[ecoop-info] 2nd CfP: 30th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP ’22)

Nasim Sonboli nasim.sonboli at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 02:53:26 CET 2022

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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 (

**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 11:59 pm 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, the 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 user perception and the business value of recommender systems.
### **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, the 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
experiences, 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 the 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.

Nasim Sonboli (Researcher, University of Colorado Boulder), Helma Torkamaan
(Researcher, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

UMAP'22 Publicity Chairs

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