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10th International Conference on User Modeling, UM'05

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 24-29 July, 2005
http://gate.ac.uk/conferences/um2005/

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- EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE - 7 April, 2005 -
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The International User Modeling Conferences represent the central forum for
the discussion and presentation of research and industry results in the
development of personalized systems, as well as basic research about
personalization. In the last 25 years, the field of User Modeling has
produced significant new theories and methods to analyze and model computer
users in short and long-term interactions. Moreover, methods for
personalizing human-computer interaction based on user models have been
successfully developed, applied and evaluated in a number of domains, such
as information filtering, e-commerce, adaptive natural language and adaptive
educational systems. New User Modeling topics are emerging, including
adaptation to user attitudes and affective states, personalized interaction
in mobile, ubiquitous and context-aware computing and in user interactions
with embodied autonomous agents. User Modeling research is being influenced
by different fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer
Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Linguistics, Education, as well as, by
newly emerging links with Customer Relationship Management and technologies
for the communication on the Web, such as Web Services and the Semantic Web.

Relevant topics of the conference include, but are not limited, to:

   * acquisition, updating and management of
   * user models and student models
   * security and privacy aspects in the
   * management of user data
   * evaluation of user modeling techniques
   * user model representation standards
   * user model information sharing in ubiquitous
   * services and smart environments
   * user modeling servers
   * user modeling in the Semantic Web
   * user modeling and adaptive systems
   * applications of user modeling systems and techniques
   * data mining for personalization and cross-recommendation
   * affective computing
   * adaptation to the handicapped and elderly
   * adaptive hypermedia and Web systems
   * intelligent information retrieval, information
   * filtering and content personalization
   * collaborative filtering and recommender systems
   * adaptive user interfaces
   * dialog planning and response tailoring
   * plan recognition and generation
   * presentation planning
   * recognition and correction of misconceptions
   * intelligent tutoring systems
   * human-computer cooperation, user support
   * adaptive learning environments
   * personalized Web sites and services
   * personalized interaction in Virtual
   * reality and 3D Interfaces
   * personalized interaction in mobile,
   * ubiquitous and context-aware computing
   * embodied animated agents
   * support of collaboration and group modeling
   * engineering adaptive systems


Invited Talk: Thomas Erickson
		"Inhabited Models: Supporting Coherent
		Behavior in Online Systems"
		IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA
               
Invited Talk: Anthony Jameson 
		"User Modelling meets Useability Goals"
		DFKI - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
		and International University in Germany

Invited Talk: Lorrie Faith Cranor
		"Hey, That's Personal!"
		Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

UM'05 WORKSHOPS

UM 2005 will feature 9 promising workshops covering wide spectrum of curent
user modeling topics. The Call for Participation for each workshop and
details of workshop orgnaisers can be found on that workshop's web page

http://gate.ac.uk/conferences/um2005/finworkshops.html

W1: Adapting the Interaction Style to Affective Factors
W2: Decentralized, Agent-Based and Social Approaches to User Modeling
(DASUM)
W3: Evaluation of Adaptive Systems (EAS)
W4: Machine Learning for User Modeling: Challenges
W5: PROLEARN: Personalized Adaptive Technologies for Professional Training
W6: Personalisation for eHealth
W7: Personalized Information Access
W8: Personalization on the Semantic Web (PerSWeb)
W9: Privacy-Enhanced Personalization

ORGANIZATION:

Conference Chair:
      Paul Brna, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Program Co-Chairs:
      Liliana Ardissono, Universita` di Torino, Italy
      Tanja Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Organizing Chair:
      Alison Cawsey, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs:
      Kathleen McCoy, University of Delaware, US
      Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:
      Jon Oberlander, University of Edinburgh, UK
      Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK

Industrial Liaison CHair:
      Daniel Kudenko, University of York, UK

Publicity Co-Chairs:
      Nicolas van Labeke, University of Glasgow, UK
      Ayse Goker, Robert Gordon University, UK


Program Committee:

Lora Aroyo, The Netherlands
Mathias Bauer, Germany
Joseph Beck, USA
Peter Brusilovsky, USA
Susan Bull, UK
Sandra Carberry, USA
Noelle Carbonell, France
Keith Cheverst, UK
David Chin, USA
Luca Chittaro, Italy
Cristina Conati, Canada
Albert Corbett, USA
Paul De Bra, The Netherlands
Nadja De Carolis, Italy
Fiorella de Rosis, Italy
Vania Dimitrova, UK
Peter Dolog, Germany
Gerhard Fischer, USA
Elena Gaudioso, Spain
Piotr Gmytrasiewicz, USA
Brad Goodman, USA
Jim Greer, Canada
Haym Hirsh, USA
Eric Horvitz, USA
Anthony Jameson, Germany
Gal Kaminka, Israel
Judy Kay, Australia
Alfred Kobsa, USA
Joseph Konstan, USA
Antonio Krueger, Germany
Frank Linton, USA
Diane Litman, USA
Brent Martin, New Zealand
Mark Maybury, USA
Gordon McCalla, Canada
Kathleen McCoy, USA
Eva Millan, Spain
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan
Wolfgang Nejdl, Germany
Helen Pain, UK
George Paliouras, Greece
Cecile Paris, Australia
Daniela Petrelli, UK
Candy Sidner, USA
Barry Smyth, Ireland
Markus Specht, Germany
Carlo Tasso, Italy
Julita Vassileva, Canada
Gerhard Weber, Germany
Stephan Weibelzahl, Germany
Ross Wilkinson, Australia
Frank Wittig, Germany
Ingrid Zukerman, Australia


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