[Elsnet-list] 10th International Conference on User Modelling UM'05 (http://gate.ac.uk/conferences/um2005/)

Kalina Bontcheva K.Bontcheva at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Thu Jul 15 12:17:49 CEST 2004

The Call for papers is available at: http://gate.ac.uk/conferences/um2005/


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 these areas and by lively discussions in a 
pleasant environment. UM'05 is the latest in a conference series begun 
in 1986, and follows recent meetings in 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

Important Dates:

November 22, 2004 Paper submission
January 28, 2005 Papers/Posters Notification
24-30 July, 2005 Conference

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

    * acquisition, updating and management of user models and student
    * 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
    * 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
    * 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 


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.

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