ACM UMAP 2021 is pleased to invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. ACM UMAP is 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. 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. 


Important Dates

  • Proposals due: January 15, 2021
  • Notification to proposers: January 29, 2021
  • Workshop day(s): June TBA, 2021


Workshop Format

In this edition, our goal is to have a balanced workshop program comprising different workshop formats, combining newly emerging, currently evolving and established research topics. Different full-day and half-day workshop schemas are possible, such as:

  • Working group meetings around a specific problem or topic; participants may be asked to submit a white paper or position statement
  • Mini-conferences on specialized topics, having their own paper submission and review processes
  • Mini-competitions or challenges around selected topics with individual or team participation
  • Interactive discussion meetings focusing on subtopics of the UMAP general research topics.
  • Joint panels for different workshops


Instructions for Proposers

Workshop proposals should not exceed 5 pages and should be 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 of interest
  • Motivation on why the workshop is of particular interest at this time
  • Workshop format, discussing the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and general discussions
  • Intended audience and expected number of participants
  • List of (potential) members of the program committee 
  • Requested duration (half day or full day)
  • Proposed workshop format (e.g. hybrid or fully virtual)
  • 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


Submission and Review Process

Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF by email to:
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We encourage both researchers and industry practitioners to submit workshop proposals.

Researchers interested in submitting a workshop proposal are invited to contact us in advance, 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 involving organizers from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic. We welcome workshops with a creative structure that may attract various types of contributions and may ensure 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. They will be responsible for their own publicity and reviewing processes.

There will be a conference adjunct proceedings published by ACM where all the workshop papers will be published. Hence, the workshop organizers will need to adhere to the adjunct proceedings publication timeline.



  • Proposal submission: January 15, 2021
  • Notification of proposal acceptance: January 29, 2021
  • Send the workshop description & website URL: February 15, 2021
    • (Suggested) 1st call for papers: February 20, 2021
    • (Suggested) 2nd call for papers: March 2, 2021
    • (Suggested) paper submission: March 26, 2021
    • (Suggested) notification to authors: April 19, 2021
  • Workshop summary camera-ready deadline: May 7, 2021
  • Workshop papers camera-ready deadline: May 7, 2021
  • Workshop date: June TBA, 2021


Proceedings and Registration Policy

Workshop papers will be included in the Adjunct Proceedings published by ACM. To be included in the Proceedings, at least one author of each accepted workshop paper must register for the conference or the workshop and present the paper there. Student registration fee is allowed to students who present a student paper. A "Workshop/Tutorial Only” fee will be available as well.


Tutorial Chairs

  • Berardina Nadja De Carolis, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
  • Dietmar Jannach, University of Klagenfurt, Austria