User Modeling News

In this section, you will find links to various News Events in the field of User Modeling. If you want to submit a new event, please contact the webmaster.

1-Aug-2008:

The James Chen Best Student Paper Award at the Adaptive Hypermedia Conference AH'2008 in Hannover, Germany was given to the following papers:

More information about the James Chen awards.


 

1-Feb-2008: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI) is pleased to announce that the paper

Adaptive, Intelligent Presentation of Information for the Museum Visitor in PEACH
by O. Stock, M. Zancanaro, P. Busetta, C. Callaway, A. Krüger, M. Kruppa, T. Kuflik, E. Not, C. Rocchi
in Volume 17, Number 3, 2007
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11257-007-9029-6

has been elected as the winner of the 2007 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article. The paper was selected by an award committee whose members included Mathias Bauer, Peter Brusilovsky, Judy Kay, George Magoulas and Alfred Kobsa. A cash prize of $1000 funded by a donation of the James Chen Family will be awarded to the winners through the User Modeling association.


25/06/2007: The James Chen Best Student Paper Award at the 11th International Conference on User Modelling, UM07, in Corfu, Greece was given to the following papers:

"Preference-based Organization Interfaces: Aiding User Critiques in Recommender Systems"
by Li Chen, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

"A User Modeling Server for Contemporary Adaptive Hypermedia: an Evaluation of Push Approach to Evidence Propagation"
by Michael Yudelson, University of Pittsburg, U.S.A.

More information about the James Chen awards.

The Springer Best Paper Award was given to the paper:

"Exploiting Evidence Analysis in Plan Recognition"
by Stephanie Elzer, University of Millersville, U.S.A. and Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, U.S.A.


26-April-2007: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI) is pleased to announce that the paper

A Model of Perceptual Task Effort for Bar Charts and its Role in Recognizing Intention
Stephanie Elzer, Nancy Green, Sandra Carberry and James Hoffman
Volume 16, Number 1 / March, 2006
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11257-006-9002-9

has been elected as the winner of the 2006 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article. It was selected based on nominations from journal reviewers, editorial board members, and a subsequent comparative review by an award committee chaired by Judy Kay from the University of Sydney, Australia.The UMUAI annual best paper award has been donated by the Chen family in commemoration of James R. Chen, a creative researcher in the area of user modeling and information retrieval, and twice a UMUAI author. It carries a cash prize of U.S. $1,000. More information about the James Chen awards.


26-Jun-2006: Two James Chen best student paper awards at Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia, AH'2006 were given to

Congratulations!
More information about the James Chen awards.


3-August-2005: The two James Chen Best Student Paper Awards at the 10th International Conference on User Modelling, UM05, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 24-29, 2005 went to:

The papers were presented at User Modeling 2005 Conference in Edinburgh. The James Chen Best Student Paper Award carries a cash prize of $1000.
The award is given annually to the best student paper presented at the User Modeling and the Adaptive Hypermedia conferences. To be eligible for the award the student(s) should be the first and the primary author of a paper and should present the paper at the conference.

More information about the James Chen awards.

The Kluwer Best Paper Prize went to:


10-Jan-2005: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI) is pleased to announce that the paper

has been elected as the winner of the 2004 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article.

It was selected based on nominations from journal reviewers, editorial board members and guest editors, and a subsequent comparative review of the shortlisted papers by an award committee.

The UMUAI annual best paper award has been donated by the Chen family in commemoration of James R. Chen, a creative researcher in the area of user modeling and information retrieval, and twice a UMUAI author. It carries a cash prize of U.S. $1,000. More information about the James Chen awards.


10-Sept-2004: Three James Chen Awards for best paper and best student paper were awarded at the Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia 2004 Conference:

Best student papers (in alphabetical order):

More information about the James Chen awards.

The Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia Conference Best Paper award was given to:


13-Aug-2004: The ISI (http://www.isiknowledge.com) impact factor of UMUAI rose to 4.391 in 2003 (up from 2.524 in 2002). This puts UMUAI at rank 6 among the 451 computer science journals in the ISI database (its rank in 2002 was #20).

