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Wed, 8 Dec 2010 14:48:52 -0500
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Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

19th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

Girona - Spain, July 11-15, 2011

Continuing a tradition that started in 1994, the UMAP 2011 Doctoral 
Consortium aims to provide qualified Ph.D. students with the 
opportunity to present their on-going research to the UM community.
The Doctoral Consortium provides a forum for Ph.D. students to 
receive useful feedback from the leading experts, to exchange ideas, 
compare approaches and meet fellow researchers in the field. Doctoral 
students are invited to apply to present their research to scholars 
and researchers in the field who will provide constructive comments 
about their work.

Submissions should be related to the conference topics (see and describe Ph.D. research 
that is at a stage where feedback from the broader UM community might 
be of value. Thus, we expect students to be close to presenting their 
thesis proposal, or to have presented the proposal with at least a 
year of work remaining before completion of their thesis. Submissions 
should include an extended abstract (up to four pages in the Springer 
LNCS format specified by UMAP2011, including figures and references), 
which covers the following aspects:

-  the problem(s) that the proposed research is addressing

-  the main contribution(s) of the research to the UM field in the 
context of existing research

-  the proposed solution(s), including a brief description of results 
achieved so far and a tentative plan for future work.

Submissions should also include a 1-page statement that includes 
information about the studentıs progress toward degree so far (stage 
in degree program and anticipated completion date), identifies the 
studentıs advisor, and indicates the questions or topics on which the 
student would especially like to receive advice.  Please, merge the 
statement and the extended abstract into a single file. Only pdf 
documents will be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is 7 February 2011. The documents should 
be submitted through the Conference EasyChair site 
( to the "Young 
Researcher Track".

Applications of a high quality will be selected by the consortium 
committee for presentation at the conference in a short (15-20 
minute) presentation, which may include a demonstration if 
appropriate. Each student will be assigned a mentor who will provide 
feedback on the studentıs work, and collate feedback from other 
Program Committee members. Students whose submissions are selected 
for presentation will be asked to submit a short list of questions to 
the committee.  A revised version of this extended abstract will be 
included in the Conference Proceedings, which will be published in 
Springer LNCS series.

A limited number of fellowships will be available to enable students 
with accepted contributions to attend UMAP 2011.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

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