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13:00 - Lunch


Session I - h 14:30-16:30

14:30 - Introduction
Liliana Ardissono and Giovanni Semeraro

14:40 - Personalized Information Delivery in Dynamic Museum Environment by Implicit Organizations of Agents
Tsvi Kuflik, Paolo Busetta, Loris Penserini, Paolo Bresciani and Massimo Zancanaro

15:10 - A Multi-Dimensional, Unified User Model for Cross-System Personalization
Claudia Niederée, Avaré Stewart, Bhaskar Mehta and Matthias Hemmje

15:40 - Magical Mirror: Multimedia, Interactive Services in Domotics
Luigi Ceccaroni, Xavier Verdaguer

16:10 - Determinants of Social Presence in Videoconferencing
Yevgenia Bondareva and Don Bouwhuis

Coffee Break - h 16:30-17:00

Session II - h 17:00-17:50

17:00 - Architecture for User Interface Personalization
Jing-Hua Ye and John Herbert

17:30 - User Interface Design for Multi-platform Interactive Sports Content Broadcasting
Emmanuel Papaioannou, Erik Borälv, Athanasios Demiris, Niklas Johansson, Nikolaos Ioannidis

DEMONSTRATIONS - h 17:50-18:30

Supporting Personalized Interaction with an ECA in Public Spaces
Addolorata Cavalluzzi, Giovanni Cozzolongo, Berardina De Carolis, Sebastiano Pizzutilo

Halo: Supporting Spatial Cognition on Small Screens
Patrick Baudisch

Nowadays, most large-scale applications are designed for a large variety of users. An emerging research issue is to enable these systems to satisfy heterogeneous needs. The traditional "one-size-fits- all" approach is outdated: the challenge, now, is to enhance the system's ability to adapt its own behaviour to individual users needs. Some research areas focus on automatically personalizing applications based on observations of user behaviour, employing techniques from machine learning and the broader Artificial Intelligence community. For example, systems that observe a user's actions may be able to infer users' tasks and, through this understanding, be able to adapt user interfaces that will facilitate performance of tedious tasks or provide assistance with complex procedures. Moreover, the personalization of applications moves along another dimension: in particular, with the advent of ubiquitous services, the adaptation to the characteristics of the transmission channel (broadband, quality of service, etc.), to the user device (memory size, etc.) and to other factors (e.g., emergency, stress, etc.) become extremely important properties of the User Interfaces. The deep heterogeneity of users and devices makes the design and development of usable Advanced Visual Interfaces a very challenging topic for the research in personalization, that can contribute to improve them by enhancing their capabilities to adapt to specific contextual conditions. This workshop is intended to provide a forum in which researchers from diverse fields such as machine learning, knowledge engineering, psychology, cognitive sciences, adaptive user interfaces, user modelling and virtual reality can examine the personalization aspects of the advanced user interfaces.

Intelligent User Interfaces
Adaptive Hypermedia
User Interface Design
User Interfaces for all
Recommender systems
Virtual Reality
Ubiquitous Systems
Data mining
Standards for representing multimodal information

Liliana Ardissono, Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Informatica, Corso Svizzera 185, 10149 Torino, Italy.
Giovanni Semeraro, Università di Bari, Dipartimento di Informatica, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy.

Fabio Abbattista (Università di Bari, Italy)
Mathias Bauer (DFKI, Germany)
Peter Brusilovsky (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Sandra Carberry (University of Delaware, USA)
Luca Chittaro (Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy)
Berardina De Carolis (Università di Bari, Italy)
Anna Goy (Università di Torino, Italy)
Matthias Hemmje (Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
Anthony Jameson (DFKI, Germany)
Mark Maybury (MITRE Corporation, USA)
Alessandro Micarelli (Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy)
Claudia Niederée (Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
Michael J. Pazzani (National Science Foundation, USA)
Oliviero Stock (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)
Carlo Tasso (Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy)

Marco Degemmis, Università di Bari, Dipartimento di Informatica, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy.
Tel. +39-080-5442296, Fax +39-080-5442140 e-mail:
Pasquale Lops, Università di Bari, Dipartimento di Informatica, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy.
Tel. +39-080-5442276, Fax +39-080-5442140 e-mail:

The following types of submission are solicited:
  • Long paper submissions, describing substantial contributions of novel ongoing work. Long papers should be at most 10 pages long.
  • Short paper submissions, describing work in progress. These papers should be at most 5 pages long.
  • Demonstration abstracts: software demonstrations are welcome and should be described in a short abstract outlining the key features of the system to be demonstrated. The abstracts should be at most two pages long.
Notice that the authors are expected to bring their own equipment for running the systems during the workshop.
All the submissions should be formatted according to the guidelines used for the papers of the main conference. Suitable templates (LaTex2e | LaTex | Tex | MS Word (PC)) may be retrieved from the LNCS Web site at the following URL:
Electronic submission of the papers is preferred, although e-mail submissions will be accepted. All submissions should be in PDF or Postscript format.
Send your submission to and

All contributions will be made available in a Web site before the AVI 2004 Conference, so that people can read them in advance. If possible, the handouts will also be published as an informal Annex to the main Conference Proceedings.

Submission of contributions: February 29, 2004
Notification of acceptance: March 28, 2004
Camera ready due: April 25, 2004
Workshop: May 25, 2004

Gallipoli is a well-known ancient town in Southern Italy and a beach resort on the Ionian coast of Salento. Its name derives from the Greek “kalle polis” which means “beautiful town”. It is composed of two different areas: the modern one situated on a promontory, and the other one, which is a colourful medieval village, built on a little island extending into the Ionian Sea, where there are several churches and a little museum in the maze of narrow streets. The Angioin castle dominates the island. The conference will be held at the Grand Hotel Costa Brada, located along the sandy shores of Gallipoli. The airport closest to Gallipoli is Brindisi airport. Shuttles will be provided by the conference organization from Brindisi airport and from Lecce train station.

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