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                 	CALL FOR PAPERS
  International Workshop on Health Recommender Systems,
         	*Deadline  July 1st, 2019*
            	to be held in Copenhagen (Denmark)
co-located with ACM RECSYS 2019 (

Important Dates:

** July 1st, 2019, Paper submission deadline
** July 29th, 2019, Author notification
** August 27th, 2019, Camera-ready version deadline
** September 20th, 2019, HealthRecSys workshop
** September 16-20, 2019, RecSys conference

Workshop Organizers:
David Elsweiler (University of Regensburg, Germany)
Bernd Ludwig (University of Regensburg, Germany)
Alan Said (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Hanna Schaefer (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Christoph Trattner (University of Bergen, Norway)
Helma Torkamaan (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Objectives & Topics:
Recommendations are becoming evermore important in health settings
with the aim being to assist people live healthier lives. Three
previous workshops on Health Recommender Systems (HRS) have
incorporated diverse research fields and problems in which recommender
systems can improve our awareness, understanding and behaviour
regarding our own, and the general public's health. At the same time,
these application areas bring new challenges into the recommender
community. Recommendations that influence the health status of a
patient need to be legally sound and, as such, today, they often
involve a human in the loop to make sure the recommendations are
appropriate. To make the recommender infallible, complex
domain-specific user models need to be created, which creates privacy
issues. While trust in a recommendation needs to be explicitly earned
through, for example,  transparency, explanations and empowerment,
other systems might want to persuade users into taking beneficial
actions that would not be willingly chosen otherwise. Multiple and
diverse stakeholders in health systems produce further challenges.
Taking the patient's perspective, simple interaction and safety
against harmful recommendations might be the prioritized concern. For
clinicians and experts, on the other hand, what matters is precise and
accurate content. Healthcare and insurance providers and clinics all
have other priorities. This workshop will deepen the discussions
started at the three prior workshops and will work towards further
development of the research topics in Health Recommender Systems.

Our aim is to enhance the results of the last two workshops in the
following areas:

** Elaborate discussion topics of the previous workshops on health
promotion, health care as well as methods
** Strengthen the community of researchers working on Health in RecSys
** Attract representatives from e.g. health, psychology, medicine,
nutrition, fitness
** Find cross-domain collaboration projects and funding targets
** Exchange and share infrastructure (datasets and tools)

We invite submissions that may include the following topics but are
not limited to:

** Algorithms and Recommendation Strategies
** Domain Knowledge Representation
** Regulations and Standards
** Medical Evaluation Techniques
** User Profiling
** Pervasive Systems
** Personalization
** Behavioral Interventions
** Persuasion/Nudging/Behavioral Change
** Gamification and Serious Games
** Adherence
** Empowerment
** Trust
** Explanations
** Patient Needs/ Satisfaction
** User Interaction Design
** Human/ Expert-in-the-Loop
** Privacy

The goal of this workshop is to share and discuss research and
projects that reach beyond classic recommender techniques and discuss
health domain related challenges of recommender systems.

We solicit research papers (up to 6 pages) and short position papers
(2 pages), both in the ACM conference paper style. Participants can
decide between a research focused submission, resulting in a workshop
presentation, and a project focused submission, resulting in a
workshop poster. A selection of best papers will be presented in a
flash talk. Further papers will be presented in the form of a poster.
Papers should be submitted in EasyChair:

** Submission category research: innovative research ideas,
preliminary results or system prototypes

** Submission category project: funded research projects, industry and
research collaborations or health-care and research collaborations

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 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;

Link or demo in attachment are preferred in both cases. All papers
will be peer-reviewed, must not be under review in any other
conference, workshop or journal (at the time of submission), and must
contain novel contributions. Accepted papers will be published
according to the ACM RECSYS 2019 WS publication rules. Please use the
workshop's EasyChair submission page for submitting your paper.

A Few Remarks
** The title of the paper, authors, and the author order cannot be
changed after the acceptance
** Major changes to the text of the reviewed and accepted papers are
not permitted after the review
** At least one of the authors should participate in the workshop,
register in the RecSys conference, and personally present the paper in
the workshop.

RecSys 2019 will be hosted in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Scandic
Falkoner hotel from September 16-20, 2019. Please visit the RecSys
2019 website for more information about this location:

If you have questions regarding the workshop, do not hesitate to
contact the workshop chairs: [log in to unmask]

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christoph Trattner BSc
Associate Professor
University of Bergen
Department of Information Science and Media Studies
Fosswinckelsgt. 6, 5007 Bergen, Norway
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Tel: +43 650 2402801

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