1st International ‘Alan Turing’ Conference on Decision Support and Recommender Systems (DSRS-Turing 2019)

1st International ‘Alan Turing’ Conference on Decision Support and Recommender Systems (DSRS-Turing 2019)

https://dsrs-turing.github.io

London, UK. 21-22 November 2019

Decision Making processes constantly occur in our daily lives, both at an individual, collective and large-scale societal level. Even for machines and AI systems, making autonomous and rational decisions has nowadays become part of their core duties. Decision making often occurs amid highly dynamic, uncertain and data-pervaded scenarios, thereby becoming increasingly complex. This conference based in the UK’s Alan Turing Institute brings together international researchers, industry professionals and domain experts to discuss latest trends and ongoing challenges in:

  • Human and AI-driven complex decision making, e.g. group and multi-criteria decision-making.
  • Role of Machine Learning and Data-Driven AI techniques in supporting decisions.
  • Recommender Systems as tools for personalised decision support.
  • Interdisciplinary applications of decision making, decision support and personalisation: management, health and wellbeing, smart cities and urban planning, sustainability, government, leisure and tourism, networking and recruitment, etc.

The event particularly aims at exploring the existing – or potential – interaction between various AI techniques and applications, and state-of-the-art decision support and recommendation approaches. Young researchers (PhD students, postdocs) are particularly encouraged to attend for an opportunity to network with – and receive advice from – leading experts in the field.

 

Topics of Interest

 

Students, researchers and professionals with interest or expertise in the following topics are encouraged to attend:

  • Decision Support Systems: Theoretical Foundations, Models, Implementations and Applications
  • Recommender Systems: Theoretical Foundations, Models, Algorithms, Implementations, Evaluation and Applications
  • Decision-making, Decision Support and Personalisation based on…
    • Machine Learning
    • Data Analysis and Data Fusion
    • Expert and Information Systems, Knowledge-based Systems
    • Group and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
    • Context-Aware Recommendation
    • Reciprocal Recommender Systems
    • Artificial Intelligence Methods
    • Evolutionary Algorithms
    • Computer Vision
    • Natural Language Processing and Text Mining
    • Social Network Analysis
    • Financial Technologies
    • Robotics, Autonomous and Multi-Agent Systems
    • Fuzzy Systems and Uncertainty Modelling
    • Urban Analytics, Smart Cities and IoT
    • Fairness, Explainability, Privacy and Ethics
  • Applications: Security, Health & Wellbeing, Environment, Impact, Government, Smart Cities, Manufacturing, Tourism and Leisure…

 

Speakers

Professor Francisco Herrera

Professor Francisco Herrera

University of Granada (Spain)

Title: Video Surveillance and Weapon Detection with Deep Learning

Professor Peter A Flach

Professor Peter Flach

University of Bristol; The Alan Turing Institute (United Kingdom)

Title: Will be available soon…

Professor Mounia Lalmas

Professor Mounia Lalmas

Spotify (United Kingdom)

Title: Personalising the Listening Experience

Dr Christoph Trattner

Dr Christoph Trattner

University of Bergen (Norway)

Title: Computational Analytics on the Web for Better Food Decision Making

Dr Julia Neidhardt

Dr Julia Neidhardt

TU Wien (Austria)

Title: Recommender Systems and Decision-making in the Tourism Domain .

Dr Matthijs Spaan

TU Delft (Netherlands)

Title: TBD.

 

Submission

Young researchers are invited to submit extended abstracts in English.

  • Any submissions within the scope of the Topics of Interest list are welcome.
  • We recommend a maximum of 4 pages in single column formatting, please use the conference Template for preparing your submission (Download Template).
  • The submission of the extended abstracts is intended for young researchers: PhD students, postdocs or academics/scientists who received their PhD on or after 2014.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to showcase a poster – and optionally to present a demo – of their work, to network with and receive feedback from senior experts and attendees in general. Some selected authors will be also invited to deliver an 8-minute Flash Talk at a conference session.
  • The submission and acceptance of an extended abstract are not requirements for attendance. This conference is open for registration by any delegates from across the Turing Institute and abroad.

After evaluation, notification of acceptance will be provided to authors via email. Please note that the full submissions will not be published, but plans are underway to ellaborate a mini-proceedings booklet with short abstracts of accepted works.

