Call: 6th International Workshop on Human Aspects in Adaptive and Personalized Interactive Environments (HAAPIE 2021)

In memory of Prof. George Samaras

Call for Papers
HAAPIE 2021: 6th International Workshop on Human Aspects in Adaptive and Personalized Interactive Environments
In conjunction with ACM UMAP 2021
21-25 June 2021
ONLINE from Utrecht, the Netherlands

Paper submission deadline: 26 March 2021

HAAPIE 2021 is the 6th International Workshop on Human Aspects in Adaptive and Personalized Interactive Environments that will be held ONLINE in conjunction with ACM UMAP 2021, 21-25 June 2021 from Utrecht, the Netherlands.


State-of-the-art approaches in adaptation and personalization research consider user models that mostly maintain information regarding the “traditional” user characteristics (i.e., experience, knowledge, interests, context), and related contextual or technology aspects (i.e., displays, connectivity, processing power). While modeling these factors has shown significant improvements and benefits to the end-users in terms of usability and user experience, there is an urgent need for a step change in user modeling and adaptation that acknowledge human aspects thoroughly, producing more holistic human-centered adaptation and personalization theories and practices. The vision is to bring more inclusively the “human-in-the-loop”, considering intrinsic user characteristics and abilities, like perceptual, personality, visual, cognitive and emotional factors as expressed by the theories of individual differences. In addition, recent studies show the need of broadening the scope of diversity parameters to include characteristics such as motivation, self-actualization, and socio-cultural differences.

The aim of HAAPIE 2021 is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the areas of human aspects in adaptation and personalization. Specifically, the workshop will address the following objectives:

  • Explore state-of-the-art and new implicit and explicit methods and techniques of modeling a broad range of human factors of users and behaviors – both separately and in possible combinations (e.g., cognitive abilities and age; motivation and cultural differences);
  • Explore personalization techniques, computational intelligence algorithms, recommendation models, and real-time paradigms that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of human-centered user tasks and interventions;
  • Compare challenges and experience in different real world contexts and applications (e.g., decision support, learning, wellbeing, security), where a holistic view on human aspects is needed to provide a positive user experience; and
  • Identify theoretical and computational models for the design, development and evaluation of human aspects in adaptation and personalization.

The added value will be to shape new human-centered adaptive interactive environments and personalized platforms that can contribute towards viable long-term solutions.

More details for authors:


Papers submission deadline: 26 March 2021
Notification to authors: 19 April 2021
Adjunct proceedings camera-ready: 07 May 2021
Workshop Day: TBA


  • Panagiotis Germanakos, SAP SE, Germany
  • Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK
  • Ben Steichen, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
  • Alicja Piotrkowicz, Scaled Insights, UK & University of Leeds, UK
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