[CEUR Workshop Proceedings] Vol-872

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Workshop and Poster Proceedings of UMAP 2012

Workshop and Poster Proceedings of the 20th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

Montreal, Canada, July 16-20, 2012.

Edited by

Eelco Herder *
Kalina Yacef **
Li Chen ***
Stephan Weibelzahl ****

* L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
** University of Sydney, School of Information Science, Australia
*** Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Computer Science, China
**** National College of Ireland, School of Computing, Ireland

Contents at a Glance

Table of Contents

AUM 2012: Augmented User Modeling

organized by Fabian Abel, Vania Dimitrova, Eelco Herder, Geert-Jan Houben

  1. Diversity of user viewpoints on social signals: a study with YouTube content
    Dimoklis Despotakis, Dhavalkumar Thakker, Vania Dimitrova, Lydia Lau
  2. User models sharing and reusability: a component-based approach
    Eyal Dim, Tsvi Kuflik
  3. Daily and weekly patterns in human mobility
    Eelco Herder, Patrick Siehndel
  4. Contextualised user profiling in networked media environments
    Dorothea Tsatsou, Lyndon Nixon, Matei Mancas, Miroslav Vacura, Rüdiger Klein, Julien Leroy, Jaroslav Kuchar, Tomás Kliegr, Manuel Kober, Maria Loli, Vasileios Mezaris

FactMod 2012: Matrix Factorization Techniques for Student Skills and User Preference Modeling

organized by Michel Desmarais, Neil Heffernan, Tomáš Horváth, Thai-Nghe Nguyen, Zacharia A. Pardos

  1. Linear models of student skills for static data
    Michel C. Desmarais, Rhouma Naceur, Behzad Beheshti
  2. Factorization techniques for student performance classification and ranking
    Lucas Drumond, Nguyen Thai-Nghe, Tomáš Horváth, Lars Schmidt-Thieme
  3. Rating prediction using preference relations based matrix factorization
    Maunendra Sankar Desarkar, Sudeshna Sarkar
  4. Using factorization machines for student modeling
    Nguyen Thai-Nghe, Lucas Drumond, Tomáš Horváth, Lars Schmidt-Thieme

PALE 2012: Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments

organized by Milos Kravcik, Olga C. Santos, Jesus G. Boticario, Diana Perez-Marin

  1. An approach for unified personalization of learning
    Marie Lefevre, Stéphanie Jean-Daubias, Nathalie Guin
  2. Predicting student outcomes from unstructured data
    Norma Ming, Vivienne Ming
  3. Towards a model of personality, affective state, feedback and learner motivation
    Matt Dennis, Judith Masthoff, Chris Mellish
  4. Towards the development of a reading comprehension conversational agent for children applying user-centered design techniques for teachers and students
    Silvia Tamayo, Diana Pérez-Marín
  5. Taking into account users' knowledge, abilities and preferences to personalize animated assistant agents
    Blandine Ginon, Pierre-Antoine Champin, Stéphanie Jean-Daubias
  6. A generic approach for assisting teachers during personalization of learners' activities
    Marie Lefevre, Nathalie Guin, Stéphanie Jean-Daubias
  7. Supporting self-reflection in personal learning environments through user feedback
    Alexander Nussbaumer, Milos Kravcik, Dietrich Albert
  8. An open and inspectable learner modeling with a negotiation mechanism to solve cognitive conflicts in an intelligent tutoring system
    Evandro Costa, Priscylla Silva, Jonathas Magalhães, Marlos Silva
  9. Recommendation, trust and reputation management in a group online mentorship system
    Oluwabunmi Adewoyin, Julita Vassileva

PATCH 2012: Personal Access to Cultural Heritage

organized by Tsvi Kuflik, Lora Aroyo, Anthony Collins, Eyal Dim, Judy Kay, Bob Kummerfeld

  1. Early detection of museum visitors identities by using a museum triage
    Eyal Dim, Tsvi Kuflik
  2. Open Locast: Locative media platforms for situated cultural experiences
    Amar Boghani, Federico Casalegno
  3. Personalization in crowd-driven annotation for cultural heritage collections
    Chris Dijkshoorn, Jasper Oosterman, Lora Aroyo, Geert-Jan Houben
  4. WantEat: interacting with social networks of smart objects for sharing and promoting cultural heritage
    Luca Console, Giulia Biamino, Francesca Carmagnola, Federica Cena, Elisa Chiabrando, Roberto Furnari, Cristina Gena, Pierluigi Grillo, Silvia Likavec, Ilaria Lombardi, Michele Mioli, Claudia Picardi, Amon Rapp, Fabiana Vernero, Rossana Simeoni, Fabrizio Antonelli, Vincenzo Cuciti, Matteo Demichelis, Fabrizio Franceschi, Marina Geymonat, Alessandro Marcengo, Dario Mana, Mario Mirabelli, Monica Perrero, Federica Protti, Franco Fassio, Piercarlo Grimaldi, Fabio Torta
  5. Multi-channel coverage for a Dangerous Australians museum exhibit
    Rainer Wasinger, Matthew Wardrop, Anthony Collins, Michael Fry, Judy Kay, Bob Kummerfeld

