CALL FOR DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM PAPERS

25th ACM Conference on 
User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) 2017
July 9-12, 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia

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*** DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM ***

The UMAP 2017 Conference, following a tradition started in 1994, will
include a Doctoral Consortium (DC) Session, which provides an opportunity
for doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests under
the guidance of a panel of distinguished research faculty. Doctoral students
are invited to apply to present their research to scholars and researchers
in the field who will provide constructive feedback and advice.

The doctoral consortium is implemented as a student mentoring program that
introduces students to senior researchers in the relevant fields. Students
are expected to document in a brief submission their doctoral research (see
below described submission information for further details), which will be
evaluated by the consortium committee.

Good quality applications will be selected to be presented at a Doctoral
Consortium Session as part of the conference. Promising, but less
well-developed applications will be selected for presentation at a poster
session.

Each student with an accepted submission will be assigned a mentor who will
provide a feedback on the student's work and will discuss the doctoral
research with the student and the audience at the consortium.

*** HOW TO SUBMIT ***
To apply for the UMAP 2017 doctoral consortium, students are asked to submit
a paper presenting their doctoral research that describes:

- The problem being addressed
- The motivation for addressing the problem including related work
- The main contributions that the PhD project aims to achieve
- The progress made to date (including a clear description of the proposed
methodological approach and preliminary results) and the plan of further
research
- Expected outcome and impact (on current challenges of the
community/society)

Topics include (but are not limited to) the UMAP 2017 key areas.

Each DC submission is encouraged to consider the following: identification
of related (state of the art) work, indication of potential innovation,
application or contribution for which the work is aimed. In addition, as
appropriate for the PhD project, the submissions can consider: indication of
data to be used for experimentation, indication of implementation approach,
indication of evaluation criteria and experimental design.

Each submission should contain a cover page including the paper title, name
of the PhD candidate, the name of his/her supervisor(s) and University, a
paragraph describing the stage they are in the PhD program, together with a
brief description of their background. This will enable the committee to
adapt its assistance to each student.

Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair Doctoral Consortium submission
system (which is different from the EasyChair system for the main
proceedings).
Submissions should be pdf documents consisting of 1 cover page and the paper
(up to 4 pages long), formatted using the ACM SIG proceedings template.

*** PUBLICATION ***
Submissions on mature work and ideas, with at least some preliminary
insights and results will be selected for presentation at the Doctoral
Consortium and published in the UMAP Main Proceedings. Submissions on
promising, but still preliminary work and ideas will be selected for poster
presentation and published in the UMAP Extended Proceedings

Both the UMAP Main Proceedings and the Extended Proceedings will be
published in the ACM Digital Library.
The main author (doctoral student) must register for the conference by May
1, 2017 for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

*** FINANCIAL SUPPORT ***
UMAP 2017 student support may be available to cover some travel and
accommodation expenses. Preference will be given to students presenting at
the conference, including the UMAP 2017 Doctoral Consortium. More details
will be provided on the UMAP 2017 web site as soon as funds will be
available.

*** IMPORTANT DATES ***
Paper submission: March 7, 2017
Notification to authors: April 7, 2017
Camera ready submission: April 21, 2017
The submissions times are 11:59 pm Hawaii time.

*** DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CHAIRS ***
- Panagiotis Germanakos, SAP SE & University of Cyprus
- Kalina Yacef, University of Sydney

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