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CFP CaRR 2014

4th Workshop on Context-awareness in Retrieval and Recommendation

in conjunction with ECIR 2014

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: April 13, 2014
Website: http://carr-workshop.org

General Information

Following the successful 2011, 2012, and 2013 Workshops on Context-awareness in Retrieval and Recommendation we are delighted to invite you to the fourth edition which will be held in conjunction with the 2014 European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2014).

The context of a piece of information is now often available, with many systems capturing things like people’s interaction patterns with information, the devices people use, the annotations they make, and their user profiles. Context-aware retrieval systems use context to enhance their performance. The challenge in doing so lies not only in using context to retrieve the most relevant content, but also in understanding and identifying important context ad hoc. Further, once information is retrieved, it must be presented to the user in a context-aware manner, personalizing and adapting the content to the user’s current situation (device, location, social surrounding) and interests.

Call for Papers

In the scope of this workshop, context can refer to any factor surrounding the user, information object, or system, including, for example, the location of the information interaction, the weather at the time of the interaction, or the user’s mood. The need for personalizing and adapting the information exchange experience is accentuated when we consider device- and interaction-based context. The aim of the CaRR Workshop is to invite the community to a discussion in which we will try to find new creative ways to support context-awareness. Furthermore, CaRR aims at improving the exchange of ideas between different communities involved in research concerning, among other topics, web mining, machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, and hci. The workshop is especially intended for researchers working on multidisciplinary projects who want to discuss problems and synergies.

The aim of the CaRR Workshop is to invite the community to a discussion in which we will try to find new creative ways to handle context-awareness. Furthermore, CaRR aims at improving the exchange of ideas between different communities involved in research concerning, among other web mining, machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, hci, etc. The workshop is especially intended for researchers working on multidisciplinary tasks who want to discuss problems and synergies.

The participants are encouraged to address the following questions:

What is context?
Which benefits come from context-aware systems?
In what ways can context improve the Web experience?
How can we combine general- and user-centric context-aware technologies?
How should context affect the way information is presented?
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

Context-aware data mining and information retrieval
Context-aware profiling, clustering and collaborative filtering
Use of context-aware technologies in IR
Context-aware advertising
Recommendations for mobile users
Context-awareness in portable devices
Mobile and social search
Paper submissions and reviews will be handled electronically through the CaRR page in EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=carr2014.

Important Dates

Paper submission: February 10, 2014
Notification: February 28, 2014
Camera-ready submission: tbd
Workshop: April 13, 2014
Organizers and Committees

General Chairs ([log in to unmask])

Alan Said – CWI
Ernesto W. De Luca – University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
Matthias Böhmer – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Daniele Quercia – Yahoo! Research
Program Committee

Luca Maria Aiello – Yahoo! Research, Spain
Omar Alonso – Microsoft, USA
Nicola Barbieri – Yahoo! Research, Spain
Alejandro Bellogín – CWI, The Netherlands
Robin Burke – DePaul University, USA
Pablo Castells- UAM, Spain
Juan M. Cigarran – UNED, Spain
Paolo Cremonesi – Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marco De Gemmis – University of Bari, Italy
Ana Garcia-Serrano – UNED, Spain
Alexandros Karatzoglou – Telefonica R&D, Spain
Antonio Krüger – DFKI, Germany
Martha Larson – TU Delft, The Netherlands
Neal Lathia – University of Cambridge, UK
Pasquale Lops – University of Bari, Italy
Bamshad Mobasher – DePaul University, USA
Andreas Nürnberger – OVGU, Germany
Francesco Ricci – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Yue Shi – TU Delft, The Netherlands
Armando Stellato – University of Tor Vergata, Italy
Domonkos Tikk – Gravity R&D, Hungary
Arjen de Vries – CWI, The Netherlands

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Dr. Alan Said
Information Access research group
CWI - Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
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P.O. Box 94079, 1090 GB Amsterdam
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