Program

(version 2012.07.11)

Workshop Proceedings

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TutorialDesining and evaluating new generation user modelsMonday
TutorialEmpirical Evaluation of User Modeling
WorkshopTVM2P
WorkshopSASWeb
TutorialEvaluation of Adaptive SystemsTuesday
WorkshopTRUM
WorkshopSocial Recommender Systems
WorkshopPALE
WorkshopPATCH
WorkshopFactMod
WorkshopAugmented User Modeling
KeynoteRyan Baker, Modeling the Learner in 4-DWednesday
Paper session 1 User Engagement
Paper session 2 Trust
Paper session 3 Motivation, Effort, and Attention
Paper session 4 Recommender Systems: Factorization and domain ranking
Paper session 5 Modeling users' activities and interests
Paper session 6 Modeling learners
Posters/demoPoster and demo session
ReceptionReception
PanelPanelThursday
Paper session 7 User models from microblogging
Doctoral ConsortiumDC 1
Doctoral ConsortiumDC 2
IndustryIndustry papers
BanquetBanquet
KeynoteFrancesco Ricci, Contextualizing Useful RecommendationsFriday
Paper session  8 Visualizations
Paper session  9 Educational Data Mining
Paper session 10 Recommender Systems: Critiquing, Spamming and Noise
Paper session 11 User Centred Design and Evaluation

Workshops

Monday (2012/7/16) @ UQAM
Time/Venue SH3120 @UQAM SH3140 @UQAM SH3220 @UQAM SH3420 @UQAM SH3620 @UQAM
8:00–5:00

Registration (Foyer SH)

9:00–12:30  

TVM2P: TV and Multimedia Personalization (site)
(proceedings)

  

Tutorial 1: NewGUMS: Designing and evaluating new generation user models (site)

1:30–5:00  

TRUM: Trust, Reputation and User Modeling (site)
(proceedings)

SASWeb: Semantic and Adaptive Social Web (site)
(proceedings)

Tutorial 2: Empirical Evaluation of User Modeling Systems (site)

Tuesday (2012/7/17) @UQAM
Time/Venue SH 3120 3420 @UQAM SH3140 @UQAM SH3220 @UQAM SH 3420 3120 @UQAM SH3620 @UQAM
8:00–5:00

Registration (Foyer SH)

9:00–12:30

SRS: Social Recommender Systems (full day) (site)
(proceedings) (schedule@cn3, jul 17)

PALE: Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (full day) (site)
(proceedings) (schedule@cn3, jul 17)

PATCH: Personal Access to Cultural Heritage (site)
(proceedings) (schedule@cn3, jul 17)

FactMod: Matrix Factorization techniques for student skills and user preference modeling (site)
(proceedings) (schedule@cn3, jul 17)

Tutorial 3: Evaluation of Adaptive Systems (full day) (site)(schedule@cn3, jul 17)

1:30–5:00  

AUM: Augmented
User Modeling (site)
(proceedings) (schedule@cn3, jul 17)

Main Conference

Wednesday (2012/7/18) @ Holiday Inn Midtown
Time/Venue Ambassadeur C Les Verrières
8:00–5:00

Registration (Foyer Bonnet)

8:45–9:00

Welcome

9:00–10:30
Keynote
Ryan Baker
10:30‐11:00

Coffee Break

11:00–12:00
Paper session 1: User Engagement
Chair: Lora Aroyo
EEG estimates of engagement and cognitive workload predict math problem solving outcomes (summary) (full text)
Federico Cirett Galán and Carole R. Beal
Models of user engagement (summary) (full text)
Janette Lehmann, Mounia Lalmas, Elad Yom‐Tov and Georges Dupret
Paper session  2: Trust
Chair: Peter Brusilovsky
A Simple but Effective Method to Incorporate Trusted Neighbors in Recommender Systems (summary) (full text)
Guibing Guo, Jie Zhang and Daniel Thalmann
A framework for modeling trustworthiness of users in mobile vehicular ad‐hoc networks and its validation through simulated traffic flow (summary) (full text)
John Finnson, Jie Zhang, Thomas Tran, Umar Farooq Minhas and Robin Cohen
12:00 ‐ 2:00

