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RecSys 2015: CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
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9th ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2015)

September 16-20, 2015, Vienna, Austria
http://recsys.acm.org/recsys15/

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2015
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RecSys 2015 is pleased to invite proposals for workshops to be held in 
conjunction with the conference. The goal of the workshops is to provide 
additional venues for discussing novel ideas as well as recent results 
of research in progress in a relatively, small and focused groups, 
providing an informal forum to discuss research questions and challenges 
and get constructive feedback.

We encourage proposals for a wide range of workshops that encourage and 
foster interactive discussion, including but not limited to:

- Working group meetings organized around a specific problem; such 
workshops may wish to ask participants to submit a short white paper or 
position statement.
- One day mini-conferences on specialized topics; such workshops may 
have their own paper submission and review processes.
- Mini-competitions or challenges around selected topics with individual 
or team participation.
- Interactive discussion meetings focusing on a subtopic of recommender 
systems research.

We welcome proposals for half-day and full-day workshops.

We encourage you to contact us in advance with workshop ideas; we will 
work with prospective workshop organizers to help them design successful 
proposals. We actively encourage both researchers and industry 
practitioners to submit proposals.


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PROPOSAL FORMAT AND SUBMISSION
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The workshop proposal should be a PDF document no more than 4 pages 
long, submitted by e-mail to [log in to unmask] and organized 
as follows:

1. Workshop title
2. A short description of workshop – including the rationale for the 
workshop and how/why it fits RecSys audience (this will be also used in 
advertising workshop to prospective participants). This description 
should include also the topic, format, and details about what type of 
submission is requested from prospective attendees. It should not 
include the title and organizers (all of which will be inserted by the 
conference).
3. Name, email address, and affiliation for workshop chair(s) and a 
brief description of their experience in organizing such events.
4. Requested duration (half day or full day), and maximum number of 
participants
5. Description of workshop activities. Outline how the workshop will be 
organized and how the time will be spent. If the workshop is selective, 
also outline the process of selecting participants.
6. Description of plans for promoting the workshop (aside from the 
conference website and announcements, how will you let people know about 
this workshop).
7. Plans for disseminating the results of the workshop (if any – 
website/book/special issue etc).
8. History of prior workshops on this topic (if any).

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IMPORTANT DATES
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- Workshop Proposals Submission: March 1st, 2015
- Workshop Proposals Notification: March 15th, 2015
- Workshop papers due: July 3rd, 2015
- Camera-ready workshop summaries due: July 23rd, 2015

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WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
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- Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa, Isreal
- Alan Said, Recorded Future, Sweden

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