Second call for Tutorial Proposals


28th ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation

and Personalization (ACM UMAP 2020)

University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, July 14-17, 2020

Proposals due: January 20, 2020

Submission site:

ACM UMAP 2020, the premier international conference for researchers and
practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users or to
groups of users, and which collect, represent, and model user information,
is pleased to invite proposals for tutorials to be given in conjunction
with the conference. Tutorials are intensive instructional sessions aimed
to provide a comprehensive introduction to established or emerging research
topics of interest for the UMAP community.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


   new user modeling technologies, methods, techniques, and trends (e.g.
   exploiting data mining and big data analytics for user modeling, evaluation
   methodologies, data visualization, etc.);

   user modeling and personalization techniques for specific domains (e.g.,
   health sciences, e-government, e-commerce, cultural heritage, education,
   internet of things, mobile, music, information retrieval, etc.);

   application of user modeling and personalization techniques for
   information retrieval and recommender systems;

   eliciting and learning user preferences by taking into account users’
   emotional state, physical state, personality, trust, cognitive factors.

An ideal tutorial should be broad enough to provide a basic introduction to
the chosen area, but it should also cover the most important topics in
depth. Tutorial presenters can have one page in the adjunct proceedings.


Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF format via Easychair
submission site:, not
exceeding 5 pages and containing the following information:


   Title and abstract of the tutorial for inclusion on the ACM UMAP 2020
   website (200 words maximum).

   Tutorial description:

      learning objectives of the tutorial and relevance to ACM UMAP 2020

      targeted audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and
      prerequisite knowledge or skills

      a brief outline of the tutorial structure

      practical sessions.

   Tutorial length: full (6 hours) or half day (3 hours).

   Other venues to which the tutorial or part thereof has been or will be
   presented, in addition to explaining how the current tutorial differs from
   the other editions.

   Name, email address, affiliation and brief professional biography of the
   tutorial instructor(s), indicating previous training and speaking


Proposals due:  January 20, 2020

Notification of acceptance:  January 31, 2020

Camera-ready tutorial summary:  May 3, 2020

Adjunct proceedings camera ready:   May 15, 2020

Tutorial Day: July 17, 2020


All proposals will be reviewed by the tutorial chairs. The features that

be evaluated are:


   ability of the tutorial to contribute to strengthening the foundations
   of UMAP research

   clarity of the tutorial, which should emerge from its description

   good organization, as appearing from the outline

   background/experience of tutorial instructor(s) in teaching the target


A “Workshop/Tutorial Only” fee will be available, as well as the option for
student registration.



   Pasquale Lops, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
   pasquale.lops AT

   Veronika Bogina, Haifa University, Israel
   sveron AT <>

Oghenemaro Anuyah
Graduate Research Assistant
Dept. of Computer Science, Boise State University
ACM UMAP Conference 2020 - *Co-publicity Chair*

Received on Tuesday, 17 December 2019 14:01:39 UTC