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PUMP 2010 : Pervasive User Modeling and Personalization


When Jun 20, 2010 - Jun 20, 2010
Where Big Island of Hawaii, HI, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 29, 2010
Notification Due May 3, 2010
Final Version Due May 24, 2010

Call For Papers

Mobile and pervasive computing technologies have become an integral part of everyday life and have changed the way people interact with information. The rapidly growing amount of information and services raises the need for user modeling and personalization in pervasive and ubiquitous environments. Unique challenges include (1) inferring relevant information about a user from sensors, (2) aggregating and integrating such information effectively into long-term user models, while achieving user model interoperability, and (3) providing pervasive and ubiquitous information access in a personalized manner. The objective of this workshop is to bring together active researchers and practitioners working on user modeling and personalization in pervasive and ubiquitous environments and to produce vision statements about the future of these fields.
Workshop Topics

The workshop addresses the following four focus questions:


What pervasive or situational information is most useful for user modeling and personalization, how can such information be extracted from sensors, and how can the information be represented and effectively used in user models?

How can we aggregate and integrate user modeling data from various sources, resolve conflicts, and abstract from and reason about the data?

How can we overcome syntactic and semantic heterogeneity of distributed user models in order to achieve user model interoperability?

What unique challenges and opportunities exist in pervasive ubiquitous environments that are not present in conventional online personalization domains, and how can these challenges be addressed?


Submissions to the workshop should address one or more of the focus questions. Submissions should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format. The maximum length of submissions is 8 pages. Submissions should be sent by email to pump.umap.2010 [at]
Important Dates

* March 29, 2010 - Submission of papers
* May 3th, 2010 - Notification to authors
* May 24, 2010 - Camera ready copies due


* Shlomo Berkovsky, CSIRO, Australia
* Fabian Bohnert, Monash University, Australia
* Francesca Carmagnola, University of Torino, Italy
* Doreen Cheng, Samsung Research, USA
* Dominikus Heckmann, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany
* Tsvika Kuflik, University of Haifa, Israel
* Petteri Nurmi, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Finland
* Kurt Partridge, PARC, USA

Program Committee

* Lora Aroyo, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
* Jörg Baus, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany
* Federica Cena, University of Torino, Italy
* Nadja Decarolis, University of Bari, Italy
* Eyal Dim, University of Haifa, Israel
* Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
* Gerrit Kahl, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany
* Matthias Loskyll, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany
* Antti Oulasvirta, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Finland
* Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
* Rainer Wasinger, University of Sydney, Australia

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