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======================== CALL FOR PAPERS =======================

UMAP2015: 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

29th June – 3rd July 2015, Dublin, Ireland


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 2015 is focused on bringing together cutting edge research from 
user interaction & modeling, adaptive technologies and delivery 
platforms. UMAP 2015 will have the theme “Contextualizing the World”, 
highlighting the significance and impact of User Modeling & Adaptive 
Technologies on a large number of everyday application areas such as: 
intelligent learning environments, recommender systems, ecommerce, 
advertising, personalized information retrieval and access, digital 
humanities, eGovernment, cultural heritage, and personalized health.

UMAP2015 will explore, study and shape a broad range of dimensions faced 
by modern user adaptive systems, covering the following topics:

Techniques in User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies
- Personalizing information access
- Recommending products
- Adapting/Contextualizing search
- Enhancing learning outcomes
- Adapting interfaces
- Personalizing search and information retrieval
- Adapting activities and workflow

Innovative Applications for User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies
- E-commerce
- E-learning
- Cultural heritage
- Digital libraries
- Social media, digital TV, advertisement
- Assistive technologies and healthcare
- Entertainment and games
- Recommender systems

User Characteristics for User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies
- Knowledge and skills
- Interests and preferences
- Special needs
- Affective states, personality
- Goals & Plans
- Contexts of use, roles
- Cultural characteristics

Environments for User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies
- Web-based systems
- Desktop systems
- Virtual or immersive environments
- Mobile and wearable systems
- Smart objects
- Groupware systems

Design, Usability and Evaluation issues for User Modeling & Adaptive 
- Ensuring user adequate control, understanding and & predictability
- Preserving privacy, security and diversity
- Avoiding excessive narrowing of experience
- Requirements capture
- Formative evaluation
- User testing and validation

Computational methods for User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies
- Data collection
- User model construction & representation
- Algorithms for personalization & adaptation
- Mediation of user models
- Architectures for user modeling & adaptive technologies

UMAP 2015 will include high quality peer-reviewed papers related to the 
above topics and is organized into three main tracks: research track, 
experience track and industry track.

Research track
Peer reviewed, original, and principled research papers addressing the 
theory and practice of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization. 
Papers will be assessed based on the originality and significance of the 
presented contribution to the research field, as well as their technical 
soundness and overall readability.

Experience track
Peer reviewed papers showcasing innovative use of User Modeling, 
Adaptation and Personalization, exploring the benefits and challenges of 
applying user modeling techniques and adaptation technology in real-life 
applications and contexts. Papers will be assessed based on the novelty 
of the application, the potential impact from the utilization of user 
modeling and adaptation technologies in the specific case, and the 
usefulness of the presented experience for extending the UMAP research 
and application.

Industry track
Peer reviewed papers showcasing mature and solid use of User Modeling, 
Adaptation and Personalization, clearly illustrating the benefits and 
challenges of applying user modeling techniques and adaptation 
technology in commercial contexts. Papers will be assessed based on the 
maturity and the robustness of the solution, and the economic and social 

The Research and Experience track will accept the submission of both 
“long" papers (12 pages) and “short" papers (6 pages). Submissions to 
the Industry track should be of a maximum 8 pages with a specific 
commercial focus. In order to maintain the high quality and impact of 
the UMAP series, each paper in all three tracks will have three reviews 
by program committee members. The program chairs will coordinate the 
review process.


Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair conference system

They must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS style guidelines and not 
exceed the page length, as specified above.

The long and short paper categories will be strictly kept apart in the 
submission and review process. Accepted papers will be distributed to 
conference attendees, and also published by Springer in both online and 
printed conference proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the 
conference and present the paper there.


Abstract submission: January 30th 2015
Papers submission: February 6th 2015
Notification to authors: 23rd March 2015
Camera-ready submission: 13th April 2015

The submissions times are 11:59pm Hawaii time.


General Chairs: Owen Conlan and Séamus Lawless
Program Chairs: Kalina Bontcheva and Francesco Ricci


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