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                   Call for Papers: ACM RecSys 2018
                                to be held in 
                  Vancouver, Canada, 2nd-7th October 2018

Call for Demos

Allowing the user to see and use a demo of a research project makes them excited about it – it makes the work real and tangible.  Demos are one of the most effective ways to show other people why the ideas matter.  Beyond just advertising and exposure, demos make other people inspired by the work.

We invite demonstrations of developments in all aspects of recommender systems, for example:

·         Interaction techniques (preference elicitation interfaces, recommendation presentation, explanations, and more)

·         Tools for development and analysis of recommender systems (design tools, evaluation systems, analytics tools)

·         Innovative applications of recommender systems

·         Recommender user experiments

Demos should be described in PDF format, in English, formatted according to the ACM Proceedings template ( for US Letter size, viewable on any platform and should be no longer than 2 pages including references. Submit the description to 

The description of the demo must include the following:

1.       A link to a narrated screen capture of your system in action (ideally a video).

2.       An overview of the algorithm or system that is the core of the demo, including citations to any publications that support the work.

3.       A discussion of the purpose and the novelty of the demo 

4.       A description of the required setup. If the system will feature an installable component (e.g., mobile app) or website for users to use throughout or after the conference, please mention this.

Demos must not be under review in any other conference at the time of submission and must contain novel contributions.  All submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed.  This means that submissions must not include information identifying the authors or their organization. Specifically, do not include the authors’ names and affiliations, and anonymize self-citations, acknowledgments, and funding sources.   At least one of the authors of each accepted demo is required to attend the conference.

Together with the Posters, we will ask authors of accepted papers to upload their papers on (chairs can provide arxiv endorsement for accepted papers if needed). The links to these papers will be used to compile an online proceeding published (together with the Posters) on the ACM RecSys’18 website.


Important Dates

*   Demo submission deadline:  July 2, 2018

*   Demo notification:  July 16, 2018

*   Camera-ready demo summary deadline:  August 8, 2018

Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone.


Poster and Demo Chairs

Shuo (Steven) Chang, Quora

Vanessa Murdock, Amazon Research

Christoph Trattner, University of Bergen

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