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William Hudson <[log in to unmask]>
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10th International Conference on User Modeling, UM'05

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 24-29 July, 2005


The International User Modeling Conferences represent the central forum
for the discussion and presentation of research and industry results in
the development of personalized systems, as well as basic research about
personalization. In the last 25 years, the field of User Modeling has
produced significant new theories and methods to analyze and model
computer users in short and long-term interactions. Moreover, methods
for personalizing human-computer interaction based on user models have
been successfully developed, applied and evaluated in a number of
domains, such as information filtering, e-commerce, adaptive natural
language and adaptive educational systems. New User Modeling topics are
emerging, including adaptation to user attitudes and affective states,
personalized interaction in mobile, ubiquitous and context-aware
computing and in user interactions with embodied autonomous agents. User
Modeling research is being influenced by different fields, such as
Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive
Psychology, Linguistics, Education, as well as, by newly emerging links
with Customer Relationship Management and technologies for the
communication on the Web, such as Web Services and the Semantic Web.

UM'05 invites submissions in following categories:
  * Papers and posters
  * Workshops
  * Tutorials
  * Doctoral Consortium

Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited, to:

  * acquisition, updating and management of
  * user models and student models
  * 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 environments
  * 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 the handicapped and elderly
  * adaptive hypermedia and Web systems
  * intelligent information retrieval, information
  * filtering and content personalization
  * 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 context-aware computing
  * embodied animated agents
  * support of collaboration and group modeling
  * engineering adaptive systems

All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality,
significance, soundness and clarity. Three referees will review each


Preliminary workshop proposals: November 15, 2004 (see below)
Papers and posters: November 22, 2004
Tutorial proposals: December 6, 2004
Final workshop proposals: December 6, 2004 (see below) Doctoral
Consortium Papers: January 28, 2005 Papers/Posters Notification: January
28, 2005 Camera-Ready Versions Submission: February 28, 2005 Workshop
Papers Submission: March 7, 2005
Conference: 24-29 July, 2005


The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag
in Lecture Notes in Computer Science
( under the title "UM2005
User Modeling: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference".
For camera-ready format instructions, please see "For Authors"
instructions at
The page limit is 10 pages for papers, 5 pages for posters, and 3 pages
for the Doctoral Consortium submissions.


Conference Chair:
     Paul Brna, Northumbria University, UK

Program Co-Chairs:
     Liliana Ardissono, Universita` di Torino, Italy
     Tanja Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Organizing Chair:
     Alison Cawsey, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs:
     Kathleen McCoy, University of Delaware, US
     Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:
     Jon Oberlander, University of Edimburgh, UK
     Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK

Industrial Liaison CHair:
     Daniel Kudenko, University of York, UK

Publicity Co-Chairs:
     Nicolas van Labeke, Northumbria University, UK
     Ayse Goker, Robert Gordon University, UK

Program Committee:

Lora Aroyo, The Netherlands
Mathias Bauer, Germany
Joseph Beck, USA
Peter Brusilovsky, USA
Susan Bull, UK
Sandra Carberry, USA
Noelle Carbonell, France
Keith Cheverst, UK
David Chin, USA
Luca Chittaro, Italy
Cristina Conati, Canada
Albert Corbett, USA
Paul De Bra, The Netherlands
Nadja De Carolis, Italy
Fiorella de Rosis, Italy
Vania Dimitrova, UK
Peter Dolog, Germany
Gerhard Fischer, USA
Elena Gaudioso, Spain
Piotr Gmytrasiewicz, USA
Brad Goodman, USA
Jim Greer, Canada
Haym Hirsh, USA
Eric Horvitz, USA
Anthony Jameson, Germany
Gal Kaminka, Israel
Judy Kay, Australia
Alfred Kobsa, USA
Joseph Konstan, USA
Antonio Krueger, Germany
Frank Linton, USA
Diane Litman, USA
Brent Martin, New Zealand
Mark Maybury, USA
Gordon McCalla, Canada
Kathleen McCoy, USA
Eva Millan, Spain
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan
Wolfgang Nejdl, Germany
Helen Pain, UK
George Paliouras, Greece
Cecile Paris, Australia
Daniela Petrelli, UK
Candy Sidner, USA
Barry Smyth, Ireland
Markus Specht, Germany
Carlo Tasso, Italy
Julita Vassileva, Canada
Gerhard Weber, Germany
Stephan Weibelzahl, Germany
Ross Wilkinson, Australia
Frank Wittig, Germany
Ingrid Zukerman, Australia


Workshop proposals should provide sufficient information 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

* Title of the proposed workshop.
* Names and full addresses, including contact details, of the
  workshop chair(s).
* 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 via e-mail (either plain text or pdf
format) to both UM05 workshop chairs:

Vania Dimitrova ([log in to unmask]) and Kathleen McCoy
([log in to unmask]

with a subject line of: UM05 Workshop Proposal

Workshop organizers are encouraged to submit a preliminary workshop
proposal containing a brief outline of the workshop which will be used
to identify possible overlap of workshop topics and, in this case,
cooperation and joint workshop organization may be suggested.


For further information about workshop organization check the conference
web site: