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UMAP 2013 : 21st International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization


Conference Series : User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization
When Jun 10, 2013 - Jun 14, 2013
Where Rome, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Jan 7, 2013
Submission Deadline Jan 14, 2013
Notification Due Mar 1, 2013
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2013
Categories    user modeling   personalization   adaptive systems   recommender systems

Call For Papers

The International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and
Personalization (UMAP) is the premier international conference for
researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to their
individual users, or to groups of users, and collect and represent
information about users for this purpose. UMAP is the successor to the
biennial User Modeling and Adaptive Hypermedia conferences that were
merged in 2009. It is organized under the auspices of User Modeling Inc.
The conference spans a wide scope of topics related to user modeling and
personalization, including construction of user models, adaptive
responses, tailoring of search results, recommending products, Web usage
mining, collaborative and content-based filtering. Please see the more
detailed listing of conference topics below.

As the combination of the two leading conference series in this area,
UMAP is now the single "place to be" for anyone involved in user modeling,
adaptation, and personalization. The conference proceedings will be widely
available in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
Moreover, they will be included in the ACM Digital Library. These sources
will be the first place that people look to find the latest results in
this area. The Conference will include invited talks from leading
researchers in the field, research presentations (long papers, short papers,
and posters), industry papers, demos, tutorials, and workshops as well as
a Doctoral Consortium. Accepted papers are eligible for the Springer Best
Paper Award. In addition, UMAP provides student support and full papers
with a student as the first author are eligible for the James Chen Award
for the best student paper.

UMAP solicits submissions on a wide range of topics including, but not
limited to:

* Purposes of UMAP
- Personalizing information
- Recommending products
- Tailoring search results
- Enhancing learning outcomes
- Adapting interfaces
- Personalizing support
- Assuming routine tasks

* User Characteristics for UMAP
- Knowledge and skills
- Interests and preferences
- Special needs
- Affective states
- Personality
- Goals and plans
- Contexts of use
- Roles
- Cultural characteristics

* Computational methods for UMAP
- Data collection
- User model construction and representation
- Algorithms for personalization and adaptation
- Architectures for UMAP

* Application domains for UMAP
- E-commerce
- E-learning
- Cultural heritage
- Healthcare
- Assistive technologies
- Digital libraries
- Entertainment and Games
- Office work
- Recommender systems
- Targeted advertisement
- Digital TV
- Social media

* Environments for UMAP
- Web-based systems (including the semantic/social Web)
- Desktop systems
- Groupware systems
- Mobile and wearable systems
- Smart environments
- Smart objects
- Virtual environments

* Methods for design and evaluation of UMAP
- Requirements gathering
- Formative evaluation
- User testing
- Validation
- Performance tests

* Usability issues for UMAP
- Ensuring adequate control, understanding, and predictability
- Preserving privacy and security
- Avoiding excessive narrowing of experience


Dec. 10, 2012. Workshop proposals
Jan. 7, 2013. Abstract submission (requested but not obligatory)
Jan. 14, 2013. Research paper submissions (long and short papers)
Jan. 14, 2013. Industry track submissions
March 1, 2013. Author notification
March 8, 2013. Doctoral Consortium submissions
March 8, 2013. Poster submissions
March 8, 2013. Demonstration submissions
April 15, 2013. Final versions of papers for proceedings
April 19, 2013. Late-breaking results
June 10, 2013. UMAP conference


*** Long research papers (11 pages maximum of content plus unlimited extra
pages for references) should present original reports of substantive
new research. They should place the work within the field, and
clearly indicate its innovative aspects and its significance.

*** Short research papers (6 pages maximum of content plus unlimited extra
pages for references) should present original and unpublished highly
promising research, whose merit will be assessed in terms of originality
and importance rather than maturity and technical validation.

*** Industry Track submissions should present innovative commercial
implementations or applications of UMAP technologies, and experience
in applying recent research advances to practical situations.
Submissions may be either long papers (11 pages maximum of content plus
unlimited extra pages for references) whose technical density should
be comparable to that of long research track submissions, or short
papers (6 pages maximum of content plus unlimited extra pages for
references). Industry Track submissions must describe work performed
in industry or concern industrial applications, and will typically
include at least one industry author.

*** Doctoral Consortium papers (4 pages) should include original and
unpublished descriptions of the student's topic, proposed contributions,
and results achieved so far. They should clearly indicate the work that
remains to be done and the questions on which the student would especially
like to receive advice.

*** Posters and demonstration papers (3 pages) are original and unpublished
accounts of innovative research ideas, preliminary results, system prototypes
or industry showcases. Demonstrations are an excellent way to showcase
implementations of prototypes and commercially available products at the
conference and to receive feedback from the conference audience. Posters and
demonstrations will be published in the main proceedings of UMAP 2013. They will
be presented at the poster reception.

