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Big Island of Hawaii, June 20-24, 2010


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. UMAP is the successor to the biannual User  
Modeling and Adaptive Hypermedia conferences that were merged in 2009.  
It is organized under the auspices of User Modeling Inc.


The conference spans, but is not restricted to, the following topics:
- Purposes of UMAP: personalizing information, recommending products,  
tailoring search results, enhancing learning outcomes, personalizing  
help, assuming routine tasks, adapting interfaces, ...
- User characteristics for UMAP: knowledge and skills, interests and  
preferences, special needs, affective states, goals and plans,  
contexts of use, roles, cultural characteristics, ...
- Application domains for UMAP: e-commerce, e-learning, cultural  
heritage, healthcare, assistive technologies, digital libraries,  
office work, recommender systems, targeted advertisement, digital  
TV, ...
- Environments for UMAP: web-based systems (including the semantic/ 
social Web), desktop systems, groupware systems, mobile and wearable  
systems, smart environments, smart objects, virtual environments, ...
- Computational methods for UMAP: data collection, user model  
extraction and representation, adaptation methods, architectures for  
UMAP, ...
- Evaluation of UMAP: requirements specification, formative  
evaluation, user testing, validation, performance tests, ...
- Practical aspects of UMAP: privacy and security, cost-justifying  
UMAP, integrating UMAP, valuing user experience, ...


WORKSHOP PROPOSALS (due Nov. 23, 2009)
Workshop proposals (3 pages) should outline the area, goals, scope and  
format of the workshop, introducing also the members of the organizing  
team and their backgrounds. Preference will be given to workshops that  
aim to produce answers to one or more explicitly formulated questions  
and that involve interactive presentations and constructive work, as  
opposed to "miniconferences" that comprise mainly paper presentations.

TUTORIAL PROPOSALS (due Nov. 23, 2009)
Tutorial proposals (3 pages) should describe the topic of the tutorial  
and its importance, the intended style of presentation, and the  
instructor's qualifications. Conference participants can attend  
tutorials at no extra charge. Tutorial instructors will receive a  
complementary conference registration.

RESEARCH PAPERS (abstracts due Jan. 11, 2010; full papers Jan. 18)
- Long research papers (12 pages maximum) should present original  
reports of substantive new research. They should place the work within  
the field, and clearly indicate its innovative aspects and its  
- Short research papers (6 pages) should present original and  
unpublished highly promising research, whose merit will be assessed in  
terms of originality and importance rather than maturity and technical  
Both categories will be strictly kept apart in the review process.  
Only in extremely unusual circumstances can long papers be relegated  
to the short paper category.

INDUSTRY PAPERS (abstracts due Jan. 11, 2010; full papers Jan. 18)
The Industry Track solicits submissions covering innovative commercial  
implementations or applications of UMAP technologies, and experience  
in applying recent research advances to practical situations.  
Submissions may be either long papers (12 pages maximum) whose  
technical density should be comparable to that of research track  
submissions, or short papers (6 pages). Industry Track submissions  
must describe work performed in industry or concern industrial  
applications, and will typically include at least one industry author.

The Doctoral Consortium is a forum for Ph.D. students to get feedback  
and advice from the Doctoral Consortium committee. Submissions (3  
pages) should include original and unpublished descriptions of the  
student's topic, proposed contributions, and results achieved so far.  
They should clearly indicate the work that remains to be done and the  
questions on which the student would especially like to receive advice.

DEMONSTRATIONS (due May 18, 2010)
Demonstrations will showcase research prototypes of UMAP-based systems  
at the conference. Descriptions of demonstrations (3 pages) should be  
original and unpublished accounts of such systems. They should be  
accompanied by a specification of the system requirements, and by a  
draft poster of up to 9 slides or a single slide of about 24"x36" /  

POSTERS (due May 18, 2010)
Descriptions of posters (3 pages) should be original and unpublished  
accounts of innovative research ideas, projects, or results. They  
should be accompanied by a draft poster of up to 9 slides or a single  
slide of about 24"x36" / ISO A1.

All submissions must adhere to the Springer LNCS format, and be made  
through the EasyChair conference system (workshop and tutorial  
proposals should be sent directly to the respective co-chairs). They  
will be reviewed for relevance, originality, significance, validity  
and clarity. Reviews for research papers will be integrated by a lead  
reviewer and by the program chairs.

Accepted research, industry and doctoral consortium papers will be  
published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
(LNCS) series, both in hardcopy and electronically through  
SpringerLink. They will also be indexed in the ACM Digital Library.  
Accepted descriptions of posters, demonstrations, workshops and  
tutorials will be published in the UMAP Adjunct Proceedings.  
Significantly enhanced versions of research papers can be submitted to  
User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of  
Personalization Research (UMUAI) after the conference.


General Chair
    David N. Chin, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Program Co-Chairs
    Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine
    Paul De Bra, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Netherlands

Industry Track Co-Chairs
    Kurt Partridge, PARC, Palo Alto, California
    Bhaskar Mehta, Google, Zurich, Switzerland

Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs
    Judith Masthoff, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Yang Wang, University of California, Irvine

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
    Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Liana Razmerita, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Demo and Poster Co-Chairs
    Luz Quiroga, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    Fabian Bohnert, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Local Arrangements Chair
    Keith Edwards, University of Hawaii, Hilo

UMAP 2010 will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Kona side  
of the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Additional student housing will be  
available at the Aston Shores at Waikoloa and the Aston Waikoloa  
Colony Villas.

This conference series has awarded considerable travel support to  
students in the past, and it is expected that there will also be  
student funds available for UMAP 2010. Authors of accepted technical  
and doctoral consortium papers will receive highest priority.

-- Alfred Kobsa
    Univ. of California, Irvine

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