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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: "Intelligent Techniques for Web Personalization & Recommender Systems", July 16, 2011, SPAIN

Contact: itwp2011@ls13.cs.uni-dortmund.de

9th Workshop on Intelligent Techniques for Web Personalization & Recommender Systems -In conjunction with IJCAI 2011, Barcelona, Spain


Web Personalization and recommendation systems have been steadily gaining ground as essential 
components of today's Web based applications, including in e-commerce and customer relationship 
management, in the delivery of business services, in providing support for Web search and navigation,
and in reducing cognitive overload in information rich interactive social Web applications. The 
proliferation of Web 2.0 applications has allowed users to go beyond simple consumers of information
and instead actively participate in shaping collaborative environments in which users, resources,
and user-provided content are all networked together. This, in turn has increased the need for more
intelligent and personalized services that help users interact with and navigate these complex 
information spaces. These include a new generation of recommender systems that integrate multiple 
online channels, are more scalable, are more adaptive, can better handle user interactivity, and 
are more adept at user preference elicitation. To achieve this, such applications must rely on 
intelligent techniques from AI, machine learning, Web mining, statistics, and user modelling in 
order to leverage all available data, including the usage and click-stream data (reflecting user 
behaviour), the content and meta-data associated with resources, semantic domain knowledge, user 
profile information, and underlying network structures. Efficient and intelligent techniques are 
needed to mine this data for actionable knowledge, and to effectively use the discovered knowledge
to enhance the users' experience.


The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners From Web Mining, Web 
Personalization, Recommender Systems, and User Modeling communities in order to foster an exchange
of information and ideas and to facilitate a discussion of current and emerging topics related to 
the development of intelligent Web personalization and Recommender Systems.


We invite original contributions in a variety of areas related to Web personalization and Recommender
Systems, including Data Modeling and Integration; User Modeling and Preference Elicitation; Systems
and Architectures; Enabling Technologies; and Evaluation Methodologies, Metrics, and Case Studies. 

For a detailed list of topics, please see the workshop Web site: 



The format for submissions is the same as that of IJCAI 2011. 

Please check the IJCAI 2011 website for the style files. 



Papers should be no longer than 8 pages inclusive of all references and figures. All papers must be
submitted in PDF. All papers must be original, and must not have not been published or submitted 
elsewhere. At least one author for each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop. In 
addition to the standard long paper submission, we also invite short position or demo papers that 
may be no longer than 4 pages. 


Citable CEUR-WS (http://ceur-ws.org/) working notes will be produced containing the papers presented 
at the workshop. Selected papers from the workshop may be considered for expansion and inclusion in
a special issue of a journal. 


* 20 Apr:         Paper submission deadline

* 14 May:         Author notification

* 05 Jun:         Camera-ready versions due

* 16 Jul:         Workshop held


Bamshad Mobasher, School of Computer Science, DePaul University, Chicago, USA

E-mail: mobasher@cs.depaul.edu 

Dietmar Jannach, Department of Computer Science Technische Universitat Dortmund, Germany

E-mail: dietmar.jannach@udo.edu

Sarabjot Singh Anand, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK

E-mail: S.S.Anand@warwick.ac.uk 

Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine, USA 

E-mail: kobsa@uci.edu