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               CALL for WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2017)

                      to be held in
          Como, Italy, 27th-31th August 2017

               https://recsys.acm.org/recsys17/
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RecSys 2017 is pleased to invite proposals for workshops to be held in
conjunction with the conference. The goal of the workshops is to provide
additional venues for discussing novel ideas as well as recent results of
research in progress.

In 2017 our goal is to have a balanced workshop program which comprises
workshop formats of different types and a combination of emerging and
established topics. Different full-day and half-day workshop formats are
possible, for example:

Novel interactive workshop formats with a correspondingly small number of
participants. Such workshop formats might for example target at the
exploration of a certain topic during the workshop through a moderated
discussion or breakout sessions, resulting in a draft paper or report to be
completed and published after the workshop. Particular priority will be
given to these formats which require the active involvement of the
participants.
Traditional mini-conferences on specialized topics; such workshops
typically have their own paper submission and review processes. Proposals
for continuations of existing workshop series are welcome; a brief
statement on the development of the workshop series, e.g., in terms of
topics, number of paper submissions and participants or post-workshop
publications over the years should be provided.
Mini-competitions or challenges around selected topics with individual or
team participation are also highly welcome.
We encourage you to contact us in advance with workshop ideas; we will work
with prospective workshop organizers to help them design successful
proposals. In particular for workshop proposals with novel interactive
formats we are happy to assist you in further developing and implementing
your ideas.

We encourage both researchers and industry practitioners to submit
proposals.

PROPOSAL FORMAT AND SUBMISSION

The workshop proposal should be a PDF document no more than 4 pages long,
submitted by e-mail to [log in to unmask] and organized as
follows:
- Workshop title
- A short description of workshop including the rationale for the workshop
and how and why it fits the audience of RecSys. This description should
include also the topic, format, and details about what type of submission
is requested from prospective attendees.
- Name, email address, and affiliation for workshop chair(s) and a brief
description of their experience in organizing such events.
- Requested duration (half day or full day), and expected number of
participants.
- Description of workshop activities. Outline how the workshop will be
organized and how the time will be spent. In particular, please sketch how
you will engage participants to foster more interactivity and engagement
during the workshop.
For more interactive workshop formats, also outline the process of
selecting or inviting the participants.
- Description of plans for promoting the workshop and disseminating the
results.
- History of prior workshops on this topic, if any.

IMPORTANT DATES

- Workshop proposal submission deadline: February 9th, 2017
- Workshop proposal notification: February 25th, 2017
Example deadlines for mini-conferences (workshop organizers are free to
apply their own deadlines)
- Call for Papers publication: March 14th, 2017
- Paper submission deadline: June 6th, 2017
- Author notification: June 27th, 2017
- Camera-ready version deadline: July 10th, 2017
- Camera-ready workshop summary deadline: July 7th, 2017
Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone.

WORKSHOP CHAIRS

- Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
- Marko Tkalčič, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

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