are expected to leave with a better knowledge of the state of the art of the field, as well as to have a fruitful brain-storming session generating new ideas and opening new paths.
As this is a new field, we do not expect final results, but pointers towards some existing solutions and better approaches.
Results of the discussions and questionnaire processing will be posted after the workshop on-line on the workshop site, as is the case with the first three editions of this workshop.
Alexandra Cristea is assistant professor of
Information Systems at the Eindhoven University of
Technology in the
Dr. Rosa M. Carro has worked
in the area of adaptive hypermedia since 1997. She got her doctoral degree in
Computer Science Engineering in the University Autónoma
of Madrid in 2001. Her research focuses on adaptive hypermedia, adaptive
e-learning systems, collaborative learning, authoring of adaptive and
collaborative hypermedia, ubiquitous training and evaluation. She was a
member of the research unit Mathematics and Applications of the Mathematics
Department of the
Prof. Dr. Franca Garzotto has a Degree in Mathematics from
Sarabjot Singh Anand,
Serge Garlatti, GET-ENST Bretagne (France)
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (
Pilar Rodríguez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
Daniel Schwabe, PUC - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Marcus Specht, Open University (Netherlands)
Craig Stewart, Queen
Mary University of London (