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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Conference on Recommender Systems, October 2011, USA
Contact: OR

5th ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2011) Chicago, Illinois, USA


RecSys 2011 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 presenting research on topics of interest and an informal forum to discuss research questions and challenges.

We encourage proposals for a wide range of workshops, including but not limited to:

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

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 workshop proposals.


Mar 21, 2011: Workshop proposals due
Apr 18, 2011: Decisions announced
Jul 25, 2011: Workshop paper submission deadline Aug 19, 2011: Author notification Sep 12, 2011: Camera-ready workshop papers due


The workshop proposal should be a PDF document no more than 4 pages long, submitted by e-mail to and organized as

1. Workshop Title
2. Name, email address, and affiliation for workshop chair(s) 3. Requested duration (half day or full day), and maximum number of participants 4. Short description of workshop for use in advertising workshop to prospective participants. This description should include the topic, format, and details about what type of submission is requested from prospective attendees. It should not include the title, organizers, or fee structure (all of which will be inserted by the conference).
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).
8. History of prior workshops on this topic (if any).

Please visit the conference website at

for more information.

RecSys 2011 Workshop chairs:
Werner Geyer, IBM Research, Cambridge, MA ( John Riedl, University of Minnesota, USA  (