CrowdRec at ACM RecSys 2016

The 2016 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems ( will be taking place 15-19 September in Boston. We are happy that our events/presentations at RecSys 2016 reflect the contribution that CrowdRec has made to shaping RecSys paradigms (cf. the two Past, Present, Future papers), fusing information sources (cf. the new deep learning work), and recommender system evaluation (cf. RecSys Challenge). Here is a full list of RecSys 2016 events co-organized or papers co-authored by CrowdRec members:

RecSys Challenge Workshop 2016
Date: Thursday, Sept 15, 2016, 09:00-17:30
Location: IBM (2217)
Organizers: Fabian Abel, Daniel Kohlsdorf, Martha Larson, Róbert Pálovics, András Benczúr

Workshop on Deep Learning for Recommender Systems (DLRS 2016)
Date: Thursday, Sept 15, 2016, 09:00-12:30
Location: IBM (Aud B)
Organizers: Alexandros Karatzoglou, Balázs Hidasi, Domonkos Tikk, Oren Sar-Shalom, Haggai Roitman, Bracha Shapira, Lior Rokach

Workshop includes:
Exploring Deep Space: Learning Personalized Ranking in a Semantic Space
Authors: Jeroen Vuurens, Martha Larson, Arjen de Vries

Poster Reception
Date: Saturday, Sept 17, 2016, 18:30-22:00
Location: Walker Memorial

Idomaar: A Framework for Multi-dimensional Benchmarking of Recommender Algorithms
Authors: Mario Scriminaci, Andreas Lommatzsch, Benjamin Kille, Frank Hopfgartner, Martha Larson, Davide Malagoli, Andras Sereny and Till Plumbaum:

Explicit Elimination of Similarity Blocking for Session-based Recommendation
Authors: Mattia Brusamento, Roberto Pagano, Martha Larson and Paolo Cremonesi:

Topical Semantic Recommendations for Auteur Films
Authors: Christian Rakow, Andreas Lommatzsch, and Till Plumbaum

Paper Session 7: Past, Present & Future
Date: Sunday, Sept 18, 2016, 11:20-12:20

Algorithms Aside: Recommendation As The Lens Of Life (Past, present, future paper)
Authors: Tamas Motajcsek, Jean-Yves Le Moine, Martha Larson, Daniel Kohlsdorf, Andreas Lommatzsch, Domonkos Tikk, Omar Alonso, Paolo Cremonesi, Andrew Demetriou, Kristaps Dobrajs, Franca Garzotto, Ayse Göker, Frank Hopfgartner, Davide Malagoli, Thuy Ngoc Nguyen, Jasminko Novak, Francesco Ricci, Mario Scriminaci, Marko Tkalcic, Anna Zacchi

Paper Session 8: Deep Learning
Date: Sunday, Sept 18, 2016, 11:20-12:20
Location: Stratton Student Center (Sala 202)

Parallel Recurrent Neural Network Architectures for Feature-rich Session-based Recommendations
Authors: Balázs Hidasi, Massimo Quadrana, Alexandros Karatzoglou, Domonkos Tikk

Paper Session 9: Contextual Challenges
Date: Sunday, Sept 18, 2016, 14:00-15:40
Location: Kresge Auditorium

The Contextual Turn: from Context-Aware to Context-Driven Recommender Systems (Past, present, future paper)
Authors: Roberto Pagano, Paolo Cremonesi, Martha Larson, Balazs Hidasi, Domonkos Tikk, Alexandros Karatzoglou, and Massimo Quadrana

Paper Session 11: Algorithms II
Date: Monday, Sept 19, 2016, 10:40-12:20
Location: Kresge Auditorium

Personalized Ranking with Multi-Channel User Feedback (short paper)
Authors: Babak Loni, Roberto Pagano, Martha Larson, Alan Hanjalic