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                                CALL FOR PAPERS

                                2nd Workshop on

                        IN USER-ADAPTED INTERACTION

                           in conjunction with
                        User Modeling 2001

                Sonthofen, Germany, July 13-17, 2001

                *********DEADLINE: MARCH 8TH*********


This Workshop is the successor of the 1rst Workshop on Attitude,
Personality and Emotions that was held in conjunction with the UM'99
Conference in Banff, Canada.

Different schools of thought, such as psychology, cognitive science,
sociology and philosophy, developed theories about personality and
emotions. The goal of this Workshop is to promote these theories in the
UM community, to investigate how they influence adaptation in HCI, which
solutions have been proposed and implemented, which problems are still
open and what are the major challenges.

The Workshop will be effective if it succeeds in integrating ideas and
results from different approaches and traditions of research, through a
lively discussion among people with different backgrounds, while keeping
the 'User Modeling and Adaptation' topic in focus.

In particular, we would like to:

i) discuss the meaning of attitude, personality and emotion and how they
can be formalized in a working model for HCI; discuss the difference
between (stable) personality traits and (short-lived) affective and mood
states, the way they influence each other and evolve during interaction,
how they interact with the user's cognitive processes and
representations; discuss how social and cultural factors affect the
perception and
interpretation of emotional stimuli and subsequent behavior;

(ii) examine existing interfaces and interface agents, to assess which
personalities, emotions and attitudes are (implicitly or explicitly)
embedded in them and to what extent they adapt to the user

(iii) discuss whether and how methods, techniques and programming
concepts, which have been employed successfully in recognizing and
'cognitive' aspects of the user's mental state (stereotypes, neural
networks, belief networks, fuzzy logic and others) might be employed in
modeling their 'affective state'; discuss the strengths and drawbacks of
these methods;

(iv) investigate whether methods and techniques that have been employed
successfully in adapting the interface appearance and behaviour in
conversational and multimodal environments should be enhanced, to
include affective and personality factors;

(v) discuss how these new interfaces can be evaluated;

(vi) examine specific application domains (such as tutoring, health
care, flight control, military, arts) in which the reasoning and
processes are particularly influenced by the emotional state of the
User; discuss which application domain would benefit from an affect

(vii) discuss ethical issues involved in monitoring increasingly
lpersonal' user traits and states.

                        PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Cristoph Bartneck, Philips Research Labs, The Netherlands
Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, USA
Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia, Canada
Fiorella de Rosis, Intelligent Interfaces, University of Bari, Italy
Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates, USA
Floriana Grasso, University of Liverpool, UK
Christine Lisetti, University of South Florida, USA
Daniel Moldt, University of Hamburg, Germany
Sylvie Mozziconacci, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Ana Paiva, INESC and IST, Portugal

                        SUGGESTED TOPICS

The above list provides guidelines for assessing whether a topic might
be of interest to the Workshop. Some examples of specific topics are

1. Which personality traits, emotions and attitudes may be relevant
in HCI and how does this vary as a function of the task domain?
(theoretical foundations and results of empirical studies)

2. What is the difference between personality, attitude, mood and

3. How can attitudinal, emotional, and personality factors be recognized
in the User?

4. How can an affect model, of both the Agent and the User, be described
and implement?

5. How can the interface display an attitude, express a personality,
or demonstrate emotions and when is it appropriate to do so? (for
in the graphics, in the behavior, in the level of help provided,
in the verbal and nonverbal communication language).

6. How can the interface be dynamically adapted to changes in the user's
affective state?

7. Which projects are currently being pursued, about adaptation of HCI
to these factors (in graphical or speech-based interfaces, in Embodied
Animated Agents or
others) and which problems are being encountered in developing them?

                        IMPORTANT DATES

march 8         deadline for submissions
april 2, 2001   notification of acceptance
may 15, 2001    deadline for final copy

                        WORKSHOP FORMAT

The goal of this meeting is to show results of ongoing research and to
collect, at the same time, ideas, problems and difficulties by those who
entered more recently in the field.
The Workshop will be organised according to submitted contributions: in
principle, it will include a few medium-length talks and will allocate a
large space to position statements, key-note talks and discussion. If
enough time will be available, a Panel will be organised to facilitate
discussion around specific topics.
All contributions will be made available in a Web site before the UM'01
Conference, so that people can read them in advance. In addition, the
Proceedings will be published as an informal Annex to the main
Conference Proceedings.

                        PAPER FORMAT

Papers should not exceed 4000 words; they should be sent electronically,
in postscript and (possibly) in HTML, to the address mentioned below, so
that they can be made downloadable on the Workshop site before the

                        WORKSHOP COORDINATION

Fiorella de Rosis, Intelligent Interfaces, University of Bari, Italy:
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Christoph Bartneck          Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven
Building: WY 2.22           Prof. Holstlaan 4
Phone: +31 40 27 42427      5656 AA  Eindhoven
Fax:   +31 40 27 44911      The Netherlands
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