CFP CaRR 2013

3rd Workshop on Context-awareness in Retrieval and Recommendation

in conjunction with ACM WSDM 2013

Location: Rome, Italy
Date: February 5, 2013
Website: http://carr-workshop.org

General Information

Following the successful 2011 and 2012 Workshops on Context-awareness in Retrieval and Recommendation we are delighted to invite you to the third instalment which will be held in conjunction with the 2013 ACM Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM’13).

The context of a piece of information is now often available, with many systems capturing things like people’s 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 user’s 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 user’s 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 Web search
  • Ubiquitous and context-aware computing
  • Use of context-aware technologies in UI/HCI
  • 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 (which will be made available at a later point in time).

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: November 30, 2012
  • Notification: December 13, 2012
  • Camera-ready submission: January 10, 2013
  • Workshop: February 5, 2013

Organizers and Committees

General Chairs (info@carr-workshop.org)

  • Matthias Böhmer – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • Ernesto W. De Luca – University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
  • Alan Said – Technische Universität Berlin
  • Jaime Teevan – Microsoft Research

Program Committee

  • Omar Alonso – Microsoft, USA
  • Hideki Asoh – AIST, Japan
  • Linas Baltrunas – Telefonica Research, Spain
  • Shlomo Berkovsky – NICTA, Australia
  • Toine Bogers – Royal School of Library & Information Science, Denmark
  • Robin Burke – DePaul University, USA
  • Li Chen – Hong Kong Baptist University, China
  • Paolo Cremonesi – Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Carsten Eickhoff – TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Ido Guy – IBM Research, Israel
  • Frank Hopfgartner – TU Berlin, Germany
  • Brijnesh Jain – TU Berlin, Germany
  • Anthony Jameson – DFKI, Germany
  • Alexandros Karatzoglou – Telefonica Research, Spain
  • Alfred Kobsa – UC Irvine, USA
  • Antonio Krueger – DFKI, Germany
  • Petteri Nurmi – HIIT, Finnland
  • Till Plumbaum – TU Berlin, Germany
  • Karthik Raman – Cornell, USA
  • Francesco Ricci – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Markus Schedl – Johannes Kepler University, Austria
  • Yue Shi – TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Domonkos Tikk – Gravity R&D, Hungary