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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Workshop on Context-awareness in Retrieval and Recommendation, April 13, 2014, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

http://carr-workshop.org

in conjunction with ECIR 2014

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 peoples 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 users 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 users 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 (info@carr-workshop.org)
 Alan Said  CWI 
Ernesto W. De Luca  University of Applied Sciences Potsdam 
Matthias Bhmer  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 Bellogn  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 Krger  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 Nrnberger  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