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The Best Paper Award, sponsored by Springer, is given to the best paper at the UMAP conference. Below the list of award winners thus far.

2017

The 25th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2017, in Bratislava, Slovakia, awarded the following paper:

Experimental Analysis of Mastery Learning Criteria

Radek Pelánek and Jiří Řihák

2016

The 24th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2016, in Halifax, Canada, awarded the following paper:

Predicting Individual Differences for Learner Modeling in Intelligent Tutors from Previous Learner Activities

Michael Eagle, Albert Corbett, John Stamper, Bruce Mclaren and Ryan Baker

2015

The 23rd International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2015, in Dublin, Ireland, awarded the following paper:

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

2014

The 22nd International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2014, in Aalborg, Denmark, awarded the following paper:

Te,Te,Hi,Hi: Eye Gaze Sequence Analysis for Informing User-Adaptive Information Visualizations

Ben Steichen, Michael M.A. Wu, Dereck Toker, Cristina Conati and Giuseppe Carenini.

2013

The 21th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2013, in Rome, Italy, awarded the following paper:

Comparing and Combining Eye Gaze and Interface Actions for Determining User Learning with an Interactive Simulation

Samad Kardan and Cristina Conati

2012

The 20th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2012, in Montreal, Canada, awarded the following paper:

 Users and Noise: Estimating the Magic Barrier of Recommendation Systems

 Alan Said, Brijnesh Jain, Sascha Narr and Till Plumbaum

2011

The 19th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP2011, in Girona, Spain, awarded the following paper:

Analyzing User Modeling on Twitter for Personalized News Recommendations
Fabian Abel, Qi Gao, Geert-Jan Houben and Ke Tao

2010

The 18th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP2010, in Kona, Hawaii, USA awarded the following paper:

Analysis of Strategies for Building Group Profiles
Christophe Senot, Dimitre Kostadinov, Makram Bouzid, Jerome Picault, Armen Aghasaryan, and Cedric Bernier, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent France.

2009

The 17th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP2009, in Trento, Italy awarded the following paper:

Tell Me Where You've Lived, And I'll Tell You What You Like: Adapting Interfaces to Cultural Preferences
Katharina Reinecke, Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2008

Social Information Access for the Rest of Us: An Exploration of Social YouTube
Maurice Coyle, Jill Freyne, Peter Brusilovsky, and Barry Smyth

2007

Exploiting Evidence Analysis in Plan Recognition
Stephanie Elzer, University of Millersville, U.S.A. and Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, U.S.A.