Final Call for Tutorials

ACM UMAP 2016 invites tutorials that address the interests of its
varied audience: people new to the User Modeling, Adaptation and
Personalisation researchers and practitioners who wish to learn new
technologies, users of Personalized technologies, and representatives
of government and funding agencies as well as potential private
investors in Personalized technologies. We welcome submissions of
tutorial proposals on all major topics related to user modeling and
personalisation technologies. We especially solicit proposals for
tutorials of the following types:
-- Tutorials with a coherent theme providing an introduction to new
user modeling technologies, methods, techniques, and trends (e.g.
exploiting data-mining and big data analytics for user modeling,
evaluation methodologies, data visualizationetc.)
-- Tutorials describing the application of user modeling and
personalization technologies in specific domains (e.g., health
sciences, e-government, e-commerce, cultural heritage, education,
internet of things, mobile, music, information retrieval, NLP, etc.).
-- Tutorials presenting techniques from other fields that are of
relevance for user modeling and personalization research, including
social sciences, digital humanities, biomedical or cognitive science,
and neuroscience research.

Tutorials may focus on theoretical topics, however, we encourage
organizers to incorporate hands-on sessions where appropriate. The
tutorial should reach a good balance between the topic coverage and
its relevance to the community. Tutorials can be half a day (3 hours)
or full day (6 hours).

Timeline for Tutorials

Tutorial proposals due: *April 10, 2016*
Notification of acceptance: May 5, 2016
Tutorial Days: 13 July  (Wednesday) and/or 17 July (Sunday) 2016


Organizers of accepted tutorials are responsible for preparing the
materials for attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material,
software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on
sessions, etc.) to the Tutorial Chairs. The UMAP 2016 Organizing
Committee is responsible for providing publicity for the tutorials as
part of the conference publicity activities, and on-site logistical
support to the organizers and attendees.

General Information

In the interest of the overall quality of the conference, the Tutorial
Chairs reserve the right to merge tutorials and/or adjust the scope
thereof in case a minimum number of registrations is not reached by
the early registration deadline.

Submission details

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages, and should contain the
following information:
-- Abstract. 200 words maximum, for inclusion on the UMAP2016 website.
-- Tutorial description: objectives of the tutorial and relevance to
UMAP2016; information about the scope and level of detail of the
material to be covered; intended audiences; learning objectives;
practical sessions.
-- Tutorial length. The tutorial can be full or half day
-- Specify other venues to which the tutorial or part thereof has been
or will be presented, in addition to explaining how the current
tutorial differs from the other editions. Links to the slides of
previous tutorial editions (if applicable) should be included in the
-- Brief professional biography of the presenter(s) indicating
previous training and speaking experience (such as teaching and
tutorial presentation).

All proposals will be reviewed by the tutorial chairs and discussed
within the organization committee of the UMAP2016.


Proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email to the tutorial
chairs at [log in to unmask] by April 10, 2016.

Tutorials Chairs

Federica Cena, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy, email: [log in to unmask]
Jie Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, email: [log in to unmask]

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