Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the premier annual event on research and applications of recommendation technologies, the Sixth ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2012). The previous conferences have been distinguished by a strong level of interaction between researchers and practitioners in the sharing of ideas, problems and solutions, and the 2012 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. Topics of interest for RecSys 2012 include (but are not limited to):

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

As in previous years Best Paper and the Best Poster awards will be presented as part of the conference main social event.

  • Important Dates

    Deadline for abstracts (mandatory for long/short papers): April 2, 2012, 11.59 pm (PST)
    Paper submission deadline: April 9, 2012, 11.59 pm (PST)
    Paper acceptance notifications: June 1, 2012
    Camera-ready version: June 22, 2012

  • Paper Format and Submission

    All submissions and reviews will be handled electronically in PDF format. RecSys 2012 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 in a plenary session as part of the main conference program. We expect the review process to be highly selective: in 2011, the acceptance rate for full papers was 20%.

    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 session. The presentation may include a system demonstration.

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