1st International Workshop on Adaptation, Personalization and REcommendation in the Social-semantic Web
7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2010)
31 May 2010 | Heraklion, Greece

1st International Workshop on Adaptation, Personalization and REcommendation in the Social-semantic Web (APRESW 2010)

The 1st International Workshop on Adaptation, Personalization and REcommendation in the Social-semantic Web will be held in Heraklion, Greece, on the 30th or 31st of May 2010, under the frame of the 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2010).

APRESW workshop will be a meeting point for individuals working on adaptive, personalized and recommender systems for the Social-semantic Web. The main objectives of this meeting will be to gather state of the art approaches, discuss lessons learnt, and identify interesting applications for available semantic-based repositories, techniques and technologies.


During the last years, researchers and practitioners of the Semantic Web have progressively consolidated a number of very important achievements. Formal languages have been standardized to define ontology-based knowledge representations, logic formalisms and query models. Ontology engineering methodologies and tools have been proposed to ease the designing and populating of ontological knowledge bases. Reasoning engines have been implemented to exploit inference capabilities of ontologies, and semantic-based frameworks have been built to enrich the functionalities of Web services. These achievements are the pillars to deal with the complex challenge of bringing semantics to the Web.

The above gives a new ground to extend the focus of the Semantic Web by engaging it in other communities, where semantics can play an important role. The available semantic knowledge bases can be used to enrich and link additional repositories, ontology engineering techniques can be utilized to properly design and build ontologies in further real-world domains, and inference and query mechanisms can enhance classic information management and retrieval approaches.

Among these communities, this workshop aims to attract the attention of students and professionals both from academia and industry who take benefit of semantic-based techniques and technologies in within-application Adaptation, Personalization and Recommendation approaches. In parallel to the progress made in the Semantic Web research topics, there have been appearing works in the above areas that use ontologies to model the user’s preferences, tastes and interests, and exploit these personal features together with meta-information about multimedia contents in order to provide the user with adaptation and personalization capabilities for different purposes such as information retrieval and item recommendation.

Moreover, with the advent of the Web 2.0 (also called the Social Web), the potential study and development of those approaches have increased exponentially. Social networks allow people to provide explicit relationships with others, and find out implicit user similarities based on their profiles. Social tagging services offer the opportunity to easily create and exploit personal knowledge representations. Wiki-style sites represent an environment where the community contributes and shares information, and blogs are media in which users express subjective opinions. In all of these scenarios, adaptation, personalization and recommendation are core functionalities. However, the understanding and exploitation of the semantics underlying user and item profiles are still open issues.

Topics of Interest

The workshop will focus on establishing user/usage models for adaptation, personalization and recommendation approaches for the Social-semantic Web.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the exploitation of the Web of Data, the identification of semantics underlying social annotations of multimedia contents, and the application of semantic-based techniques and technologies in research fields related to:

  • Personalized access to multimedia content
  • Content-based recommendation and collaborative filtering
  • Adaptive exploration of multimedia content
  • Adaptive user interfaces for multimedia content browsing and searching
  • Community extraction and exploitation
  • Social networks analysis for collaborative recommendation
  • User profile construction based on social tagging information
  • Context-aware multimedia content access and delivery
  • Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia content access and delivery



The workshop proceedings are available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-585


8:45 - 9:00. Welcome & Introduction [slides]

9:00 - 9:45. Keynote

9:45 - 10:30. Poster session

Authors of research and position papers are encouraged to bring a poster to the workshop as well.

10:30 - 11:00. Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00. Research paper session

Oral presentations limited to 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.

12:00 - 12:40. Position paper session

Oral presentations limited to 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.

12:40 - 13:00. Wrap up & Closing [slides]



Harith Alani, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK

Interlinking Semantics, the Social Web, and the Real-world



We invite two kinds of submissions:

  • Short papers. These will be preliminary reports of work in progress, experience reports, system demonstrations, etc. Short papers should not exceed 7 pages in length.
  • Long papers. These should not exceed 15 pages in length.

Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two independent referees.

Submissions should be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Compute Science guidelines for proceedings available at: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. All submissions will be done electronically via the APRESW 2010 Web submission system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=apresw2010

Accepted papers will be published as a volume at CEUR Workshop Proceedings: http://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Information about registration will appear soon on the ESWC 2010 Web page: http://www.eswc2010.org/


Important Dates

  • Paper submission: 15 March 2010 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 April 2010
  • Camera-ready version due: 23 April 2010
  • Workshop: 31 May 2010


Organizing Committee

  • Iván Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (contact person, ivan.cantador@uam.es)
  • Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research, Spain
  • David Vallet, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • José C. Cortizo, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
  • Francisco M. Carrero, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain


Programme Committee

  • Sofia Angeletou, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
  • Ching-man Au Yeung, NTT Communication Science Labs, Japan
  • Alejandro Bellogín, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Pablo Castells, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Manuel Cebrián, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Rosta Farzan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Miriam Fernández, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
  • Enrique Frías, Telefónica I+D, Spain
  • Ana García-Serrano, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
  • Andrés García-Silva, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Tom Heath, Talis, UK
  • Frank Hopfgartner, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Ioannis Konstas, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Estefanía Martín, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  • Phivos Mylonas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Daniel Olmedilla, Telefónica I+D, Spain
  • Carlos Pedrinaci, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University UK
  • Jérôme Picault, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France
  • Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Sergey A. Sosnovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Martin Szomszor, City University London, UK
  • Marc Torrens, Strands, Spain
  • Paulo Villegas, Telefónica I+D, Spain



The workshop is organized by members of the following institutions:

UAM - Information Retrieval Group Yahoo! Research UEM - GSI


The workshop is sposored by the following institutions:

i3media project
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
Consorcio MAVIR Madri+d

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