EC group strongly present at RecSys 2016

The head of the EC group Prof. Hannes Werthner and EC group members Julia Neidhardt and Amra Delic had a number of contributions at this year’s 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys), which took place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, USA from September 15th to September 19th 2016. The Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism at RecSys was co-organized by Julia Neidhardt. At this workshop, Prof. Hannes Werthner gave a keynote presentation on E-tourism: History and Challenges and participated in a panel discussion on Specific challenges for recommender systems in the tourism domain. Furthermore, two papers on group recommender systems were presented by Amra Delic: the conference paper Observing Group Decision Making Processes (co-authored by Amra Delic, Julia Neidhardt, Thuy Ngoc Nguyen, Francesco Ricci, Laurens Rook, Hannes Werthner, and Markus Zanker) and the workshop paper Research Methods for Group Recommender Systems (co-authored by Amra Delic, Julia Neidhardt, Thuy Ngoc Nguyen and Francesco Ricci). Last year this conference, which is the most renowned conference in the area of recommender systems, was hosted by the EC group at TU Wien.