UMAP 2017 CALL FOR TUTORIALS (Deadline: March 10)
The 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
to be held on July 9-12, 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia
co-located with SMAP 2017
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ACM UMAP 2017 invites tutorials that address the interests of its varied audience: people new to the User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization researchers and practitioners who wish to learn new technologies, users of personalized technologies, representatives of government and funding agencies as well as potential private investors in personalized technologies. We welcome submissions of tutorial proposals on all major topics related to user modeling and personalization technologies. We especially solicit proposals for tutorials of the following types:
• Tutorials with a coherent theme providing an introduction to new user modeling technologies, methods, techniques, and trends (e.g., exploiting data mining and big data analytics for user modeling, evaluation methodologies, data visualization, evaluation, ethical issues, etc.).
• Tutorials describing the application of user modeling and personalization technologies in specific domains (e.g., health sciences, e-government, e-commerce, cultural heritage, education, internet of things, mobile, music, information retrieval, natural language processing, etc.).
• Tutorials presenting techniques from other fields that are of relevance for user modeling and personalization research, including social sciences, digital humanities, biomedical or cognitive science, and neuroscience research.
Tutorials may focus on theoretical topics, however, we encourage organizers to incorporate hands-on sessions where appropriate. The tutorial should reach a good balance between the topic coverage and its relevance to the community. Tutorials can be half a day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours).
Tutorial proposals due: March 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance: March 25, 2017
Tutorial Day: 9 July (Sunday)
Organizers of accepted tutorials are responsible for preparing the materials for attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material, software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions, etc.). The UMAP 2017 Organizing Committee is responsible for providing publicity for the tutorials as part of the conference publicity activities, and on-site logistical support to the organizers and attendees, including hosting tutorial materials on the UMAP website.
In the interest of the overall quality of the conference, the Tutorial Chairs reserve the right to merge tutorials and/or adjust the scope thereof in case a minimum number of registrations is not reached by the early registration deadline May 26, 2017.
Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages, and should contain the following information:
• Abstract. 200 words maximum, for inclusion on the UMAP2017 website.
• Tutorial description. Should detail the objectives of the tutorial and relevance to UMAP2017; information about the scope and level of detail of the material to be covered; learning objectives; practical sessions.
• Intended audience (e.g. students, professionals, HCI people, etc.).
• Tutorial length. The tutorial can be full or half day.
• If applicable, specify other venues to which the tutorial or part thereof has been or will be presented, in addition to explaining how the current tutorial differs from the other editions. Links to the slides of previous tutorial editions (if applicable) should be included in the proposal. Also provide the number of participants that attended the tutorial in the past, if the tutorial has already been given, and explain that number in the light of the size of the conference and the placement of the tutorial (e.g., in parallel with other events, after the closing, etc.).
• Brief professional biography of the presenter(s) indicating previous training and speaking experience (such as teaching and tutorial presentation). Please also include a 100 word brief to put on the UMAP website.
All proposals will be reviewed by the Tutorial chairs and discussed within the organization committee of the UMAP2017.
Proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email to the tutorial chairs at [log in to unmask] by March 10, 2017. An acknowledgment will be sent for confirmation. If you do not receive it after a couple of days, please check directly with the Tutorial Chairs.
Cecile Paris, CSIRO Data61, Australia (cecile.paris AT csiro.au)
Olga C. Santos, UNED, Spain (ocsantos AT dia.uned.es)
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