SASWeb 2012: Semantic and Adaptive Social Web

organized by Lora Aroyo, Federica Cena, Antonina Dattolo, Pasquale Lops, Julita Vassileva

  1. Building multi-layer social knowledge maps with Google Maps API
    MinEr Liang, Julio Guerra, Peter Brusilovsky
  2. Learning from a network of peers via peer-driven adjustment of a corpus
    John Champaign, Robin Cohen

SRS 2012: Social Recommender Systems

organized by Ido Guy, Li Chen, Michelle Zhou

  1. Folksonomy-based adaptive query expansion
    Claudio Biancalana, Fabio Gasparetti, Alessandro Micarelli, Alfonso Miola, Giuseppe Sansonetti
  2. Selective presentation of peer commentary on Web objects through a modeling of user similarity and reputability: reducing information overload in social networks
    John Champaign, Robin Cohen
  3. A fuzzy-based inference mechanism of trust for improved social recommenders
    Renato A. C. Capuruço, Luiz F. Capretz
  4. Evaluation and assessment of recommenders using Monte Carlo simulation
    Renato A. C. Capuruço, Luiz F. Capretz
  5. Improving a recommender system through integration of user profiles: a semantic approach
    Jonathas Magalhães, Cleyton Souza, Priscylla Silva, Evandro Costa, Joseana Fechine
  6. A hybrid peer recommender system for an online community of teachers
    Cristian Miranda, Julio Guerra, Denis Parra, Eliana Scheihing
  7. SRec: a social behaviour based recommender for online communities
    Surya Nepal, Cecile Paris, Sanat Bista
  8. Recommending communities at the regional & city level
    John P. Verostek

TRUM 2012: Trust, Reputation and User Modeling

organized by Julita Vassileva, Jie Zhang

  1. Towards a comprehensive testbed to evaluate the robustness of reputation systems against unfair rating attack
    Athirai Aravazhi Irissappane, Siwei Jiang, Jie Zhang
  2. Modeling trustworthiness of peer advice in a framework for presenting Web objects that supports peer commenta
    John Champaign, Robin Cohen
  3. Reasoning about user trustworthiness with non-binary advice from peers
    John Finnson, Robin Cohen, Jie Zhang, Thomas Tran, Umar Farooq Minhas
  4. An association based approach to propagate social trust in social networks
    Surya Nepal, Sanat Kumar Bista, Cecile Paris

TVM2P 2012: TV and Multimedia Personalization

organized by Shlomo Berkovsky, Luiz Pizzato

  1. Time dependency in TV viewer clustering
    Mengxi Xu, Shlomo Berkovsky, Irena Koprinska, Sebastien Ardon, Kalina Yacef
  2. Personalized recommendation of linear content on interactive TV platforms: beating the cold start and noisy implicit user feedback
    Dávid Zibriczky, Balázs Hidasi, Zoltán Petres, Domonkos Tikk
  3. Does your profile say it all? Using demographics to predict expressive head movement during gameplay
    Stylianos Asteriadis, Kostas Karpouzis, Noor Shaker, Georgios N. Yannakakis
  4. Personalized presentation of multimedia objects for home healthcare environments: a peer-based intelligent tutoring approach
    John Champaign, Robin Cohen

UMAP 2012 Posters and Demos


  1. Developing a scale for assessing instructor attitudes towards open learner models
    Carrie Demmans Epp
  2. Adaptive Information Visualization - Predicting user characteristics and task context from eye gaze
    Ben Steichen, Giuseppe Carenini, Cristina Conati
  3. Multilingual user modeling for personalized re-ranking of multilingual web search results
    M.Rami Ghorab, Dong Zhou, Seamus Lawless, Vincent Wade
  4. An interoperable and inclusive user modelling concept for simulation and adaptation
    Nikolaos Kaklanis, Yehya Mohamad, Matthias Peissner, Pradipta Biswas, Pattrick Langdon, Dimitrios Tzovaras
  5. Question generation for adaptive assessment for student knowledge modeling in probabilistic domains
    Nabila Khodeir, Nayer Wanas, Nevin Darwish, Nadia Hegazy
  6. Evaluating learning factors analysis
    Michael Lipschultz, Diane Litman, Pamela Jordan, Sandra Katz
  7. Conference Navigator 3: An online social conference support system
    Denis Parra, Wei Jeng, Peter Brusilovsky, Claudia López, Shaghayegh Sahebi
  8. Demos

  9. GALE: Generic Adaptation Language and Engine
    David Smits, Paul De Bra
  10. Holistic accessibility evaluation using VR simulation of users with special needs
    Panagiotis Moschonas, Athanasios Tsakiris, Nikolaos Kaklanis, Georgios Stavropoulos, Dimitrios Tzovaras
  11. Next-generation social TV content discovery
    Sebastien Ardon, Salim Bensiali, Hilary Cinis, Jeff Wang, Shlomo Berkovsky

10-Jul-2012: submitted by Eelco Herder
11-Jul-2012: published on CEUR-WS.org