Lifetime Achievement Award
UMUAI and User Modeling Inc. are proud to announce a lifetime achievement award for:
Prof. Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine, US.
Prof. Kobsa was the founding editor of this journal. He was also founding president of User Modeling Inc, the society of researchers and practitioners interested in developing adaptive systems and personalizing users’ experience with systems. He co-founded an international conference series (currently User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization). He published several books and many articles. He has had an enormous impact on the field of user modeling and personalization, a field of which he clearly is a founding father. He is therefore a very worthy first recipient of this award.