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Call for papers: The 1th International Workshop on Temporal Aspects in User
Modelling (UMTempAspects)

UMTempAspects 2017 is co-located with ACM UMAP 2017, 9-12th July 2017 at
FIIT STU, Bratislava, Slovakia

Abstract and Topics

The workshop will focus on considering temporal aspects for user modelling.

Nowadays computerized systems strive to provide personalized services to
their users, from product recommendations, to education and personalized
medicine – tailoring online courses and healthcare services to the
individual needs and preferences. An essential component to support
personalization of services is a user model – a representation of the user
in the specific domain of interest, whether it is a recommendation about a
product, a piece of content, a route to a destination or a medical
treatment, all must take the user characteristics into consideration.
Naturally, the user model needs to be adapted over time, as new information
is acquired by the system and user behavior evolves. The need to
continuously update the user model stems from the simple fact that new
information about users becomes continuously available and that users
change: their characteristics and preferences change over time – they
acquire new skills, gain experience, their tastes, preferences, goals change
as well as their physical, psychological and physiological characteristics…
Therefore, there is a strong temporal aspect in user modelling and a need to
research it further.

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working
in order to look at the challenges from the point of view of the temporal
aspects in user modelling. All in all, the workshop will aim at attracting
presentations of novel ideas for addressing these challenges and how to
advance the current state of the art in this field.

Topics (of interest) include (but are not limited to):

•             Specific applications and case studies (evaluation) 

•  Specific methods and techniques for integrating temporal aspects into the
user modelling 

•   Considering temporal aspects in group modelling 

•   Lifelong user modelling 

•   Concept drift in user modelling 

•   Temporal-based Personalization 

•   Cross domain temporal patterns 

•   Interaction 

     o Temporal aspects of conversational interfaces 

   o  Interaction concepts with personal (mobile or desktop) and group
(on-site public or desktop) displays 

   o  Information needs, information access (incl. visualization) and search

   o Personalized explanations (in recommendation systems: movies, people,
e-commerce products etc.)


Submissions Page limits: Long papers ­ 6 pages + references; 

Short pages: 4 pages + references; 

Position paper/Demo paper 2 pages + references.

Note that the references do not count towards page limits. Papers that
exceed the page limits or formatting guidelines will be returned without

Submissions should be single blinded, i.e. authors names should be included
in the submissions.

Papers must be formatted using the ACM Standard SIGCONF templates:¬-template.

All papers should be submitted in PDF format via the online submission
system. (

An international panel of experts will review all submissions.

Demos need to provide links to the systems presented. Work that has already
been published should not be submitted unless it introduces a significant
addition to the previously published work. 

Important dates:

April 20, 2017: Submission deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)

May 20, 2017: Notification deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)

May 28, 2017: Camera-Ready deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)

Workshop organizers

Veronika Bogina, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> , The University
of Haifa, Israel

Judy Kay, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> , The
University of Sydney, Australia

David Konopnicki, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> , IBM
Research – Haifa

Tsvi Kuflik, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  , The
University of Haifa, Israel

Bamshad Mobasher, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> ,
DePaul University, Chicago, USA


List of  members of the program committee

Liliana    Ardissono, University of Torino

Shlomo Berkovsky, Data61 CSIRO 

Robin Burke, DePaul University

Alfred Kobsa, University of California 

Pasquale Lops, University of Bari

Inbal Ronen, IBM Haifa Labs

Giuseppe Sansonetti, Università Degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome 

Amit Tiroshi, Atlassian




Tsvi Kuflik, PhD.

  Associate Professor

  The University of Haifa

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