[Air-L] ACM UMAP Workshop - HAAPIE 2016 - Second Call for Papers

Marios Belk belk at cs.ucy.ac.cy
Thu Mar 24 08:59:58 PDT 2016



The 1st International Workshop on Human Aspects in Adaptive and Personalized
Interactive Environments, in conjunction with the 24th ACM Conference on
User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (ACM UMAP 2016) Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Canada, 13-17 July 2016


Full details are available online: http://haapie.cs.ucy.ac.cy 




Submission: 7 May 2016

Notification: 1 June 2016

Camera-ready: 7 June 2016




State-of-the-art approaches in adaptation and personalization research
consider user models that mostly maintain information regarding the
"traditional" user characteristics (i.e., experience, knowledge, interests,
context), and related contextual or technology aspects (i.e., displays,
connectivity, processing power). While modeling these factors has shown
significant improvements and benefits to the end-users in terms of usability
and user experience, still the needs of today's epoch signify the further
engagement into research that will produce more holistic human-centered
practices. The vision is to bring more inclusively the "human-in-the-loop",
considering intrinsic user characteristics and abilities, like perceptual,
personality, visual, cognitive and emotional factors as expressed by the
theories of individual differences. In addition, recent studies show the
need of broadening the scope of diversity parameters to include
characteristics such as motivation, self-actualization, and socio-cultural

The overarching goal of HAAPIE 2016 is to bring together researchers and
practitioners working in the areas of human aspects in adaptation and
personalization, and aims to:


- Explore state-of-the-art and new implicit and explicit methods and
techniques of modeling a broad range of human factors of users and behaviors
- both separately and in possible combinations (e.g., cognitive abilities
and age; motivation and cultural differences);

- Explore personalization techniques, computational intelligence algorithms,
recommendation models, and real-time paradigms that can improve the
efficiency and effectiveness of user tasks and interventions;

- Compare challenges and experience in different real world contexts and
applications (e.g., decision support, learning, wellbeing, security), where
a holistic view on human aspects is needed to provide a positive user
experience; and

- Identify theoretical and computational models for the design, development
and evaluation of human aspects in adaptation and personalization.


The added value will be to shape new human-centered adaptive interactive
environments and personalized platforms that can contribute towards
long-term viable solutions.




Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Human-centered Modeling, Adaptation Methods and Techniques

- Influence of Human Factors on Interactive Systems for Personalization

- Usage of Human Factors for Personalization

- Implicit and Explicit Detection of Human Factors for Personalization

- Human-centered Algorithms for Content Recommendation and Delivery

- Novel Human-centered Interaction Concepts and User Interfaces

- Individual Differences (Personality, Cognition, etc.)

- Synergy of Affective and Human Cognitive Factors

- Modeling Groups and Communities of Diverse Users

- Evaluation of Human Aspects in Adaptation and Personalization

- Personalized Access to Services Content

- User Experience

- Cultural Diversity and Adaptation

- Age-specific Personalization and Adaptation

- Adaptation and Personalization for Users with Special Needs

- User Behavior and Behavior Change

- Context Awareness

- Human Aspects in Personalized Internet of Things Applications

- User-centric Cyber-Physical-Social Adaptive Systems

- Human Aspects in Social Adaptive Robots

- Adaptation and Personalization in Usable Privacy and Security

- Privacy Aspects of Modeling Human Factors in Personalization Systems




In HAAPIE 2016 we encourage original and relevant contributions focusing on
experiences and lessons learned from real-life applications, current
state-of-the-art methodologies, challenges tackled and solutions adopted,
tools, algorithms, and services in the academic, public or private sector,
studies, theories, techniques, and evaluation procedures that could support
human-centered adaptation and personalization issues in various levels of
interactive environments.

All workshop papers must contain original, previously unpublished, research
work adhering the two publication types:


- Full research papers (8-10 pages), proposing new approaches, innovative
methods and research findings. They should make substantial theoretical and
empirical contributions to the research field.

- Short research papers (4-6 pages), presenting work in progress, lessons
learnt, positions, emerging or future research issues and directions on
human aspect challenges in the area.


Manuscripts should be formatted using the camera-ready templates
(http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template) in the ACM
proceedings double-column format.




All papers will undergo a peer review process by at least two expert
reviewers to ensure a high standard of quality. Referees will consider
originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition, and
relevance to the workshop's topics.

Research papers should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file
through the EasyChair submission system
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=haapie2016). Accepted papers will
be included in the workshop proceedings published in the ACM UMAP 2016
Extended Proceedings through the green open-access CEUR-WS.org.




Panagiotis Germanakos, SAP SE, DE & University of Cyprus, CY

Marios Belk, University of Cyprus, CY

George Samaras, University of Cyprus, CY

Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK


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