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RecSys 2007 Industry/Practice Submissions

Key dates and contact information:

Submission deadline:  23:59 PDT, June 10, 2007

Decision to authors:  July 16, 2007

Camera-ready copy due:  August 14, 2007

Key contacts:

Practice Submissions:  recsys-practice@acm.org (Francisco J. Martin, chair)

Online submission system:

All long and short papers should be submitted through our online submission system: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/recsys/.

In recognition of the significant advances made in recommender systems through practice, RecSys 2007 has created an Industry/Practice Program Committee and is specifically soliciting submissions related to the use of recommender systems in real applications.  In the conference program, practice content (both submitted and reviewed content, and invited panels or presentations) will be integrated with research content into a single-track program.  Suggestions are welcome (e.g., recommended speakers to invite or topics to address), and can be sent by e-mail to recsys-practice@acm.org.  In addition, submissions of two-page abstracts are invited in the following categories:

Demonstrations.  We welcome proposed demonstrations of innovative recommender systems and related technology.  Please submit a two-page abstract that can serve as the "take-away" material for conference attendees (see format and other guidelines below).  Most accepted demonstrations will be presented during a poster and demo session where conference attendees can interact with the presenter individually.  We can provide space, a table, and power, but you must provide your own computer or other technology.  Depending on the mix of conference submissions, some demonstrations may be invited to be presented in a short plenary session.

Experience Reports.  We also invite people who've had interesting experiences in the development and deployment of recommender systems to submit abstracts reporting on those experiences.  The abstract should present the key highlights and lessons from the experience.  Most accepted experience reports will be presented as posters during a poster and demo session where conference attendees can interact with the presenter individually.  We will provide a poster board onto which a poster can be placed, and can also put you in contact with local facilities for poster printing if you prefer that to bringing it with you.  Depending on the mix of conference submissions, some experience reports may be invited to be presented as part of a panel session.

Challenges.  Recognizing how important the challenges and problems of practice are in driving research forward, we invite the submission of challenge abstracts.  These abstracts should outline real challenges faced in the development and deployment of recommender systems with a focus on engaging researchers in helping develop solutions to those challenges.  Most accepted challenges will be presented as posters during a poster and demo session where conference attendees can interact with the presenter individually.  We will provide a poster board onto which a poster can be placed, and can also put you in contact with local facilities for poster printing if you prefer that to bringing it with you.  Depending on the mix of conference submissions, some challenges may be invited to be presented as part of a panel session.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Industry/Practice Program Committee.  Abstracts must be appropriate for a peer-reviewed technical conference--marketing pieces and other self-promotion will not be accepted.  All abstracts are limited to 2 pages, and must be submitted in the ACM SIG Proceedings Format through the conference submission system at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/recsys/.  Authors will be required to sign copyright release forms to allow inclusion of their abstracts in the conference proceedings.  By submitting an abstract, you agree that, if the abstract is accepted, at least one author will register for and attend the conference to present the work.