User Modeling, Personalisation and Experience

We invite research contributions for the 26th World Wide Web Conference User Modeling, Personalisation and Experience Track.

A large swath of user interaction with various products happen through devices connected to the WWW. Hence, developing technology to understand and enhance the user experience with consumer products at scale has become one of the most important problems of our time. Commoditisation of computer infrastructure on the cloud have opened the door to innovate using vast amounts of data collected from these devices through techniques like machine learning, statistical modeling, natural language processing, speech recognition, and others. The sheer volume of interactions have made it possible to rapidly innovate in a data driven fashion and evaluate success based on user’s interactions and feedback.

In this track we invite original research submissions addressing all aspects of user behaviour analysis, personalisation, and experience.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • User modeling, log analysis, and interaction models
  • User Interfaces, design and evaluation
  • User experience with interactive and conversational systems
  • Intelligent agents and personal assistants
  • Personalisation of the web experience
  • Recommendation approaches and recommender systems
  • Experiment design for online testing
  • Survey methods to collect and analyse user feedback
  • Efficient data mining algorithms for large-scale log analysis
  • Metrics for user behaviour and evaluating success
  • Combining user feedback from multiple sources
  • Personalisation and recommendation for the social web

Track Chairs


  • Deepak Agarwal (LinkedIn)
  • Ido Guy (Yahoo Research)
  • Milad Shokouhi (Microsoft Research)

Senior Track Chairs

Nicholas Belkin Rutgers University
Peter Brusilovsky University of Pittsburgh
Pablo Castells Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Ed H. Chi Google, Inc.
Jennifer Golbeck University of Maryland, College Park
Dietmar Jannach TU Dortmund
Joseph Konstan University of Minnesota
Nuria Oliver Telefonica Research
Pavel Serdyukov Yandex
Markus Zanker Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Program Committee

Jae-Wook Ahn University of Pittsburgh
Jussara Almeida UFMG
Sarabjot Anand Algorithmic Insight
Klaus Berberich Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Shlomo Berkovsky CSIRO
Alex Beutel
Cecile Bothorel Telecom Bretagne
Iván Cantador Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Licia Capra University College London
Shuo Chang
Michael Cole LexisNexis
Justin Cranshaw Microsoft Research
Paolo Cremonesi Politecnico di Milano
Elizabeth M. Daly IBM Research
Brian Davison Lehigh University
Debora Donato StumbleUpon Inc
Casey Dugan IBM T.J. Watson Research
Carsten Eickhoff ETH Zurich
Michael Ekstrand Dept. of Computer Science, Texas State University
Brian Eoff Texas A&M University
Hui Fang University of Delaware
Rosta Farzan
Alexander Felfernig Graz University of Technology
Adam Fourney
Jill Freyne CSIRO
Norbert Fuhr University of Duisburg-Essen
Werner Geyer IBM T.J. Watson Research
Sean Goggins University of Missouri
Manuel Gomez Rodriguez MPI for Software Systems
Hamed Haddadi Queen Mary University of London
Claudia Hauff Delft University of Technology
Liangjie Hong Yahoo! Labs
Lichan Hong Google. Inc.
Frank Hopfgartner University of Glasgow
Yuheng Hu University of Illinois at Chicago
Grace Hui Yang Georgetown University
Neil Hurley University College Dublin
Mohsen Jamali WalmartLabs
Joemon Jose University of Glasgow
Alexandros Karatzoglou Telefonica Research
George Karypis University of Minnesota
Sergey Kirshner Walmart Labs
Daniel Kluver
Bart Knijnenburg Clemson University
Noam Koenigstein Microsoft
David Konopnicki IBM
Farshad Kooti USC Information Sciences Institute
Elad Kravi Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Udo Kruschwitz University of Essex
Tsvi Kuflik The University of Haifa
Dmitry Lagun Emory University
Birger Larsen Aalborg University Copenhagen
Neal Lathia Skyscanner
Kyumin Lee Utah State University
Jingjing Liu University of South Carolina
Chang Liu Peking University
Pasquale Lops University of Bari
Yashar Moshfeghi University of Glasgow, Department of Computing Science
Wolfgang Nejdl L3S and University of Hannover
Tien Nguyen University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Denis Parra Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Luiz Pizzato
Steffen Rendle Google
Rómer Rosales LinkedIn Corporation
Shaghayegh Sahebi University at Albany - SUNY
Alan Said University of Skövde
Rodrygo Santos Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Rossano Schifanella University of Turin
Lars Schmidt-Thieme University of Hildesheim
N. Sadat Shami IBM
Amit Sharma
Oren Somekh Yahoo Research
Harald Steck Netflix
Markus Strohmaier University of Koblenz-Landau
Panagiotis Symeonidis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Paul Thomas Microsoft
Domonkos Tikk Gravity R&D
Mitul Tiwari LinkedIn
Konstantinos Tserpes Harokopio University of Athens
Jun Wang University College London
Jian Wang LinkedIn Corporation
Mirjam Wattenhofer Google Switzerland GmbH
Martijn Willemsen Eindhoven University of Technology
Iris Xie Universty of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Liang Zhang LinkedIn
Qi Zhao University of California, Santa Cruz
Zhe Zhao
Vincent W. Zheng Advanced Digital Sciences Center
Yong Zheng Illinois Institute of Technology

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