Monday, August 25, 2014

NIPS 2014 Workshop on Personalization

Call for Papers

Personalization: Methods and Applications a workshop in conjunction with the 28th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2014)

December 12 or 13, 2014 – Montreal, Canada

Deadline for Submissions: October 9, 2014

From online news to online shopping to scholarly research, we are inundated with a torrent of information on a daily basis. With our limited time, money and attention, we often struggle to extract actionable knowledge from this deluge of data. A common approach for addressing this challenge is personalization, where results are automatically filtered to match the tastes and preferences of individual users.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from industry and academia in order to describe recent advances and discuss future research directions pertaining to the personalization of digital systems, broadly construed. We aim to highlight new and emerging research opportunities for the machine learning community that arise from the evolving needs for personalization.

Format and Submissions
This is a one-day workshop. The program will feature five invited talks, poster spotlights, a poster session, and a panel discussion.

We welcome the following types of papers:
1. Research papers that introduce new models or methodology, or apply established models/methods to novel domains and data sets; or,
2. Research papers that explore theoretical and computational issues.

We encourage submissions from a wide range of disciplines, from machine learning to HCI to the social sciences. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Learning of fine-grained representations of user preferences
- Large-scale personalization
- Interpreting observable human behavior
- Interactive algorithms for "on-the-fly" personalization
- Learning to personalize using rich user interactions
- Modeling complex sensemaking goals
- Applications beyond conventional recommender systems

Submissions should be 4-8 pages long, and adhere to the NIPS format (

Please make the author information visible on submissions. Submissions will be accepted through the following website:

For up-to-date information on the workshop, please check:

Deadline for Submissions: October 9, 2014 [11:59pm Honolulu time]
Notification of Decision: October 23, 2014

Khalid El-Arini, Facebook
Yisong Yue, Caltech
Dilan Gorur, Microsoft


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