In recent years, user modeling, adaptation, and personalization technologies have increasingly moved from the realm of research into industrial and governmental applications. Academic researchers have started companies to commercialize UMAP technologies; industrial research labs have embraced this research area by exploring a range of practice-driven ideas; and companies have invested in UMAP technologies and demonstrated their commercial value. At the same time, people have shown increasing interest in products and services that adapt to their personal tastes and needs, creating a wide range of application areas for new technologies and services. With the abundance of smart mobile devices with a constant connection to the Internet, personalized and location aware services are finally becoming a reality.
As a consequence, the UMAP field is finding more and more ways of integrating techniques from multiple disciplines (such as data mining, HCI, cognitive science and sociology) for new types of real-world applications. Several companies have made significant investment in mining and collection of user data, and academia has investigated novel ways to extract useful information from such data.
To support this trend, a special Industry Track is being organized as part of UMAP 2009. The goal of the track is to provide a forum, focused on real-world scenarios, for exchanging ideas between industry and academia.
The UMAP 2012 Industry Track seeks to:
- showcase high-quality research results stemming from practical industrial deployment of techniques and applications of user modeling and personalization
- highlight challenges, lessons, concerns, and research issues related to user modeling and personalization in real-world scenarios (such as customer privacy issues, analysis of data not generally available in academia, and issues of scale that arise in a corporate setting)
Industry Track submissions must describe work performed in industry or concerning specific industrial applications. They will typically include at least one industry author.
The Industry Track program committee invites submissions in the following areas:
Emerging applications and technology
- Case studies of UMAP deployment
- Comparative studies of UMAP technology
- Novel user facing systems which allow unique insights into user behavior
- Pragmatic issues and research considerations involved in fielding real applications
- Lessons learnt from successful and/or failed systems with technology being the barrier
Emerging application and technology papers discuss prototype applications, tools for focused domains or tasks, useful techniques or methods, useful system architectures, scalability enablers, tool evaluations, or the integration of UMAP and other technologies.
Case studies describe UMAP deployment projects with measurable benefits. Such papers need to demonstrate the importance and impact of the work clearly. Comparative studies compare and contrast UMAP technologies using specific examples (without serving as product advertisements).
Pragmatic issues and research considerations include important practical and research considerations, approaches, and architectures that enable successful applications. Research involving systems which worked wonderfully, or failed due to technological reasons are also of interest to the community.
The primary emphasis is on papers that advance our understanding of practical, applied, or pragmatic issues and highlight new research challenges in real UMAP applications. Authors should explain why the application is important, describe any resulting innovations, and summarize the lessons learned.
Submissions may be either long papers (12 pages maximum) whose technical density should be comparable to that of research track submissions, or short papers (6 pages) and will be published in the proceedings. Please adhere to the submission instructions.
For more information, please contact the industry track co-chairs (see Organization Committee).
Demos and Posters
UMAP'12: Demos and Posters (Deadline: May 13, 2012)
UMAP 2012 invites demonstrations and posters of innovative UMAP-based systems (including research prototypes). Submissions include a 3-page extended abstract, and presentation will be at a poster-and-demo session. You are encouraged to submit your poster or demo by 13 May 2012. Please adhere to the submission instructions.
Descriptions of posters (max. 3 pages in Springer LNCS format) must be original and unpublished accounts of late-breaking results, innovative work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. They should report at least preliminary results. Submissions must be accompanied by a draft poster of a single slide of about 24"x36" (ISO A1) or alternatively up to 9 ISO A4 slides. We encourage single-slide submissions. Criteria for judging posters include content and design. This category is ideal for submission of results obtained after your submissions of long and short papers.
- Submission of descriptions and draft posters: May 13, 2012
- Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2012
- Camera-ready versions of accepted descriptions: June 11, 2012
Submission and Review Process
Submissions (description and draft poster) must be made through the EasyChair conference system in PDF format. Descriptions must adhere to the Springer LNCS format (see the Submission Instructions for more details). Submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
Accepted descriptions of demonstrations and posters will be published electronically in the UMAP 2012 adjunct proceedings. There will be a session given for the demonstrations and posters. Both demonstrations and poster presentations will provide presenters with an opportunity to obtain direct one-to-one feedback about their work from a wide audience during the conference.
Demos and Posters Co-Chairs
Submission Format and Review Process
Accepted research, industry and doctoral consortium papers will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, both in hardcopy and electronically through SpringerLink. They will also be indexed in the ACM Digital Library. Accepted descriptions of posters, demonstrations, workshops and tutorials will be published in the UMAP Adjunct Proceedings. Significantly enhanced versions of research papers can be submitted to User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI) after the conference.