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Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:10:58 +0100
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Dear subscribers to the SIGCHI General Interest Announcements
mailing list,

Those of you who are interested in user modeling, adaptation,
and/or personalization may want to look a bit beyond the upcoming
CHI conference and take advantage of the last chance to submit to
this more focused conference:

UMAP 2009
First and Seventeenth International Conference on
User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

Trento, Italy, 22-26 June, 2009


The content of the Research and Industry Tracks of UMAP 2009 has
now been determined. With an acceptance rate of 26%, the long
papers constitute a broad and representative selection of the
best work currently being done in this area. A similar number of
accepted short papers offer a look at the type of work that is
likely to be reported in long papers in a year or two. As can be
seen from the list of accepted papers on the conference website,
the authors represent important research groups in this area from
around the world.


There are still several ways to contribute actively to the
conference by submitting in one or more of the following
categories, which have deadlines this month (see the website or
the end of this message for more details):

1. The Doctoral Consortium (deadline: Monday, March 23rd) offers
PhD students a unique opportunity to get advice from experienced
researchers representing a variety of perspectives. Substantial
support for the funding of student attendance has been provided
by the National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, and the
Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence.

2. The Demonstration Session (deadline: Monday, March 23rd)
offers those who have developed interesting prototypes or
deployed systems a chance to present and discuss their work.

3. In each of the five workshops (deadline: Monday, March 30th)
participants will collaborate to advance the field's
understanding of a variety of important topics in this area.

                    Looking forward to the final wave of submissions,
                    Anthony Jameson
                    (On behalf of the UMAP 2009 conference committee)

Further details (also available from the conference web site,


The Doctoral Consortium is a forum for students who are well into
their PhD research and who would like a chance to get feedback
and advice from the Doctoral Consortium committee.  Submissions,
up to 6 pages in length in the conference style, should include
original and unpublished descriptions of the PhD student's topic,
proposed contributions, and results achieved so far. They should
indicate clearly the work that remains to be done and the
questions on which the student would especially like to get

These papers will be made available to UMAP participants in the
UMAP Adjunct Proceedings. Presentations in the Doctoral
Consortium will be 15 minutes in length, with an additional 15
minutes of interaction time.

Submission of papers: Monday, 23 March 2009
Notification to authors: Monday, 20 April 2009
Submission of final versions: Monday, 4 May 2009


Each demonstration description should be an original and
unpublished description (no longer than 6 pages in the conference
style) of a UMAP-based system that can be demonstrated at the
conference. Accepted demonstration descriptions will be printed
in the UMAP Adjunct Proceedings; the demos themselves will be
given in a demonstration session at the conference.

Submission of papers: Monday, 23 March 2009
Notification to authors: Monday, 20 April 2009
Submission of final versions: Monday, 4 May 2009


Adaptation and Personalization for Web 2.0 (half-day)
    Organizers: Carlo Tasso, Antonina Dattolo, Rosta Farzan,
    Styliani Kleanthous, David Bueno Vallejo, and Julita Vassileva
    Web page:

Lifelong User Modelling
    Organizers: Judy Kay and Bob Kummerfeld
    Web page:

Personalization in Mobile and Pervasive Computing
    Organizers: Doreen Cheng, Kinshuk, Alfred Kobsa, Kurt
    Partridge, and Zhiwen Yu
    Web page:

Ubiquitous User Modeling
    Organizers: Shlomo Berkovsky, Francesca Carmagnola, Dominikus
    Heckmann, and Tsvi Kuflik
    Web page:

User-Centred Design and Evaluation of Adaptive Systems
    Organizers: Stephan Weibelzahl, Judith Masthoff, Alexandros
    Paramythis, and Lex van Velsen
    Web page:

Submission deadline for all workshops: Monday, March 30th

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