Call for Contributions

Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the premier annual event on research and applications of recommendation technologies, the Eighth ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2014). The conference will be held from Oct 6 to 10, 2014 in Foster City, Silicon Valley, California. Previous conferences have been distinguished by a strong level of interaction between researchers and practitioners in the sharing of ideas, problems and solutions. The 2014 conference will continue and reinforce this tradition due to its location in Silicon Valley, the home of some of the world’s largest technology companies and of thousands of startups.

We construe recommender systems broadly, including applications ranging from e-commerce to social networking, platforms from web to mobile and beyond, and a wide variety of technologies ranging from collaborative filtering to case-based reasoning. Topics of interest for RecSys 2014 include (but are not limited to):

  • Algorithm scalability
  • Case studies of real-world implementations
  • Conversational recommender systems
  • Context-aware recommenders
  • Evaluation metrics and studies
  • Explanations and evidence
  • Group recommenders
  • Impact studies
  • Innovative/New applications
  • Machine learning for recommendation
  • Novel paradigms
  • Personalization
  • Preference elicitation
  • Privacy and Security
  • Recommendation algorithms
  • Social recommenders
  • User interfaces
  • Semantic web technologies for recommendation
  • Targeted advertising
  • Trust and reputation
  • Theoretical foundations
  • User modelling
  • User studies

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: May 7, 2014*
  • Notifications: July 7, 2014
  • Camera Ready submission: July 24, 2014

*A notification to KDD’14 authors: Since KDD notification deadline falls a few days after Recsys submission deadline, you can submit your KDD’14 paper to Recsys (by May 7th). If you are notified that the KDD submission is accepted, you are expected to immediately withdraw the Recsys submission and notify the program chairs. For such submissions, a special field in the submission form will need to be populated as well.

Paper Format and Submission

All submissions and reviews will be handled electronically in PDF format. RecSys 2014 submissions should be prepared according to the standard double-column ACM SIG proceedings format. Additional information about formatting and style files are available online (tighter alternate style). The review process is single-blind, not double-blind (i.e. not anonymized). Thus, please include the author’s names.

Papers must be electronically submitted to the CMT Web site by 11:59pm Pacific Time on Wednesday May 7th 2014. In order to be fair to all authors, there will be no extensions to the submission deadline. Papers not submitted by the deadline will not be reviewed.

Note that the CMT site allows you to upload updated versions of your paper up until the deadline – so you may want to upload an early version of the paper which you can later (if you wish to) overwrite with a newer version of the paper up until the deadline.

There are two paper submission categories:

LONG PAPER submissions should report on substantial contributions of lasting value. The maximum length is 8 pages. Each accepted long paper will be included in the conference proceedings and presented in a plenary session as part of the main conference program. We expect the review process to be highly selective: the acceptance rates for full papers in the past three years were 20-24%.

SHORT PAPER submissions typically discuss exciting new work that is not yet mature enough for a long paper. The maximum length is 4 pages. Each accepted short paper will be included in the conference proceedings and presented in a poster session. The presentation may include a system demonstration. Note that rejected long paper submissions will not be automatically considered as short papers.

Program Chairs

  • Martin Ester, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Yehuda Koren, Google, USA
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