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Please forward to anyone who might be interested.
2nd International Workshop on Children & Recommender Systems (KidRec <>: <>)
June 19, 2018 
To be held in Trondheim, Norway. Co-located with IDC 2018 <> ( <>) 

Important Dates:
April 15th, 2018 Paper submission deadline 
April 31st, 2018 Notification to authors
May 7th, 2018 Camera-Ready Version
June 19, 2018  KidRec Workshop
June 19-22 2018 IDC Conference

Workshop Organizers:
Jerry Alan Fails (Boise State University, USA)
Sole Pera (Boise State University, USA)
Franca Garzotto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Natalia Kucirkova (UCL Institute of Education, UK)

Objectives & Topics:
With increasingly large amounts of educational content online, recommender systems (RS) for children are becoming particularly important When focused on this young audience, it is not sufficient for recommenders to identify items that match children’s preferences and interests. Instead, it is imperative that they also consider children’s needs from multiple perspectives: educational, developmental, and motivational, to name a few. Considering these particular needs opens a rich set of questions to answer:
 What are the benefits of child-specific recommendations?
 What role do age, developmental stage, socio-economic status, curricular standards play in RS for children?
 What are the goals of RS for children: persuade, educate, guide, and support their learning, motivation to learn or something else entirely?
What are the ethical and privacy challenges associated with RS for children?

The three main goals of this interactive, full-day workshop are: 
1.     Discuss and identify the benefits and limitations related to RS designed for young children;
2.     Discuss possible design and research solutions to the identified challenges;
3.     Expand the community of professionals interested in RS and children’s education.
The specific theme of this edition of KidRec will be on RS in the educational domain for children, but we welcome other research papers and position papers related to the design of recommender technologies for children. More specifically, we invite submissions related to RS for children including papers concerned with: educational technology for children; recommender algorithms for children; recommendation explanations; privacy of children’s data; transparency; expert-in-the-Loop (e.g., teacher, parent); child-centered content domains (e.g., leisure, education); user profiling; personalization; gamification; and mediation.

We invite short papers (4-6 pages) discussing novel work in progress and position papers (2-4 pages) focusing on open challenges in promising research directions as well as speculative or innovative work in progress. All papers will be peer-reviewed, and at the time of submission, must not be under review in any other conference, workshop or journal.
All submitted papers must:
- Be written in English;
- Contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses;
- Be formatted according to the SIGCHI extended abstract format <> ( <>);
- Be submitted via the EasyChair submission page <> ( <>).

Authors will retain the copyright of their submission, however, proceedings will be publicly posted <> or via Scholarworks. We are also developing a special issue proposal and will be inviting  accepted authors to submit extended papers for consideration.

Program Committee:

IDC 2018 will be hosted at Elektrobygget (“the Electro Building”), at the Gløshaugen campus, NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, from June 19-22, 2018. Please visit the IDC 2018 website for more information about this location:

If you have questions regarding the workshop, do not hesitate to contact the workshop chairs [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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