International Workshop on
Dynamic and Adaptive Hypertext: Generic Frameworks, Approaches and Techniques
Program of the Workshop and Accepted Papers are available here
Online proceedings are available here

CALL FOR PAPERS (in pdf, in txt)

Dynamic generation of hypertext and its adaptation and personalization to particular users is a powerful and useful concept. It is particularly helpful for the reduction of the information overload such as is frequently experienced on the Internet. But it is equally helpful for guiding users towards “interesting” topics, products, artifacts or descriptions thereof in electronic shops, libraries or museums, or for filtering appropriate items from a general or domain-specific news feed.

Reference models and generic architectures unify a community and provide a leading generic model and/or architecture that spawns research activities in many directions. Examples of such generic models are AHAM for adaptive hypermedia and FOHM for open hypermedia. A nice example of a resulting generic implementation is the AHA! system that was last described in ACM Hypertext ’06.

The research fields of hypertext and adaptive hypermedia (or adaptive web-based information systems) however, have been growing rapidly during the past ten years and this has resulted in a plethora of new terms, concepts, models and prototype systems. As a result the established models no longer include many of the recent new concepts and phenomena. In particular, open corpus adaptation, ontologies, group adaptation, social network analysis and data mining tools for adaptation are not or at least insufficiently supported.

The DAH’09 Workshop as part of Hypertext 2009 conference aims at providing a focused international forum for researchers to present, discuss and explore new developments in generic methods and technologies for dynamic and adaptive hypertext. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest includes:

  • Adaptation and personalization
    • open-corpus adaptation
    • group adaptation
    • higher order adaptation
    • sharing of user models
  • Adaptive/Dynamic Hypertext authoring
    • authoring conceptual adaptation models
  • Data mining for
    • user modeling
    • domain modeling
    • automatic generation of adaptation rules


March 25, 2009
April 4, 2009 (extended)
Submission of paper (LNCS format, 12-pages maximum)
May 1, 2009 Notification of acceptance
June 1, 2009 Final papers due
June 29, 2009 Workshop day


All submissions will be handled electronically. Please submit your contribution (up to 12 LNCS format pages) before the submission deadline (March 25 April 4 (extended), 2009) to the DAH'09 workshop chairs by e-mail: debra@win.tue.nl and m.pechenizkiy@tue.nl with “DAH’09 submission” in the subject field. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the workshop program committee.  All accepted workshop papers will be published in the online workshop proceedings. There will be no separate workshop registration fees. At least one of the authors of an accepted submission must register to the main conference and participate to the workshop with paper presentation.


Paul De Bra Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Mykola PechenizkiyEindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands


Peter Brusilovsky University of Pittsburg, USA
Dominik Heckmann DFKI, Germany
Nicola Henze University of Hannover, Germany
Geert-Jan Houben Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Riccardo Mazza SUPSI, University of Lugano, Switzerland
David E Millard University of Southampton, UK
Vincent Wade Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Yang Wang University of California, Irvine, USA

For further questions, please contact debra@win.tue.nl or m.pechenizkiy@tue.nl