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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.



ACM UMAP 2019, the 27th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization will take place 9-12 June 2019 in Larnaca, Cyprus.

General chairs: George A. Papadopoulos, George Samaras and Stephan Weibelzahl.
Program chairs: Dietmar Jannach and Olga C. Santos

Full paper submission deadline: February 1, 2019 (abstracts are due January 25, 2019).

Call for Conference Bids

ACM UMAP Conference series on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, sponsored by ACM - Association for Computing Machinery (SIGCHI & SIGWEB) and coordinated by User Modeling Inc. is looking for future hosts for 2021 and 2022.

If you are interested in organizing and hosting ACM UMAP please contact Cristina Gena (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Lora Aroyo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for detailed information, including the official guidelines.

  • When hosting ACM UMAP the ACM - Association for Computing Machinery takes all of the financial responsibility and therefore needs to approve a detailed bid with budget info. This is why we must start the preparations almost two years in advance.
  • ACM UMAP is a conference with typically between 130 and 190 participants. User Modeling Inc may provide some limited funds for sponsoring PhD students who wish to attend. ACM - Association for Computing Machinery will contribute too. But to ensure good student participation you should look for other sponsors as well.
  • User Modeling Inc. collaborates closely with the organizer in selecting general and program co-chairs and other people involved and in practical matters like selecting the dates, the conference structure, etc.

The bids have to be sent by email to Lora Aroyo (president) Cristina Gena (secretary), no later than August 30, 2019.

UMAP 2018 Best Paper Awards

Best Paper Award

Easy to Please: Separating User Experience from Choice Satisfaction

James Schaffer, John O'Donovan and Tobias Höllerer.

James Chen Best Student Paper Awards

Predict Demographic Information Using Word2vec on Spatial Trajectories

Adir Solomon, Ariel Bar, Chen Yanai, Bracha Shapira and Lior Rokach

Intent-aware Item-based Collaborative Filtering for Personalised Diversification

Jacek Wasilewski and Neil Hurley.

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