22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP2014)

Start date: 
Monday, 7 July, 2014
End date: 
Friday, 11 July, 2014

Aalborg, Denmark

UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to their individual users, or to groups of users, and collect and represent information about users for this purpose. UMAP is the successor to the biennial User Modeling (UM) and Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems (AH) conferences that were merged in 2009. It is organized under the auspices of User Modeling Inc. 

UMAP covers a wide variety of research areas where adaptation may be applied. This include (but is in no way limited to) a number of domains in which researchers are enabling significant innovations based on advances in user modeling and adaptation: Intelligent tutoring systems and intelligent learning environments; Recommender systems; eCommerce; Advertising; Credit checking; Digital humanities; eGovernment; Cultural heritage; Personalized health; and more. 

UMAP2014 will explore, study and shape a broad range of dimensions faced by modern user adaptive systems, covering the following Key Areas chaired by leading researchers: 


UMAP in the social era [area chairs: Kalina Bontcheva & Werner Geyer] 

- Modeling individuals, groups and communities 

- Social network analysis 

- Social recommenders 

- Social learning and learning support 

- Collaboration support 

- Social workforce & social organizations 

- Heterogeneous networks 

- Folksonomies 

- Social navigation 

- Crowdsourcing 

- Engagement, influence & sustainability 


UMAP in the era of big data [area chairs: Bamshad Mobasher & Wolfgang Nejdl] 

- Complex decision making 

- Web dynamics 

- Linked Data 

- Adaptive information visualization 


UMAP in the era of pervasive computing [area chairs: Keith Cheverst & TBA] 

- Ongoing continuous modeling 

- Lifewide modelling 

- Context-awareness 

- Sensor networks 

- Handheld and mobile devices 

- Physiological signals 

- Natural interaction (speech, language, gestures) 


Infrastructures, architectures, and methodologies [area chairs: Bob Kummerfeld & Owen Conlan] 

- Non-standard database representations (networks, graphs) 

- Standards, specifications 

- Interoperability, semantics 

- Evolution, temporal aspects 

- Evaluation methodologies and metrics 

- Adaptive hypermedia systems 

- Adaptive Web-based systems 


Human factors and Models [area chairs: Elisabeth Andre & Cristina Conati] 

- Behavior change and persuasion 

- Affective aspects 

- User experience 

- UMAP underpinning by Sociology models 

- UMAP underpinning by Psychology models 

- UMAP and Anthropology theories 

- UMAP and Economics models 


Personal and Societal issues [area chairs: Kaska Poryasta-Pomsta & Alfred Kobsa] 

- User awareness and control 

- Privacy, perceived security and trust 

- Special needs 

- Lifelong learning and support 

- Therapy 

- Personality 

- Cultural variations 



More at: http://um.org/umap2014/


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