Eelco Herder I work as a senior researcher at the L3S Research Center in Hannover, where I conduct research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. My main research interests include Web personalization, user modeling, usability and HCI in general. Other research topics include Web usage analysis and the development of tools for Personal Information Management.

I am General Chair for the upcoming Hypertext 2016 conference, which will take place between 10 and 13 July in Halifax, Canada. Hypertext will be collocated with UMAP 2016. I served as Program Chair for the Hypertext 2014 conference, which took place 1-4 September 2014 in Santiago de Chile. I served as local chair of the Adaptive Hypermedia 2008 conference, Publicity Chair for CHI 2012, UMAP 2010 and UMAP 2011, as Workshop and Tutorial Chair for UMAP 2012 and as Poster and Demo Chair for UMAP 2013. Since 2007 I serve as the chair of the German SIG on Adaptive Systems and Interactive Systems ABIS and I am board member and information officer of User Modeling Inc.

I am currently involved in the European project EUMSSI and the German BMBF project GlycoRec on daily personalized support for diabetes patients. I was involved in the recently finished European projects LinkedUp, Stellar, Grapple and Sync3, in which I worked as local team leader and work package manager. I was general manager of the Prolean NoE, which finished successfully in 2008. Apart from project coordination, I supervise Ph.D. students and give lectures.

Most of my spare time is dedicated to music. I play the piano, solo and together with my partner, opera tenor Kristof Schliep. Together we have a theatre program with German songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

I also contribute to the Dutch website Vegatopia.com as webmaster, reporter and moderator. Each month, the site receives about 80.000 visits from about 50.000 unique visitors.

On these personal pages, you can learn a bit more about me, my research and my other interests. The current look-and-feel of this site is a bit outdated, but this seems to be fashion among computer scientists (in my defense: the design was current about 10 years ago). I just have too many other things to do to keep properly care of this site.

Should you have any reason to contact me, please do so.


Hypertext 2016 - 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media.
10-13 July 2016 - Halifax, Canada
Submission deadline is 19 February 2016.

IUI 2015 - 20th ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces.
Atlanta, GA, USA, March 29-April 1, 2015.

Hypertext 2014 - 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media.
Santiago de Chile, 1-4 September 2014

UMAP 2014 - The 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
Aalborg, Denmark, 7-11 July 2014
Submission deadline is 3 February 2014.

Participate in the LinkedUp Challenge, a series of three competitions promoting the innovative use of linked and open data in an educational context. Work with interesting datasets, showcase your ideas, and you might win one of the cash prizes.
The third and final competition, Vici, is now open and the submission deadline is 5 September 2014.

FireMe! in the news. FireMe! monitors Twitter and collects tweets from people who supposedly hate their jobs, or want to kill their bosses or coworkers. FireMe generated a lot of media attention in March 2013. Check out the news articles, video clips and interviews. And try out FireMe! yourself.

(Last update: December 2015)

Eelco Herder