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Ardissono Liliana <[log in to unmask]>
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                              Second  Call for Papers

                 User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction:

                    The Journal of Personalization Research

 Special Issue on User Modeling and Personalization for Television

                          Deadline: September 30, 2002


With the advent of digital networks, the world of television (TV) as we
know it -- mass-media broadcast -- is undergoing tremendous change.
The increase of the number of available channels, the convergence of TV
and internet, and the proliferation of new interactive services will
transform the TV set top box from a program watching device to an
interactive and tailorable portal into a diverse set of content and
The next TV era will revolve around sophisticated set-top boxes
integrating viewing, listening and recording functionality, connections
to several sources (internet, cable, satellite), games, as well as
communications features.

In order to cope with the complexity of such an environment and
efficiently choose among the large amount of available alternatives,
users are in need of an advanced user interface to provide them with
intelligent assistance.
In particular, personalization is taking an increasingly important role
in the design of adaptive user interfaces, which can focus services of
interest to the user and tailor the suggestion of the available options
to her interests. To encourage researchers to report on the application
of user models and personalization for television, we are calling for
contributions to a special issue of User Modeling and User-Adapted
Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research
(UMUAI: ).
For this special issue we will consider all contributions devoted to
user modeling and user-adaptive systems in the field of Personalized
TV Applications available on the Web and on new generation TV-sets.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

      * content personalization: personal news, personal channel,
recommender systems

      * user-adapted presentation and interaction: adaptive hypermedia
        for Electronic Program Guides, TV for users with special needs,
        new browsing paradigms, conversational interfaces
      * community formation and social influences
      * peer-to-peer interaction
      * types of user model and their management: individual and group
        household models, explicit and unobtrusive user modeling
acquisition techniques,
        bootstrapping issues
      * definition of viewer stereotypes
      * security and privacy aspects in TV services
      * evaluation of personal TV applications
      * business opportunities: T-commerce, targeted advertising
      * advanced processing and tailoring of video and presentations
      * ontologies for television media models and user models
      * new applications such as personalized collections of home videos


The journal User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction is an archival
journal that publishes mature and substantiated research results on the
(dynamic) adaptation of computer systems to their human users, and the
role that the system's model of the user plays in this context. Papers that
present untested research ideas are not ready to be submitted to UMUAI.
Instead, these ideas should first be presented at workshops to get feedback
from colleagues.
Once you can demonstrate ideas that are backed up by results,
then they are ready for UMUAI. These results may be generated by
building a (partial) computer implementation and from that, either analyze
its behavior, run empirical experiments, or analyze the idea using formal
Many articles in UMUAI are therefore quite comprehensive and describe
the results of several years of work. Consequently, UMUAI gives "unlimited"
space to authors (as long as what they write is important) and also does
not mind if research that is being submitted to UMUAI has been previously
published in bits and pieces at workshops and conferences (as long as the
synthesis provides significant new insights).

Important Dates

 July 31, 2002 (Recommended)
               Submit a one page abstract to guest editors
 September 30, 2002
               Deadline for submission of full papers
 December 31, 2002
               Notice of review results

Abstracts of one page or less should be sent to the guest editors prior
to July 31 2001, especially if authors are concerned about relevance
of the paper to the special issue. Abstracts are highly encouraged,
but not required. These abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors

Full paper submissions should be in the UMUAI format and will be
reviewed both by the guest editors and by two or more other UMUAI
More details of submission formats are available from UMUAI's web site,

Guest Editors:

 Liliana Ardissono
 Dipartimento di Informatica
 Universita` di Torino
 Corso Svizzera 185
 10149 Torino
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 Mark Maybury
 Information Technology Division
 MITRE Corporation
 MS K312
 202 Burlington Road
 Bedford, MA, USA
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