This workshop builds upon the success of the two previous editions held in conjunction with the 3rd to 5th ACM Conferences on Recommender Systems from 2009 to 2011.
The 1st CARS Workshop was held in New York, NY, USA; whereas Barcelona, Spain, was home of the 2nd CARS Workshop. In 2011, the 3rd CARS workshop was held in Chicago, IL, USA.
While a substantial amount of research has already been performed in the area of recommender systems, the vast majority of existing approaches focuses on recommending the most relevant items to users and does not take into account any additional contextual information, such as time, location, weather, or the company of other people. [See Call for Papers]
CARS '12 comprises a Keynote by Francesco Ricci, two Paper Sessions, and a Discussion Panel with participants from Netflix, Gravity, Grouplens, Echonest, LinkedIn, and Telefonica.