Want to stay in touch with conference attendees? Or maybe just make sure that you could find them easily in any distant future? We decided to setup a Linkedin group for conference attendees. Feel free to join and contibute.
Please be aware of the fact that tonight, at 3am, we move the clocks backwards such that it will only be 2am.
Gravity R&D, developer of an Instant personalized entertainment solution for TV, has been selected by the jury as Winner of the first edition of the Strands $100K Call for Recommender Start-ups. Gravity R&D will be offered an investment of $100,000 from Strands, Inc.
The town of Lausanne has an agreement with hotels to offer public transport to all visitors. So please don't hesitate to ask you hotel to provide you with a pass during your whole stay in Lausanne.
Because of the first day tutorials taking place in a different room than the main conference, the welcome desk will be at different places.
Furthermore, a practical information sheet is already available for those who want to have all the essentials (programm & co.) on one single sheet. Latest version will always be available at welcome desk.
Finalists for the Strands $100,000 Call For Recommender Start-Ups prize are announced!
Please note that there is a change of room for the tutorial, October 23, 2008: it will not take place in room BC410 as announced earlier, but will be in BC01 (ground floor).
We are pleased to announce that conference dinner will be held in Lausanne's famous Olympic Museum. On this special occasion, the whole museum will be booked for the conference participants who will have the opportunity to visit the museum at their convenience all evening until midnight.
A bus will take participants from the Polydome to Movenpick hotel and then the Lausanne Olympic Museum, departing à 06:15 pm from the Avenue Piccard, outside the Polydome. An aperitif will be served until 07:30pm, and dinner until 09:00pm. The museum will stay open until midnight for visiting.
Wan't to enjoy a little different experience about finding hotels for the conference? Why not try out our prototypic Restaurant & Hotel finder! Special thanks to Li Chen, Joel Chintgen and Nicolas Jones of the HCI Group at EPFL for providing this interactive critiquing based demo.
Strands Inc. has recently announced the above call which seeks to identify the best early stage project in the area of recommendation technologies. Further details relating the eligibility and submission procedure for this call are available here.