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Tsvi Kuflik <[log in to unmask]>
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UP 2012 1st International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personalization

in conjunction with IUI-2012 (

February 14th, Lisbon, Portugal.




In today's world, computer systems are part of almost every service we
receive; we either interact directly with them (as in: ATMs,
movies/transportation tickets purchasing kiosks, medical information kiosks,
etc.) or they operate in the background (e.g., food ordering, medical
treatment, flight boarding, shopping, etc.). Such services have the
potential to be personalized to users’ preferences and needs in ways that
will make them more friendly and useful. However, in order to do that,
knowledge about the target user is required. Asking users each time for
their preferences and needs can be time consuming for the user, inefficient
and irritating. Beyond that, services are delivered everywhere and in
changing environments; this means that the context varies too (with/without
internet connectivity, local/abroad, etc.). Recent developments in
technology (e.g., ubiquity of smart mobile devices) and social trends (e.g.,
online social networking) bring us closer to ubiquitous personalization, a
situation where no matter where we go we will be able to receive services
tailored to our personal preferences. In order to make ubiquitous
personalization available to the masses, researchers need to draw upon
knowledge that is multidisciplinary. Future personalized ubiquitous
solutions need to address topics such as: communication interfaces, user
interfaces, ubiquitous user modeling, lifelong user modeling and more. The
purpose of the proposed workshop is to bring together researchers and
practitioners from different domains so that they can contribute to the
discussion of how to make personalization ubiquitous.




In the workshop we will discuss Ubiquitous Personalization from 4 key
perspectives: Personalization, User Modeling, Privacy, and Infrastructure.

Personalization –

* Personalization in mobile and ubiquitous computing

* Location based personalization

* Semantic Web approaches and ontologies for personalization

* Social Web approaches for personalization

* Spatial and temporal reasoning for ubiquitous personalization

* Integrated reasoning and inferences with user and context models

* Personalization in intelligent environments like smart homes or smart cars

* User Interfaces personalization

* Lifelong aspects in personalization


User Modeling -

* User modeling interoperability

* Distributed and externalized user modeling

* Construction and acquisition of distributed user models

* Conflict resolution for ubiquitous user modeling

* Lifelong user modeling

Infrastructure -

* Interfaces and architectures for supporting personalization in both
offline and online modes of connectivity

* Ubiquitous communication interfaces for transferring user models

Privacy -

* Privacy, security and trust in ubiquitous personalization




Full papers with up to 6 pages and short papers with up to 3 pages are 

accepted for the UP workshop. The style files can be found at our 

website, where the submission process is described in detail.




* Paper submission deadline: January 6th, 2011

* Notification of acceptance: January 20th, 2011

* Camera ready: January 26th, 2012

* UP 2012 workshop: February 14th, 2012




Judy Kay – The University of Sydney, Australia

Bob Kummerfeld - The University of Sydney, Australia 

Tsvi Kuflik – The University of Haifa, Israel

Amit Tiroshi – The University of Haifa, Israel




Liliana Ardissono - The University of Torino, Italy

Shlomo Berkovsky – CSIRO, Australia

Fabian Bohnert – Monash University, Australia

Anthony Collins - The University of Sydney, Australia

Peter Dolog - Aalborg University, Denmark

Cristina Gena – The University of Torino, Italy

Dominikus Heckmann – DFKI, Germany

Geert-Jan Houben – TU Delft, The Netherlands

Alfred Kobsa – The University California, Irvine, CA, USA

Alexandros Paramythis – The University of Linz, Austria

Ilaria Torre – The University of Genoa, Italy

Julita Vassileva - University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Rainer Wasinger - The University of Sydney, Australia

Alan Wecker - The University of Haifa, Israel

Stephan Weibelzahl - National College of Ireland, Ireland




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* IUI 2012:

* Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

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