*** Late-breaking results. Similar to poster and demonstration papers, late-breaking
results (6 pages) contain unpublished accounts of innovative research ideas,
preliminary results, system prototypes or industry showcases. In addition,
we welcome project posters: short papers (3 pages) that introduce newly
started research projects or that summarize project results. Late-breaking
results will be published in the online extended proceedings of UMAP 2013.
They will be presented at the poster reception.

All submissions must adhere to the Springer LNCS format. Please see the
conference web site at for links to the Springer LNCS templates
and style files. Submissions must be made through the EasyChair conference

All submissions will be rigorously reviewed by a program committee
comprised of experts in the field; they will be reviewed for relevance,
originality, significance, validity and clarity.


Accepted research, industry, poster and doctoral consortium papers will be
published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series,
both in hardcopy and electronically through SpringerLink. They will also be
indexed in the ACM Digital Library. Accepted descriptions of demonstrations,
workshops and tutorials will be published in the UMAP Adjunct Proceedings.
Significantly enhanced versions of research papers can be submitted to
User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization
Research (UMUAI) after the conference.


* General Co-Chairs:
- Alessandro Micarelli, Roma Tre University, Italy
- Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

* Program Co-Chairs:
- Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, USA
- Stephan Weibelzahl, National College of Ireland, Ireland

* Industry Track Co-Chairs:
- Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo! Research, Spain
- Michael Pazzani, University of California Riverside, USA

* Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:
- Marco de Gemmis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
- Stephanie Elzer-Schwartz, Millersville University, USA

* Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs:
- Shlomo Berkovsky, NICTA, Australia
- Pasquale Lops, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

* Poster and Demo Co-Chairs:
- Eelco Herder, L3S, Germany
- Olga C. Santos, aDeNu UNED, Spain

* Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
- Fabio Gasparetti, Roma Tre University, Italy
- Giuseppe Sansonetti, Roma Tre University, Italy

* Student Volunteers:
- Carla Limongelli, Roma Tre University, Italy

* Publicity Chair:
- Ivan Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

* Programme Committee:

- Fabian Abel, TU Delft
- David Albrecht, Monash University
- Kenro Aihara, National Institute of Informatics
- Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino
- Mathias Bauer, mineway GmbH
- Ryan S.J.D. Baker, Columbia University Teachers College
- Joseph Beck, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Shlomo Berkovsky, NICTA
- Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
- Susan Bull, University of Birmingham
- Richard Burns, West Chester University
- Rosa M. Carro, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
- Federica Cena, University of Torino
- Chien Chin Chen, National Taiwan University
- David Chin, University of Hawaii
- Mihaela Cocea, University of Portsmouth
- Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia
- Albert Corbett, Carnegie Mellon University
- Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick
- Paul De Bra, Eindhoven University of Technology
- Robin Cohen, University of Waterloo
- Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds
- Peter Dolog, Aalborg University
- Benedict Du Boulay, University of Sussex
- Stephanie Elzer-Schwartz, Millersville University
- Rosta Farzan, Carnegie Mellon University
- Cristina Gena, University of Turin
- Bradley Goodman, The MITRE Corporation
- Floriana Grasso, University of Liverpool
- Eduardo Guzmán, Universidad de Málaga
- Melanie Hartmann, AGT Group
- Neil Heffernan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Nicola Henze, University of Hannover
- Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center
- Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft
- Anthony Jameson, DFKI
- Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund
- W. Lewis Johnson, Alelo Inc.
- Judy Kay, University of Sydney
- Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine
- Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa
- James Lester, North Carolina State University
- Tobias Ley, Tallinn University
- Mark Maybury, MITRE
- Judith Masthoff, University of Aberdeen
- Gordon McCalla, University of Saskatchewan
- Lorraine Mcginty, University College Dublin
- Tanja Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
- Riichiro Mizoguchi, University of Osaka
- Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University
- Georgios Paliouras, Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, NCSR "Demokritos"
- Alexandros Paramythis, Cyberhouse Gmbh
- Mykola Pechenizkiy, Eindhoven University of Technology
- Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
- Cristobal Romero, University of Cordoba
- Olga C. Santos, Spanish National University for Distance Education
- Barry Smyth, University College Dublin
- Carlo Tasso, University of Udine
- Nava Tintarev, University of Aberdeen
- Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan
- Yang Wang, Syracuse University
- Gerhard Weber, University of Education Freiburg
- Kalina Yacef, University of Sydney
- Michael Yudelson, Carnegie Mellon University
- Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University

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