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IntRS 2014 : Joint Workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems


When Jun 10, 2014 - Jun 10, 2014
Where Silicon Valley
Submission Deadline Jul 21, 2014
Categories    recommender systems   human decision making   interfaces

Call For Papers

First call for papers:
Joint Workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems

Held in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2014)
6-10th October 2014, Silicon Valley, California.

Submission deadline: 21st of July, 2014

Submission via:

As an interactive intelligent system, recommender systems are developed to suggest items that match users’ preferences. Since the emergence of recommender systems, a large majority of research has focused on objective accuracy criteria and less attention has been paid to how users interact with the system and the efficacy of interface designs from users’ perspectives. The field has reached a point where it ready to look beyond algorithms, into users’ interactions, decision making processes and overall experience.

This workshop focuses on integrating different theories of human decision making into the construction of recommender systems. This year it will focus particularly on the impact of interfaces on decision support and overall satisfaction.

The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners around the topics of
designing and evaluating novel intelligent interfaces for recommender systems in order to: (1) share research and techniques, including new design technologies and evaluation methodologies (2) identify next key challenges in the area, and (3) identify emerging topics. This workshop aims at creating an interdisciplinary community with a focus on the interface design issues for recommender systems and promoting collaboration opportunities between researchers and practitioners. We particularly encourage demos and mock-ups of systems to be used as a basis of a lively and interactive discussion in the workshop.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

User Interfaces

* Visual interfaces for recommender systems
* Explanation interfaces for recommender systems.
* Collaborative multi-user interfaces (e.g., group decision making in e‐tourism)
* Spoken and natural language interfaces
* Trust-aware interfaces
* Social interfaces
* Context-aware interfaces
* Ubiquitous and mobile interfaces
* Conversational interfaces
* Example- and demonstration-based interfaces
* New approaches to designing interfaces for recommender systems
* User interfaces for decision making (e.g., decision strategies and user ratings)

Interaction, user modeling and decision-making

* Cognitive Modeling for recommender systems
* Human-recommender interaction
* Controllability, transparency and scrutability
* Decision theories in recommender systems (e.g., priming, framing, and decoy effects)
* Preference detection (e.g., eye tracking for automated preference detection)
* The role of emotions in recommender systems (e.g., emotion‐aware recommendation)
* Trust inspiring recommendation (e.g., explanation‐aware recommendation)
* Argumentation and Persuasive recommendation (e.g., argumentation‐aware recommendation)
* Cultural differences (e.g., culture‐aware recommendation)
* Mechanisms for effective group decision making (e.g., group recommendation heuristics)
* Decision theories for effective group decision making (e.g., hidden profile management)
* Detection and avoidance of decision biases (e.g., in item presentations)


* Case studies
* Empirical studies and evaluations of new interfaces
* Empirical studies and evaluations of new interaction designs
* Evaluation methods and metrics (e.g., evaluation questionnaire design)


We invite two kinds of submissions which address novel interface issues in recommender systems:
• Short papers. The maximum length is 4 pages in the standard ACM SIG proceedings.
• Long papers. The maximum length is 8 pages in the standard ACM SIG proceedings format.

Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. Additional weight will be given to papers that include alternative modes of presentation such as demos, playing out of scenarios, mockups, and alternate media such as video. The workshop will include an interactive demo session, where we look forward to seeing and discussing innovative interface designs.

Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 independent referees. Accepted papers will published in workshop proceedings on the site. Further, we will approach several journals such as ACM TiiS and TIST to organize a special issue on this topic, selecting the most qualified papers for journal publications. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper needs to register and attend the workshop.

Program committee

Anthony Jameson, DFKI, Germany
Robin Burke, DePaul University, USA
Shlomo Berkovsky, NICTA, Australia
Li Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University
Jaegul Choo, Georgia Tech, USA
Jill Freyne, CSIRO, Australia
Gerhard Friedrich, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt
Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marco de Gemmis, Dipartimento di Informatica, University of Bari
Cleotilde Gonzalez, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Sergiu Gordea, AIT, Austria
Tobias Hollerer, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund, Germany
Henry Lieberman, MIT Media Lab, USA
Bart Knijnenburg, University of California, Irvine, USA
Joseph Konstan, University of Minnesota, USA
Gerald Ninaus, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Denis Parra, PUC, Chile
Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Olga Santos, aDeNu, Spain
Christin Seifert, Universitet Passau, Germany
Martijn Willemsen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan
Jesse Vig, Palo Alto Research Center
Markus Zanker, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt


Nava Tintarev -
Dept. of Computer Science, University Of Aberdeen, UK

John O’Donovan -
Dept. of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Peter Brusilovsky -
School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Alexander Felfernig -
Institute for Software Technology, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Giovanni Semeraro -
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy

Pasquale Lops -
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy

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