We received the UMUAI James Chen Best Paper
AWARD for Henriette Cramer’s paper on Transparancy and Trust in Adaptive Systems!


The paper is currently freely accessible on http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11257-008-9051-3

This is what the message said:
Dear authors,

I am pleased to inform you that your recent UMUAI article was selected as the winner of the 2008 James Chen Annual Award for Best UMUAI Paper. A prize committee of three editorial board members reviewed all nominated articles from the 2008 production volume and unanimously selected your paper as the winner. The UMUAI James Chen Award has been donated by the Chen Family in commemoration of James R. Chen, a creative researcher in the area of user modeling and information retrieval, and twice a UMUAI author.

I am going to announce your award in the journal and at the journal’s website, and will also send an announcement to several relevant electronic distribution lists early next year. As a nice coincidence, your article is currently freely accessible at the publisher’s website, at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11257-008-9051-3

I would like to congratulate you to this award. The quality of your work will set an example for future authors.

Best regards,

Alfred Kobsa, Editor
User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction:
The Journal of Personalization Research