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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.

The following paper has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article.

Mor Peleg, Yuval Shahar, Silvana Quaglini, Adi Fux, Gema García-Sáez, Ayelet Goldstein, M. Elena Hernando, Denis Klimov, Iñaki Martínez-Sarriegui, Carlo Napolitano, Enea Parimbelli, Mercedes Rigla, Lucia Sacchi, Erez Shalom, Pnina Soffer.
MobiGuide: a personalized and patient-centric decision-support system and its evaluation in the atrial fibrillation and gestational diabetes domains
UMUAI 27(2), 159–213
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11257-017-9190-5

umap2019

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).

The following paper has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article.

Bruno Lepri, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
Jacopo Staiano, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS, LIP6, Paris, France
Erez Shmueli, Dep. of Industrial Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
Fabio Pianesi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
Alex Pentland, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA
The role of personality in shaping social networks and mediating behavioral change
UMUAI 26(2-3), 143–175
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11257-016-9173-y

The UMAP conference series, sponsored by ACM and coordinated by User Modeling Inc. is looking for future hosts, for 2020 and beyond.

If you are interested in organizing and hosting ACM UMAP please contact me (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 UMAP the ACM 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.

UMAP is a conference with typically between 130 and 190 participants.  UM Inc may provide some limited funds for sponsoring PhD students who wish to attend. ACM will contribute too. But to ensure good student participation you should look for other sponsors as well.

UM 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 December 15, 2017.

UMAP 2018, the 26th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization will take place July 8-11, 2018 in Singapore. General Chairs are Jie Zhang and Tanja Mitrovic. Program Chairs are David Chin and Li Chen.

Important dates:
January 14, 2018: Workshop proposal submission
February 25, 2018: Regular paper abstract submission
March 4, 2018: Full paper submission
March 11, 2018: Tutorial proposals
March 25, 2018: Submission of doctoral consortium papers
April 22, 2018: Submission of demos, posters and LBR papers

Check out the conference website.

umap2018

Best Paper Award

Experimental Analysis of Mastery Learning Criteria

Radek Pelánek and Jiří Řihák

James Chen Best Student Paper Awards

Out of the Fr-“Eye”-ing Pan: Towards Gaze-Based Models of Attention during Learning with Technology in the Classroom

Stephen Hutt, Caitlin Mills, Nigel Bosch, Kristina Krasich, James Brockmole and Sidney D’Mello

Fine-Grained Open Learner Models: Complexity Versus Support

Julio Guerra-Hollstein, Jordan Barria-Pineda, Christian D. Schunn, Susan Bull and Peter Brusilovsky

The following paper has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article.

Dietmar Jannach, Lukas Lerche, Iman Kamehkhosh, Michael Jugovac
What recommenders recommend: an analysis of recommendation biases and possible countermeasures
UMUAI Vol. 25, issue 5, pp. 427–491
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11257-015-9165-3

It was selected based on nominations from journal reviewers and editorial board members, and a subsequent comparative review by an award committee.

umap2017UMAP 2017
25th conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
Bratislava, Slovakia.
9-12 July 2017