Weliveinaworldofdynamicinformation a worldofportalsandsearchengines, of Web pagesand e-mails, blogsand e-commercesites, online coursewareand - teractive tour guides. However, even though we can now avail of unprecedented levels of access to this information world, it is becoming increasinglydi?cult for users to locate quickly and easily the right information at the right time. For instance, even conservative estimates of the Web s current size speak of its 10 billion documents and a growth rate that tops 60 terabytes of new information per day. To put this into perspective, in 2000 the entire World-Wide Web c- sisted of just 21 terabytes of information. Now it grows by 3 times this ?gure every single day. Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web Systems represent a critical and rapidly growing area of ICT research. Its focus on pioneering theories, te- niques and innovative technologies to provide dynamic personalization, ad- tation and contextualization of hypermedia resources and services has singled out the AH Conference series as the premier research event for adaptive Web systems. The conference combines state-of-the-art research investigations with industrial veri?cation and evaluation to provide a unique event for researchers and practitionersalike. The conference series attracts researchersfrom the areas ofknowledgeengineering, arti?cialintelligence, Webengineering, SemanticWeb, systems integration and security. In addition to these technology-and theo- oriented researchers, AH also attracts industrial and academic researchers in areas of key vertical markets such as interactive TV, e-learning, Web system, e-commerce and e-governmentHere are the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, AH 2006, held in Dublin, Ireland, June 2006.
|Title||:||Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems|
|Author||:||Vincent Wade, Helen Ashman, Barry Smyth|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-06-09|