The program below is incomplete and tentative. Please check this website regularly for more information!
- 9:00 Welcome
- 9:10 Opening speech: Francisco Martin
- 9:55 Kristiina Karvonen, Sanna Shibasaki, Sofia Nunes, Puneet Kaur & Olli Immonen - Visual Nudges for Enhancing the Use and Produce of Reputation Information
- 10:30 Coffee break
- 11:00 Robin Naughton & Xia Lin - Recommender Systems: Investigating the Impact of Recommendations on User Choices and Behaviors
- 11:25 Pearl Pu & Li Chen - A User-Centric Evaluation Framework of Recommender Systems
- 12:00 Panel discussion
- 13:00 Lunch
- 15:00 Mouzhi Ge, Carla Delgado-Battenfield & Dietmar Jannach - User-Perceived Recommendation Quality - Factoring In the User Interface
- 15:25 Muhammad Aljukhadar, Sylvain Senecal & Charles-Etienne Daoust - Information Overload and Usage of Recommendations
- 16:00 Keynote speech: Pearl Pu
- 17:00 Coffee break
- 17:30 Artus Krohn-Grimberghe, Alexandros Nanopoulos & Lars Schmidt-Thieme - A Novel Multidimensional Framework for Evaluating Recommender Systems
- 18:05 Will Haines, bart Peintner, Melinda Gervasio & Aaron Spaulding - Recommendations for End-User Development
- 18:40 Closing remarks
- 18:50 End of workshop
Opening speech: Francisco Martin
We are very pleased to announce that Francisco Martin will be delivering the opening speech of our workshop. Our workshop was inspired by his keynote speech at last year's RecSys conference, in which he pleaded for a stronger focus on recommender system interfaces.
Francisco Martin is the founder and CEO of Strands, Inc, an award-winning innovator in the field of recommendation and personalization technologies. His talk will be about the challenges faced by industry concerning user testing and research.
Keynote speech: Pearl Pu
We are also very pleased to announce that Pearl Pu will deliver a keynote speech during our workshop. Pearl is inarguably one of the most prominent scholars in the field of human-recommender interaction.
Pearl Pu, head of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL, is an interdisciplinary researcher in the fields of human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and decision theory. She was the general chair of the 2008 RecSys conference. Whereas Francisco Martin will cover the industry perspective on user-centric recommender system evaluation, Pearl Pu will address research challenges in this field from an academic perspective.
Panel discussion: Challenges of user-centric recommender system research
In contrast to research on algorithmic performance, user-centric research is undervalued in the world of recommender systems. A related problem is the fact that user-centric research is largely unstandardized; there are no common metrics or even standard approaches available to researchers and practitioners.
In order to take a step towards user-centric standards, we are organizing a panel discussion concerning the following questions:
- How can we encourage user-centric research in the field of recommender systems?
- Is it possible to create standard practices, tools or metrics for this evaluation?
We are pleased to announce that the following researchers have already agreed to be part of the panel: