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Final CFP: User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2010)


Big Island of Hawaii, June 20-24, 2010


UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to their individual users, or to groups of users, and collect and represent information about users for this purpose. UMAP is the successor to the biannual User Modeling and Adaptive Hypermedia conferences that were merged in 2009. It is organized under the auspices of User Modeling Inc. Support for the conference is provided by the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, the Chang Family Foundation, Springer Verlag, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


The conference spans, but is not restricted to, the following topics:
- Purposes of UMAP: personalizing information, recommending products, tailoring search results, enhancing learning outcomes, personalizing help, assuming routine tasks, adapting interfaces, ...
- User characteristics for UMAP: knowledge and skills, interests and preferences, special needs, affective states, goals and plans, contexts of use, roles, cultural characteristics, ...
- Application domains for UMAP: e-commerce, e-learning, cultural heritage, healthcare, assistive technologies, digital libraries, office work, recommender systems, targeted advertisement, digital TV, ...
- Environments for UMAP: web-based systems (including the semantic/social Web), desktop systems, groupware systems, mobile and wearable systems, smart environments, smart objects, virtual environments, ...
- Computational methods for UMAP: data collection, user model extraction and representation, adaptation methods, architectures for UMAP, ...
- Evaluation of UMAP: requirements specification, formative evaluation, user testing, validation, performance tests, ...
- Practical aspects of UMAP: privacy and security, cost-justifying UMAP, integrating UMAP, valuing user experience, ...


RESEARCH PAPERS (abstracts due Jan. 11, 2010; full papers Jan. 18)
- Long research papers (12 pages maximum) should present original reports of substantive new research. They should place the work within the field, and clearly indicate its innovative aspects and its significance.
- Short research papers (6 pages) should present original and unpublished highly promising research, whose merit will be assessed in terms of originality and importance rather than maturity and technical validation.
Both categories will be strictly kept apart in the review process. Only in extremely unusual circumstances can long papers be relegated to the short paper category.

INDUSTRY PAPERS (abstracts due Jan. 11, 2010; full papers Jan. 18)
The Industry Track solicits submissions covering innovative commercial implementations or applications of UMAP technologies, and experience in applying recent research advances to practical situations. Submissions may be either long papers (12 pages maximum) whose technical density should be comparable to that of research track submissions, or short papers (6 pages). Industry Track submissions must describe work performed in industry or concern industrial applications, and will typically include at least one industry author. 

The Doctoral Consortium is a forum for Ph.D. students to get feedback and advice from the Doctoral Consortium committee. Submissions (4 pages) should include original and unpublished descriptions of the student's topic, proposed contributions, and results achieved so far. They should clearly indicate the work that remains to be done and the questions on which the student would especially like to receive advice.

All submissions must adhere to the Springer LNCS format, and be made through the EasyChair conference system. They must describe original research work and may not have been published or submitted elsewhere. Submissions will be reviewed for relevance, originality, significance, validity and clarity. Reviews for research papers will be integrated by a lead reviewer and by the program chairs.

The conference will elect the winners of the Springer Best Paper Award and of the two James Chen Best Student Paper Awards, each in the amount of U.S.$ 1,000. For a paper to qualify for the Best Student Paper award, a student must be the lead author. 

Accepted research, industry and doctoral consortium papers will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, both in hardcopy and electronically through SpringerLink. They will also be indexed in the ACM Digital Library. Significantly enhanced versions of research papers can be submitted to User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI) after the conference.


General Chair
   David N. Chin, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Program Co-Chairs
   Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine
   Paul De Bra, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Netherlands

Industry Track Co-Chairs
   Kurt Partridge, PARC, Palo Alto, California
   Bhaskar Mehta, Google, Zurich, Switzerland

Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs
   Judith Masthoff, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
   Yang Wang, University of California, Irvine

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
   Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
   Liana Razmerita, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Demo and Poster Co-Chairs
   Luz Quiroga, University of Hawaii, Manoa
   Fabian Bohnert, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Local Arrangements Chair
   Keith Edwards, University of Hawaii, Hilo

Publicity Chair
    Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Hanover, Germany

UMAP 2010 will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Additional student housing will be available at the Aston Shores at Waikoloa and the Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas.

This conference series has awarded considerable travel support to students in the past, and it is nearly certain that there will also be student funds available for UMAP 2010. Authors of accepted technical and doctoral consortium papers will receive highest priority.