Workshop on The Local Experience

Location-based recommendations are everywhere. Recommendations for local places, things, and even people nearby are now standard practice across many commercial services; mobile ads, Google mobile search, foursquare recommendations, Yelp, Tripadvisor, etc.

But how well are these actually suited to people’s local needs? And how much fun is it to explore the world through the lens of recommendations? This active RecSys 2012 workshop explores that local experience of localized recommendations.

Together we’ll spend half a day exploring Dublin using local recommender systems, on-the-spot. We’ll be using commercial systems, and any services that participants themselves may have built – and we’ll explore what’s great, what’s missing, and where our research should be heading. Let us know about your background, and join us in Dublin for what promises to be an interactive, insightful and fun RecSys workshop!

Workshop Date

September 9, 2012 (half day, p.m.)

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