The 20th conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization — UMAP 2012

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 and Adaptive Hypermedia conferences that were merged in 2009. It is organized under the auspices of User Modeling Inc.

The 20th edition, UMAP 2012, was held at the Holiday Inn hotel for the main conference and at Université du Québec à Montréal campus for the workshops.

The conference spans a wide scope of topics related to user modeling and personalization, including tailoring of search results, recommending products, Web usage mining and collaborative filtering. Please see the more detailed listing of Conference Topics. There are many reasons for submitting to UMAP 2012 and to participate at the conference.

Best paper awards

The following papers have been awarded at UMAP 2012:

Alan Said, Brijnesh Jain, Sascha Narr and Till Plumbaum
Users and Noise: Estimating the Magic Barrier of Recommendation Systems (Springer Best Paper Award)

Qi Gao, Fabian Abel, Geert-Jan Houben and Yong Yu
A Comparative Study of Users' Microblogging Behavior on Sina Weibo and Twitter (James Chen Best Student Paper Award)

Michael Sao Pedro, Ryan S.J.D. Baker and Janice Gobert
Improving Construct Validity Yields Better Models of Systematic Inquiry, Even with Less Information (James Chen Best Student Paper Award)

Take a look at some pictures of the event.

UMAP 2013 in Rome

The 21th conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization will take place in Rome, Italy, between 10 and 14 June. General chairs are Alessandro Micarelli and Giovanni Semeraro. Program chairs are Sandra Carberry and Stephan Weibelzahl.

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