• 09-12 June
  • Golden Bay Beach Hotel | Larnaca | Cyprus

Call for Workshop Proposals

ACM UMAP 2019, the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users or to groups of users, and which collect, represent, and model user information, is pleased to invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. The workshops provide a venue to discuss and explore emerging areas of User Modeling and Adaptive Hypermedia research with a group of like-minded researchers and practitioners from industry and academia. In this edition, our goal is to have a balanced workshop program comprising
different workshop formats and combining emerging and established research topics.

Different full-day and half-day workshop schemas are possible, such as:

● Working group meetings around a specific problem or topic; participants may be asked to submit a white paper or position statement.
● Mini-conferences on specialized topics, having their own paper submission and review processes.
● Mini-competitions or challenges around selected topics with individual or team participation.
● Interactive discussion meetings focusing on subtopics of the UMAP general research topics.


Proposal Format

    Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF format to both workshop chairs, not exceeding 5 pages and organized as follows:

    ● Workshop title and acronym
    ● Workshop chair(s), including affiliation, email address, homepage, and experiences in organizing such events
    ● Abstract (up to 300 words) and topics of interest
    ● Motivation on why the workshop is of particular interest at this time
    ● Workshop format, discussing the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and general discussions
    ● Intended audience and expected number of participants
    ● List of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50% have to be confirmed at the time of the proposal)
    ● Requested duration (half day or full day)
    ● When available, past editions of the workshop, including URLs, a brief statement on the development of the workshop series, e.g., in terms of topics, number of paper submissions and participants, post-workshop publications over the years and acceptance statistics.


We encourage both researchers and industry practitioners to submit workshop proposals. Researchers interested in submitting a workshop proposal are invited to contact us in advance, so we can help to design successful proposals. In particular, for workshop proposals with novel interactive formats, we are happy to assist in further developing and implementing the ideas. We strongly suggest to have organizers from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic. We welcome workshops with a creative structure that may attract various types of contributions and may ensure rich interactions. The organizers of accepted workshops will prepare a workshop web site containing the call for papers and detailed information about the workshop organization and timeline. They will be responsible for their own publicity and reviewing processes. There will be a conference adjunct proceedings published by ACM where all the workshop papers will be published. Hence, the workshop organizers will need to adhere to the adjunct proceedings publication timeline

Workshop Chairs

  • Miloš Kravčík, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany (milos.kravcik AT dfki.de)
  • Iván Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (ivan.cantador AT uam.es)
  • Important Dates

    Proposal submission: December 14, 2018

    Notification of proposal acceptance: January 9, 2019

    Send the workshop description & website URL: January 23, 2019

    (Suggested) 1st call for papers: January 28, 2019

    (Suggested) 2nd call for papers: February 20, 2019

    (Suggested) paper submission: March 13, 2019

    (Suggested) notification to authors: March 26, 2019

    Workshop summary camera-ready deadline: April 3, 2019

    Workshop papers camera-ready deadline: April 3, 2019

    Adjunct proceedings camera-ready deadline: April 15, 2019

    Note: The submissions times are 11:59pm AoE time (Anywhere on Earth)