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Call for Participation.

Please note that registration is open for The 2nd ACM International  
Conference on Recommender Systems(RecSys'08)

Date/Venue: October 23-25, 2008 / Lausanne, Switzerland


!!!  EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUG 28th, 2008 !!!

For further details see: http://recsys.acm.org/registration.html



We are pleased to invite you once again to participate in this  
premier annual event on research and applications of recommender  
technologies. Some details of the key highlights are provided below.


Keynote speaker Andrei Z. Broder (Fellow & VP Computational  
Advertising Yahoo! Research, USA) will give a talk on “Computational  
Advertising and Recommender Systems”. The main part of this talk will  
give an introduction to computational advertising and present some  
illustrative research. In the second part he will discuss connections  
to recommender systems and present a couple of open problems of  
potential interest to both communities.
24 selected full papers will be presented at the main conference,  
covering  themes such as: Social Networks and Recommenders, User  
Studies, Conversational Systems, Robust Recommenders, Collaborative  
Filtering, and Hybrid Systems. In addition, 18 further papers will be  
presented as short papers and or as posters/demos.

Also, the RecSys08 Doctoral Symposium provides an opportunity for  
doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests in  
an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of  
distinguished research faculty.

The following tutorials will take place on the first day of the  
conference:
1) “Robust Recommender Systems” - Robin Burke
2) “Recent Progress in Collaborative Filtering” - Yehuda Koren
3) “Context-Aware Recommender Systems” - Gedas Adomavicius and Alex  
Tuzhilin

Of course, a major highlight at RecSys’08 will be the presentation of  
those projects that have been selected by Strands Inc. as the “best  
early stage project in the area of recommendation technologies”. As  
part of RecSys08 five finalists have been invited to present their  
projects to the judging panel. The winner will be announced at the  
RecSys gala dinner and they will receive a $100,000 investment in the  
form of a convertible loan from Strands Inc.! Further details  
relating this are available at: http://recommender-startups.strands.com.

Full program details and practical  information  can  be found at the  
RecSys’08 conference website http://recsys.acm.org.  Looking forward  
to seeing you in Lausanne.


*********************
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
*********************
Pearl Pu, General Chair,
Ecole Polytechnique Fèdèrale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Bamshad Mobasher, Program Co-Chair,
DePaul University, USA

Francesco Ricci, Program Co-Chair,
Free University Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Derek Bridge, Short Papers Chair,
University College Cork, Ireland

Francisco Martin, Industry Program Co-Chair,
Strands, Inc.

Shail Patel, Industry Program Co-Chair,
Unilever UK

Alexander Felfernig, Doctoral Symposium Co-Chair,
Klagenfurt University, Austria

Joseph A. Konstan, Doctoral Symposium Co-Chair,
University of Minnesota, United States

Lorraine McGinty, Publicity Chair,
UCD Dublin, Ireland

Yuan Chun Shi, Asia Liaison,
Tsinghua University, China

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