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UMAP 2011  --  19th International Conference on
User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

Girona - Spain, July 11-15, 2011

Research and Industry Papers: 31 January 2011, abstracts due 24 January 2011
Doctoral Consortium Papers: 7 February 2011
Demos and Posters: 15 April 2011 (late 13 May 2011)

UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and 
practitioners working on systems that adapt to their individual users, 
or to groups of users, and collect and represent information about users 
for this purpose. It is organized under the auspices of User Modeling Inc.

The 19th edition, UMAP 2011, will be held at the Centre Cultural la 
MercŔ in the city of Girona, Spain.

Conference Topics

The conference spans a wide scope of topics related to user modeling and 
personalization, including tailoring of search results, recommending 
products, Web usage mining and collaborative filtering. The following 
lists describe several dimensions along which UMAP systems can vary.

- Purposes (recommending products, tailoring search results, enhancing 
learning outcomes, assuming routine tasks, etc.)
- User characteristics (knowledge and skills, interests and preferences, 
contexts of use, roles, , etc.)
- Application domains (e-commerce, healthcare, office work, targeted 
advertisement, digital TV, etc.)
- Environments (web-based, desktop, groupware, mobile and wearable 
systems, smart objects, etc.)
- Computational methods (data collection, user model extraction and 
representation, adaptation methods, architectures, etc.)
- Evaluation (requirements specification, formative evaluation, user 
testing, validation, performance tests, etc.)
- Practical aspects (privacy and security, cost-justifying, integrating 
UMAP, valuing user experience, etc.)
- User interfaces and interaction (design principles, experimental 
evaluation, profile gathering and editing, etc.)
- Case studies of UMAP systems:  examples of deployed systems with 
significant detail and analysis to guide and motivate future systems 
development and research.

Submission Categories

RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY PAPERS (deadline 31 January 2011, abstracts due 24 
January 2011)

- Long research papers (12 pages maximum) should present original 
reports of substantive new research.
- Short research papers (6 pages) should present original and 
unpublished highly promising research.
- Industry Papers (long or short) should report on innovative commercial 
implementations or applications or experiences in practical situations.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM PAPERS (deadline 7 February 2011)

The Doctoral Consortium is a forum for Ph.D. students to get feedback 
and advice from the Doctoral Consortium committee. Submissions (4 pages) 
should include original and unpublished descriptions of the student's 
topic, proposed contributions, and results achieved so far.

DEMOS AND POSTERS (deadline 15 April 2011, late submission 13 May 2011)

UMAP 2011 invites demonstrations of innovative UMAP-based systems 
(including research prototypes) and posters.  Descriptions (max. 3 pages 
in Springer LNCS format) must be original and unpublished accounts of 
such systems.

More details and submission instructions at

Accepted research, industry and doctoral consortium papers will be 
published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 
series, both in hardcopy and electronically through SpringerLink. They 
will also be indexed in the ACM Digital Library.

Organization Committee

General Co-Chairs
Jose L Marzo, University of Girona, Spain
Nuria Oliver, Telefonica Research, Spain

Program Co-Chairs
Joe Konstan, University of Minnesota, US.
Ricardo Conejo, Universidad de Malaga, Spain

Industry Track Co-Chairs
Enrique Frias-Martinez, Telefonica Research, Spain
Marc Torrens, Strands Labs, Spain

Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs
Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa, Israel
Liliana Ardissono, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Italy

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Demo and Poster Co-Chairs
Slivia Baldiris, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, Germany

Local Arrangements Chair
Ramon Fabregat, University of Girona, Spain
Marc Torrens, Strands Labs, Spain

Publicity Chair
Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Germany

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