THEMES AND TRACKS

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 2015 is focused on bringing together cutting edge research from user interaction & modeling, adaptive technologies and delivery platforms. UMAP 2015 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.

UMAP2015 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
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    Innovative Applications for User Modelling & Adaptive Technologies
  • E-commerce
  • E-Learning
  • 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 2015 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.

    SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

    Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair conference system Click Here

    They must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS style guidelines Click Here
    and not exceed the page length, as specified above.

    The long and short paper categories will be strictly kept apart in the submission and review process. Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees, and also published by Springer in both online and printed conference proceedings.

    At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.