User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization 2011: Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

UMAP 2011 — 19th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

Girona – Spain, July 11-15, 2011

Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals Submission deadline: 24 December 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. It is organized under the auspices of User Modeling Inc. in cooperation with ACM SIGIR, SIGCHI and SIGART and SIGWEB.

The 19th edition, UMAP 2011, will be held at the Centre Cultural la Mercè in the city of Girona, Spain.

UMAP 2011 is looking for exciting proposals for half-day or full-day workshops and tutorials to be held on July 11th, and July 15th 2011, the first and last days of the conference. Each workshop should generate discussions that give the UMAP community a new, organized way of thinking about the topic, or ideas that suggest promising directions for future research. A successful workshop can move the field forward and help in building community. Each tutorial should provide its attendees with new knowledge and clear understanding of the specific topics discussed.

Workshops provide members of a community a forum to discuss common interests in a focused way. If you are working in an emerging area in User Modeling, or in an area which can benefit from the adoption of personalization, consider organizing a workshop. They are a chance to meet mind-alike researchers and discover what others are doing. A workshop offers a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community.

Successful workshops may result in edited books or special issues in international journals.

Tutorials provide an opportunity for young researchers and graduate students to effectively learn from domain experts since there are no ³text books² for UMAP. As such tutorials co-located with a major conference provide a unique opportunity for the community to share experience and teach the ³next generation² of researchers.

Submission Instructions
The Calls for Workshops and Tutorials are available at

Intentions and proposals for workshops and tutorial should be submitted via email in PDF format to the UMAP 2011 workshop chairs:

* and with a subject line of: UMAP 2011 Workshop Proposal or UMAP 2011 Tutorial Proposal

* 17 December 2010 – Informal ³intention to submit² email with general details
* 24 December 2010 – Submission of proposal by email to workshop chairs
* 14 January 2011 – Notification about acceptance or rejection

UMAP 2011 Workshop and Tutorial Chairs
* Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa, Israel
* Liliana Ardissono, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY PAPERS (deadline 31 January 2011, abstracts due 24 January 2011)
– Long research papers (12 pages maximum) should present original reports of substantive new research.
– Short research papers (6 pages) should present original and unpublished highly promising research.
– Industry Papers (long or short) should report on innovative commercial implementations or applications or experiences in practical situations.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM PAPERS (deadline 7 February 2011)
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.

DEMOS AND POSTERS (deadline 15 April 2011, late submission 13 May 2011)
UMAP 2011 invites demonstrations of innovative UMAP-based systems (including research prototypes) and posters.  Descriptions (max. 3 pages in Springer LNCS format) must be original and unpublished accounts of such systems.


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UUID (Universal Usability and Interaction Design) SIG at Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia.
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