Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: August 2, 2024
  • Author Notification: August 27, 2024
  • Camera-ready Version: September 10, 2024
  • Workshop Date: October 18, 2024
  • Location: Bari, Italy (Remote participation available)

Call for Papers - UrbanRec Workshop 2024

Recommender systems are already widely used to help people choose accommodations, attractions, restaurants, and navigate cities. As the population continues to centralize in urban areas and cities grow, navigating and fully utilizing their potential becomes increasingly challenging. Thus, recommendation technology is playing a more significant role in shaping how people perceive and make decisions in cities. This workshop aims to bring together industry professionals and academics to enhance recommendation systems in urban environments, with a focus on individual needs, urban health, and well-being.

We welcome paper submissions focusing on recommender systems for urban environments. The following topics provide an non-exhaustive overview of possible themes.

Methods and Theories

  • Mobile urban recommender systems
  • Point-of-interest recommendations
  • Location-based services
  • Route recommendations
  • Health-related behavioral change
  • Leveraging urban theories in recommender systems
  • Characterization of urban environments for recommender systems
  • Smart city recommendations
  • Specific applications and case studies
  • User modeling

Datasets and Evaluation

  • Data sources for urban recommender systems
  • Evaluation methodologies
  • Benchmarks

Responsibility and Broader Societal Aspects

  • Regulatory standards and policies
  • Social and environmental sustainability
  • User studies related to urban recommendations
  • Planning/governance strategies
  • Recommendation fairness aspects
  • Responsible and ethical AI aspects
  • Explainability aspects
  • Multi-stakeholder aspects

Submissions and Template

Submissions are welcomed in the following formats:

  • Research Papers: Max 16 pages (excluding references)
  • Short Papers: Max 8 pages (excluding references), which may include work in progress and preliminary results.
  • Dataset/Demonstration Papers: Max 6 pages (excluding references), which will be treated as research papers with emphasis on the data set and data collection method.
  • Perspectives/Position Papers: Max 4 pages (excluding references), including extended abstracts of relevant published papers.

Submission Portal

Submit your contributions through the joint workshop submission portal at EasyChair under the “UrbanRec: Workshop on Urban Recommender Systems” track.

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Formatting Instructions

Authors should use the CEURART single-column template available at:

Review Process

All submissions will be evaluated in a single-blind peer review by a minimum of two Program Committee members, who will assess them for workshop relevance, quality, originality, clarity, and research potential. Authors whose papers are accepted will be invited to showcase their research at the workshop, with their work being published as open-access workshop proceedings on ceur-ws.org.

Note: Attendance and presentation by at least one author of each accepted paper is mandatory.