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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd WORKSHOP ON CONTEXT-AWARENESS IN RETRIEVAL AND RECOMMENDATION (CARR 
2012) in conjunction with IUI 2012

February 14, 2012 - Lisbon, Portugal
http://carr-workshop.org


General Information:
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Following the successful 2011 Workshop on Context-awareness in Retrieval 
and Recommendation we are delighted to invite you to the second 
installment which will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Conference 
on Intelligent User Interfaces.

Context-aware information is widely available in various ways such as 
interaction patterns, location, devices, annotations, query suggestions 
and user profiles and is becoming more and more important for enhancing 
retrieval performance and recommendation results. At the moment, the 
main issue to cope with is not only recommending or retrieving the most 
relevant items and content, but defining them ad-hoc. Further relevant 
issues are personalizing and adapting the information and the way it is 
displayed to the user's current situation (device, location) and interests.

In this workshop we focus on the integration of context for retrieval 
and recommendation. We recognize a general content context and a 
user-centric content context. A general content context is a common case 
defined by time, weather, location and many similar other aspects. A 
user-centric content context is given by the content of user profiles 
such as language, interests, devices used for interaction, etc.

Important Dates:
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* Paper submission [EXTENDED]: January 6th, 2012
* Notification: January 20th, 2012
* Camera-ready submission: January 27th, 2012
* Workshop: February 14th, 2012

Call for Papers:
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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, the workshop aims at improving the 
exchange of ideas between different communities involved in research 
concerning, among other HCI, machine learning, information retrieval and 
recommendation.
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:
* Which benefits come from context-aware retrieval and recommendation 
systems?
* How do user interfaces handle context?
* In what ways can context improve HCI?
* How can we combine general- and user-centric context-aware technologies?
* How should context affect the way information is presented?
* Which new means for collecting user feedback does UbiComp provide?
* What new type of items (beyond books, news and movies) are worth 
recommending by means of context-aware systems (e.g. places, friends, apps)?

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following 
aspects:
* Context-aware information retrieval
* Context-aware profiling, clustering and collaborative filtering
* Machine learning for context-aware information retrieval and ontology 
learning
* Ubiquitous and context-aware computing
* Use of context-aware technologies in UI/HCI
* Context-aware advertising
* Recommendations for mobile users
* Context-awareness in portable devices

Paper submissions and reviews will be handled electronically through 
EasyChair
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=carr2012

All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Librariy in the 
International Conference Proceedings Series.

Organizers and Committees:
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General Chairs ([log in to unmask]):
* Ernesto William De Luca - TU-Berlin
* Matthias Böhmer - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence 
(DFKI)
* Alan Said - TU-Berlin
* Ed Chi - Google Inc.

Program Committee:
* Omar Alonso - Microsoft, USA
* Hideki Asoh - AISt, Japan
* Linas Baltrunas - Telefonica Research, Spain
* Toine Bogers - Royal School of Library Information Science, Denmark
* Robin Burke - DePaul University, USA
* Li Chen - Hong Kong Baptist University, China
* Karen Church - Telefonica Research, Spain
* Marco Degemmis - University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
* Ido Guy - IBM, Israel
* Qi He - IBM, USA
* Tim Hussein - University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Brijnesh-Johannes Jain - TU-Berlin, Germany
* Dietmar Jannach - TU-Dortmund, Germany
* Alexandros Karatzoglou - Telefonica Research, Spain
* Carsten Kessler - University of Münster, Germany
* Alfred Kobsa, UC Irvine, USA
* Antonio Krüger - DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
* Michael Kruppa - DFKI, Berlin, Germany
* Martha Larson - TU-Delft, The Netherlands
* Ulf Leser - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
* Pasquale Lops - University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
* Petteri Nurmi - HIIT, Finnland
* Till Plumbaum - TU-Berlin, Germany
* Francesco Ricci - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
* Markus Schedl - Johannes Kepler University, Austria
* Armando Stellato - University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
* Domonkos Tikk - Gravity, Hungary

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M.Sc.(Eng.) Alan Said
Competence Center Information Retrieval&  Machine Learning
Technische Universität Berlin DAI-Labor
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10587 Berlin / Germany
Phone:  0049 - 30 - 314 74072
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