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UMAP 2016 : International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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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 2016 is focused on bringing together cutting edge research from user interaction & modeling, adaptive technologies and delivery platforms. UMAP 2016 will have the theme “Contextualizing the World”, highlighting the significance and impact of User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies on a large number of everyday application areas such as: intelligent learning environments, recommender systems, ecommerce, advertising, personalized information retrieval and access, digital humanities, eGovernment, cultural heritage, and personalized health.

UMAP 2016 will explore, study and shape a broad range of dimensions faced by modern user adaptive systems, covering the following topics:

Techniques in User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies

    Personalizing information access
    Recommending products
    Adapting/Contextualizing search
    Enhancing learning outcomes
    Adapting interfaces
    Personalizing search and information retrieval
    Adapting activities and workflow

Innovative Applications for User Modelling & Adaptive Technologies

    Cultural heritage
    Digital libraries
    Social Media, Digital TV, Advertisement
    Assistive technologies and Healthcare
    Entertainment and Games
    Recommender systems

User Characteristics for User Modelling & Adaptive Technologies

    Knowledge and skills
    Interests and preferences
    Special needs
    Affective states, Personality
    Goals & Plans
    Contexts of use, Roles
    Cultural characteristics

Environments for User Modelling & Adaptive Technologies

    Web-based systems
    Desktop systems
    Virtual or Immersive Environments
    Mobile and wearable systems
    Smart objects
    Groupware Systems

Computational methods for User Modelling & Adaptive Technologies

    Data collection
    User model construction & representation
    Algorithms for Personalization & Adaptation
    Mediation for user models
    Architectures for user modeling & adaptive technologies

Design, Usability and Evaluation issues for User Modelling & Adaptive Technologies

    Ensuring adequate control, understanding & predictability
    Preserving privacy, security and diversity
    Avoiding excessive narrowing of experience
    Requirements capture
    Formative evaluation
    User testing and validation

UMAP 2016 will include high quality peer-reviewed papers related to the above topics and is organized into three main tracks: research track, experience track and industry track.

Research track
Peer reviewed, original, and principled research papers addressing the theory and practice of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization. Papers will be assessed based on the originality and significance of the presented contribution to the research field, as well as their technical soundness and overall readability.

Experience track
Peer reviewed papers showcasing innovative use of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, exploring the benefits and challenges of applying user modeling techniques and adaptation technology in real-life applications and contexts. Papers will be assessed based on the novelty of the application, the potential impact from the utilization of user modeling and adaptation technologies in the specific case, and the usefulness of the presented experience for extending the UMAP research and application.

Industry track
Peer reviewed papers showcasing mature and solid use of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, clearly illustrating the benefits and challenges of applying user modeling techniques and adaptation technology in commercial contexts. Papers will be assessed based on the maturity and the robustness of the solution, and the economic and social impact.

The Research and Experience track will accept the submission of both “long" papers (12 pages) and “short" papers (6 pages). Submissions to the Industry track should be of a maximum 8 pages with a specific commercial focus. In order to maintain the high quality and impact of the UMAP series, each paper in all three tracks will have three reviews by program committee members. The program chairs will coordinate the review process.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2016-02-27
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