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CALL FOR PAPERS - deadline extended
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International Workshop on Social Personalization (SP'2014)                                 
http://columbus.exp.sis.pitt.edu/sp2014/
to be held on September 1st, 2014, Santiago, Chile
co-located with ACM HT 2014 
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Important Dates:
** Submission Deadline: June 27, 2014 (23:59 Chile Time) - deadline extended
** Notification of Acceptance: July 11, 2014 - deadline extended                                          
** Final Papers Due: July 23, 2014 - deadline extended                                                                         
** Workshop date: September 1, 2014

Workshop Organizers:
Peter Brusilovsky (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Leandro Balby Marinho (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brasil)
Denis Parra (Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile)
Eliana Scheihing (Universidad Austral, Chile)
Christoph Trattner (Know-Center, Austria)

For the Social Personalization workshop, we aim to attract researchers from all over the world working in the fields of User Modeling, Personalization and Recommendations where the social context plays a fundamental role. This topic is important because it involves leveraging new sources of information that are specific for social systems such as shared items and tags, user public profiles, social connections, and logs of user social activities in order to improve people's information access in a wide variety of tasks and across different devices. These social information sources offer social personalization systems a chance to compensate for the lack of information and structure that is used by traditional personalization technologies ranging from recommender systems to E-learning. 
Thus, we invite submissions which may include the following topics, but are not limited to: 

* novel approaches for social personalization in recommender systems
* novel approaches on personalized social collaboration
* novel approaches on social linking
* novel methods for social search and navigation
* novel methods for social predictive models
* novel social methods for information visualization and display
* applications of the aforementioned topics to diverse domains (education, smart cities, music, etc.)
* any other methods that exploit new forms of social data for personalization

The goal of this workshop is to share and discuss research that goes hopefully beyond classic personalization techniques, trying to capitalise potentially useful information available in social data for paving the way to more efficient personalized information access technologies.

Submissions: We solicit posters (1-2 pages) and research papers (4-6 pages), both in the ACM conference paper style. Papers should be submitted in EasyChair to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sp2014

Program Committee:
Nazareno Andrade, University of Campina Grande, Brazil
Jussara Almeida, University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Martin Atzmueller, University of Kassel, Germany
Alejandro Bellogin, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Shlomo Berkovsky, NICTA, AU
Anmol Bhasin, LinkedIn, USA
Danny Bickson, GraphLab, USA
Steven Bourke, UCD, Ireland
Robin Burke, de Paul, USA
Ed Chi, Google, USA
Alvin Chin, Nokia, China
Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK
Lucas Drumond, University Hildesheim, Germany
Alexander Felfernig, TU-Graz, Austria
Zeno Gantner, Nokia, Germany
Ruth Garcia, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
Ido Guy, IBM Research, Israel
Eelco Herder, L3S, Germany
Andreas Hotho, University of Würzburg, Germany
Geert-Jan Houben, TU-Delft, Netherlands
Sharon Hsiao, Columbia University, USA
Bart Knijnenburg, University of California Irvine, USA
Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
Neal Lathia, Cambridge University, UK
Tobias Ley, Tallinn University, Estonia
Alan Said, TU-Delft, NL
Shaghayegh Sahebi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Eduardo Veas, Know-Center, Austria
Katrien Verbert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Tao Ye, Pandora, USA
Arkaitz Zubiaga, New York City University, USA

Submission category: innovative research ideas, preliminary results, system prototypes or industry showcases. Link or demo in attachment are preferred.

Submission guidelines: All submitted papers must
    * be written in English;
    * contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses;
    * be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings template (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) with a font size no smaller than 9pt;
    * be in PDF (make sure that the PDF can be viewed on any platform), and formatted for US Letter size;
    
Proceedings: All accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings and will be published in the Extended Proceedings of ACM Hypertext 2014.


It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the required format.
Submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines may be rejected without review.

All submissions must be entered into the reviewing system:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sp2014

Contact:
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Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christoph Trattner BSc
Head of the Social Computing Research Group 
@Know-Center
Graz University of Technology
Inffeldgasse 13, 8010 Graz, Austria
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Tel: +43 316 873 30840      
Homepage: http://christophtrattner.info

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