[Infovis] UMAP 2014 Doctoral Consortium - Call for Papers
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UMAP 2014 Doctoral Consortium - Call for Papers
22nd International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and
Personalization - Aalborg, Denmark, 7-11 July, 2014
ABOUT THE DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
The UMAP 2014 Conference, following a tradition started in 1994, will
include a Doctoral Consortium Session, which provides an opportunity for
doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests under the
guidance of a panel of distinguished research faculty. Doctoral students
are invited to apply to present their research to scholars and researchers
in the field who will provide constructive comments about their work.
The doctoral consortium is implemented as a student mentoring program that
introduces students to senior researchers in the relevant fields.
Students are expected to document in a brief submission their doctoral
research (see SUBMISSION INFORMATION for further details), which will be
evaluated by the consortium committee. Good quality applications will be
selected to be presented at a dedicated workshop as part of the conference.
Promising, but less well-developed applications will be selected for
presentation at a poster session. Each student with an accepted application
will be assigned a mentor who will provide feedback on the student's work
and will discuss the doctoral research with the student and the audience at
Topics include (but are not limited to) the areas listed on the UMAP 2014
- User modelling, adaptation and personalization in the social era
- User modelling, adaptation and personalization in the era of big data
- User modelling, adaptation and personalization in the era of pervasive
- Infrastructures, architectures, and methodologies
- Human factors and Models
- Personal and Societal issues
To apply for the UMAP 2014 doctoral consortium, students are asked to
submit an abstract of their doctoral research that describes:
- the problem being addressed
- the motivation for addressing the problem
- the main contributions that the dissertation aims to achieve
- the progress made to date (including a clear description of the proposed
approach) and the plan of further research
- related work.
Students should also include the stage they are in the PhD program, and a
brief description of their background in order to enable the committee to
adapt its assistance to each student.
Papers must be submitted via the DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM EASYCHAIR INSTANCE:
Submissions should be pdf documents formatted according to the Springer
LNCS style specified in the UMAP 2014 Call for Papers: Style files,
templates, and details about the format can be found at
The length of the abstract is limited to 6 pages.
Accepted abstracts will be included in the Conference Proceedings, which
will be published as a book by Springer.
Funding for selected students with accepted contributions may be available
to cover some travel and accommodation expenses. More details will be
provided on the conference web site as soon as funds will be available.
Submission deadline: March 7, 2014.
Acceptance notifications: March 28, 2014.
Camera-ready version: April 14, 2014.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be extended)
Liliana Ardissono, Italy
Maria Bielikova, Slovakia
Peter Brusilovsky, USA
Ivan Cantador, Spain
Federica Cena, Italy
Marco de Gemmis, Italy
Cristina Gena, Italy
Li Chen, Hong Kong
Eelco Herder, Germany
Pasquale Lops, Italy
Kathleen McCoy, USA
Melike Sah, Ireland
Marko Tkalcic, Austria
Olga Santos, Spain
Nava Tintarev, UK
Ingrid Zukermann, Australia
DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CHAIRS:
For more information, please contact the DC chairs:
Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (email to:
fricci at unibz.it)
David N. Chin, University of Hawaii, USA (email to: chin at hawaii.edu)
Dr. Ben Steichen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC
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