The 1st International Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Information Access (PMIA 2014)

In conjunction with the 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), Aalborg, Denmark, July 7-11, 2014.


PMIA 2014 and PESE 2014 were held together on July 07, 2014 as the Joint Workshop on Personalized Information Access (PIA 2014). Please see the follow-up companion page for more details.

About PMIA

The 1st International Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Information Access (PMIA 2014) will take place in Aalborg, Denmark on July 07, 2014, in conjunction with UMAP 2014 - the 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization.


With the unrelenting rise in global information production and usage, systems increasingly need to handle 1) a growing variety of user differences (including language, culture, situational context), and 2) heterogeneous and multilingual information sources.

This full-day workshop aims tackle these challenges by bringing together researchers working on cross-/multi-lingual information access, personalisation for web and hypermedia, personalised search, information seeking, multilingual interfaces, multilingual semantic web, and recommender systems. The aim is to share, discuss, and combine ideas for novel solutions that support users according to their particular language abilities, as well as other characteristics (e.g. culture, domain expertise) and contexts (e.g. intent, topic) that influence what and how information should be retrieved, composed, and presented. The workshop aims to both advance the current state of the art in personalised multilingual information access, as well as to develop a detailed roadmap that identifies the most pressing current and future research challenges (e.g. novel information access interfaces, evaluation of complex systems).

Themes of interest

Themes of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • Individual user characteristics that influence information access, e.g. language proficiency, culture, personality, user intent, topic domain
  • Modeling of user profiles, e.g. multilingual data collection, model creation, model exploitation
  • Adaptive systems for personalised multilingual information access, e.g. personalised search, recommender systems
  • Novel interfaces, e.g. presentations of content in multiple languages, search result presentation beyond the ranked list paradigm, document summarisation
  • Tools and methods for multilingual and cross lingual search
  • Content analysis and processing, e.g. knowledge extraction, duplication detection
  • Content translation and localisation
  • Multilingual semantic web, including search and extraction
  • External knowledge resources for personalised multilingual information access (e.g. ontologies)
  • Domain modeling (e.g. adaptation to different domains)
  • Issues and dangers of personalisation, e.g. over-personalisation (also known as “the filter bubble”), privacy issues
  • Personalisation of multilingual tools
  • Evaluation methods and metrics for personalised multilingual information access, e.g. how to evaluate compositions from multiple languages, aggregate search evaluation.


We encourage submissions from diverse backgrounds and aim to promote the exchange of ideas between researchers working in the above-mentioned areas. In addition, submissions that focus on non-English data, or research with a clear application in a multilingual scenario are equally welcome. We invite submissions of more established ideas and methods as long papers (8 pages), preliminary work as short papers (4 pages), and demo/poster papers (2 pages). For full details on the submission format and procedure, please refer to the Submission Instructions page. Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, and ability to promote discussion. Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings and published by CEUR. Extended versions of selected workshop papers may be included in a special journal issue (TBD). At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop.


For further questions, please contact a member of the organising committee.

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