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.


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

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

Best Paper Award

Predicting Individual Differences for Learner Modeling in Intelligent Tutors from Previous Learner Activities

Michael Eagle, Albert Corbett, John Stamper, Bruce Mclaren and Ryan Baker

James Chen Best Student Paper Awards

On the Value of Reminders within E-Commerce Recommendations

Lukas Lerche, Dietmar Jannach and Malte Ludewig

Analyzing and Predicting Task Reminders

David Graus, Paul Bennett, Ryen White and Eric Horvitz

Springer celebrates 25 years of UMUAI - User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction - with free access to the Special Issue on Personality in Personalized Systems (edited by Marko Tkalcic, Daniele Quercia and Sabine Graf).

Starting with UMAP 2016, our conference series on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization is now ACM sponsored. UMAP is co-sponsored by SIGCHI and SIGWEB.

UMAP 2016
The 24th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
13-17 July 2016
Collocated with Hypertext 2016


Important Dates:
15 January 2016: Workshop Proposals
23 February 2016: Abstracts
1 March 2016: Full and Short Papers
7 May 2016: Posters, Demos, Late-Breaking Results, Workshop Papers
12-16 July 2016: UMAP 2016 Conference