Submission system now open! Submit your extended abstract here

Important dates

  • Submission of Extended Abstracts: 1st September 2019
  • Registration opens:September 2019
  • Notification of acceptance of Extended Abstracts: 14th September 2019
  • Registration closes: 31st October 2019
  • DSRS-Turing Conference: 21-22nd November 2019

Registration will be available through the event page in the Alan Turing Institute website

For enquiries, please contact us at:dsrs.turing@gmail.com

Looking forward to see you next November in London!

DSRS Research Group Members participated 3rd international workshop on DMRS in Italy, Bolzano

International Workshop on Decision Making and Recommender Systems

It is really exciting to share some info about our recent participation to an event that gathers many pioneers together in a lovely, authentic university campus for two days.
The 3rd International Workshop on Decision Making and Recommender Systems (DMRS 2018) is an event organized by four members of Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and attracted more than 40 people around the world for two days of full of seminars and discussions on Decision Making and Recommender Systems. Three members of the DSRS research group traveled through lovely Alpine landscape to the authentic city of Bolzano where a blend of two cultures gave the place a unique atmosphere.

First Day of the workshop was very insightful and had witnessed strong debates on some presentations. First day presenters were;

Natali Helberger, the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Talk Title: Diversity: a concept with a mission, and what that means for diverse recommender design 


Aristides Gionis, Aalto University, Finland

Talk Title: Diversity maximization in social networks


Allison Stanger, Middlebury College, USA

Talk Title: Is Algorithmic Justice an Oxymoron?


Paul Resnick, University of Michigan, USA

Talk Title: Platform Health Metrics

Following the first day presentations, we joined dinner at a warm and friendly Austrian style bar to meet other attendees.

The Second day of the workshop was also remarkable as we listened to two very fascinating presentations covering research areas of all members of our research groups.

First Presenter was,

Daniele Quercia, Bell Labs, Cambridge, UK

Talk Title: Good City Life


Second presenter was,

 Ariel Rosenfeld, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Talk Title: Predicting Human Decision-Making: From Prediction to Recommendation

 

We must note that the studies done by Dr. Quercia about most pleasant city routes in London show the power of open data and crowdsourcing methods. Additionally, Dr. Rosenfeld’s acting skills were remarkable and made his talk enjoyable.

Last but not least, we had an opportunity to showcase our latest research development platform during the coffee breaks to get some feedback.

Our extended abstract titled as “Group decision making with recommendations ‘in the loop’: application to trip planning through video watching” has received funding from Bristol University Alumni Foundation to be shown in this event.

Finally,  two days of full of amazing debates and information exchange along with delicious Italian-Austrian cuisine following a nice dinner in a local Toscana-styled restaurant have left good memories in Bolzano and we moved to Venice to see a floating city before our flight next day.

 

Some pictures taken during our Bolzano trip are here:

 

DSRS members attend ACM Recsys 2018 in Vancouver

It has been a hectic yet very enjoyable week for Ercan Ezin and Ivan Palomares who attended the 12th International ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (ACM Recsys 2018) in Vancouver, Canada.

Conference website: https://recsys.acm.org/recsys18/

For the conference program please check out the link here.

Conference venue and Vancouver were astonishing with the service and nature visible from any location of the lovely city.Besides attending exciting tutorials and sessions in the main conference, we presented our preliminary work in collaboration with our – almost graduating! – MSc student Eunchong Kim! Our paper, ‘Fitness that Fits: a prototype model for workout video recommendation’ has been disseminated in the co-located workshop on Health Recommender Systems. Thanks to all the workshop organisers, in particular to Christoph Trattner, Helma Torkamaan and Hanna Schaefer, whom we had the honour to meet in the workshop, as well as ACM-Recsys programme chair Xavier Amatriain (thanks for your valuable feedback on our work!). We were also pleased to meet and network with many other leading experts in health technologies and the recsys community in general!

Here are some photos from the conference and exciting natural parks located not far away from the city centre.

Conference

Sightseeing

Videos

Greetings from Vancouver Intl Airport. Next stop: Miyazaki (Japan) for IEEE SMC 2018 along with our newest arrival James Neve!

Ivan P., Ercan E. 🙂