ACM UMAP 2020, the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users or to groups of users, and which collect, represent, and model user information, is pleased to invite proposals for tutorials to be given in conjunction with the conference.
Tutorials are intensive instructional sessions aimed to provide a comprehensive introduction to established or emerging research topics of interest for the UMAP community.


Important Dates

  • Proposals due: January 20, 2020
  • Notification to proposers: January 31, 2020

Note: The submissions times are 11:59 PM AoE time (Anywhere on Earth)

Tutorial Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • new user modeling technologies, methods, techniques, and trends (e.g. exploiting data mining and big data analytics for user modeling, evaluation methodologies, data visualization, etc.)
  • user modeling and personalization techniques for specific domains (e.g., health sciences, e-government, e-commerce, cultural heritage, education, internet of things, mobile, music, information retrieval, etc.)
  • application of user modeling and personalization techniques for information retrieval and recommender systems
  • eliciting and learning user preferences by taking into account users’ emotional state, physical state, personality, trust, cognitive factors

Instructions for Proposers

An ideal tutorial should be broad enough to provide a basic introduction to the chosen area, but it should also cover the most important topics in depth. Tutorial presenters can have one page in the adjunct proceedings.

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages and should contain the following information:

  1. Title and abstract of the tutorial for inclusion on the ACM UMAP 2020 website (200 words maximum)
  2. Tutorial description:
    • learning objectives of the tutorial and relevance to ACM UMAP 2020
    • targeted audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills
    • a brief outline of the tutorial structure
    • practical sessions
  3. Tutorial length: full (6 hours) or half day (3 hours)
  4. Other venues to which the tutorial or part thereof has been or will be presented, in addition to explaining how the current tutorial differs from the other editions
  5. Name, email address, affiliation and brief professional biography of the tutorial instructor(s), indicating previous training and speaking experience

Submission and Review Process

Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF format via Easychair submission site:


All proposals will be reviewed by the tutorial chairs. The features that will be evaluated are:

  • ability of the tutorial to contribute to strengthening the foundations of UMAP research
  • clarity of the tutorial, which should emerge from its description
  • organization, as appearing from the outline
  • background/experience of tutorial instructor(s) in teaching the target topics


  • Proposals due: January 20, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2020
  • Camera-ready tutorial summary: May 1, 2020
  • Adjunct proceedings camera ready: May 7, 2020
  • Tutorial Day: July 17, 2020

Proceedings and Registration Policy

A “Workshop/Tutorial Only” fee will be available, as well as the option for student registration.

Tutorial Chairs

  • Pasquale Lops, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
  • Veronika Bogina, Haifa University, Israel

email: umap2020-tutorials AT