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CARS 2010 : 2nd Workshop on Context-Aware Recommender Systems


When Sep 26, 2010 - Sep 26, 2010
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Jun 28, 2010
Notification Due Jul 20, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 20, 2010
Categories    social networks   social media   data mining   recommender systems

Call For Papers



(In conjunction with the 4th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems)

September 26, 2010 - Barcelona, Spain


This workshop builds upon the success of the 1st Workshop on Context-Aware Recommender Systems (CARS-2009) held in New York in October 2009, which brought together an international group of researchers to explore the importance and use of contextual information in recommender systems as well as to discuss new research directions.

The importance of contextual information has been recognized by researchers and practitioners in many disciplines, including e-commerce personalization, information retrieval, ubiquitous and mobile computing, data mining, marketing, and management. While a substantial amount of research has already been performed in the area of recommender systems, the vast majority of existing approaches focuses on recommending the most relevant items to users and does not take into account any additional contextual information, such as time, location, weather, or the company of other people. Therefore, this workshop aims to bring together researchers with wide-ranging backgrounds to identify important research questions, to exchange ideas from different research disciplines, and, more generally, to facilitate discussion and innovation in the area of context-aware recommender systems (CARS). In particular, topics of interest for this workshop include (but are not limited to):

-- Context modeling techniques for recommender systems;
-- Context-aware user modeling for recommender systems;
-- Data sets for context-dependent recommendations;
-- Algorithms for detecting the relevance of contextual data;
-- Algorithms for incorporating contextual information into recommendation process;
-- Algorithms for building explicit dependencies between contextual features and ratings;
-- Interacting with context-aware recommender systems;
-- Novel applications for context-aware recommender systems;
-- Large-scale context-aware recommender systems;
-- Evaluation of context-aware recommender systems.

In case the main topic of the paper is a challenging dataset for context-aware recommender systems, the author(s) should describe the data model and the main features of this dataset, and make the dataset available for the research community.

The length of submissions is 5 pages in the standard ACM SIG proceedings format. Microsoft Word and LaTeX templates for papers in ACM SIG format are provided at:

All submissions must be in English and the files should be in PDF format. Paper submissions and reviews will be handled electronically; each paper will be evaluated by the workshop program committee based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity. All papers must be submitted through the CARS-2010 page on the EasyChair conference management site (URL for paper submission will be available in June 2010).

The accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website, and their authors will present their work in front of the workshop audience. The workshop will NOT request the copyright transfer from the authors; therefore, after receiving feedback at the workshop, the authors will be able to submit the improved versions of their papers to conferences and journals (the workshop organizers are currently exploring the possibilities to organize a special issue on this topic in some research journal).

Deadline for paper submission: June 28, 2010
Notification of acceptance: July 20, 2010
Final versions due: August 20, 2010


Gediminas Adomavicius, University of Minnesota, USA
Alexander Tuzhilin, New York University, USA


Xavier Amatriain, Telefonica Research, Spain
Sarabjot Anand, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Hideki Asoh, Intelligent Systems Research Institute, Japan
Linas Baltrunas, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Shlomo Berkovsky, CSIRO, Australia
Doreen Cheng, Samsung, USA
Berardina Nadja De Carolis, University of Bari, Italy
Ernesto William De Luca, TU Berlin, Germany
Michele Gorgoglione, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, USA
Kenta Oku, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
Cosimo Palmisano, Aizoon Consulting, Italy
Kurt Partridge, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Alan Said, TU Berlin, Germany
Myra Spiliopoulou, University of Magdeburg, Germany

CARS-2010 workshop is a joint event with the Challenge on Context-Aware Movie Recommendation (CAMRa2010):

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