Call for Student Volunteers

RecSys 2024, the 18th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, is the premier international forum for presenting new research results, systems and techniques in the broad field of recommender systems. The conference will be held in Bari, on October 14-18, 2024.

Student volunteers are essential to the success of the RecSys conference. In return for help at the conference, student volunteers receive a number of benefits, including free conference registration, access to social events, and the opportunity to interact and network with top RecSys contributors and organizers. Being a student volunteer is a great way to network with the community.

Since the conference will primarily be in-person this year, we are looking for on-site student volunteers. Duties for on-site volunteers will include helping to set up and perform needed work during the conference, such as AV support, registration desk, poster and demo setup, break monitoring, etc. The volunteers will need to arrive before the evening of October 13 for the orientation and are expected to stay for the entire duration of the conference.

Student volunteers usually get to attend most of the sessions, even when working, so they will participate in all the conference content and activities. Scheduled hours depend on the type of volunteering activity and will not exceed 20 working hours.

Qualifications

Volunteers must be masters, or PhD students during the 2024-2025 academic year. Students of all backgrounds who are interested in Recommender Systems, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply. You do not need a paper accepted to participate, but you will be responsible for funding your travel to and from the conference and your lodging. No previous student volunteer experience is required, but we are looking for enthusiastic and reliable people fluent in English. Furthermore, we welcome applications from local and international (geographically diverse) students to ensure both flexibility and high coverage of time zones.

Application

Submit your application via the following form.

The deadline for application is July 25, 2024, AoE.

If you have any questions, please contact the student volunteer chairs.

SELECTION CRITERIA

We will aim to select students that represent our diverse and thriving community. That includes a mix of genders, backgrounds, universities, and a mix of volunteers with and without volunteering experiences. We are looking to have representation across geographical locations to represent our global audience.

Travel Grants

Students could also apply for Gary Marsden Travel Awards (GMTA) established by SIGCHI to get support for attending the conference. Eligible members can be undergraduate and graduate students, early-career researchers (such as those who are ≤ 5 years post-graduation), and those suffering from financial hardship or lacking institutional support. You can apply even before having been accepted as a SV (GMTA “will prioritize first-time attendees and presenters”.) You can find detailed information on the Travel Grants page. Deadlines are on the 9th of January, February, March, May, July, September, and November at 11:59 PM AoE.

Student Volunteer Chairs

  • Ludovik Coba, Roku Inc., UK
  • Mirko Marras, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Noemi Mauro, University of Turin, Italy

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