Lunch Time

 2:00– 3:30
Paper session  3: Motivation, Effort, and Attention
Chair: Julita Vasileva
Personalized Network Updates: Increasing Social Interactions and Contributions in Social Networks (summary) (full text)
Shlomo Berkovsky, Jill Freyne and Gregory Smith
Attention and Selection in Online Choice Tasks (summary) (full text)
Vidhya Navalpakkam, Ravi Kumar, Lihong Li and D Sivakumar
Adapting performance feedback to a learner's conscientiousness (summary) (full text)
Matt Dennis, Judith Masthoff and Chris Mellish
Using Touch as a Predictor of Effort: What the iPad can tell us about User Affective State (summary) (full text)
David H. Shanabrook, Ivon Arroyo and Beverly Park Woolf
Paper session  4: Recommender Systems: Factorization and domain ranking
Chair: Alan Said
Preference Relation Based Matrix Factorization for Recommender Systems (summary) (full text)
Maunendra Sankar Desarkar, Roopam Saxena and Sudeshna Sarkar
Improving tensor based recommenders with clustering (summary) (full text)
Martin Leginus, Peter Dolog and Valdas Zemaitis
Domain Ranking For Cross Domain Collaborative Filtering (summary) (full text)
Amit Tiroshi and Tsvi Kuflik
 3:30– 4:00

Coffee Break

 4:00– 5:15
Paper session  5: Modeling users' activities and interests
Chair: Pearl Pu
Realistic Simulation of Museum Visitors' Movements as a Tool for Assessing Sensor‐based User Models (summary) (full text)
Fabian Bohnert, Ingrid Zukerman and David Albrecht
Property‐based interest propagation in ontology‐based user model (summary) (full text)
Federica Cena, Silvia Likavec and Francesco Osborne
Paper session  6: Modeling learners
Chair: Gordon McCalla
Exploring Gaze Data for Determining User Learning with an Interactive Simulation (summary) (full text)
Samad Kardan and Cristina Conati
Modeling Multiple Distributions of Student Performances to Improve Predictive Accuracy (summary) (full text)
Yue Gong, Joseph Beck and Carolina Ruiz
Automating the Modeling of Learners' Erroneous Behaviors in Model‐Tracing Tutors (summary) (full text)
Luc Paquette, Jean‐Francois Lebeau and Andre Mayers
 5:15– 5:45

Poster Madness

 6:30–  8:30
RECEPTION, POSTERS & DEMONSTRATIONS (@ UQAM – CO-500)
Conference Navigator 3: An Online Social Conference Support System (summary@cn3) (full text)
Denis Parra, Wei Jeng, Peter Brusilovsky, Claudia López and Shaghayegh Sahebi
Evaluating Learning Factors Analysis (summary@cn3) (full text)
Michael Lipschultz, Diane Litman, Pamela Jordan and Sandra Katz
An Interoperable and Inclusive User Modelling concept for Simulation and Adaptation (summary@cn3) (full text)
Nikolaos Kaklanis, Yehya Mohamad, Matthias Peissner, Pradipta Biswas, Pattrick Langdon and Dimitrios Tzovaras
Developing a Scale for Assessing Instructor Attitudes Towards Open Learner Models (summary@cn3) (full text)
Carrie Demmans Epp
Holistic accessibility evaluation using VR simulation of users with special needs (summary@cn3) (full text)
Panagiotis Moschonas, Athanasios Tsakiris, Nikolaos Kaklanis, Georgios Stavropoulos and Dimitrios Tzovaras
Next-Generation Social TV Content Discovery (summary@cn3) (full text)
Sebastien Ardon, Salim Bensiali, Hilary Cinis, Jeff Wang and Shlomo Berkovsky
Adaptive Information Visualization - Predicting user characteristics and task context from eye gaze (summary@cn3) (full text)
Ben Steichen, Giuseppe Carenini and Cristina Conati
GALE: Generic Adaptation Language and Engine (summary@cn3) (full text)
David Smits and Paul De Bra
Multilingual User Modeling for Personalized Re-ranking of Multilingual Web Search Results (summary@cn3) (full text)
Rami Ghorab, Dong Zhou, Seamus Lawless and Vincent Wade

Thursday (2012/7/19) @ Holiday Inn Midtown
Time/VenueAmbassadeur CLes Verrières
 8:30–9:00

Registration (Foyer Bonnet)

 9:00–10:30
Panel: A UMUAI view of UMAP, Advances Made and Challenges Ahead
Chair: Alfred Kobsa.
Participants: Peter Brusilovsky, Michel Desmarais, Alfred Kobsa, Joe Konstan, Zvi Kuflik
10:30–11:00

Coffee Break

11:00–11:45
Paper session 7: User models from microblogging (plenary)
Chair: Paul de Bra
A Comparative Study of Users' Microblogging Behavior on Sina Weibo and Twitter (summary) (full text)
Qi Gao, Fabian Abel, Geert‐Jan Houben and Yong Yu
A Multi‐Faceted User Model for Twitter (summary) (full text)
John Hannon, Kevin McCarthy, Michael O'Mahony and Barry Smyth
11:45 – 1:30

