Extended deadline of IUI'10 workshop on Social Recommender Systems: Dec. 15, 2009
2009-12-01 08:00:48 GMT
CALL FOR PAPERS
IUI 2010 Workshop on Social Recommender Systems (http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~lichen/srs2010/)
New submission Deadline: December 15th, 2009
In conjunction with 2010 ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces http://www.iuiconf.org
Hong Kong, February 7 to 10th, 2010
Social media sites have become tremendously popular in recent years. Prominent examples include photo and video sharing sites such as Flickr and YouTube, blog and wiki systems such as Blogger and Wikipedia, social tagging sites such as Delicious, social network sites (SNSs), such as MySpace and Facebook, and micro-blogging sites such as Twitter. Millions of users are active daily in these sites, creating rich information online that has not been available before. Yet, the abundance and popularity of social media sites floods users with huge volumes of information and hence poses a great challenge in terms of information overload.
Social Recommender Systems (SRSs) aim to alleviate information overload over social media users by presenting the most attractive and relevant content, often using personalization techniques adapted for the specific user. SRSs also aim at increasing adoption, engagement, and participation of new and existing users of social media sites. In addition to recommending content to consume, new types of recommendations emerge within social media, such as of people and communities to connect to, to follow, or to join.
This workshop desires to bring together researchers and practitioners around the emerging topic of recommender systems within social media in order to: (1) share research and techniques used to develop effective social media recommenders, from algorithms, through user interfaces, to evaluation (2) identify next key challenges in the area, and (3) identify new cross-topic collaboration opportunities.
Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
Social recommender technologies and applications
* Model of recommendation context (e.g., types of information needed) for social recommender systems
* New algorithms suitable for social recommender systems
* New recommender applications for social media sites (e.g., people and community recommenders)
* Recommendations for individuals and communities
* Social recommender systems in the enterprise
* Diversity and novelty in social recommender systems
* Recommendations for diverse user groups (e.g., new users of social media sites versus frequent users)
User interfaces in social recommender systems (SRSs)
* Transparency and explanations in SRSs
* Adaption and personalization for SRSs
* User feedback in SRSs
* Trust and reputation in SRSs
* Social awareness and visualization
* Evaluation methods and evaluations of SRSs
* User studies
* December 15th, 2009: Submission of long, short, and demo papers
* January 5th, 2010: Author notification
* January 15th, 2010: Submission of camera-ready version
* February 7th, 2010: Workshop held
Papers should be submitted in PDF format by email to
All submissions should be prepared according to the standard SIGCHI publications format (see http://www.iuiconf.org/cfp.html). Paper selection will be based on a peer review process; there will be no blind review process - author names and affiliations should be included in the paper.
* Long papers (up to 10 pages) - submissions should report on substantial contributions of lasting value.
* Short papers (up to 4 pages) - submissions typically discuss work in progress that is not yet mature enough for a long paper.
* Demo papers - presenters of demo systems are asked to submit short papers describing their system.
Authors of high-quality workshop submissions will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to a special issue of ACM journal.
Ido Guy, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
Li Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Michelle X. Zhou, IBM China Research Lab, China
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