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*Submission deadline: July 16th, 2018


Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism@ACM RecSys 2018

Vancouver, Canada

October 7th, 2018


*Call for Papers

RecTour 2018 will focus on the specific challenges for recommender systems
in the tourism domain. The primary goal of this workshop is to bring
together researchers and practitioners from different fields, e.g., tourism,
recommender systems, user modelling, user interaction, mobile, ubiquitous
and ambient technologies, artificial intelligence and web information
systems, so as to discuss and illustrate challenges and applications of
these technologies in tourism recommender systems of the future. 

Important aspects and topics to be discussed evolve around (but are not
limited to):

- Specific applications and case studies (evaluation);

- Specific methods and techniques for tourism recommenders;

- Novel ICT and its impact on travel and tourism;

- Integrating data from various sources (e.g., catalogues, Linked Open Data,
and usage logs);

- Context and mobility in tourism;

- Tourist trip recommendation and route planning;

- Cold-start problem in the context of tourism recommenders;

- Preference elicitation in tourism;

- Emotions and tourism recommenders;

- All aspects related to the Interaction with personalized information
systems in tourism 


*Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 16th, 2018

Notification: August 13th, 2018

Camera-ready deadline: August 27th, 2018

Deadlines refer to 11:59pm (Anywhere on Earth).


*Submission Guidelines

Submission types are long research papers reporting on complete research (8
pages plus up

to one page references), short papers reporting on work in progress (4 pages
plus up to one

page references), position papers reflecting on emerging topics (2-4 pages),

systems showcasing novel aspects or providing the opportunity to interact
(demo papers: 2

pages) as well as project ideas discussing innovative research proposals and
late breaking

ideas (2-4 pages). Moreover, we specifically invite industry to submit
relevant showcases as

position or demo papers to the workshop.


RecTour 2018 submissions should be prepared in PDF format according to the

double-column ACM SIG proceedings format. The peer review process is
single-blind, i.e., all

submissions should include information identifying the authors and their
organizations. All

submissions and reviews will be handled electronically through the EasyChair
submission site:

All contributions must be relevant to the Call for Papers of RecTour 2018.
Accepted papers

will be included in the RecTour 2018 proceedings and published by CEUR

Proceedings. However, at least one author of each accepted contribution must
attend the

workshop (otherwise this contribution will not appear in the proceedings of
the workshop).

After acceptance, no additional authors can be added.



- Julia Neidhardt, TU Vienna, Austria

- Wolfgang Wörndl, TU Munich, Germany

- Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel

- Markus Zanker, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


For more details visit or Contact
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Tsvi Kuflik, PhD.

  Associate Professor,

  Co-chair of the Digital Humanities BSc program,

  Information Systems department,

  The University of Haifa

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