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UMAP 2011 -- 19th International Conference on
User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

Girona - Spain, July 11-15, 2011

Call for Industry Track Submissions
Submission deadline: 31 January 2011

UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and 
practitioners working on systems that adapt to their individual users, 
or to groups of users, and collect and represent information about users 
for this purpose. It is organized under the auspices of User Modeling 
Inc. in cooperation with ACM SIGIR, SIGCHI and SIGART and SIGWEB.

The 19th edition, UMAP 2011, will be held at the Centre Cultural la 
Mercè in the city of Girona, Spain.

In recent years, User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization 
technologies have moved from the realm of research into industrial and 
governmental applications. Companies have heavily invested in UMAP 
technologies and demonstrated their commercial value, academic 
researchers have started companies to commercialize UMAP technologies 
and industrial research labs have explored a range of practice-driven ideas.

At the same time, users have shown increasing interest in products and 
services that adapt to their personal tastes, needs and preferences, 
creating a wide range of application areas for new technologies and 
services. As a consequence, the UMAP field is integrating techniques 
from multiple disciplines (such as data mining, HCI, cognitive science 
and sociology) for new types of real-world application.

The UMAP 2011 Industry Track seeks to:

- showcase high-quality research results stemming from practical 
industrial deployment of techniques and applications of UMAP technologies
- highlight challenges, lessons, concerns, and research issues related 
to UMAP in real-world scenarios (such as customer privacy issues, 
analysis of data not generally available in academia, and issues of 
scale that arise in a corporate setting)

The Industry Track program committee invites submissions in four areas:

- Emerging applications and technology
- Case studies of UMAP deployment
- Pragmatic issues and research considerations concerning real-world and 
industrial applications
- Lessons learnt from successful and/or failed UMAP systems

Industry Track submissions may be either full-length papers (12 pages), 
whose technical density should be comparable to that of research 
submissions, or short papers (6 pages). The papers should be formatted 
according to the conference style - please read the submission 
instructions. Accepted papers will appear along with Research Papers in 
the conference proceedings.

Submission Instructions

For details, see

UMAP 2011 Industry Track Chairs

Enrique Frias-Martinez, Telefonica Research, Spain (efm at

Marc Torrens, Strands Labs, Spain (  marc at

Industry Track Program Committee

Mathias Bauer, Mineway, Germany
Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Telefonica Research, Madrid, Spain
Gustavo Gonzalez-Sanchez, Mediapro R&D, Spain
Maxim Gurevich, Yahoo Research, USA
Heath Hohwald, Telefonica Research, Madrid, Spain
Jose Iria, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
Ashish Kapoor, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
George Magoulas, Birkbeck College, London, UK
Bhaskar Mehta, Google, Zurich, Switzerland
David R. Millen, IBM Research, Cambridge, USA
Qiankun Zhao, Audience Touch, Beijing, China

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