CaRR 2015

We are pleased to announce that the fifth workshop in the CaRR series will be held in conjunction with the 2015 European Conference on Information Retrieval in Vienna, Austria.

The workshop will follow the footsteps of the previous CaRR workshops and center around the broad concept of context in information retrieval and recommender systems.

Contents and Main Goals

Context-aware information is widely available in various ways and is becoming more and more important for enhancing retrieval performance and recommendation results. The current 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 and interests. Ubiquitous computing further provides new means for capturing user feedback on items and providing information.

The aim of the 5th Workshop on Context-awareness in Retrieval and Recommendation is to invite the community to discuss new creative ways to handle context-awareness. Furthermore, the workshop aims on exchanging new ideas between different communities involved in research, such as HCI, machine learning, information retrieval and recommendation.