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To be held in conjunction with the International Conference on User
Modeling Adaptation and Personalization: UMAP 2010 in the Big Island
of Hawaii, between 20-24 June 2010,


DEADLINE: January 31, 2010


The UMAP 2010 Conference will include, as usual, a Doctoral Consortium
Session. This has been a tradition of UMAP Conferences since 1994,
where lively and useful discussions enabled students to receive
suggestions and feedback about their on-going research, and allowed
more experienced participants to hear about the emerging work in the
field. Students will benefit in several ways by participating in the
consortium; primarily by presenting work to a knowledgeable audience,
but also by meeting established researchers and other graduate
students working in the field.

Doctoral students are invited to apply to present their research to
scholars and researchers in the field who will provide constructive
comments about their work. Students are expected to document in a
brief submission the thesis topic, the approach to be taken and the
amount of work that has already been completed. Good quality
applications will be chosen by the consortium committee to present
their work in a short (15-20 minute) presentation, which may include a
demonstration if appropriate.

Each student will be assigned a mentor who will provide feedback on
the studentís work, and collate feedback from other Program Committee
members. Students whose submissions are selected for presentation will
be asked to submit a short list of questions to the committee to help
identify areas where the students feel that the Committee can be of
assistance. After the presentation, these and other questions can be
discussed with the audience of the Consortium.

The Doctoral Consortium will be conducted in one or two separate
sessions, totaling about 3-4 hours in length. A limited number of
fellowships will be available to enable students with accepted
contributions to participate in the meeting.

Accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings, which
will be published as a book by Springer. In addition, the Proceedings
will be made available on the World Wide Web.

Just as the research in User Modeling spans different areas, graduate
research may cover a wide range of topics, but should contribute to
some aspect of user modeling and user-adapted interaction. These
include (but are not limited to) the topic areas listed in the general
Call for Papers

Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino, Italy
Anne Boyer, LORIA, Nancy University, France
Armelle Brun, LORIA, Nancy University, France
Paul de Bra, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David Chin, University of Hawaii, Hawaii
Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research, Washington
Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Anthony Jameson, DFKI, Germany
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine
Joseph Konstan, University of Minnesota, Minnesota
Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, Illinois
Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan

Ingrid Zukerman, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University,
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Liana Razmerita, Copenhagen Business School, [log in to unmask]

Students are asked to submit to the conference web site an abstract of
maximum 4 pages (including references and pictures) describing their
doctoral research. Submissions should be in the Springer LNCS format
specified in the UMAP2010 Call for Papers. Only pdf documents will be
The document should comprise keywords identifying the thesis main
topic areas, a statement regarding the main contributions that the
thesis aims to achieve, a description of the approach, and information
regarding the amount of work that has already been completed so far,
and the timing for this work.
Students should also include the stage they are in the PhD programme,
and a brief description of their background in order to enable the
committee to adapt its assistance to each student.

Ingrid Zukerman, [log in to unmask]
Liana Razmerita, [log in to unmask]

Liana Razmerita
Assistant Professor, PhD.,

Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have 15, Office 2ō102
Frederiksberg 2000, Denmark
Tel:   0045 3815 2182
Mob: 0045 2235 3705

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