CFP CaRR 2014

4th Workshop on Context-awareness in Retrieval and Recommendation

in conjunction with ECIR 2014

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: April 13, 2014
Website: http://carr-workshop.org

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 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 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 Böhmer – 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 Bellogín – 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 Krüger – 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 Nürnberger – 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