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Final Call for Papers / Submission deadline approaching!

Apologies for any cross-postings.

Joint Workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems

Held in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2015)
16-20th September 2015, Vienna, Austria.

Submission deadline: July 6th, 2015
Notification to Authors: July 20th, 2015
Camera-ready submission: July 27th, 2015
Submission via:
Workshop date: September 19th 2015


As an interactive intelligent system, recommender systems are
developed to give recommendations that match users’ preferences. Since
the emergence of recommender systems, a large majority of research
focuses on objective accuracy criteria and less attention has been
paid to how users interact with the system and the efficacy of
interface designs from users’ perspectives. The field has reached a
point where it is ready to look beyond algorithms, into users’
interactions, decision making processes, and overall experience. This
workshop will focus on the aspect of integrating different theories of
human decision making into the construction of recommender systems. It
will focus particularly on the impact of interfaces on decision
support and overall satisfaction.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and
practitioners around the topics of designing and evaluating novel
intelligent interfaces for recommender systems in order to: (1) share
research and techniques, including new design technologies and
evaluation methodologies (2) identify next key challenges in the area,
and (3) identify emerging topics. This workshop aims at establishing
an interdisciplinary community with a focus on the interface design
issues for recommender systems and promoting the collaboration
opportunities between researchers and practitioners. We particularly
encourage demos and mock-ups of systems to be used as a basis of a
lively and interactive discussion in the workshop.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

1. User Interfaces

Visual interfaces for recommender systems
Explanation interfaces for recommender systems
Collaborative multi-user interfaces (e.g., for group decision making)
Spoken and natural language interfaces
Trust-aware interfaces
Social interfaces
Context-aware interfaces
Ubiquitous and mobile interfaces
Conversational interfaces
Example- and demonstration-based interfaces
New approaches to designing interfaces for recommender systems
User interfaces for decision making (e.g., decision strategies and user ratings)

2. Interaction, user modeling, and decision-making

Cognitive Modeling for recommender systems
Human-recommender interaction
Controllability, transparency, and scrutability
Decision theories and biases (e.g., priming, framing, and decoy effects)
Detection and avoidance of decision biases (e.g., in item presentations)
Preference detection (e.g., eye tracking for automated preference detection)
The role of emotions in recommender systems (e.g., emotion‐aware recommendation)
Trust inspiring recommendation (e.g., explanation‐aware recommendation)
Argumentation and persuasive recommendation (e.g., argumentation‐aware
Cultural differences (e.g., culture‐aware recommendation)
Mechanisms for effective group decision making (e.g., group
recommendation heuristics)
Decision theories for effective group decision making (e.g., hidden
profile management)

3. Evaluation

Case studies
Empirical studies and evaluations of new interfaces
Empirical studies and evaluations of new interaction designs
Evaluation methods and metrics (e.g., evaluation questionnaire design)


We invite two kinds of submissions which address novel interface
issues in recommender systems:

Short papers. The maximum length is 4 pages in the standard ACM SIG proceedings.

Long papers. The maximum length is 8 pages in the standard ACM SIG
proceedings format.

Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their originality,
technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop.
Additional weight will be given to papers that include alternative
modes of presentation such as demos, playing out of scenarios,
mockups, and alternate media such as video. The workshop will include
an interactive demo session, where we look forward to seeing and
discussing innovative interface designs.
Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 independent referees.
Accepted papers will published in workshop proceedings on the site. Further, we will approach several journals to
organize a special issue on this topic, selecting the most qualified
papers for journal publications. Note that at least one author of each
accepted paper needs to register (during the early registration
period, i.e., before August 16th, as a pre-condition to being included
in the program and proceedings) and attend the conference/workshop
(there will be no option to register only for the workshop).

Kind Regards,

 -IntRS'15 Organizers


John O’Donovan
Dept. of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Nava Tintarev
Dept. of Computer Science, University Of Aberdeen, UK

Alexander Felfernig
Institute for Software Technology, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Peter Brusilovsky
School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Giovanni Semeraro
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy

Pasquale Lops
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy

Program Committee

Jesse Vig, University of Minnesota
Bart Knijnenburg, Clemson University
Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund
Denis Parra, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Jill Freyne, CSIRO
Markus Zanker, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Gerhard Friedrich, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt
Jaegul Choo, Korea University
Sergiu Gordea, AIT
Martijn Willemsen, Eindhoven University of Technology
Marco De Gemmis, Dipartimento di Informatica - University of Bari
Christin Seifert, University of Passau
Henry Lieberman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gerald Ninaus, TU Graz
Robin Burke, DePaul University

John O'Donovan
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5110
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