[CfP] First Call for Papers for the Workshop on Context Representation in User Modeling (CRUM@UMAP 2023)

Apologies for the potential cross-posting! This is the first call for
papers (CfP) of the first edition of the workshop on Context Representation
in User Modeling (CRUM) co-located with the ACM Conference on User
Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) is taking place 26 June
2023 in Limassol,  Cyprus.

Website: https://crum-workshop.github.io/

Submission deadline: 20 April 2023

Submission: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=umap23 select the
track “1st Workshop on Context Representation in User Modeling (CRUM 2023)”

For further information: crum.workshop@gmail.com

*** Abstract ***

Context, i.e. the information describing the situation of a user or any
object deemed relevant in human-computer interaction, is a critical aspect
of user modelling, adaptation, and personalisation. The exact meaning and
realisation of contextual information can vary based on the application
area, but identifying such relevant information within an interactive
situation can determine the appropriateness of the system's behaviour.

The workshop on Context Representation in User Modelling (CRUM) aims to
become a place where novel and emerging context representation methods can
be introduced while existing approaches can be highlighted, contrasted, and
evaluated. We also welcome submissions tackling challenges in related
areas, including the use of context information for explainability and
context modelling for privacy within adaptive systems.

*** Topics ***

The goal of CRUM 2023 is to be a venue which presents researchers with the
opportunity to discuss, present, and promote research pertaining to context
representation as it impacts the modelling and storing of user information,
the use of contextual information in adaptive systems, ubiquitous computing
applications, intelligent personal assistants, and all other computer
systems that enable personalisation as well as the contribution of
contextual information to the functioning, improvement, evaluation, and
scrutability of such systems. Topics considered relevant for this workshop
which would be listed in the call for contributions include:

   - Capturing and storing contextual information;
   - Situation-aware user modelling and adaptive systems;
   - Context representation for personalisation;
   - Adaptation of user models based on spatial, temporal, or situational
   - Capturing and ranking application-specific context in hypermedia user
   - Context as the relevance of static and dynamic external
   characteristics within recommendation systems;
   - Contextualising proactive behaviour;
   - Context-aware personalised pervasive computing;
   - The role of context for user modelling in recommender systems;
   - Evaluation frameworks for capturing, representing, and using
   contextual information in agent decision-making;
   - Role of context and context representation within explainable
   - Scrutability of contextual representation in personalised systems;
   - Evaluating the impact of context on user modelling.

*** Submission, presentation, and publication ***

Workshop papers should use the same ACM template (single-column format) and
formatting adopted by the main conference (you can retrieve them at
https://www.um.org/umap2023/call-for-papers/, Section "Length and

Workshop papers up to seven pages (excluding references) are allowed. For
appropriate work in progress or smaller results, submissions with fewer
pages are encouraged.

At least one author is expected to personally attend the conference and
present the paper, for it to be published. In line with the UMAP 2023
policy, hybrid activities cannot be supported.

Accepted papers are published by ACM in the UMAP adjunct proceedings.

*** Organisation ***

The workshop is co-chaired by:

   - Owen Conlan, ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin, owen.conlan@tcd.ie
   - Judy Kay, University of Sydney

The workshop is co-organised by: Jovan Jeromela (jeromelj@tcd.ie), Dipto
Barman, Hassan Zaal, Alok Debnath, and Awais Akbar, all of ADAPT Centre,
Trinity College Dublin.

*** Important dates ***

Submission deadline: 20 April 2023

Notification: 8 May 2023

Camera-Ready (TAPS System): 18 May 2023

Workshop date: 26 June 2023 (Limassol, Cyprus)

Received on Monday, 13 February 2023 16:36:00 UTC