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Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 10:42:32 -0500
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> Subject:      Special Issue call for papers for UMUAI Journal> ->
Integrating Cognitive Modeling and User Modeling>
> ******************************Call for Submissions ******************************
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> User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (UMUAI): The Journal of Personalization Research (an international journal published by Kluwer)
>
> Special Issue on
> INTEGRATING COGNITIVE MODELING AND USER MODELING
>  BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
> Submission deadline June 1, 2004
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> BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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> Cognitive modeling and user modeling seek to develop scientific principles of human processing.  While cognitive models are built to develop understanding of human cognitive processes that underlie human performance and behavior, user models are based on observations of human performance and behavior to inform system responses to users.
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> Cognitive models (CMs) attend to issues of perception, how inputs are processed and understood, how outputs or responses are produced, develop theories of cognitive process related to brain components that have been shown to be active during tasks that require cognitive processing, and make predictions about human performance.  The models can be rule-based, neural net or genetic algorithm based, based on machine learning approaches, or be built of hybrid components.  CMs have been built for many cognitive tasks (for example, learning, decision making, problem solving, and information use) and several models exist as general models of the human cognitive processor (for example, ACT-R, EPIC, SOAR).
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> Recent advances in cognitive modeling have shown their potential role in systems design where they can be used predictively to analyze the impact of a design decision on a user> '> s performance.  Design can use evidence-based cognitive models to inform the requirements and specification of a system.
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> User models (UMs) build a representation of users based on human performance and behavior analyses.  UMs are used to inform appropriate system behavior that is dynamic and can adapt to the user over time.  UMs are built on captured information during system use or in Wizard of Oz situations and provide dynamic interaction capabilities that adapt to a user> '> s intentions, knowledge, preferences in interacting, etc.  They include multimodal and multimode input and output processes that reflect an understanding of the user> '> s situation based on collections of user actions.  UMs have been applied in many domains such as education, tutoring, training, decision-making, and use of visualization.
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> CMs and UMs both use knowledge about human processes but from different perspectives and with different purposes.  These perspectives and purposes overlap and suggest that investigating how each modeling approach can inform the other will benefit both.  Developing shared understanding between these communities will enable broader scientific application resulting in more effective systems.
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> Example topics include but are not limited to:
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> Integrated cognitive and user models and their evaluation to show how the two approaches may be joined.
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> Applying cognitive modeling to user modeling problems.
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> Applying user modeling to cognitive modeling problems.
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> Analyzing issues that drive the integration of CMs and UMs such as underlying assumptions and properties of them.  What is the overlap? Are there inconsistencies?  Are there fuzzy assumptions in one approach that can be clarified using knowledge from the other?>
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> Applications that demonstrate effective integration of CMs and UMs, including evidence of their effectiveness within domains with shared interest such as in learning or training systems, WEB usage, data and information analysis.
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> If you are unsure whether a possible submission falls into the scope of the Special issue, feel free to ask the guest editor for advice.
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> Guest Editor
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> Helen M. Gigley, Ph.D.
> Office of Naval Research (http://www.onr.navy.mil)
> Cognitive, Neural, and Biomolecular S & T Division
> 800 N. Quincy Street (CODE342)
> Arlington, VA 22217-5660
> USA
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> Time Line
>
> 1 June 2004:        Submission of manuscripts
> September  2004:     Receipt of reviews
> Late fall 2004:            Submission of revised manuscripts
> First half of 2005:   Appearance of the special issue
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> About the UMUAI Journal
>
> "User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization
> Research" (http://umuai.informatik.uni-essen.de/) is the primary journal for
> substantial research contributions concerning systems that model and adapt to their users.
>
>  UMUAI is an archival journal that publishes mature and substantiated research results on the (dynamic) adaptation of computer systems to their human users, and the role that a model of the system about the user plays in this context. (Contributions to special issues may go beyond that scope if they fit neatly into the topic of the special issue.) This special issue assumes that papers will be submitted from a multidisciplinary audience such as from the fields of psychology, arts and the instructional sciences. Depending on the nature of the research, substantiation of research ideas can be carried out, e.g., by an implementation of the ideas in a computer system and a discussion of the results, by empirical studies of or experiments with real users or test data, by a formal analysis of computational or logical properties of a proposed system, etc.
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> Many articles in UMUAI are quite comprehensive and describe the results of several years of work. Consequently, UMUAI gives "unlimited" space to authors (as long as what they write makes a significant contribution to the field) and also does not mind if research that is being submitted to UMUAI has been previously published in bits and pieces at workshops and conferences (but not journals), as long as the synopsis provides significant new insights.
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> REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE
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> Once you have decided that you will probably submit a manuscript, please send a tentative title and abstract to the guest editor ([log in to unmask]). This information will help us to set up a well-qualified team of reviewers for the
> Special issue and to send further relevant information to authors as it becomes
> available.
>
> Detailed instructions for the submission of manuscripts can be found via the
> Journal home page http://umuai.informatik.uni-essen.de/.   Electronic submissions are preferred. Each submission should note that it is intended for the special issue on Integrating Cognitive Modeling and User Modeling.
>
> REVIEW PROCESS
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> Submissions will undergo the normal review process, and will be reviewed by three established researchers selected from a panel of reviewers formed for the special issue. Barring unforeseen problems, authors can expect to be notified regarding the review results within three months of submission.
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