ACM RecSys 2012 Workshop on Interfaces for Recommender Systems (InterfaceRS’12)

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: ACM RECSYS WORKSHOP ON INTERFACES FOR RECOMMENDER
SYSTEMS (InterfaceRS’12)
Held in conjunction with RecSys 2012
13th September, Dublin, Ireland
InterfaceRS’12: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/~csc284/InterfaceRS/index.html
RecSys’12:  http://recsys.acm.org/2012/
Submission deadline: 8 June 2011.

As a half-day workshop, InterfaceRS desires to bring together researchers
and practitioners around the topics of designing and evaluating novel
intelligent interfaces for recommender systems in order to: (1) share
research and techniques, including new design technologies and evaluation
methodologies (2) identify next key challenges in the area, and (3)
identify emerging topics. This workshop aims at creating an
interdisciplinary community with a focus on the interface design issues
for recommender systems and promoting the collaboration opportunities
between researchers and practitioners.

As an interactive intelligent system, recommender systems are developed to
give recommendations which match users’ preferences. Since the emergence
of recommender systems, a large majority of research focuses on objective
accuracy criteria and less attention has been paid to how users interact
with the system and the efficacy of interface designs from users’
perspective. Well-designed user interfaces have the capability of
enhancing user interaction experience and overall satisfaction. For
example, explanation interfaces can increase user confidence in their
decision choices and inspire user trust and loyalty to the used system.
Nowadays, a variety of novel recommendation technologies have been
developed to meet different needs (e.g., group and social recommenders).
Recommender systems have also extended to new application platforms (e.g.,
mobile devices). In addition, heterogeneous information resources have
been incorporated into recommender systems (e.g., psychological factors,
social media). This brings forward new challenges in designing effective
and efficient interfaces for these new recommender applications.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

– Explanation interfaces
– Context-aware interfaces
– Social interfaces
– Ubiquitous and mobile interfaces
– Affective Interfaces
– Spoken and natural language interfaces
– Collaborative multi-user interfaces
– Conversational interfaces
– Adaptive interfaces
– Argumentation and persuasion interfaces
– Example- and demonstration-based interfaces
– New approaches to designing interfaces for recommender systems
– Case studies
– Empirical studies and evaluations of new interfaces
– Evaluation methods and metrics (e.g., evaluation questionnaire design)
– User studies
– Human factors (e.g., privacy, security, trust, confidence, transparency)
– Comparative studies across domains
– Design guidelines

Submissions
We invite the submission of papers reporting original research, studies,
advances, experiences, or work in progress in this area. Three submission
types are accepted:

• Full technical papers (8 pages), presenting technical, scientific,
and/or applicative findings, contribute to the knowledge and understanding
of problems of interest, and/or present methodological advancements.

• Short technical papers (4 pages), presenting work in progress or of
shorter, specific scope.

• Short demo papers (4 pages), describing how the novel interface
prototype is used to solve practically important problems. A supplemental
informal description (1-2 pages) should be attached to the submission,
describing what attendees will be able to see or do during your demo (e.g.
screenshots), and itemize any equipment or facilities that you will bring
for your system demonstration. An accompanying video is optional, but
highly encouraged. Any submitted video should be at most three minutes
long and 50MB in size.

Each paper will be evaluated by at least three reviewers from the Program
Committee. The papers will be evaluated for their originality,
contribution significance, soundness, clarity, and overall quality. The
interest of contributions will be assessed in terms of technical and
scientific findings, contribution to the knowledge and understanding of
the problem, methodological advancements, and/or applicative value.

All submissions shall adhere to the standard ACM SIG proceedings format
and be sent as a PDF file via EasyChair
(http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=interfacers12) by June 8th,
2012.

Note that at least one author of accepted papers needs to register and
attend the workshop.

Important Dates
• Paper submission deadline: 8 June 2011.
• Author notification: 22 June 2011.
• Camera ready version due: 6 July 2011.

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