Call for Contributions

Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Tenth ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2016), the premier venue for research and applications of recommendation technologies. The tenth RecSys will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on the MIT and IBM Research campuses from Sept 15th to Sept 19th, 2016. The conference will continue RecSys’ practice of connecting the research and practitioner communities to exchange ideas, frame problems, and share solutions. This year marks the tenth anniversary of RecSys, and the conference will feature events and a new track entitled Past, Present and Future to celebrate ten years of RecSys. The track invites submissions that reflect on past, present, and future research foci in the field of recommender systems, along with reflections on the role which RecSys played in shaping our research agendas. All proceedings will be published one week before the first day of the conference.

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 knowledge-based reasoning. Topics of interest for RecSys 2016 include (but are not limited to):

  • Algorithm scalability
  • Case studies of real-world implementations
  • Conversational recommender systems
  • Context-aware recommenders
  • Evaluation metrics and studies
  • Explanations and evidence
  • Field and user studies
  • Group recommenders
  • Impact studies
  • Innovative/New applications
  • Machine learning for recommendation
  • Mobile and multi-channel recommendations
  • Novel paradigms
  • Personalization
  • Preference elicitation
  • Privacy and Security
  • Recommendation algorithms
  • Social recommenders
  • Semantic technologies for recommendation
  • Targeted advertising
  • Trust and reputation
  • Theoretical foundations
  • User interaction and interfaces
  • User modeling

This year authors will be asked to select whether their paper is primarily Algorithm or Application focussed. This will allow us to better assign reviewers and to balance the program. There are three paper submission categories:

LONG PAPER submissions should report on substantial contributions of lasting value. The maximum length is 8 pages (including references). Each accepted long paper will be included in the conference proceedings and presented in a plenary session as part of the main conference program. We expect the review process to be highly selective: the acceptance rates for full papers in the past three years were 20-24%.

SHORT PAPER submissions typically discuss exciting new work that is not yet mature enough for a long paper. The maximum length is 4 pages (including references). Each accepted short paper will be included in the conference proceedings and presented in a plenary session as part of the main conference . The presentation may include a system demonstration. Note that rejected long paper submissions will not be considered as short papers.

PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE PAPER submissions celebrate the innovation and growth of the community, put forward innovative future applications or provide material that helps set a future research agenda for the Recommender System community. To mark the tenth year of the RecSys Conference, this track encourages papers that consider a broad perspective on how the field has evolved and the challenges and directions that lay ahead. We encourage, position papers, both qualitative and quantitative historical analyses, reflections on persistent or fleeting trends in the field and blue sky future agendas for recommender research. Papers can be up to  4 pages in length (including references) and will be judged on originality and creativity. Each accepted Past, Present, Future paper will be included in the conference proceedings and presented in brief entertaining oral presentations at one of the birthday events or technical sessions.

SIGCHI Submitter Agreement

RecSys 2016 is a SIGCHI conference and making a submission to a SIGCHI conference is a serious matter. Submissions require time and effort by SIGCHI volunteers to organize and manage the reviewing process, and, if the submission is accepted, the publication and presentation process. Thus, anyone who submits to RecSys 2016 implicitly confirms the following statements:

  1. I confirm that this submission is the work of myself and my co-authors.
  2. I confirm that I or my co-authors hold copyright to the content, and have obtained appropriate permissions for any portions of the content that are copyrighted by others.
  3. I confirm that any research reported in this submission involving human subjects has gone through the appropriate approval process at my institution.
  4. I confirm that if this paper is accepted, I or one of my co-authors will attend the conference. Papers that are not presented at the conference by an author may be removed from the proceedings at the discretion of the program chairs.
Paper Format and Submission

All submissions and reviews will be handled electronically. RecSys 2016 submissions should be prepared in PDF format according to the standard double-column ACM SIG proceedings format. Additional information about formatting and style files are available online. The peer review process is double-blind (i.e. anonymized). This means that all submissions must not include information identifying the authors or their organization. Specifically, do not include the authors’ names and affiliations, anonymize citations to your own previous work and avoid providing any other information that would allow to identify the authors, such as acknowledgments and funding.

Papers must be electronically submitted to the EasyChair website by 23:59 (11:59pm) UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on April 20th, 2016. In order to be fair to all authors, there will be no extensions to the submission deadline. Papers not submitted by the deadline will not be reviewed.

Note that the EasyChair site allows you to upload updated versions of your paper until the deadline – so you may want to upload an early version of the paper which you can later (if you wish to) overwrite with a newer version of the paper until the deadline.

Please authors take note that the official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Important Dates
  • Abstract submission deadline: April 13th, 2016
  • Paper submission deadline: April 20th, 2016
  • Notification: June 14th, 2016
  • Camera-ready paper deadline: July 10th, 2016

Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) time zone.

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