4th Workshop on Context-Aware Recommender Systems

This workshop builds upon the success of the previous three Workshops on Context-Aware Recommender Systems held in New York (2009), Barcelona (2010), and Chicago (2011), which brought together an international group of researchers to explore the importance and use of contextual information in recommender systems as well as to discuss new research directions.

The importance of contextual information has been recognized by researchers and practitioners in many disciplines, including e-commerce personalization, information retrieval, ubiquitous and mobile computing, data mining, marketing, and management. While a substantial amount of research has already been performed in the area of recommender systems, the vast majority of existing approaches focuses on recommending the most relevant items to users and does not take into account any additional contextual information, such as time, location, weather, or the company of other people. Therefore, this workshop aims to bring together researchers with wide-ranging backgrounds to identify important research questions, to exchange ideas from different research disciplines, and, more generally, to facilitate discussion and innovation in the area of context-aware recommender systems (CARS).

Workshop Date

September 9, 2012

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