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10th International Conference on USER MODELING UM05
First Call for Workshop Proposals
The UM05 Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held in
conjunction with the 10th International Conference on User
Modeling (UM05) to be held from July 24th to July 30, 2005 in
Edinburgh, Scotland. Workshops are intended to provide a forum
for in-depth discussions on current topics in user modeling and
user adaptive interaction. Scientific debate should be fostered
to exchange ideas and advance the research field. Workshop themes
should be related, but are not limited, to the conference topics:
* acquisition, updating and management of user models and student
* security and privacy aspects in the management of user data
* evaluation of user modeling techniques
* user model representation standards
* user model information sharing in ubiquitous services and smart
* user modeling servers
* user modeling in the Semantic Web
* user modeling and adaptive systems
* applications of user modeling systems and techniques
* data mining for personalization and cross-recommendation
* affective computing
* adaptation to people with disabilities and the elderly
* adaptive hypermedia and Web systems
* intelligent information retrieval, information filtering and
* collaborative filtering and recommender systems
* adaptive user interfaces
* dialog planning and response tailoring
* plan recognition and generation
* presentation planning
* recognition and correction of misconceptions
* intelligent tutoring systems
* human-computer cooperation, user support
* adaptive learning environments
* personalized Web sites and services
* personalized interaction in Virtual Reality and 3D Interfaces
* personalized interaction in mobile, ubiquitous and
* embodied animated agents
* support of collaboration and group modeling
* engineering adaptive systems
How to propose a workshop
Workshop proposals should provide sufficient information for the
workshop chairs and reviewers to judge the importance, quality,
and benefits for the research community. Each workshop should
have one or more chairs and a program committee. Proposals should
be 2-4 pages long and should provide the following information:
* Title of the proposed workshop.
* Names and full addresses, including contact details, of the
* A brief description of the workshop topic and goals, its
relevance to UM05 and significance for the research field.
* A description of the target audience, areas from which the
participants are expected to come, strategy for publicizing the
workshop, number of expected participants, names of potential
attendees (if known).
* Arrangements for the organization of the workshop, including
length (half day or one day) and a brief outline of the workshop
describing anticipated format and possible session names.
* Names, addresses, and home page links of people who have agreed
to be part of the workshop program committee if the workshop
proposal is accepted. This list should preferably include people
from at least three different sites.
* A brief description of the organizers experience and background
in the topic, and links to web pages of the workshop chairs.
Workshops should be submitted on or before December 6, 2005 via
e-mail (either plain text or pdf format) to both UM05 workshop
Vania Dimitrova ([log in to unmask]) and
Kathleen McCoy ([log in to unmask]
With a subject line of: UM05 Workshop Proposal
While not required, workshop organizers are encouraged to submit
a preliminary workshop proposal containing a brief outline of the
workshop before November 15th 2004. The outlines will be used to
identify possible overlap of workshop topics and, in this case,
cooperation and joint workshop organization may be suggested.
Organization of workshops
All workshop participants will be required to register both for
the UM05 conference and for the workshop.
The workshop organizers will be responsible for:
* Producing a call for participation and publicizing the workshop.
* Producing the workshop web site, which should be linked to the
main site of the UM05 conference.
* In conjunction with the program committee, reviewing workshop
papers and determining which will be accepted for presentation.
* Keeping the UM05 Workshop Chairs informed of the number of
submissions to your workshop and the number of accepted papers.
* Producing the workshop notes which should be linked to the
workshop web site.
* Scheduling the activities of the workshop.
* Giving a short presentation of the workshop results at the main
* Producing a one page extended abstract to be included in the
Preliminary Workshop proposals: November 15th 2004
Final workshop proposals: December 6th 2004
Workshop paper submissions: March 7th 2005
Workshop paper acceptance notification: April 7th 2005
Workshop days: July 24-25th 2005
UM95 Workshop chairs
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Delaware, USA
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Home page: http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mccoy/
Tel: 302-831-1956, Fax: 302-831-4091
School of Computing
University of Leeds, UK
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Home page: http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/vania/
Tel: +44-113-3431674 , Fax: +44-113-3435468