Women in RecSys

The “Women in RecSys” tradition started in 2014 to foster diversity among the RecSys community. This year we offer three different ways to come together as the whole RecSys community to celebrate female RecSys role models and in the form of both physical and virtual networking meetings for women of the community.

This year will be the first time we award up to six “Women in RecSys Journal Paper of the Year Awards.” See below for more details on the submission criteria. This award will come with a free RecSys registration and the opportunity to present the respective journal paper at the main conference.

Our “Women in RecSys Keynote Series” starts already on August 24 and gives insights into the career paths and the current RecSys challenges of our speakers. We invite everyone to join and enjoy both talks and discussions.

The traditional “Women in RecSys Breakfast” will take place on Tuesday, September 20, for any women attending RecSys physically in Seattle. The event provides an opportunity for women to share the challenges and successes of working within our community and to exchange experiences with one another.

Given the current circumstances, we will also organize a virtual “Women in RecSys Breakfast” get-together for all women of the RecSys community one week after its physical counterpart on September 27.

This year’s events are co-hosted by Julia Neidhardt (TU Wien, Austria), Özlem Özgöbek (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway), and Hanna Hauptmann (Utrecht University, Netherlands). Details on the individual events will be provided shortly.

Women in RecSys Journal Paper of the Year Awards

This award will be given at the RecSys 2022 conference to women-authored journal papers which have distinguished themselves due to their innovativeness and scientific rigor. This award is made possible due to a generous donation to the Women in RecSys efforts by Nvidia – the winner of the RecSys Challenge 2021.

Depending upon the number of the nominated papers, the committee may select up to six winning journal papers, up to three from junior and up to three from senior researchers. The winning papers will each receive one free registration to RecSys 2022 to be able to present their work during the conference and be acknowledged on the RecSys 2022 websites.

An invited committee consisting of prominent researchers representing different areas of expertise will be established to judge the merits of nominated papers and make recommendations to the Women in RecSys committee.

The winner(s) must attend (physical or virtual) the RecSys 2022 conference.

Qualification/nomination details

To qualify, the first or last author should be a researcher who is a woman. The nominated journal paper needs to have a RecSys focus and must have been published between January 01, 2020, and December 31, 2021 (online pre-publication is acceptable). Each person can nominate only one paper. Self-nominations are allowed.

  • Submission details: A complete citation for the paper in APA style together with a pdf file of the article should be submitted by July 30, 2022, to: https://new.precisionconference.com/sigchi.
  • Nominations Submission Deadline: July 30, 2022
  • Notifications Deadline: August 15, 2022
Women in RecSys Keynote Series
Women in RecSys Breakfast
PHYSICAL BREAKFAST
  • Who: Women attending RecSys physically
  • What: Networking while enjoying a nice breakfast
  • When: September 20
    Room and time will follow later
VIRTUAL BREAKFAST
  • Who: All RecSys women
  • What: Networking on a virtual platform
  • When: September 27, 5-7 PM CEST
    Link will follow later
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