[DL] RecSys 2012: Call for Demos

KAREN CHURCH karen at tid.es
Mon Feb 13 14:18:13 CET 2012

[apologies for cross-posting]


The Sixth ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2012)
Dublin,  Ireland, 9-13th September 2012

Submission Deadline: April 23rd, 2012

The RecSys demo session provides an exciting way for researchers and
developers to present new recommender ideas, show off their work, and get
valuable feedback from the recommender systems community. We invite
demonstrations of developments in all aspects of recommender systems,
including (but not limited to):

* Interaction techniques (preference elicitation interfaces,
recommendation presentation, explanations, and more)
* Tools for development and analysis of recommender systems (design tools,
evaluation systems, analytics tools)
* Innovative applications of recommender systems
* Recommender experiments (showing something new to RecSys attendees could
be a valuable source of data on user interaction with your recommender

RecSys demos provide innovators and researchers a unique opportunity to
get feedback from the recommender systems community on their ideas.  It
can even be an chance to collect evaluation data; if you have a system in
need of evaluation, why not take advantage of the conference attendees. We
particularly welcome demonstrations that will include conference attendee
participation (possibly encouraging participants to register before the
conference date). Such demonstrations can be a valuable test bed for a
wide variety of applications such as recommending social connections,
group-based recommenders of restaurants, research papers to read, your
next co-author or even your next co-founder. We hope the opportunity to
engage the conference attendees will inspire creative and novel

RecSys has an excellent history of being well-attended by industry
representatives --- past conferences have had attendees and presenters
from Ebay, Pandora, Twitter, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Netflix, Amazon
and IBM. The blend of industry and academic attention provides an
excellent environment to demonstrate and discuss your latest invention or
idea. Taking advantage of this environment, the demo track is particularly
useful for several groups:

* Researchers wanting to allow attendees to interact with their work, not
just see it presented, and possibly gather usage data for feedback.
* Deployed recommender systems available to interact with.
* Early stage start-ups looking to showcase their ideas and gain feedback
and exposure.

Demos should be submitted via e-mail to dalyeliz at ie.ibm.com and
ekstrand at cs.umn.edu  and must include:

1. A two page, camera-ready extended abstract describing the demonstrated
technology for publication in the conference proceedings (proceedings are
published by ACM; use the ACM SIG format used by the long & short papers
to format your abstract). For formatting templates please see

2. A one-page summary of the demo system and the required setup and any
additional user engagement envisioned such as pre-registration of
attendees. If the system will feature an installable component (e.g.
mobile app) or web site for users to use throughout or after the
conference, please mention this; exact URLs and installation instructions
can be provided as the conference approaches. The summary should also
provide information about the presenter(s), including their relationship
to the project.

(optional) 3. A video of your system in action.

Demonstrations will be prominently featured during the 2012 RecSys
conference. In addition to presenting during an interactive reception
session, we will consider featuring demos during other parts of the
conference as well, for example during breaks. Demo proposals may include
such requests.

We look forward to a great demo session this year.

Submission deadline: April 23rd
Acceptance notifications: May 21st
Camera-ready submission: June 25th

Elizabeth M. Daly, IBM Research, Ireland
Michael Ekstrand, University of Minnesota, USA

For more details on the 2012 edition of RecSys, please visit the
conference website: http://recsys.acm.org/2012/ or you can follow us on
twitter @recsys2012

Karen Church
Telefonica Research
Torre Telefonica ­ Diagonal 00
Plaza de Ernest Lluch i Martín, 5, floor 15
08019 Barcelona ­ Spain
Tel: +34 93 123 33 54
Email: karen at tid.es
Website: www.karenchurch.com
Twitter: @karenchurch

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