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----------------------- Call for Participation ------------------------

                               UMAP 2013

                     21st International Conference 

           on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

                           June 10-14, 2013

                              Rome, Italy







- Registration dates

Normal registration: 11 May - 31 May

Late registration: 1 June - On site


- Registration page


- Detailed schedule






The International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and 

Personalization (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

biennial User Modeling and Adaptive Hypermedia conferences that were

merged in 2009. It is organized under the auspices of User Modeling Inc.  

The conference spans a wide scope of topics related to user modeling and 

personalization, including construction of user models, adaptive 

responses, tailoring of search results, recommending products, Web usage 

mining, collaborative and content-based filtering. Please see the more 

detailed listing of conference topics below.


As the combination of the two leading conference series in this area, 

UMAP is now the single "place to be" for anyone involved in user modeling, 

adaptation, and personalization. The conference proceedings will be widely 

available in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 

Moreover, they will be included in the ACM Digital Library. These sources 

will be the first place that people look to find the latest results in 

this area. The Conference will include invited talks from leading 

researchers in the field, research presentations (long papers, short papers,

and posters), industry papers, demos, tutorials, and workshops as well as 

a Doctoral Consortium. Accepted papers are eligible for the Springer Best 

Paper Award. In addition, UMAP provides student support and full papers

with a student as the first author are eligible for the James Chen Award 

for the best student paper.


UMAP topics of interest including, but not limited to:


* Purposes of UMAP

  - Personalizing information

  - Recommending products

  - Tailoring search results

  - Enhancing learning outcomes

  - Adapting interfaces

  - Personalizing support

  - Assuming routine tasks


* User Characteristics for UMAP

  - Knowledge and skills

  - Interests and preferences

  - Special needs

  - Affective states

  - Personality

  - Goals and plans

  - Contexts of use

  - Roles

  - Cultural characteristics


* Computational methods for UMAP

  - Data collection

  - User model construction and representation

  - Algorithms for personalization and adaptation

  - Architectures for UMAP


* Application domains for UMAP

  - E-commerce

  - E-learning

  - Cultural heritage

  - Healthcare

  - Assistive technologies

  - Digital libraries

  - Entertainment and Games

  - Office work

  - Recommender systems

  - Targeted advertisement

  - Digital TV

  - Social media


* 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


* Methods for design and evaluation of UMAP

  - Requirements gathering

  - Formative evaluation

  - User testing

  - Validation

  - Performance tests


* Usability issues for UMAP

  - Ensuring adequate control, understanding, and predictability

  - Preserving privacy and security

  - Avoiding excessive narrowing of experience





* General Co-Chairs:

  - Alessandro Micarelli, Roma Tre University, Italy

  - Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy


* Program Co-Chairs:

  - Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, USA

  - Stephan Weibelzahl, National College of Ireland, Ireland


* Industry Track Co-Chairs:

  - Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo! Research, Spain

  - Michael Pazzani, University of California Riverside, USA


* Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:

  - Marco de Gemmis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

  - Stephanie Elzer-Schwartz, Millersville University, USA


* Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs:

  - Shlomo Berkovsky, NICTA, Australia

  - Pasquale Lops, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy


* Poster and Demo Co-Chairs:

  - Eelco Herder, L3S, Germany

  - Olga C. Santos, aDeNu UNED, Spain


* Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:

  - Fabio Gasparetti, Roma Tre University, Italy

  - Giuseppe Sansonetti, Roma Tre University, Italy


* Student Volunteers:

  - Carla Limongelli, Roma Tre University, Italy


* Publicity Chair:

  - Ivan Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain


* Programme Committee:

  - Fabian Abel, TU Delft

  - David Albrecht, Monash University

  - Kenro Aihara, National Institute of Informatics

  - Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino

  - Mathias Bauer, mineway GmbH

  - Ryan S.J.D. Baker, Columbia University Teachers College

  - Joseph Beck, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  - Shlomo Berkovsky, NICTA

  - Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh

  - Susan Bull, University of Birmingham

  - Richard Burns, West Chester University

  - Rosa M. Carro, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

  - Federica Cena, University of Torino

  - Chien Chin Chen, National Taiwan University

  - David Chin, University of Hawaii

  - Mihaela Cocea, University of Portsmouth

  - Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia

  - Albert Corbett, Carnegie Mellon University

  - Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick

  - Paul De Bra, Eindhoven University of Technology

  - Robin Cohen, University of Waterloo

  - Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds

  - Peter Dolog, Aalborg University

  - Benedict Du Boulay, University of Sussex

  - Stephanie Elzer-Schwartz, Millersville University

  - Rosta Farzan, Carnegie Mellon University

  - Cristina Gena, University of Turin

  - Bradley Goodman, The MITRE Corporation

  - Floriana Grasso, University of Liverpool

  - Eduardo Guzmán, Universidad de Málaga

  - Melanie Hartmann, AGT Group

  - Neil Heffernan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  - Nicola Henze, University of Hannover

  - Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center

  - Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft

  - Anthony Jameson, DFKI

  - Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund

  - W. Lewis Johnson, Alelo Inc.

  - Judy Kay, University of Sydney

  - Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine

  - Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa

  - James Lester, North Carolina State University

  - Tobias Ley, Tallinn University

  - Mark Maybury, MITRE

  - Judith Masthoff, University of Aberdeen

  - Gordon McCalla, University of Saskatchewan

  - Lorraine Mcginty, University College Dublin

  - Tanja Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

  - Riichiro Mizoguchi, University of Osaka

  - Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University

  - Georgios Paliouras, Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, NCSR

  - Alexandros Paramythis, Cyberhouse Gmbh

  - Mykola Pechenizkiy, Eindhoven University of Technology

  - Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

  - Cristobal Romero, University of Cordoba

  - Olga C. Santos, Spanish National University for Distance Education

  - Barry Smyth, University College Dublin

  - Carlo Tasso, University of Udine

  - Nava Tintarev, University of Aberdeen

  - Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan

  - Yang Wang, Syracuse University

  - Gerhard Weber, University of Education Freiburg

  - Kalina Yacef, University of Sydney

  - Michael Yudelson, Carnegie Mellon University

  - Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University



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