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                UMAP 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS
The 24th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and
                    Personalization

        to be held on July 13-17, 2016, Nova Scotia, Canada
            co-located with ACM Hypertext 2016

               http://www.um.org/umap2016/
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Conference Scope:
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UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and
practitioners
working on systems that adapt to individual users, to groups of users, and
that
collect, represent, and model user information.  UMAP is the successor to
the
biennial User Modeling (UM) and Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based
Systems (AH) conferences that were merged in 2009.

UMAP 2016 covers a wide variety of research areas where adaptation may be
applied.
This include (but is in no way limited to) a number of domains in which
researchers are engendering significant innovations based on advances in
user
modeling and adaptation: recommender systems; adaptive educational systems;
intelligent user interfaces; eCommerce; advertising; digital humanities;
social networks; personalized health; entertainment, and many more.

Key Areas / Tracks:
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UMAP 2016 will explore, study and shape a broad range of dimensions faced
by
modern user adaptive systems, covering the following Key Areas chaired by
leading researchers.

* User Modelling for Recommender Systems
** Semantic recommenders
** Social recommenders
** User Experience, Explanations, Trust, Control
** Context-aware recommender systems
** Conversational recommender systems
** Implicit and explicit user feedback
** Preference elicitation
** Machine learning for recommender systems
** Case studies of real-world implementations

* Adaptive & Personalized Educational Systems
** Learner modeling
** Intelligent tutoring systems
** Adaptive and personalized learning support
** Collaborative and group learning
** Emerging environments such as MOOCs and educational games
** Educational data mining and learning analytic modeling techniques
** Learning at scale
** Modeling affective, motivational, and metacognitive aspects of learning
** Case studies of real-world implementations

* Personalization in the Social Web & Crowdsourcing Era
** Data-driven approaches and big data techniques
** Deep learning for personalization with social and crowd-generated data
** Social network analysis
** Modeling individuals, groups, and communities
** Engagement & sustainability for personalization
** User awareness and control
** Privacy, perceived security, and trust
** Adaptations based on personality, society, and culture
** Mining of social media and crowd-generated data
** Human computation and machine intelligence for personalization
** Harnessing wisdom of the crowd for personalization
** Case studies of real-world implementations

* Adaptive, Intelligent, & Multimodal User Interfaces
** Multimodal user models
** Natural interaction (speech, language, gestures)
** Brain-computer interfaces
** Adaptive information visualization
** Adaptive hypermedia systems
** Adaptive collaboration support
** User modeling for special needs
** Case studies of real-world implementations

* Architectures, techniques & methodologies for UMAP
** Models of perception, action, cognition, and affect
** Neurobiological and physiological models
** User experience
** Ongoing continuous modeling
** Lifewide modeling
** Data-driven approaches
** Non-standard database representations (networks, graphs)
** Sensor networks
** Handheld and mobile devices
** Standards and specifications
** Interoperability, semantics
** Evaluation methodologies and metrics
** Case studies of real-world implementations

Submissions:
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UMAP 2016 will include high quality peer-reviewed papers related to
the above key areas. Maintaining the high quality and impact of the
UMAP series, each paper will have three reviews by program committee
members and a meta-review presenting the reviewers' consensual view;
the review process will be coordinated by the program chairs in
collaboration with the corresponding area chairs.

* Long and Short papers
Peer reviewed, original, and principled research papers addressing
both the theory and practice of UMAP and papers showcasing innovative
use of UMAP and exploring the benefits and challenges of applying UMAP
technology in real-life applications and contexts are welcome.

* Long papers should present original reports of substantive new
research techniques, findings, and applications of UMAP. They should
place the work within the field and clearly indicate innovative aspects.
Research procedures and technical methods should be presented in
sufficient detail to ensure scrutiny and reproducibility. Results should
be clearly communicated and implications of the contributions/findings
for UMAP and beyond should be explicitly discussed.

Short papers should present original and highly promising research or
applications. Merit will be assessed in terms of originality and importance
rather than maturity, extensive technical validation, and user studies.

Separation of long and short papers will be strictly enforced so
papers will not compete across categories, but within each category.
Papers that receive high scores and are considered promising by reviewers,
but didn't make the acceptance cut, will be directed to the poster session
of the conference and will be invited to be resubmitted as posters.

Publication:
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Accepted papers will be published by ACM and will be available via the
ACM Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted paper must
register
for the conference and present the paper there. Submission details will
appear soon.

Important Dates:
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* 23 February 2016: Abstracts for Full and Short Papers (compulsory)
* 1 March 2016: Full and Short Papers
* 1 April 2016: Doctoral consortium papers

* 15 April 2016: Notification for full, short, posters & DC papers
* 1 May 2016: Camera-ready for Full, Short, Posters & DC papers
(main proceedings)

* 7 May 2016: Workshop papers & Demos, Late-Breaking Results papers
* 1 June 2016: Notification of workshop papers & Demos, Late-Breaking
Results papers
* 7 June Camera-ready for Workshop papers & Demos, Late-Breaking Results
papers
(extended proceedings)

* 1 May 2016 - Author registration for main proceedings
* 7 June 2016 - Early registration and author registration for extended
proceedings
* 12 July - Regular registration

* 13-17 July 2016: UMAP 2016 Conference

The submissions times are 11:59pm Hawaii time.

Organization:
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Program Chairs: Lora Aroyo and Sidney DíMello
General Chairs: Julita Vassileva and James Blustein

Follow us on:
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMAP2016/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMAPconf

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Denis Alejandro Parra Santander
Profesor Asistente, DCC
Escuela de Ingeniería, PUC Chile
+56 (2) 2354-4442
http://web.ing.puc.cl/~dparra/

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