Welcome to CARS ’12

This website is about the Workshop series on Context-Aware Recommender Systems (CARS). The 4th CARS Workshop will be held as part of the 6th ACM RecSys Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

News: Francesco Ricci confirmed as keynote speaker.

About CARS

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.

Workshop Theme

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.

See the full program.

The workshop proceedings are available at CEUR-WS.


Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: June 18, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: July 9, 2012
  • Camera-ready version due: Aug 10, 2012
  • Workshop date: Sep 9, 2012

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