We welcome submissions related to user modeling, personalization and adaptation; the conference web site provides a detailed list. Below we present a short (but not proscriptive) list of topics of importance to the conference. As the theme for UMAP 2021 is “Re-Evaluating
Evaluation” we encourage submissions in all areas that offer a critical analysis of evaluations of personalized systems. We particularly want to acknowledge that some of the research might be influenced by Covid-19 related constraints (e.g., difficulty of
running lab studies), and welcome submissions which introduce novel methodologies arising from a need to conduct research in new ways.
We welcome submissions related to user modeling, personalization and adaptation in any area. The topics listed below are not intended to limit possible contributions.
Final decisions will be made on the basis of suitability for, and fit to, the overall conference (not for specific tracks). Additionally, there is no quota for the maximal number of accepted papers per track. Topics include (but are not limited to):
• Personalized Recommender Systems
• Track chairs: Alejandro Bellogin, Sole Pera, Ludovico Boratto
• Adaptive Hypermedia and the Semantic Web
• Track chairs: Maria Bielikova, Panagiotis Germanakos, Ben Steichen
• Intelligent User Interfaces
• Track chairs: Katrien Verbert, Denis Parra
• Personalized Social Web
• Track chairs: Julita Vassileva, Jie Zhang
• Technology-Enhanced Adaptive Learning
• Track chairs: Ella Haig, Manolis Mavrikis
• Fairness, Transparency, Accountability, and Privacy
• Track chairs: Christine Bauer, Michael Ekstrand
• Personalization for Persuasive and Behavior Change Systems
• Track chairs: Jaap Ham, Rita Orji
SUBMISSION AND REVIEW PROCESS
Papers will be submitted through EasyChair:
Long (8 pages + references) and Short (4 pages + references) papers in ACM style. Original research papers addressing the theory and/or practice of UMAP, and papers showcasing innovative use of UMAP and exploring the benefits and challenges of applying UMAP
technology in real-life applications and contexts are welcome.
- Long papers should present original reports of substantive new research techniques, findings, and applications of UMAP. They should place the work within the field and clearly indicate its innovative aspects. Research procedures
and technical methods should be presented in sufficient detail to ensure scrutiny and reproducibility. Results should be clearly communicated and implications of the contributions/findings for UMAP and beyond should be explicitly discussed.
- Short papers should present original and highly promising research or applications. Merit will be assessed in terms of originality and importance rather than maturity, extensive technical validation, and user studies. Separation
of long and short papers will be strictly enforced so papers will not compete across categories, but only within each category.
Papers must be formatted using the ACM SIG Standard (SIGCONF) proceedings template: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template
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.
All accepted papers will be published by ACM and will be available via the ACM Digital Library. To be included in the Proceedings, at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there. Student registration
fee is allowed for students who present a student paper.
Abstracts: January 17, 2021 (mandatory)
Full paper: January 24, 2021
Notification: March 8, 2021
Camera-ready: April 11, 2021
Video submission: May 5th, 2021
Conference: June 21-June 25, 2021 (tentative)
Note: The submissions times are 11:59pm AoE time (Anywhere on Earth)
Judith Masthoff, University of Utrecht
Eelco Herder, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Nava Tintarev, University of Maastricht
Marko Tkalcic, University of Primorska
Separate calls will be sent for Workshops and Tutorials, Doctoral Consortium, and Demo/Late Breaking Results, as these have different deadlines and submission requirements.