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2nd Workshop on LifeLong User Modelling
in conjunction with UMAP, June, 2013, Rom, Italy


Deadline for paper submission: April 08, 2013


Invited Speaker: Dr. Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Title: Experience of a Lifelogger: Tasks and Challenges

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Workshop on on LifeLong User Modelling in conjunction with UMAP 2013.

Nowadays, we are surrounded by technology that assists us in our everyday life. We use GPS devices to navigate from A to B, we use all kind of sensors to track our sport activities, we query the WWW for information while on the go and we use all kinds of devices and software to communicate with our friends and family to share opinions, pictures, etc. With today’s technology, we have the capability to automatically record at large-scale the places that we have been to, things we have seen, people we communicate with and how active we are – we’re already creating a lifelog.
This creation of lifelogs offers new possibilities for personalization but the resulting data volume raises new challenges. Analyzing this large data corpus will enable us to better understand ourselves: What are my habits and interests? Or, even more specific: Do I live a healthy life? Answering these questions can lead to a more conscious lifestyle. One big challenge is the creation and management of long term, even life long, user models that capture salient aspects about the user over very long periods of time, possibly spanning periods from early childhood to old age. Further, these models have to handle changing interests over time. Also, such lifelogging models have to be usable by different applications. Other challenges pertain processing big data and identifying user interests, skills etc. and their usage in real world systems like health or recommendation systems. Following the successful first Workshop on Lifelong User Modelling which was held in conjunction with UMAP 2009 (, this workshop aims to engage researchers from both user modelling and lifelogging communities to discuss emerging research trends in this field.

The workshop aims at improving the exchange of ideas between the different research communities  and  practitioners involved in the research on user modeling and lifelogging. The workshop will focus on the following key questions:
- What lifelogging techniques exist that can benefit from long-term user modeling?
- How can user interfaces assist to explore lifelogs and/or the underlying user models?
- What personalisation techniques can be used in the context of life logging?
- How should privacy issues be addressed when it is possible to create detailed user models covering every aspect of one’s life?
- What are the particular representational requirements for life-long user modeling?
- What are the requirements for enabling a life-long user model to be useful for a range of applications?
- Which aspects need to be part of the foundation design of technical solutions that will ensure the user’s privacy over their life-long user model?
- How will we ensure users can control and share their life-long user model effectively?
- What are the relevant existing standards that should be part of life-long user modelling and where is there a need for additional standards?


All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. All submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the workshop committee and will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.

Full papers should be 4-10 pages. Submissions must adhere to the Springer LNCS format (see the example document with author instructions), and be made through the EasyChair conference system.<>

Accepted papers will be published online in a combined UMAP Workshop & Poster Proceedings volume of the CEUR workshop proceedings.

Submissions due: April 08

Notification: May 01

Workshop day: June 14


Frank Hopfgartner, DAI Labor, TU Berlin, Germany

Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia

Bob Kummerfeld, University of Sydney, Australia

Till Plumbaum, DAI Labor, TU Berlin, Germany

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