The UMAP'2016 Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library (right now accessible freely, but later it will require individual login or institutional subscription)

The UMAP 2016 Extended Proceedings (workshops, posters, demos, late-breaking results) are online at CEUR-WS.


Best Paper Award (sponsored by Springer)

Predicting Individual Differences for Learner Modeling in Intelligent Tutorsfrom Previous Learner Activities
by Michael Eagle, Albert Corbett, John Stamper and Bruce Mclaren and Ryan Baker


James Chen Best Student Paper Awards

On the Value of Reminders within E-Commerce Recommendations
by Lukas Lerche, Dietmar Jannach, Malte Ludewig

Analyzing and Predicting Task Reminders
by David Graus, Paul Bennett, Ryen White, Eric Horvitz

University of Pittsburgh's PAWS Lab provides the Conference Navigator System (CN3) for UMAP 2016.

This is a personal conference scheduling tool with social linking and recommendation features. The aim of this application is to enhance your experience at the conference

You can access the Conference Navigator here.


Guidelines for Full and Short papers

In order for your work to receive the widest possible audience as well as obtain one-on-one feedback, each presenting author of a long OR short paper will have an opportunity to present their paper orally in one of the five plenary paper sessions AND present a poster of their work in one of the afternoon poster sessions on Thursday and Friday.

Guidelines for ORAL Presentations (Long AND Short papers)

  • Full paper presentations are allotted 15 minutes (including everything). Please prepare for a 12 minute presentation (including setup time) + 3 minutes for questions.
  • Short papers are allotted 10 minutes (including everything). Please prepare for a 8 minute presentation (including setup time) + 2 minutes for questions.
  • Your talk should summarize your paper - not replace it. Try to convey the main idea and key results instead of reproducing every detail (people can get details from the paper and ask you questions at the poster session).
  • Slides must be legible from the back of a large room. Typeface size on slides should be at least 24 points, or 20 points in exceptional cases.
    Use visuals and diagrams. Avoid excessive text and complete sentences.
  • Use examples. Concrete examples are easier to grasp than abstract statements.
  • Repeat each question so that everyone hears it, the questioner verifies that you understood it, and you get time to prepare your answer.

Guidelines for POSTER Presentations (Long AND Short papers)

  • Please identify your assigned poster session (either on Thursday or Friday) from the online program.
  • The poster boards are square, 4 x 4 feet (48 x 48 inches or 122 x 122 cm), so please size your posters accordingly.
  • Posters must be visible from at least 6 feet away, so please use large typefaces (minimum of 32 points).
  • Avoid overly "texty" posters. Use visuals and diagrams. Remember that the poster should convey the main ideas of your paper (not replace the paper).

Guidelines for Extended Abstract Posters; Regular Posters; Late Breaking Results Posters; and Doctoral Consortium Posters

  • Your poster is scheduled for the opening reception on Wednesday evening.
  • The poster boards are square, 4 x 4 feet (48 x 48 inches or 122 x 122 cm), so please size your posters accordingly.
  • Posters must be visible from at least 6 feet away, so please use large typefaces (minimum of 32 points).
  • Avoid overly "texty" posters. Use visuals and diagrams. Remember that the poster should convey the main ideas of your paper (not replace the paper)


User Personality and Chat Room Behavior in Synchronous Online Learning
- by Wen Wu (Hong Kong Baptist University); Li Chen (Hong Kong Baptist University); Qingchang Yang (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Exploring Contingent Step Decomposition in a Tutorial Dialogue System
- by Pamela Jordan (University of Pittsburgh); Patricia Albacete (University of Pittsburgh); Sandra Katz (University of Pittsburgh)

Individual and Comparison Open Learner Model Visualisations to Identify What to Work On Next
- by Susan Bull (University College London); Peter Brusilovsky (University of Pittsburgh); Julio Guerra (University of Pittsburgh); Rafael Araujo (Federal University of Uberlândia)

What’s Inside the Box? An Open Student Modeling Approach in a Museum Context
- by Diego Zapata-Rivera (Educational Testing Service)

A Comparative Study of Visual Cues for Annotation-Based Navigation Support in Adaptive Educational Hypermedia
- by Roya Hosseini (University of Pittsburgh); Peter Brusilovsky (University of Pittsburgh)


Multilingual Tagging Behaviour: the role of recommender systems
- by Angelina Ziesemer (PUCRS); Jamie Blustein (Dalhousie University); Milene Silveira ((PUCRS)

Diagnosis at Scale: Detecting the Expertise Level and Knowledge States of Lifelong Professional Learners
- by Oluwabukola Ishola (University of Saskatchewan); Gord McCalla (University of Saskatchewan)

Personality profiling from text: language features tied to personality across corpora
- by William Wright (University of Hawaii at Manoa); David Chin (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Pupillary Response: Removing Screen Luminosity Effects for Clearer Implicit Feedback
- by Tomas Juhaniak (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava); Patrik Hlaváč, Robert Moro (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava); Jakub Simko (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava); Maria Bielikova (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava)

Supporting Group Decision Making with Recommendations and Explanations
- by Thuy Ngoc Nguyen (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano); Francesco Ricci (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)


CogniWin: An Integrated Framework to Support Older Adults at Work
- by David Portugal (CITARD Services Ltd.); Marios Belk (University of Cyprus and CITARD Services Ltd.); Sten Hanke (Austrian Institute of Technology); Markus Müllner-Rieder (Austrian Institute of Technology); Miguel Sales Dias (Microsoft Language Development Center); João Quintas (Instituto Pedro Nunes); Christoph Glauser (ArgYou AG); Eleni Christodoulou (CITARD Services Ltd.); George Samaras (University of Cyprus and CITARD Services Ltd.); Mehdi Snene (University of Geneva); Dimitri Konstantas (University of Geneva)

24th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

13-16 July 2016 - Halifax, Canada

Collocated with Hypertext 2016


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Important Dates

12 July 2016: Regular registration cutoff at 00:00 Atlantic time 
12 July onwards -On-site registration only

13-16 July 2016: UMAP 2016 Conference


15 January 2016: Workshop Proposals
23 / 28 February 2016: Abstracts for Full and Short Papers (mandatory)
1 / 6 March 2016: Full and Short Papers due
25 March / 1 April 2016: Doctoral consortium papers
15 April 2016:Notification for full and short papers
22 April 2016: Notification for DC papers
1 May 2016: Author's Registration Deadline for Full, Short, Extended Abstracts, DC Papers (main proceedings)
1  9 May 2016: Camera-Ready Deadline for Full, Short, Extended Abstracts & DC papers (main proceedings)
7 May 2016: Posters, Demos, Late-Breaking Results papers due
16 May 2016 (extended!): Workshop papers due 
1 June 2016: Notification of Workshop Papers, Posters & Demos, Late-Breaking Results papers
7 June 2016: Camera-ready for Workshop papers, Posters & Demos, Late-Breaking Results papers (extended proceedings)
                     + Early registration and author registration deadline for extended proceedings
13 June 2016: Student funding application deadline;
                      + Cut-off date for booking student residence accommodations and the Lord Nelson Hotel (June 14)


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