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The 4th International Workshop on Human Aspects in Adaptive and 
Personalized Interactive Environments, in conjunction with the 27th ACM 
Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (ACM UMAP 
2019), Larnaca, Cyprus, 9-12 June 2019

Full details are available online:


Submission deadline: 13 March 2019
Notification: 26 March 2019
Camera-ready: 03 April 2019


State-of-the-art approaches in adaptation and personalization research 
consider user models that mostly maintain information regarding the 
“traditional” user characteristics (i.e., experience, knowledge, 
interests, context), and related contextual or technology aspects (i.e., 
displays, connectivity, processing power). While modeling these factors 
has shown significant improvements and benefits to the end-users in 
terms of user experience, there is an urgent need for a step change 
signifying the further engagement into research that will produce more 
holistic human-centered practices. The vision is to highlight the 
“human-in-the-loop” approach considering intrinsic user characteristics 
and abilities, like perceptual, personality, visual, cognitive and 
emotional factors adhering the theories of individual differences. 
Moreover, recent studies show the need for broadening the scope of 
diversity parameters to include characteristics such as motivation, 
self-actualization, and socio-cultural differences.
The overarching goal of HAAPIE 2019 is to bring together researchers and 
practitioners working in areas of human aspects in adaptation and 
personalization, and aims to:

- Explore state-of-the-art and new implicit and explicit methods and 
techniques for modeling a broad range of human factors of users and 
behaviors – both separately and in possible combinations (e.g., 
cognitive abilities and age; motivation and cultural differences);
- Explore personalization methods, computational intelligence 
algorithms, recommendation models, and real-time paradigms that can 
improve the efficiency and effectiveness of human-centered user tasks 
and interventions;
- Compare challenges and experiences in different real world contexts 
and applications (e.g., decision support, learning, wellbeing, 
security), where a holistic view on human aspects is needed to provide a 
positive user experience; and
- Identify theoretical and computational models for the design, 
development and evaluation of human aspects in adaptation and 

The added value will be to shape new human-centered adaptive interactive 
environments and personalized platforms that can contribute towards 
viable long-term solutions.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Human-centered Modeling, Adaptation Methods and Techniques
- Influence of Human Factors on Interactive Systems for Personalization
- Usage of Human Factors for Personalization
- Implicit and Explicit Detection of Human Factors for Personalization
- Human-centered Algorithms for Content Recommendation and Delivery
- Novel Human-centered Interaction Concepts and User Interfaces
- Individual Differences (Personality, Cognition, Gender, Age, etc.)
- Synergy of Affective and Human Cognitive Factors
- Modeling Groups and Communities of Diverse Users
- Evaluation of Human Aspects in Adaptation and Personalization
- Personalized Access to Services Content
- User Experience in Human-centered Systems
- Cultural and Language Diversity and Adaptation
- Age-specific Personalization and Adaptation
- Adaptation and Personalization for Users with Special Needs
- Personalization and Adaptation for Behavior Change
- User Context Awareness
- Human Aspects in Personalized Internet of Things Applications
- User-centric Cyber-Physical-Social Adaptive Systems
- Human Aspects in Social Adaptive Robots
- Adaptation and Personalization in Usable Privacy and Security
- Privacy & Ethical Aspects of Modeling Human Factors in Personalization 


In HAAPIE 2019 we encourage original and relevant contributions focusing 
on experiences and lessons learned from real-life applications, current 
state-of-the-art methodologies, challenges tackled and solutions 
adopted, tools, algorithms, and services in the academic, public or 
private sector, studies, theories, techniques, and evaluation procedures 
that could support human-centered adaptation and personalization issues 
in various levels of interactive environments.
All workshop papers must contain original, previously unpublished, 
research work abiding the two publication types:

- Full research papers (6 pages, incl. references), proposing new 
approaches, innovative methods and research findings. They should make 
substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to the research 
- Short research papers (4 pages, incl. references), presenting work in 
progress, lessons learnt, positions, emerging or future research issues 
and directions on human aspect challenges in the area.

Manuscripts should be formatted using the ACM Standard double-column 
(SIGCONF) templates 


All papers will undergo a peer review process by at least two expert 
reviewers to ensure a high standard of quality. Referees will consider 
originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition, 
and relevance to the workshop's topics.
Research papers should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file 
through the EasyChair submission system 
( Accepted papers 
will be published by ACM and will be available via the ACM Digital 


Panagiotis Germanakos, SAP SE, DE & University of Cyprus, CY
Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK
Ben Steichen, California State Polytechnic Uni., Pomona, USA
Alicja Piotrkowicz, University of Leeds, UK

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