Call For Papers

3rd Workshop on LifeLong User Modelling
in conjunction with UMAP’14, Aalborg, Denmark
Deadline for paper submission: April 01, 2014 April 14, 2014
We are pleased to announce the 3rd Workshop on LifeLong User Modelling in conjunction with UMAP 2014.

Nowadays, we are surrounded by technology that assists us in our everyday life. We use GPS devices to navigate from A to B, we use all kind of sensors (e.g., in a smart home environment) that detect our activities, we query the WWW for information while on the go and we use all kinds of devices and software to communicate with our friends and family and share opinions, pictures, etc. With today’s technology, we have the capability to automatically record at large­scale the places that we have been to, things we have seen, people we communicate with and how active we are ­ we’re already creating a constant stream of data that reveals many aspects of our lives.

This creation of constant data streams offers new possibilities for personalization but the resulting data volume raises new challenges. Analyzing this large data corpus may enable us to better understand ourselves: What are my habits and interests? Or, even help us answer more specific questions: Do I live a healthy life? Answering such questions can lead to a more self­aware lifestyle. One big challenge is the creation and management of long­term, even life long, user models. These must capture salient aspects about the user over very long periods of time, possibly spanning periods from early childhood into old age. These models have to handle changing interests over time. Also, such life­long user models have to be usable by different applications. Other challenges pertain to processing big personal data and identifying user interests, skills etc. and their usage in real world systems like health or recommendation systems. Following the first two successful Workshops on Lifelong User Modelling which were held in conjunction with UMAP 2009 and 2013, respectively, this workshop aims to engage researchers from both user modelling and ubiquitous computing communities to discuss emerging research trends in this field.


The workshop aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the different research communities and practitioners involved in the research on lifelong user modeling and lifelogging. The workshop will focus on the following topics and questions:

Collection and Management of lifelong User Data

  • Lifelogging techniques, sensor networks, wearable devices for collecting user information such as behavior or biometric data
  • Connected Living
  • Standards, specifications for lifelong User Models
  • Interoperability, semantics for re­using and sharing user data

Personalization and Adaptation with lifelong user models

  • Modeling the user from continuous data streams
  • Storage and analysis of Big Data

Implications of lifelong User Modeling for the User

  • Evolution, temporal aspects, changing interests over time
  • Evaluation methodologies and metrics for lifelong user models
  • Privacy, perceived security and trust for lifelong User Models
  • User awareness and control over their own data
  • User preferences for managing long term personal data

Applications of LifeLong User Modeling

  • Quantified Self and eHealth domain
  • Lifelong learning and support
  • Information visualization
  • Learning analytics


All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. All submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the workshop committee and will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.
Full papers should be 4-10 pages. Submissions must adhere to the Springer LNCS format (see the example document with author instructions), and be made through the EasyChair conference system.
Accepted papers will be published online in a combined UMAP Workshop & Poster Proceedings volume of the CEUR workshop proceedings.
Submissions due: April 01, 2014 Arpil 14, 2014
Notification: May 01, 2014
Workshop day: TBD
Frank Hopfgartner, TU Berlin, Germany
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
Bob Kummerfeld, University of Sydney, Australia
Till Plumbaum, TU Berlin, Germany
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Twitter: @lifeloggingWS