Event Calendar

This calendar includes deadlines for conferences and workshops relating to recommender systems including some conferences relating to machine learning. Switch to the “Agenda” tab and select “Look for more” to see a list of all events or open the calendar in a New Browser Window.

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News From Our Blog About Recommender-Systems Events

‘AutoML’ is growing up with a summer school and dedicated conference

At this minute, the AutoML Workshop 2021 at the ICML conference is running. And one of the organizers, Frank Hutter, announced an AutoML Summer School and the first dedicated AutoML Conference (no website yet). In other words, the AutoML community is growing up. While we report in this blog about recommender systems, AutoML is also […]

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How to win the SIGIR eCommerce Challenge with Transformers (Gabriel Moreira / NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA team performed well on the Session-based recommendation task of the SIGIR eCommerce Coveo Data Challenge 2021. NVIDIA achieved 1st place on the ‘Subsequent Items Prediction Leaderboard’ and 2nd on the ‘Next Item Prediction’ Leaderboard. These successes follow the previous successes of NVidia at the ACM RecSys Challenge and other recommender-system challenges. Gabriel Moreira […]

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The ACM RecSys Conference becomes an ‘A’ Conference

For many years, the ACM RecSys conference — the premier conference for recommender systems — was considered a ‘B’ conference. Now, finally, the popular CORE ranking, lists the ACM Conference as an ‘A’ conference. This is a well deserved promotion and great news for the recommender system community. So far, if someone had a top-paper […]

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Finally, the recommender systems community has its own journal: “Frontiers in Big Data | Recommender Systems”

Almost a year ago, we asked the question of why there was no journal on recommender systems. Now, there is a journal and we congratulate Bart Goethals (University of Antwerp) for initiating it. The journal “Frontiers in Big Data | Recommender Systems” is open access and welcomes all kinds of article types relating to recommender […]

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The ACM RecSys Conference introduces major changes to the submission process (no short-papers; response phase; ethics)

Alain Starke, Publicity Co-Chair of the ACM Recommender System Conference 2021, announced a few major changes to the submission process. There won’t be a short-paper track anymore. Instead, authors are encouraged to submit papers of any length (up to 14 pages). The length should “reflect what is needed for the content of the research, and […]

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‘ACM Hypertext’ (HT21): Call for Papers is out

The 2021 ACM Hypertext conference (29. Aug. – 1 Sept.) will be hosted by Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the ADAPT Centre in Dublin, Ireland, EU. It will be organized by Owen Conlan (TCD), Eelco Herder (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen), Nicole Basaraba (Maastricht University), and Annalina Caputo (Dublin City University). The call for papers was released […]

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15th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2021): Call for Papers

ACM RecSys has published the Call for Papers for the 15th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2021), which will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 27th of September to 1st of October, 2021. It seems that so far the organizers are hoping for a ‘real’ conference with physical attendance but they will “accommodate remote […]

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RecSys@NeurIPS2020: 4 Papers about Recommender Systems

NeurIPS 2020 will start in a few days. Given the importance of machine learning for recommender systems, there are many relevant papers. In addition, there are four papers that directly relate to recommender systems: Sampling-Decomposable Generative Adversarial Recommender Binbin Jin, Defu Lian, Zheng Liu, Qi Liu, Jianhui Ma, Xing Xie, Enhong Chen Abstract: Recommendation techniques are important approaches for alleviating information overload. […]

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NVIDIA Team wins the ACM RecSys Challenge 2020

It seems that NVIDIA becomes a new big player in the recommender-system community. After introducing Merlin – a Framework for Deep Recommender Systems – and offering an online course for Building Intelligent Recommender Systems, a team of NVIDIA employees now won the ACM RecSys Challenge 2020. The goal of the challenge was to “predict the […]

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4 out of 9 demo papers at the ACMRecSys conference relate to AutoRecSys

It’s great to see that 4 out of 9 demo papers at the 2020 ACM Recommender Systems conference relate to Automated Recommender Systems (AutoRecSys). … and a fifth paper is also in the pipeline (but was rejected). Disclaimer: One of the accepted papers and the fifth paper were co-authored by myself.

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