UMAP 2010 -- 18th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
USER MODELING, ADAPTATION, AND PERSONALIZATION
Big Island of Hawaii, June 20-24, 2010
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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
- 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
- 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.
DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM PAPERS (due Jan. 18, 2010)
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.
SUBMISSION FORMAT AND REVIEW PROCESS
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.
David N. Chin, University of Hawaii, Manoa
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
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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