Lunch Time

 1:30– 3:30
Doctoral Consortium session 1
Chair: Robin Cohen
User Feedback and Preferences Mining (summary@cn3)
Ladislav Peska
Resolving Data Sparsity and Cold Start in Recommender Systems (summary@cn3)
Guibing Guo
Towards a generic model for user assistance (summary@cn3)
Blandine Ginon
Multi-source provenance-aware user interest profiling on the Social Semantic Web (summary@cn3)
Fabrizio Orlandi, John Breslin and Alexandre Passant
Formalising Human Mental Workload as Non-monotonic concept for Adaptive and Personalised Web-design (summary@cn3)
Luca Longo
Doctoral Consortium session 2
Chair: Lora Aroyo
Evaluating an Implementation of an Adaptive Game-based Learning Architecture (summary@cn3)
Florian Berger
A Data Mining Approach for Adding Adaptive Interventions to Exploratory and Open-Ended Environments summary@cn3)
Samad Kardan
Improving matrix factorization techniques of student test data with partial order constraints (summary@cn3)
Behzad Beheshti and Michel Desmarais
Detecting, acquiring and exploiting contextual information in personalized services (summary@cn3)
Ante Odić
Ubiquitous Fuzzy User Modeling for Multi-Application Environments by Mining Socially Enhanced Online Traces (summary@cn3)
Hilal Tarakci and Nihan Cicekli
Facilitating code examples search on the Web through expertise personalization (summary@cn3)
Annie Ying
 3:30– 4:00

Coffee Break

 4:00– 5:00
Industry papers (plenary)
Enhanced Semantic TV‐Show Representation for Personalized Electronic Program Guides (summary) (full text)
Cataldo Musto, Fedelucio Narducci, Pasquale Lops, Giovanni Semeraro, Marco de Gemmis, Mauro Barbieri, Jan Korst, Verus Pronk and Ramon Clout
Inferring Personality of Online Gamers by Fusing Multiple‐View Predictions (summary) (full text)
Jianqiang Shen, Oliver Brdiczka and Bo Begole
Adaptive Score Reports (summary) (full text)
Diego Zapata‐Rivera
 5:30 Departure to the Banquet
 6:30 Pre‐dinner cocktail
 7:30 BANQUET
(Best paper awards announcement during the banquet )

Friday (2012/7/20) @ Holiday Inn Midtown
Time/Venue Ambassadeur C Les Verrières
 8:30–9:00

Registration (Foyer Bonnet)

 9:00–10:30
Keynote
Francesco Ricci
10:30–11:00

Coffee Break

11:00–12:00
Paper session  8: Visualizations
Chair: Alexandros Paramythis
GECKOmmender: Personalised Theme and Tour Recommendations for Museums (summary) (full text)
Fabian Bohnert, Ingrid Zukerman and Junaidy Laures
Towards Adaptive Information Visualization: On the Influence of User Characteristics (summary) (full text)
Dereck Toker, Cristina Conati, Giuseppe Carenini and Mona Haraty
Paper session  9: Educational Data Mining
Chair: Kalina Yacef
Improving Construct Validity Yields Better Models of Systematic Inquiry, Even with Less Information (summary) (full text)
Michael Sao Pedro, Ryan S.J.D. Baker and Janice Gobert
WTF? Detecting Students who are Conducting Inquiry Without Thinking Fastidiously (summary) (full text)
Michael Wixon, Ryan S.J.D. Baker, Janice Gobert, Jaclyn Ocumpaugh and Matthew Bachmann
11:45 – 2:00

Lunch Time

 2:00– 3:30
Paper session 10: Recommender Systems: Critiquing, Spamming and Noise
Chair: Eelco Herde
Improving the Performance of Unit Critiquing (summary) (full text)
Monika Mandl and Alexander Felfernig
Users and Noise: Estimating the Magic Barrier of Recommendation Systems (summary) (full text)
Alan Said, Brijnesh Jain, Sascha Narr and Till Plumbaum
The effect of suspicious profiles on people recommenders (summary) (full text)
Luiz Augusto Pizzato, Joshua Akehurst, Cameron Silvestrini, Irena Koprinska, Kalina Yacef and Judy Kay
Paper session 11: User Centred Design and Evaluation
Chair: Stephan Weibelzahl
Studies to Determine User Requirements Regarding In‐Home Monitoring Systems (summary) (full text)
Melanie Larizza, Ingrid Zukerman, Fabian Bohnert, Andy Russell, Lucy Busija, David Albrecht and Gwyn Rees
Investigating Explanations to Justify Choice (summary) (full text)
Ingrid Nunes, Simon Miles, Michael Luck and Carlos Lucena
User Modelling Ecosystems: A User‐centred Approach (summary) (full text)
Rainer Wasinger, Michael Fry, Judy Kay and Bob Kummerfeld
Evaluating rating scales personality (summary) (full text)
Tsvi Kuflik, Alan Wecker, Federica Cena and Cristina Gena
 3:30– 4:00

Coffee Break

 4:00–4:30

Closing Ceremony