Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite you to participate in this premier annual event on research and applications of recommender technologies.

The 2nd ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems builds on the success of Recommenders06 School in Bilbao, Spain and the 1st ACM International Conference in Minneapolis, USA. In these events many members of the practitioner and research communities valued the rich sharing of ideas made possible by the plenary sessions and panels. The 2nd International conference will combine the same close interaction among practitioners and researchers with a fully refereed published collection of papers. The proceedings, which are available both as bound volume and via the ACM Digital Library, are expected to be widely read and cited.

In addition to a regular technical program, there will be tutorials covering the state-of-the-art of this domain, a doctoral symposium, and an industrial program comprising of panel discussions and a practice/industry-paper track. We also expect to have one keynote speaker who will address the major applications of recommendation technologies in industry.

We construe recommenders broadly, including applications ranging from E-Commerce to cell phones, and a wide variety of technologies ranging from collaborative filtering to case-based reasoning. Therefore, topics of interest for Recommenders ’08 include all aspects of Recommenders, including, but not limited to the following.

  • The impact of recommenders in practice
  • The algorithms behind recommenders
  • Theory of recommender systems
  • Recommender interfaces
  • Security and privacy in recommender systems
  • Innovative recommender applications group recommenders
  • Personalization using recommenders
  • User modelling
  • User studies of recommenders
  • Recommenders and communities
  • Important Dates

    Paper submission deadline: May 25, 2008
    Author Notification: June 29, 2008
    Conference Date: October 23-25, 2008

  • Paper Format and Submission

    All paper submissions and reviews will be handled electronically in PDF format. Recommenders ’08 submissions should be prepared according to the standard ACM SIG proceedings format. For your convenience, we provide paper templates in Microsoft Word and LaTeX on the conference website.

    There are two categories of paper submission:

    LONG PAPER submissions should report on substantial contributions of lasting value. Each accepted long paper will be presented in a plenary session of the main conference program. The maximum length is 8 pages in the standard ACM SIG proceedings format.

    SHORT PAPER submissions typically discuss exciting new work that is not yet mature enough for a long paper. Each accepted short paper will be presented in a poster/demo session. The presentation may include a system demonstration. The maximum length is 4 pages in the standard ACM SIG proceedings format.

    RecSys ’08 will not use blind review, so please include authors’ names and affiliations on your submission.