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DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CALL FOR PAPERS
UMAP2015: 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
29th June -- 3rd July 2015, Dublin, Ireland
Submission deadline (DC papers) : March 6th, 2015. (11:59pm Hawaii time)
Acceptance notifications (DC Papers): March 27th, 2015. (11:59pm Hawaii
Camera-ready version (DC Papers): April 5, 2013.
*UMAP 2015 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CALL FOR PAPERS*
*ABOUT THE DOCTORAL CONSORTIU*M
Following a tradition started in 1994, the UMAP 2015 Conference will
include a Doctoral Consortium Session whichprovides an unequalled
opportunity for doctoral students to explore and develop their research
interests under the guidance of a panel of distinguished research faculty.
The consortium format benefits students' learning about how to become
better researchers, and better participants in the research community;
academics benefit from seeing new directions, innovative ideas and novel
The doctoral consortium is implemented as a 'student mentoring' program
that introduces students to senior researchers in the relevant fields.
Students are expected to document in a brief submission their doctoral
research (see below described submission information for further
details), which will be evaluated by the consortium committee.
·Good quality applications will be selected for presentation at a
dedicated workshop as part of the conference.
·Promising, but less well-developed applications will be selected for
presentation at a poster session.
Each student with an accepted application will be assigned a mentor who
will provide feedback on the student's work and will discuss the
doctoral research with the student and the audience at the consortium.
Topics include (but are not limited to) the areas listed on the UMAP
*Techniques in User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies *(including:
Personalizing information access, Recommending products,
Adapting/Contextualizing search, Enhancing learning outcomes, Adapting
interfaces, Personalizing search and information retrieval, Adapting
activities and workflow)
User Characteristics for User Modelling & Adaptive
Technologies*(including: Knowledge and skills, Interests and
preferences, Special needs, Affective states, Personality, Goals &
Plans, Contexts of use, Roles, Cultural characteristics)
Computational methods for User Modelling & Adaptive
Technologies*(Including: Data collection, User model construction &
representation, Algorithms for Personalization & Adaptation, Mediation
for user models, Architectures for user modeling & adaptive technologies)
Innovative Applications for User Modelling & Adaptive
Technologies*(Including: E-commerce, E-Learning, Cultural heritage,
Digital libraries, Social Media, Digital TV, Advertisement, Assistive
technologies and Healthcare, Entertainment and Games, Recommender systems)
E*nvironments for User Modelling & Adaptive Technologies*(Including:
Web-based systems, Desktop systems, Virtual or Immersive Environments,
Mobile and wearable systems, Smart objects, Groupware Systems)
Design, Usability and Evaluation issues for User Modelling & Adaptive
Technologies* (Including: Ensuring adequate control, understanding &
predictability, Preserving privacy, security and diversity, Avoiding
excessive narrowing of experience, Requirements capture, Formative
evaluation, User testing and validation)
*SUBMISSION INFORMATION *
To apply for the UMAP 2015 doctoral consortium, students are asked to
submit an abstract (up to a max 6 pages) of their doctoral research that
-the problem being addressed
-the motivation for addressing the problem
-the intended main contributions that the thesis aims to achieve
-the progress made to date (including a clear description of the
proposed approach) and the plan of further research
In their submission, each DC contribution may wish to consider some of
the following: indication of data to be used for experimentation,
indication of implementation approach, indication of evaluation criteria
and experimental design, identification of related (state of the art)
work, indication of potential innovation, application or contribution
for which the work is aimed.
Students should also identify the stage they are in the PhD programme,
and a brief description of their background in order to enable the
committee to adapt its assistance to each student.
Papers must be submitted via the UMAP Doctoral Consortium submission
site by CLICKING HERE <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=umap15dc>
They must be formatted according to Springer's LNCS style guidelines
Click Here <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>
The length of the abstract is limited to *maximum of*6 pages**.
Accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings, which
will be published as a book by Springer.
*FINANCIAL SUPPORT *
Funding for selected students with accepted contributions may be
available to cover some travel and accommodation expenses. More details
will be provided on the conference web site as soon as funds will be
Submission deadline: March 6th, 2015. (11:59pm Hawaii time)
Acceptance notifications: March 27th, 2015. (11:59pm Hawaii time)
Camera-ready version: April 5, 2013.
If you require more information about the UMAP Doctoral Consortium
please contact the UMAP DC Co-Chairs: Prof Vincent Wade,Prof Robin
Burke, Dr Alex O Connor via
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