Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite you once again to participate in the premier annual event on research and applications of recommendation technologies, the Fifth ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. The previous conferences have been distinguished by a strong level of interaction between practitioners and researchers in the sharing of ideas, problems and solutions, and the 2011 conference will continue in this tradition. The fully-refereed proceedings will be published by the ACM and, like past RecSys proceedings, are expected to be widely read and cited.

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. Therefore, topics of interest for RecSys 2011 include (but are not limited to):

  • Case studies of recommender system implementations
  • Computational advertising
  • Conversational recommender systems
  • Context-aware and multidimensional recommender systems
  • Evaluation of recommender systems
  • Group recommenders
  • Impact of recommenders in practice
  • Innovative recommender applications
  • Machine learning and recommender systems
  • Novel paradigms of recommender systems
  • Personalization
  • Preference elicitation
  • Recommendation algorithms
  • Recommendation in social networks
  • Recommender system interfaces
  • Scalability of recommendation techniques
  • Security, privacy, trust, and robustness
  • Semantic web technologies for recommender systems
  • Theoretical aspects of recommender systems
  • User modeling and recommender systems
  • User studies
  • Important Dates

    Deadline for abstracts (mandatory for long/short papers): May 9, 11.59 pm (PST)
    Paper submission deadline: May 16, 11.59 pm (PST)
    Paper Acceptance Notifications: July 15
    Camera-ready copy: August 7

  • Paper Format and Submission

    All submissions and reviews will be handled electronically in PDF format. RecSys 2011 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 paper submission categories:

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

    Plenary presentation: As in past RecSys conferences, the best-reviewed long papers will be presented as part of the plenary sessions of the conference.

    Poster presentation: To accommodate the growing number of quality long paper submissions over the years, a number of additional long papers may be accepted (including the full-length paper in the proceedings), and will be presented as part of the poster session.

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

    Note: Please note that rejected long paper submissions will not be automatically considered as short papers.