“Think-Forward Tank” on the Future of Recommender Systems

This ‘by-invite-only’ CrowdRec event will take place during the European Conference for Information Retrieval (ECIR) 2016 in Padova (Italy) on March 22, 12:30pm to 17:00pm CET.

The purpose of the “Think-Forward Tank” is to explore what the future (over the next 5 to 10 years, and beyond) holds for the Recommender Systems (RecSys) community, and to recognise forthcoming challenges, domains and possibilities for recommender systems in the future. The doors are wide open, but possible examples are information retrieval, data analytics, and predictive search. Our goal is to push beyond conventional topics and to share our vision with the RecSys community, in an effort to move forward the state of the art.

The output of the event will be a co-authored description of the areas of application in which recsys will be productively employed in the future, both in the service of industry and of society. The description will help to identify the most important research priorities, making it possible for collaboration of industry and academic researchers to focus their efforts in allowing recsys to realize its full future potential. We will target the submission at ACM RecSys 2016 https://recsys.acm.org/recsys16/call/ as a “Past, Present, Future” paper.

If you’d like to take part in the workshop, please contact us at info@crowdrec.eu!