Workshop in e-Content Management & Personalisation

Workshop for SIKS-Ph.D.-students and others interested in the topic

6th EnCKompass Workshop (Research & Best Practice) in eContent-Knowledge Management & Mass-Personalisation Systems & Services


Department of Computer Science [Prof. Dr. P. De Bra] Eindhoven University of Technology in cooperation with SIKS


Friday 29 June 2001.


EnCKompass is a non-profit making international research & advanced practice network including both academic and industrial workers in Information Technology, Systems and related Socio-technical fields. We are interested in knowledge exchange and best practice transfer to support the advancement of Web-enabled systems and services for organisational and societal advantage in e-Business, e-Learning and e-Government.
Since its formation in October 1999, EnCKompass has had several workshops hosted by major research and technology centres in UK and Europe and there are further invited workshops planned over the next two years in major universities e.g. in Montreal, Boston, Oxford, Dublin and Paris.

Focus for this Workshop: Adaptive transaction systems and business models for collaborating content owners/service providers and their users, e-services signposting and aggregation models, global intermediation and e-mediation systems and services. Personalised/subject-oriented portals and standards for virtual seminars development, co-browsing, co-e-learning and co-e-shopping; Persona Technologies.

Motivation: At the current pace of growth and innovation, electronic commerce sites will find it increasingly difficult to give users the feeling of a personal and directed service that will ultimately make the difference. Electronic content-knowledge management, usability data mining and mass-personalisation pose important challenges for the Information Society and Systems. These constitute the central focus for the EnCKompass International Research Network.

Call for Participation

Researchers from industry, academia including PhD students working on related projects are invited to attend either as contributors presenting a paper or as active participants in the audience and sub-groups. Contributions of short papers (3 pages max) or long papers (10 Pages max) should be e-mailed to both the workshop organisers by June 18th. Researchers and industrial delegates wishing to participate in this workshop should email the organisers to register in the first instance


The workshop fee is
- £27.50 for PhD students,
- £47.50 for young academics and SME delegates;
- £67.50 for all others - inclusive of all catering and VAT


Will be emailed by June 22nd. The Eindhoven spectacular festival (Friday 29 June -1 July) provides an opportunity for those wishing to take advantage of discounted fares for a weekend break after the workshop.
Selected papers will be published in the EnCKompass2001 proceedings and will also be developed for a special issue refereed journal publication on eContent Management, Mass-Personalisation and Web Marketing.


For the Eindhoven event contact the local organiser:
Susanne Loeber: (tel + + 31 40 247 5154) or
Atta Badii:

Other EnCKompass2001 Research Workshops

a. Enterprise Knowledge Integration, co-located with the IFIP WG 8.1 Conference 2001 (Organisational Semiotics), 23-25 July, Montreal, Canada.
b. Persona Technologies and Personalisation Services, Boston, AMCIS 2001, 3-5 August 2001.
c. Cost-Effective Usability Evaluation of Web-enabled IS Integration, 8th Annual ECITE Conference 2001, Oriel College, Oxford University, 18-19 September 2001.
d. For information on the above EnCKompass research workshops and other research seminars scheduled for 2001-2002 please contact the network organiser: + + 44 1604 821115