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  • Lorraine McGinty
    -- Sincere apologies for cross postings -- Call for Participation. Please note that registration is open for The 2nd ACM International Conference on
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      Call for Participation.

      Please note that registration is open for The 2nd ACM International
      Conference on Recommender Systems(RecSys'08)

      Date/Venue: October 23-25, 2008 / Lausanne, Switzerland


      !!! EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUG 28th, 2008 !!!

      For further details see: http://recsys.acm.org/registration.html



      We are pleased to invite you once again to participate in this
      premier annual event on research and applications of recommender
      technologies. Some details of the key highlights are provided below.


      Keynote speaker Andrei Z. Broder (Fellow & VP Computational
      Advertising Yahoo! Research, USA) will give a talk on �Computational
      Advertising and Recommender Systems�. The main part of this talk will
      give an introduction to computational advertising and present some
      illustrative research. In the second part he will discuss connections
      to recommender systems and present a couple of open problems of
      potential interest to both communities.
      24 selected full papers will be presented at the main conference,
      covering themes such as: Social Networks and Recommenders, User
      Studies, Conversational Systems, Robust Recommenders, Collaborative
      Filtering, and Hybrid Systems. In addition, 18 further papers will be
      presented as short papers and or as posters/demos.

      Also, the RecSys08 Doctoral Symposium provides an opportunity for
      doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests in
      an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of
      distinguished research faculty.

      The following tutorials will take place on the first day of the
      conference:
      1) �Robust Recommender Systems� - Robin Burke
      2) �Recent Progress in Collaborative Filtering� - Yehuda Koren
      3) �Context-Aware Recommender Systems� - Gedas Adomavicius and Alex
      Tuzhilin

      Of course, a major highlight at RecSys�08 will be the presentation of
      those projects that have been selected by Strands Inc. as the �best
      early stage project in the area of recommendation technologies�. As
      part of RecSys08 five finalists have been invited to present their
      projects to the judging panel. The winner will be announced at the
      RecSys gala dinner and they will receive a $100,000 investment in the
      form of a convertible loan from Strands Inc.! Further details
      relating this are available at: http://recommender-startups.strands.com

      Full program details and practical information can be found at the
      RecSys�08 conference website http://recsys.acm.org Looking forward
      to seeing you in Lausanne.


      *********************
      ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
      *********************
      Pearl Pu, General Chair,
      Ecole Polytechnique F�d�rale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

      Bamshad Mobasher, Program Co-Chair,
      DePaul University, USA

      Francesco Ricci, Program Co-Chair,
      Free University Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

      Derek Bridge, Short Papers Chair,
      University College Cork, Ireland

      Francisco Martin, Industry Program Co-Chair,
      Strands, Inc.

      Shail Patel, Industry Program Co-Chair,
      Unilever UK

      Alexander Felfernig, Doctoral Symposium Co-Chair,
      Klagenfurt University, Austria

      Joseph A. Konstan, Doctoral Symposium Co-Chair,
      University of Minnesota, United States

      Lorraine McGinty, Publicity Chair,
      UCD Dublin, Ireland

      Yuan Chun Shi, Asia Liaison,
      Tsinghua University, China

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