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UMAP 2010  --  18th International Conference on
User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

Big Island of Hawaii, June 20-24, 2010

Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
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.

Workshop Proposals (due Nov. 23, 2009)
A workshop provides an opportunity to meet researchers with similar interests, discuss common issues in a focused way and suggest directions for future research. 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.

Workshop proposals (3 pages) should contain:

1. A cover page including:
  - Workshop title
  - Name, affiliation, postal address, and e-mail address for each organizer
  - Identification of the primary contact person(s)

2. Area: Describe the overall topic of the workshop and why it is interesting for UMAP participants.

3. Goals: Identify the specific questions the workshop will focus on.

4. Format: Give a description of the proposed workshop format, specifying the mix of events such as position statements, invited talks, panels, demos, and general discussion. Indicate the intended duration (a half day or a full day). Provide a preliminary schedule with estimated times. Design your schedule for a length of 6 hours (full-day workshop) with a lunch break and two coffee breaks.

5. Participants: State your estimate of the number of participants and how you want to attract them. Also indicate how you plan to select participants and contributions to the workshop. Describe the relevant criteria and/or review process that will be used to select position papers.

6. Organizers: Give short descriptions of each organizerŐs relevant expertise and experience.

Workshop OrganizersŐ Responsibilities
The organizers of a workshop will be responsible for:
* Producing and distributing a Call for Participation.
* Selecting the contributions to be included in the workshop proceedings.
* Producing a two-page abstract.
* Scheduling and coordinating the activities of the workshop.
* Editing the workshop proceedings.
* Presenting a summary of the workshop results during the main conference.
* Creating and maintaining a workshop web site.

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.

Submission Instructions
Proposals should be submitted electronically to the workshop and tutorial cochairs, Judith Masthoff and Yang Wang:

All proposals will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee.

Important Dates
Monday               23 November 2009   Submission of workshop and tutorial proposals
Monday               14 December 2009   Notification to proposers

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