User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

If you are interested in any aspect of systems that acquire information about a user (or group of users) so as to be able to adapt their behavior to that user or group, you have come to the right place! UM Inc. is a society of researchers and practitioners who are interested in developing adaptive systems and personalizing users’ experience with systems. Numerous applications of such systems exist for example in the area of natural language understanding and dialogue systems, in computer-based educational systems and online learning environments, in systems for computer supported collaboration, recommender systems for e-Commerce, news and entertainment.

UMAP 2015

UMAP 2015
The 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
June 29 - July 3, 2015

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: 30th January 2015
  • Paper Submission: 6th February 2015
  • Notification to Authors: 23rd March 2015
  • Camera Ready Submission: 13th April 2015
  • Early Registration Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Late Registration Deadline: July 6, 2015

UMAP 2015 Best Paper Awards

The following papers have been awarded at UMAP 2015, the 23rd conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (Dublin, Ireland, 29 June - 3 July 2015):

The Mars and Venus Effect: The Influence of User Gender on the Effectiveness of Adaptive Task Support
Alexandria Katarina Vail, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Eric N. Wiebe, James C. Lester
(Springer Best Paper Award)

Counteracting Anchoring Effects in Group Decision Making
Martin Stettinger, Alexander Felfernig, Gerhard Leitner, Stefan Reiterer
(James Chen Best Student Paper Award)

Implicit Acquisition of User Personality for Augmenting Movie Recommendations
Wen Wu, Li Chen
(James Chen Best Student Paper Award)


2014 UMUAI James Chen Award

The following paper has been chosen as the recipient of the 2014 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article.

Rita Orji, Julita Vassileva, and Regan L. Mandryk
Modeling the Efficacy of Persuasive Strategies for Different Gamer Types in Serious Games for Health
Vol. 24, issue 5, pp. 453–98,

It was selected based on nominations from journal reviewers and editorial board members, and a subsequent comparative review by an award committee.


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