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UMAP Workshops 2020 : CFP - Workshop Proposals


When Jul 14, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
Where Genoa, Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 20, 2020
Notification Due Jan 31, 2020
Final Version Due Feb 23, 2020

Call For Papers


28th ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation
and Personalization (ACM UMAP 2020)

University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, July 14-17, 2020

Proposals due: January 20, 2020
Submission site:

ACM UMAP 2020, the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users or to groups of users, and which collect, represent, and model user information, is pleased to invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. The workshops provide a venue to discuss and explore emerging areas of User Modelling and Adaptive Hypermedia research with a group of like-minded researchers and practitioners from industry and academia.

In this edition, our goal is to have a balanced workshop program comprising different workshop formats, combining newly emerging, currently evolving and established research topics. Different full-day and half-day workshop schemas are possible, such as:

Working group meetings around a specific problem or topic; participants may be asked to submit a white paper or position statement.
Mini-conferences on specialized topics, having their own paper submission and review processes.
Mini-competitions or challenges around selected topics with individual or team participation.
Interactive discussion meetings focusing on subtopics of the UMAP general research topics.
Joint panels for different workshops.


Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF format via Easychair submission site:, not exceeding 5 pages and organized as follows:

Workshop title and acronym
Workshop chair(s), including affiliation, email address, homepage, and experiences in organizing such events
Abstract (up to 300 words) and topics of interest
Motivation on why the workshop is of particular interest at this time
Workshop format, discussing the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and general discussions
Intended audience and expected number of participants
List of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50% have to be confirmed at the time of the proposal)
Requested duration (half day or full day)
When available, past editions of the workshop, including URLs, a brief statement on the development of the workshop series, e.g., in terms of topics, number of paper submissions and participants, post-workshop publications over the years and acceptance statistics.


We encourage both researchers and industry practitioners to submit workshop proposals.
Researchers interested in submitting a workshop proposal are invited to contact us in advance, so we can help to design successful proposals. In particular, for workshop proposals with novel interactive formats, we are happy to assist in further developing and implementing the ideas.

We strongly suggest involving organizers from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic. We welcome workshops with a creative structure that may attract various types of contributions and may ensure rich interactions.

The organizers of accepted workshops will prepare a workshop web site containing the call for papers and detailed information about the workshop organization and timeline. They will be responsible for their own publicity and reviewing processes.

There will be a conference adjunct proceedings published by ACM where all the workshop papers will be published. Hence, the workshop organizers will need to adhere to the adjunct proceedings publication timeline.


Proposal submission: January 20, 2020
Notification of proposal acceptance: January 31, 2020
Send the workshop description & website URL: February 23, 2020
(Suggested) 1st call for papers: February 28, 2020
(Suggested) 2nd call for papers: March 20, 2020
(Suggested) paper submission: April 10, 2020
(Suggested) notification to authors: May 5, 2020
Workshop summary camera-ready deadline: May 3, 2020
Workshop papers camera-ready deadline: May 12, 2020
Adjunct proceedings camera ready deadline: May 15, 2020
Workshop Date: July 17, 2020


Workshop papers will be included in the Adjunct Proceedings published by ACM.

To be included in the Proceedings, at least one author of each accepted workshop paper must register for the conference or the workshop and present the paper there.

Student registration fee is allowed to students who present a student paper. A “Workshop/Tutorial Only” fee will be available as well.


Pasquale Lops, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
pasquale.lops AT
Veronika Bogina, Haifa University, Israel
sveron AT

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