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Re: UM2005: 10th Int. Conf. on User Modeling - first call for papers

From: A Bagi <ahmed.bagi@virgin.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 11:57:56 +0100
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  ******  Apologies for multiple postings *******

  10th International Conference on User Modeling, UM'05

  Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 24-30 July, 2005

  Call for Papers

  The recognition and management of individual user preferences and needs
  plays a key role in the development of usable services and products.
  The International User Modeling Conferences represent the central forum for the
  discussion and presentation of research and industry results in the
  development of personalized systems, as well as basic research about
  personalization. In the last 25 years, the field of User Modeling has
  produced significant new theories and methods to analyze and model computer
  users in short and long-term interactions. Moreover, methods for
  personalizing human-computer interaction based on user models have
  been successfully developed, applied and evaluated in a number of
  domains, such as information filtering, e-commerce, adaptive
  natural language and adaptive educational systems. Previous successes in
  User Modeling research reflect the cooperation of researchers in different
  fields, including artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction,
  education, cognitive psychology and linguistics.
  New trends in HCI create new and interesting challenges for User Modeling.
  While consolidating results in traditional domains of interest, the
  User Modeling field now also addresses problems of personalized interaction
  in mobile, ubiquitous and context-aware computing and in user interactions
  with embodied, autonomous agents. It also considers adaptation to user
  attitudes and affective states. Furthermore, the User Modeling research is
  being influenced by interdisciplinary fields, such as Customer Relationship
  Management, and could benefit from new emerging technologies for the
  communication in the Web, such as, for instance, Web Services and the Semantic Web.

  The International User Modeling Conferences are characterized by active
  participation of people from the Academy and the Industry, and by lively
  discussions in a pleasant environment. UM'05 is the latest in a conference series begun
  in 1986, and follows recent meetings Johnstown (2003), Sonthofen (2001),
  Banff (1999), Sardinia (1997), Hawaii (1996) and Cape Cod (1994).
  As in past conferences, UM05 offers the following forms of participation: tutorials,
  invited talks, paper and poster sessions, a doctoral consortium,
  workshops and system demonstrations.
  UM'05 invites submissions in following categories:
  *       Papers and posters
  *       Workshops
  *       Tutorials
  *       Doctoral Consortium

  Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited, to:

  *       acquisition, updating and management of user models and student models
  *       security and privacy aspects in the management of user data
  *       evaluation of user modeling techniques
  *       user model representation standards
  *       user model information sharing in ubiquitous services and smart environments
  *       user modeling servers
  *       user modeling in the Semantic Web
  *       user modeling and adaptive systems
  *       applications of user modeling systems and techniques
  *       data mining for personalization and cross-recommendation
  *       affective computing
  *       adaptation to the handicapped and elderly
  *       adaptive hypermedia and Web systems
  *       intelligent information retrieval, information filtering and content personalization
  *       collaborative filtering and recommender systems
  *       adaptive user interfaces
  *       dialog planning and response tailoring
  *       plan recognition and generation
  *       presentation planning
  *       recognition and correction of misconceptions
  *       intelligent tutoring systems
  *       human-computer cooperation, user support
  *       adaptive learning environments
  *       personalized Web sites and services
  *       personalized interaction in Virtual Reality and 3D Interfaces
  *       personalized interaction in mobile, ubiquitous and context-aware computing
  *       embodied animated agents
  *       support of collaboration and group modeling
  *       engineering adaptive systems

  All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality,
  significance, soundness and clarity. Three referees will review each submission.

  Preliminary workshop proposals                          November 15, 2004
  Papers and posters                                                 November 22, 2004
  Tutorial proposals, final workshop proposals      December 6, 2004
  Doctoral Consortium Papers                                January 28, 2005
  Papers/Posters Notification                                  January 28, 2005
  Camera-Ready Versions Submission                  February 28, 2005
  Workshop Papers Submission                              March 7, 2005
  Conference                                                            24-30 July, 2005

  The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag
  in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html)
  under the title
  "UM2005 User Modeling: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference".
  For camera-ready format instructions, please see "For Authors"
  instructions at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
  The page limit is 10 pages for papers, 5 pages for posters,
  and 3 pages for the Doctoral Consortium submissions.

  Conference Chair: Paul Brna, School of Informatics, Northumbria University, UK
  Program Co-Chairs: Liliana Ardissono, Dipartimento di Informatica,
                                        Universita` di Torino, Italy
                                    Antonija Mitrovic, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering,
                                        University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  Organizing Chair: Alison Cawsey, School of Mathematics and Computer Science
                                        Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
  Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs: Kathleen McCoy, University of Delaware, US
                                                             Vania Dimitrova, School of Computing, Leeds University, UK
  Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:   Jon Oberlander, University of Edimburgh, UK
                                                           Kalina Bontcheva, Department of Computer Science,
                                                                                          Sheffield University, UK

  Program Committee:

  Lora Aroyo, The Netherlands
  Mathias Bauer, Germany
  Joseph Beck, USA
  Peter Brusilovsky, USA
  Susan Bull, UK
  Sandra Carberry, USA
  Noelle Carbonell, France
  Keith Cheverst, UK
  David Chin, USA
  Luca Chittaro, Italy
  Cristina Conati, Canada
  Albert Corbett, USA
  Paul De Bra, The Netherlands
  Nadja De Carolis, Italy
  Fiorella de Rosis, Italy
  Vania Dimitrova, UK
  Peter Dolog, Germany
  Gerhard Fischer, USA
  Elena Gaudioso, Spain
  Piotr Gmytrasiewicz, USA
  Brad Goodman, USA
  Jim Greer, Canada
  Haym Hirsh, USA
  Eric Horvitz, USA
  Anthony Jameson, Germany
  Gal Kaminka, Israel
  Judy Kay, Australia
  Alfred Kobsa, USA
  Joseph Konstan, USA
  Antonio Krueger, Germany
  Frank Linton, USA
  Diane Litman, USA
  Brent Martin, New Zealand
  Mark Maybury, USA
  Gordon McCalla, Canada
  Kathleen McCoy, USA
  Eva Millan, Spain
  Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan
  Wolfgang Nejdl, Germany
  Helen Pain, UK
  George Paliouras, Greece
  Cecile Paris, Australia
  Daniela Petrelli, UK
  Candy Sidner, USA
  Barry Smyth, Ireland
  Markus Specht, Germany
  Carlo Tasso, Italy
  Julita Vassileva, Canada
  Gerhard Weber, Germany
  Stephan Weibelzahl, Germany
  Ross Wilkinson, Australia
  Frank Wittig, Germany
  Ingrid Zukerman, Australia
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