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15th Discovery Challenge - Recommending Given Names
organized in conjunction with ECML PKDD 2013
September 23rd to 27th, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic
All over the world, future parents are facing the task of finding
suitable given names for their children. This choice is influenced by
different factors, such as the social context, language, cultural
background and especially personal taste. Typically, parents spent
hours with browsing through endless lists of names, hoping to find the
LET?S HELP THEM!
1st ANNOUNCEMENT: 20DC13 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
This year?s ECML PKDD Discovery Challenge will address the task of
recommending given names, that is, creating a recommender system for
first names. Given a set of names for which a user has shown interest
in, the recommender should provide suggestions for further names. The
challenge is based on actual usage data of the name search platform
nameling (http://nameling.net), which attracted more than 60,000 users
within less than a year.
The task of recommending names is new and thus any approach could
yield a successful contribution. Even small pre-processing steps or
applications of standard recommender systems can be valuable. Teams of
any size and background (researchers, students, etc.) are welcome
alike and we are very much looking forward to your contribution and
seeing you at the 20DC13 workshop!
The challenge consists of two parts, an offline and an online
challenge. In the offline challenge, participants develop a
recommender that, given a set of names for which a user has shown
interest in, provides as list of recommendations for that user. To win
the offline challenge it is not mandatory to take part in the online
challenge although all participants are welcome to integrate their
recommender algorithms into the live system.
For detailed information regarding participation, task description and
access to the data please check the official 20DC13-Callenge-Website:
The registration is open!
IMPORTANT DEADLINES & DATES:
- Deadline for results of the offline challenge: July 1st, 2013
- Submission deadline for papers (offline challenge): July 8th, 2013
- Start of the online challenge: July 15th, 2013
- Workshop: Takes place during the ECML PKDD 2013 conference
All participants are asked to prepare papers which will be presented
either as oral presentations or posters. Submissions must be written
in English, following the LNCS guidelines
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors) and must not
exceed 12 pages including references and figures.
Papers must be submitted via EasyChair
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=20dc13). The submissions
to the workshop are elicited through an open call for papers and will
undergo peer review by the program committee.
- All submissions must be in English.
- All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Workshop?s Program Committee.
- Accepted Papers will be presented
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit their paper for
publication in the online proceedings which will appear in the CEUR-WS
(http://ceur-ws.org/) on-line proceedings series. At least one author
of each accepted paper must attend the event in order to present the
paper; accepted papers whose authors have not shown up at the workshop
to present the paper will not be published in the proceedings.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
- Stephan Doerfel, University of Kassel
- Andreas Hotho, University of Würzburg
- Robert Jäschke, L3S Research Center
- Folke Mitzlaff, University of Kassel
- Juergen Mueller, L3S Research Center
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