UMAP 2017, the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users, to groups of users, and that collect, represent, and model user information, is pleased to invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. The workshops provide a venue to discuss and explore emerging areas of User Modelling and Adaptive Hypermedia research with a group of like-minded researchers and practitioners from Industry and Academia.
We welcome proposals for half-day and full-day workshops. We encourage proposals for a wide range of workshops, including but not limited to:
- Interactive discussion meetings focusing on a subtopic in the general User Modelling and Adaptive Personalization research topics.
The workshop proposals should be PDF documents not exceeding 5 pages, organized as follows:
- Workshop title and acronym
- Workshop chair(s), including affiliation, email address, homepage, and experiences in organizing such events
- Abstract (up to 300 words) and topics
- Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time
- Workshop format, discussing the mix of events such as paper, presentations, invited talks, panels, and general discussion
- Intended audience and expected number of participants
- List of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50%have to be confirmed at the time of the proposal)
- Requested duration (half day or full day)
- When available, past editions of the workshop, including URLs, a brief statement on the development of the workshop series, e.g., in terms of topics, number of paper submissions and participants, post-workshop publications over the years and acceptance statistics.
We encourage both researchers and industry practitioners to submit proposals.
We encourage interested researchers in submitting a workshop proposal to contact us in advance with workshop ideas, so we can help to design successful proposals. In particular for workshop proposals with novel interactive formats, we are happy to assist in further developing and implementing the ideas.
We strongly suggest to have organizers from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic.
We welcome workshops with a creative structure that attracts various types of contributions and ensures rich interactions.
The organizers of accepted workshops will prepare a workshop web site containing the call for papers and detailed information about the workshop organization and timeline.
The organizers will be responsible for their own reviewing process, publicity, and publishing electronic proceedings.
A closely cooperation with the UMAP workshops chairs will be required along the conference preparation.
IMPORTANT DATES AND ANTICIPATED TIMELINE
Important deadlines and anticipated timeline (upon acceptance) is as follows:
- Proposal submission deadline: 13 January 2017
- Notification of proposal acceptance: 3 February 2017
Cecile Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia (cecile.paris AT csiro.au)
Olga C. Santos, UNED, Spain (ocsantos AT dia.uned.es)
Proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email to both workshop chairs by January 13, 2017.