The Computer Science area is formed by seven sub-areas. One of them is "Computer Science, Cybernetics" where UMUAI has been the top journal since last year. Over all 7 subareas of CS (with 451 journals), UMUAI is now 6-th, right above the "Journal of ML research".

You can find more detailed information at
http://jcr4.isiknowledge.com/JCR/JCR?RQ=RECORD&rank=1&journal=USER+MODEL+USER-ADAP
if your institution is subscribed to the ISI services.


21-Jan-2004: There is a limited number of UM2003 proceedings available to UM Researchers at a discounted (conference) price from UM Inc. Workshop proceedings cost US $10 (free shipping) and conference proceedings cost US $40 (please, add $5 shipping) - this is almost half of the list price. The discount price is available only to UM Researchers. You can become a "UM Inc. Researcher" if you fill the application form. (If you have attended UM2001 ever been subscribed to the UMUAI journal, you are certainly a UM Inc. researcher - it is a precondition to obtaining a discount individual subscription to UMUAI).
To order the proceedings you need to visit the UM'03 Web site and fill the UM'2003 registration form at http://www2.sis.pitt.edu/~um2003/forms/regform.html for "proceedings only" registration - please, un-check the "Register" checkbox in the form and select the proceedings you want to order from the list of conference and
workshop proceedings in "Extra Proceedings Registration" part of the form.


2-Dec-2003: The 10th User Modelling Conference UM2005 will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the end of July 2005, preceeding IJCAI'05.


17-Sept-2003: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2003 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article:

The article appeared in UMUAI Vol. 13(1+2), 2003, pp. 89-132.

Justine is now with Northwestern University, and Tim with Boston University Medical School.

The UMUAI annual best paper award has been donated by the Chen family in commemoration of James R. Chen, a creative researcher in the area of user modeling and information retrieval, and twice a UMUAI author. It carries a cash prize of U.S. $1,000.


27-August-2003: According to the Institute for Scientific Information (http://www.isiknowledge.com), UMUAI is the journal with the highest impact factor (2.524) in the group "Computer Science, Cybernetics", preceeding journals like the HCI Journal, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.


3-July-2003: The James Chen Best Student Paper Awards at the 9th International Conference on User Modelling, UM03, Johnstown, PA, June 22-26, 2003 went to:

Both papers were presented at User Modeling 2003 Conference in Johnstown, PA Each of the James Chen Best Student Paper Awards carries a cash prize of $1000.
The awards are given annually to two best student papers presented at User Modeling and Adaptive Hypermedia conferences. To be eligible for the award the student(s) should be the first and the primary author of a paper and should present the paper at the conference.

 

The Next chance to win this award is Adaptive Hypermedia 2004 conference to be held in Eindhoven More information about the James Chen awards.


4-Nov-2002: The James Chen Annual Award for Best UMUAI paper went to:

for their paper entitled "Using Bayesian Networks to Manage Uncertainty in Student Modeling", UMUAI 12(4), 2002.

3-July-2002: The James Chen Best Student Paper Awards at the Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia Conference (AH&H'2002) in Malaga, Spain went to:

More information about the James Chen awards.

17-12-01: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI) is pleased to announce the establishment of the James Chen Award for the best annual journal article. This prize has been donated by the Chen family in commemoration of James R. Chen, a creative researcher in the area of user modeling and information retrieval, and twice a UMUAI author. The prize carries a cash reward of $1000 and will be first bestowed at the end of 2002. More information about Dr. James Chen, the awards and the recepients so far is available here.


01-08-01: The slides from Alfred Kobsa's invited talk at UM2001 entitled: "Tailoring Privacy to Users' Needs" are available.


17-06-01: The celebratory Tenth Anniversary Issue of User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (UMUAI) has just appeared in print and is available free of charge at the editor's journal web site:
http://umuai.informatik.uni-essen.de/anniversary.html


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