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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Hawaii: DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CFP - at International Conference on User Modeling Adaptation and Personalization: UMAP 2010

To be held in conjunction with the International Conference on User Modeling Adaptation and
Personalization: UMAP 2010 in the Big Island of Hawaii, between 20-24 June 2010,

DEADLINE: January 31, 2010

The UMAP 2010 Conference will include, as usual, a Doctoral Consortium Session. This has been a tradition of UMAP Conferences since 1994, where lively and useful discussions enabled students to receive suggestions and feedback about their on-going research, and allowed more experienced participants to hear about the emerging work in the field. Students will benefit in several ways by participating in the consortium; primarily by presenting work to a knowledgeable audience, but also by meeting established researchers and other graduate students working in the field.


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. Students are expected to document in a brief submission the thesis topic, the approach to be taken and the amount of work that has already been completed. Good quality applications will be chosen by the consortium committee to present their work in a short (15-20 minute) presentation, which may include a demonstration if appropriate.

Each student will be assigned a mentor who will provide feedback on the student’s work, and collate feedback from other Program Committee members. Students whose submissions are selected for presentation will be asked to submit a short list of questions to the committee to help identify areas where the students feel that the Committee can be of assistance. After the presentation, these and other questions can be discussed with the audience of the Consortium.
The Doctoral Consortium will be conducted in one or two separate sessions, totaling about 3-4 hours in length. A limited number of fellowships will be available to enable students with accepted
contributions to participate in the meeting.

Accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings, which will be published as a book by Springer. In addition, the Proceedings will be made available on the World Wide Web.


Just as the research in User Modeling spans different areas, graduate research may cover a wide range of topics, but should contribute to some aspect of user modeling and user-adapted interaction. These include (but are not limited to) the topic areas listed in the general Call for Papers http://www.hawaii.edu/UMAP2010/cfp.txt


Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino, Italy
Anne Boyer, LORIA, Nancy University, France
Armelle Brun, LORIA, Nancy University, France
Paul de Bra, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David Chin, University of Hawaii, Hawaii
Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research, Washington
Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Anthony Jameson, DFKI, Germany
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine
Joseph Konstan, University of Minnesota, Minnesota
Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, Illinois
Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan


Ingrid Zukerman, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University,
Ingrid dot Zukerman at infotech dot monash dot edu dot au
Liana Razmerita, Copenhagen Business School, lr dot isv at cbs dot dk


Students are asked to submit to the conference web site an abstract of maximum 4 pages (including references and pictures) describing their doctoral research. Submissions should be in the Springer LNCS format specified in the UMAP2010 Call for Papers. Only pdf documents will be accepted.

The document should comprise keywords identifying the thesis main topic areas, a statement
regarding the main contributions that the thesis aims to achieve, a description of the approach, and information regarding the amount of work that has already been completed so far, and the timing for this work.

Students should also include the stage they are in the PhD programme, and a brief description of their background in order to enable the committee to adapt its assistance to each student.


Ingrid Zukerman, Ingrid dot Zukerman at infotech dot monash dot edu dot au
Liana Razmerita, lr dot isv at cbs dot dk