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ACM SAC-RS 2017 : ACM SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing 2017 - Track on Recommender Systems: Theory and Applications


When Apr 3, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017
Where Marrakech, Morocco
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2016
Notification Due Nov 10, 2016
Final Version Due Nov 25, 2016
Categories    data mining   recommender system   machine learning   user modeling

Call For Papers


The ACM Symposium on Applied Computing is recognized as a primary forum for applied computer scientists and application developers from around the world to interact and present their work. The 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC 2017) will be held in Marrakech, Morocco during March 27-31, 2017. It is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) and is presented in cooperation with other ACM Special Interest Groups.

Track on Recommender Systems

With the development of information technologies, human beings are more and more surrounded with floods of information, which further results in problems a person can have in understanding an issue or making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information. Recommender systems (RecSys) have proven to be helpful in alleviating this information overload problem, providing personalized services and assisting users’ decision making. The basic idea behind RecSys is to infer users’ tastes from their past behaviors (such as user ratings, purchases, reviews, click-throughs, etc). RecSys have been widely applied in a number of areas, including eCommerce (e.g., Amazon, eBay), movies (e.g., Netflix, Moviepilot), music (e.g., Pandora, Spotify), news (e.g., Yahoo news), tags (e.g., Flickr), social media (e.g., Twitter), online education (e.g., Coursera), and so forth.

The development of RecSys promotes various research topics, such as user interaction and interfaces, algorithm design and evaluations, computational efficiency, and recommendation explanations. As one of applied sciences, the field of recommender systems attracts experts and receives contributions from multidisciplinary areas, including Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interaction, Data Science, Decision Support Systems, Marketing, etc.

This track aims to provide a dedicated forum to researchers in RecSys and other applied computing areas for discussing the open research problems, solid solutions, latest challenges, novel applications and innovative research approaches in RecSys.

Topics of Interest (but not limited to)

Conversational recommender systems
Context-aware/Trust-based/Group/Social/Mobile and multi-channel recommenders
Recommendation explanation
New recommender applications
Data mining and machine learning for development
Novel paradigms, Theoretical foundations
Preference elicitation
Privacy and security issues in recommender systems
Recommendation algorithms, Algorithm scalability, Evaluation metrics and studies
Semantic technologies for recommendation
User modeling in recommender systems
User interface design
Empirical user studies
Recommender systems based on users’ psychological characteristics, such as personality and emotion
Submission Guidelines

For full submission guidelines and the submission website, please follow the instructions on the ACM SAC 2017 website carefully. Also, please note the following reminders related to paper submissions.

Authors submitting papers to the track should note that paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of scheduled papers will result in excluding the papers from the ACM digital library.

The paper should follow the format of ACM double-column proceedings. Double-blind reviewing will be adopted and each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members or reviewers. We accept three types of submissions:

Full papers are expected to present original research work which should report on substantial contributions of lasting value. The submission should be limited to a maximum of 8 pages: 6 pages (included in the conference registration) + up to 2 additional pages (at extra charge, $80 USD per page).

Posters may discuss exciting new work that is not yet mature, or open challenges in promising research directions. The submission should be limited to a maximum of 4 pages: 3 pages (included in the conference registration) + up to 1 additional page (at extra charge, $80 USD per page).

Student Research Competition(SRC) Program: Graduate students are invited to submit 2-page research abstracts following the instructions published at SAC 2017 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in the track focus area to which they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to give poster presentations of their work and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First-, Second-, and Third- place winners. The winners will receive cash awards and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet. Authors of selected abstracts will receive SRC travel support ($500 USD), and they are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award program for support.

Important Dates
Paper, Poster and SRC Submission: September 15, 2016
Author Notification: November 10, 2016
Camera-ready Version: November 25, 2016
Author Registration: December 10, 2016
Conference Dates: March 27 – 31, 2017

Track Chairs
Yong Zheng, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Li Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
Markus Zanker, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

Program Committee (to be completed)

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