Workshops and Tutorials


UMAP 2012 features three tutorials, of which the two evaluation tutorials build upon one another.

Empirical Evaluation of User Modeling Systems

David Chin

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Evaluation of Adaptive Systems

Stephan Weibelzahl, Alexandros Paramythis and Judith Masthoff

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Designing and evaluating new generation user models (NewGUMs)

Federica Cena and Cristina Gena

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Below you find the list of accepted workshops for UMAP 2012 in alphabetical order. The deadline for submitting to the workshops has passed. Visit the workshop websites for more detailed information.

The proceedings of all workshops are bundled in the Workshop and Poster Proceedings of UMAP 2012, online at

AUM: 2nd Workshop on Augmented User Modeling

Fabian Abel, Vania Dimitrova, Eelco Herder and Geert-Jan Houben

FactMod: Matrix Factorization techniques for student skills and user preference modeling

Michel Desmarais, Neil Heffernan, Tomas Horvath, Thai-Nghe Nguyen, and Zacharia A. Pardos

PALE: Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments

Milos Kravcik, Olga C. Santos, Jesus G. Boticario and Diana Perez-Marin

PATCH: 4th International Workshop on Personal Access to Cultural Heritage

Tsvi Kuflik, Lora Aroyo, Anthony Collins, Eyal Dim, Judy Kay and Bob Kummerfeld

SASWeb: Semantic and Adaptive Social Web workshop    

Lora Aroyo, Federica Cena, Antonina Dattolo, Pasquale Lops and Julita Vassileva

SRS: 3rd International Workshop on Social Recommender Systems

Ido Guy, Li Chen and Michelle Zhou

TRUM: Trust, Reputation and User Modeling

Julita Vassileva and Jie Zhang

TVM2P: International Workshop on TV and Multimedia Personalization

Shlomo Berkovsky and Luiz Pizzato