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EMPIRE 2015 - 3rd Workshop on "Emotions and Personality in Personalized 

in conjunction with the 9th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems
September 16-20, 2015 Vienna, Austria


Accepted papers will be published in ACM DL

The RecSys research community has done a tremendous job in the last 
decade on exploiting various data sources to improve recommendations of 
all kind through sophisticated algorithms. The workshop complements 
these core RecSys activities by pushing the agenda of taking into 
account user-centric aspects, such as emotions and personality, into the 
RecSys framework.
In fact, personality and emotions shape our daily lives by having a 
strong influence on our preferences, decisions and behaviour in general. 
In recent years, emotions and personality have shown to play an 
important role in various aspects of recommender systems, such as 
implicit feedback, contextual information, affective content labeling, 
cold-start problem, diversity, cross-domain recommendations, group 
recommendations etc.
With the development of robust techniques for the unobtrusive 
acquisition of emotions (e.g. from various modalities, such as video or 
physiological sensors) and personality (e.g. from social media) the time 
is right to take advantage of these possibilities to collect massive 
datasets and improve recommender systems.

The topics include but are not limited to:
- usage of affect to improve personalized systems
- usage of personality to improve personalized systems
- implicit detection of affect for personalized systems
- implicit detection of personality for personalized systems
- computational models of emotion and personality
- affect and personality as contextual factors
- affect as implicit feedback
- affect and personality in cross domain recommenders
- affect and personality as user/item similarities
- affect and personality-based evaluation methods
- affect and personality in applications (e.g. movie recommenders, music 
recommenders, e-learning, people-to-people recommenders etc.)
- affect and personality with human decision making
- affect and personality in group recommenders
- affect and personality for the cold-start problem
- privacy aspects of the usage of affect and personality in personalized 
- affect and personality in connection to social media

The prospective authors may wish to use any of the following datasets in 
their research.
Note that the usage of these datasets *IS NOT* a prerequisite for 
acceptance. The list is provided as a starting point only:

- LDOS Comoda dataset:
- LJ2M dataset:
- myPersonality dataset:
- DEAP dataset:

We accept three kinds of submissions:
(i) long technical papers (up to 12 pages)
(ii) short technical papers (up to 8 pages)
(iii) white papers/position statements (up to 8 pages)

Submissions should be done through the easychair conference system:

and must adhere to the new ACM SIG Proceedings format. You can download 
the Word and Latex templates here:

If you have any issues with the template please contact 
[log in to unmask] All the submissions will be peer-reviewed. 
The reviewing process will be double-blind so the authors should remove 
the author names (or any other traces that might reveal the authorship, 
such as affiliations, acknowledgment of sponsors, direct references to 
previous work etc.) from the submission.

The accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library in the 
workshop's standalone proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register to RecSys 
during the early registration period (before August 16th, 2015) and 
attend the conference/workshop (there will be no option to register only 
for the workshop) in order to be included in the workshop proceedings.

Paper Submission Deadline: June 30, 2015
Notification to Authors: July 20, 2015
Camera-ready Submission Deadline: July 25, 2015
Early-bird Registration: August 16, 2015
Workshop Day: September 19/20, 2015

Marko Tkalčič, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Berardina De Carolis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Marco de Gemmis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Ante Odić, Outfit7 (Slovenian subsidiary Ekipa2 d.o.o.), Ljubljana, Slovenia
Andrej Košir, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (to be extended)
Ioannis Arapakis, Yahoo! Labs
Iván Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Fabio Celli, University of Trento
Li Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University
Matt Dennis, University of Aberdeen
Mehdi Elahi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Bruce Ferwerda, Johannes Kepler University
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University
Michal Kosinski, The Psychometrics Centre, Cambridge University
Fang-Fei Kuo, University of Washington
Neal Lathia, University of Cambridge
Matija Marolt, University of Ljubljana
Mark Melenhorst, TU Delft
Fedelucio Narducci, University of Bari Aldo Moro
Viviana Patti, University of Turin
Matevž Pesek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Olga C. Santos, aDeNu Research Group (UNED)
Markus Schedl, Johannes Kepler University
Björn Schuller, University of Passau
Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari
Man-Kwan Shan, National Chengchi University
Mohammad Soleymani, University of Geneva
Aleksander Valjamae, Linköping University
Yi-Hsuan Yang, Academia Sinica
Martijn Willemsen, Eindhoven University of Technology
Yong Zheng, DePaul University

Dr. Marko Tkalcic
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