[ecoop-info] ACM UMAP 2022 - Call for Papers

Helma Torkamaan helma.torkamaan at uni-due.de
Thu Dec 9 10:23:49 CET 2021

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# **30th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization 
(UMAP ’22)**

Barcelona*, Spain, July 4–7, 2022


(*) Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning for a hybrid 
conference and will accommodate online presentations where needed.

Submission Deadline:
- Abstracts due:  February 10, 2022 (mandatory)
- Full paper due: February 17, 2022


**ACM UMAP** – ***User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization*** – is 
the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners 
working on systems that adapt to individual users or to groups of users, 
and that collect, represent, and model user information. **ACM UMAP** is 
sponsored by ACM SIGCHI (https://sigchi.org) and SIGWEB 
(https://www.sigweb.org), and organized with User Modeling Inc. 
(https://um.org) as the core Steering Committee, extended with past 
years’ chairs. The proceedings are published by the **ACM** and will be 
part of the ACM Digital Library (https://dl.acm.org).

**ACM UMAP** covers a wide variety of research areas where 
personalization and adaptation may be applied. The main theme of **UMAP 
2022** is ***“User control in personalized systems”***. Specifically, we 
welcome submissions related to user modeling, personalization, and 
adaptation in all areas of personalized systems, with an emphasis on how 
to balance adaptivity and user control. Below we present a short (but 
not prescriptive) list of topics of importance to the conference.

ACM UMAP is co-located and collaborates with the ACM Hypertext 
conference (https://ht.acm.org/ht2022/). UMAP takes place one week after 
Hypertext, and uses the same submission dates and formats. We expect 
authors to submit research on personalized systems to UMAP and invite 
authors to submit their Web-related work without a focus on 
personalization to the Hypertext conference. The two conferences will 
organize one shared track on **personalized recommender systems** (same 
track chairs and PC, see the track description).

- Paper Abstracts:   February 10, 2022 (mandatory)
- Full paper:             February 17, 2022
- Notification:           April 11, 2022
- Conference:          July 4-July 7, 2022

**Note**: The submissions deadlines are at 11:59pm AoE time (Anywhere on 

We welcome submissions related to *user modeling, personalization, and 
adaptation in any area*. The topics listed below are not intended to 
limit possible contributions. **Detailed descriptions and the suggested 
topics for each track are reported in the online version of the CFP on 
the UMAP 2022 web site.**

### **Personalized Recommender Systems***
**Track Chairs: Osnat Mokryn (University of Haifa), Eva Zangerle 
(University of Innsbruck, Austria) and Markus Zanker (University of 
Bolzano, Italy, and University of Klagenfurt, Austria)**

(*) This is a joint track between ACM UMAP and ACM Hypertext (same track 
chairs, overlapping PC). Authors planning to contribute to this track 
can submit to either conference, depending on their broader interest in 
either Hypertext or UMAP. Track chairs organize a special issue in the 
journal New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia.

This track aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to 
discuss open challenges, latest solutions and novel research approaches 
in the field of recommender systems. In addition to mature research 
works addressing technical aspects pertaining to recommendations, we 
also particularly welcome research contributions that address questions 
related to the user perception and the business value of recommender 

### **Adaptive Hypermedia, Semantic, and Social Web**
**Track Chairs: Alexandra I. Cristea (Durham University, UK) and Peter 
Brusilovsky (University of Pittsburgh, US)**

This track aims to provide a forum to researchers to discuss open 
research problems, solid solutions, latest challenges, novel 
applications, and innovative research approaches in adaptive hypermedia, 
semantic and social web. We invite original submissions addressing all 
aspects of personalization, user models building, and personal 
experience in online social systems.

### **Intelligent User Interfaces**
**Track chairs: Elisabeth Lex (Graz University of Technology, Austria) 
and Marko Tkalcic (University of Primorska, Slovenia)**

This topic can be characterized by exploring how to make the interaction 
between computers and people smarter and more productive, which may 
leverage solutions from human-computer interaction, data mining, natural 
language processing, information visualization, and knowledge 
representation and reasoning.

### **Technology-Enhanced Adaptive Learning**
**Track chairs: Judy Kay (University of Sydney, Australia) and Sharon 
Hsiao (Santa Clara University, US)**

This track invites researchers, developers, and practitioners from 
various disciplines to present their innovative learning solutions, 
share acquired experience, and discuss their modeling challenges for 
personalized adaptive learning.

### **Fairness, Transparency, Accountability, and Privacy**
**Track chairs: Bamshad Mobasher (DePaul University College of Computing 
and Digital Media, US) and Munindar P. Singh (NC State University, US)**

Adaptive systems researchers and developers have a social responsibility 
to care about the impact of their technologies on individual people 
(users, providers, and other stakeholders) and on society. This track 
invites work that pertains to the science of building, maintaining, 
evaluating, and studying adaptive systems that are fair, transparent, 
respectful of users’ privacy, and beneficial to society.

### **Personalization for Persuasive and Behavior Change Systems**
**Track chairs: Julita Vassileva (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) 
and Panagiotis Germanakos (SAP SE, Germany)**

This track invites original submissions addressing the areas of 
personalization and tailoring for persuasive technologies, including but 
not limited to personalization models, user models, computational 
personalization, design and evaluation methods, and personal experience 
designing personalized and adaptive behaviour change technologies.

### **Virtual Assistants and Personalized Human-robot Interaction**
**Track chairs: Radhika Garg (Syracuse University, US) and Cristina Gena 
(University of Torino, Italy)**

This track aims at investigating new models and techniques for the 
adaptation of synthetic companions (e.g., virtual assistants, chatbots, 
social robots) to the individual user.

### **Research Methods and Reproducibility**
**Track chairs: Odd Erik Gundersen (Norwegian University of Science and 
Technology, Norway) and Dietmar Jannach (University of Klagenfurt, 

This track accepts works on methodologies for the evaluation of 
personalized systems, benchmarks, measurement scales, with particular 
attention to reproducibility of results and of techniques.

Please consult the conference website for the submission link: 

The maximum length is **14 pages (excluding references) in the ACM new 
single-column format**. We encourage papers of any length up to 14 
pages; reviewers will be asked to comment on whether the length is 
appropriate for the contribution.

**Additional review criteria are available in the online version of the 
CFP on the UMAP 2022 web site.**

Each accepted paper will be included in the conference proceedings and 
presented at the conference.

UMAP uses a **double blind** review process. Authors must omit their 
names and affiliations from submissions, and avoid obvious identifying 
statements. For instance, citations to the authors' own prior work 
should be made in the third person. Failure to anonymize your submission 
results in the desk-rejection of your paper.


**General chairs**
- Ludovico Boratto, University of Cagliari, Italy
- Alejandro Bellogín, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
- Olga C. Santos, Spanish National University for Distance Education, Spain

**Program Chairs**
- Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino, Italy
- Bart Knijnenburg, Clemson University, US

Separate calls will be sent for Workshops and Tutorials, Doctoral 
Consortium, and Demo/Late-Breaking Results, as these have different 
deadlines and submission requirements.

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