See call for proposals (deadline passed).

The following CONTEXT related workshops will take place August 20 and 21, 2007; follow links below to online proceedings and individual websites for details.


August 20

International Workshop on REpresentation models and Techniques for Improving e-Learning: Bringing Context into the Web-based Education (ReTIeL'07)

Proceedings: Computer Science Research Reports from Roskilde University #111
Summary: The ReTIeL'07 workshop is related to the representation, analysis, design, implementation and use of techniques and models to support the creation of advanced e-Learning environments and the realization of activities within these environments. Particularly, the workshop focuses on the use of these techniques and models to provide support for modelling the context of e-learners and helping on the development of context-aware e-learning environments. The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners that work with or use adaptive hypermedia systems and are interested in durable, reusable solutions, as well as researchers and practitioners that work with or use semantic web technology, and are interested in adding to it and defining the (elements of) adaptation and personalization.
Organizers: Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, Alvaro Ortigosa, Maria D. Rodriguez-Moreno


August 20-21

Fourth International Workshop on Modelling and Reasoning in Context (MRC 2007) - Joint with CHUT-07

Proceedings: Computer Science Research Reports from Roskilde University #112
Summary: MRC aims to provide a forum for scientists and practitioners exploring modelling and reasoning issues and approaches for context sensitive systems, from a broad range of areas, to share their problems and techniques across different research and application areas. The workshop will examine mechanisms and techniques for structured storage of contextual information, effective ways to retrieve it, and methods for enabling integration of context and application knowledge.
Organizers: Anders Kofod-Petersen, Stefan Schulz, Jörg Cassens, David B. Leake
NB: Proceedings joint with those CHUT-07, so don't order both when you register (unless you want it twice;-)


August 20

CSLP@Context07: 4th International Workshop on Constraints and Language Processing

Proceedings: Computer Science Research Reports from Roskilde University #113
Summary: Constraints are a universal concept that appears in different disciplines concerned with language, although in slightly different shapes, in linguistics, computer science, psychology and psycholinguistics, etc. Constraints are used for specifying language, for describing their processing by man and machine, and constraint (logic) programming is a powerful tool for implementing linguistic models and analyses. CSLP addresses the question of constraints and language processing, taking these different points of view into consideration and aiming at a coherent synthesis. This year's CSLP will also emphasize the relationship between context and constraints.
Organizers: Philippe Blache, Henning Christiansen, Veronica Dahl, Jørgen Villadsen


August 21

CIR-07: Context-Based Information Retrieval

Proceedings: Computer Science Research Reports from Roskilde University #114
Summary: With the explosion of the volume of available information on the Web, the information retrieval systems (IRSs) have become necessary to help the users to find relevant documents. Traditional IRSs may be drastically different if they take into account the context of the information, the context of the interactions and the context of the query. Contextual information includes, for example, both explicit and implicit feedback from the user, environment the user is attached to and the system itself. The workshop audience is intended to explore related work, theoretical framework and applications which focus on contextual IRSs.
Organizers: Bich-Liên Doan, Joemon Jose, Massimo Melucci


August 21

Contexts and Ontologies: Representation and Reasoning

Proceedings: Computer Science Research Reports from Roskilde University #115
Summary: The goal of this workshop is to bring people working on contexts and ontologies together to discuss the approaches they use for information integration from the knowledge representation and reasoning perspective. Therefore, the workshop will push the cross-fertilization and exchange of ideas (e.g., which of the methods from one side can be adopted by the other), and, hence, make their meeting mutually beneficial.
Organizers: Paolo Bouquet, Jérôme Euzenat, Chiara Ghidini, Deborah L. McGuinness, Valeria de Paiva, Luciano Serafini, Pavel Shvaiko, Holger Wache


August 21

Contextual Information in Semantic Space Models: Beyond Words and Documents

Proceedings: Computer Science Research Reports from Roskilde University #116
Summary: Some variation of the so-called distributional hypothesis - i.e. that words with similar distributional properties have similar semantic properties - lies at the heart of a number of computational approaches that share the assumption that it is possible to build semantic space models through the statistical analysis of the contexts in which words occur. From the epistemological point of view, semantic space models raise the twofold question of the extent to which (lexico-)semantic properties can be reduced to usage patterns derived from texts, and of the role of context in determining the properties of the word space. In fact, computational approaches to meaning have been claiming to provide not only a different way to investigate the semantic properties of words through "text-mining" processes, but also the opportunity to design radically new styles of usage-anchored, context-sensitive semantic representations.
Organizers: Marco Baroni, Alessandro Lenci, Magnus Sahlgren


August 20-21

Role of Contextualization in HUman Tasks: Enriching Actors (CHUT-07) - merged with MRC 2007 (W2 above)

Summary: The CHUT-07 workshop focuses on the process of contextualization in human task, including the actor accomplishing the task and the working place where this occurs. Thus, concrete aspects of context are considered at various levels from the knowledge representation to the reasoning modeling. The relationships between the task and the actor are considered in the context of the working place. Thus different types of context must be tackled, and the movement of the triple (actor, task and working place) across all the contexts supposes a process of contextualization. The goal of the CHUT-07 workshop is to clarify the practical role of the contextualization with respect to the triple (actor, task and working place) in the real world.
Organizers: Patrick Brézillon, Charles Tijus, Juliette Brézillon
NB: Proceedings joint with those MRC 2007, so don't order both when you register (unless you want it twice;-)

Workshop chair

Stefan Schulz, The e-Spirit Company GmbH (workshop chair)
Phone: +49 (231) 28661 - 43
Fax: +49 (231) 28661 - 59