5th Int. Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics (INRA 2017)

Topics of Interest | Submission Guidelines | Important Dates | Workshop Oganizers Links

The news domain is characterized by a constant flow of unstructured, fragmentary, and unreliable news stories from numerous sources and different perspectives. Finding the right information, either in terms of individual news stories or aggregated knowledge from analyzing entire news streams, is a tremendous challenge that necessitates a wide range of technologies and a deep understanding of user preferences, news contents, and their relationships. This workshop addresses primarily news recommender systems and news analytics, with a particular focus on user profiling and techniques for dealing with and extracting knowledge from large-scale news streams. The news streams may originate in large media companies, but may also come from social sites, where user models are needed to decide how user-generated content is to be taken into account. As part of news recommendation and analytics, Big Data architectures and large-scale statistical and linguistic techniques are used to extract aggregated knowledge from large news streams and prepare for personalized access to news.

Topics of Interest

Topics include but are not limited to:

  1. News semantics and ontologies
  2. News summarization, classification and sentiment analysis
  3. Recommender systems and news personalization
  4. Group recommendation for news
  5. User profiling and news context modeling
  6. Real time news recommendations
  7. News evolution and trends
  8. Large-scale news mining and analytics
  9. Evaluation methods
  10. News from social media
  11. Big Data technologies for news streams
  12. News recommendation and analytics on mobile platforms
  13. Privacy in news recommender systems
  14. Gamification in news recommender systems
  15. News diversity
  16. Detection and analysis of fake and/or trusted news

Submission Guidelines

WI’17 solicits original work submitted as a regular paper (limited to 8 pages) or short paper (limited to 4 pages) and demo papers (2-4 pages) in ACM 2-column format. Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at least two PC members on the basis of technical quality, relevance, originality, significance and clarity. Accepted papers will be published in the conference workshop proceedings by ACM and indexed by EI. Papers have to be submitted via the cyberchair submission page and according to the rules specified on this page:

Important Dates

  • May 21, 2017: Submission deadline of Workshop papers
  • June 18, 2017: Notification of Workshop paper acceptance
  • June 26, 2017: Camera-Ready Papers (Workshops)
  • August 23-26, 2017: Main conference
  • Workshop Oganizers

    Jon Atle Gulla, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, jon.atle.gulla [at] ntnu [dot] no
    Luc Martens, imec-UGent-Waves-Ghent University, Belgium, Luc.Martens [at] intec.ugent [dot] be
    Özlem Özgöbek, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, ozlem.ozgobek [at] ntnu [dot] no
    Toon De Pessemier, imec-UGent-Waves-Ghent University, Belgium, toon.depessemier [at] ugent [dot] be

    Contact person:
    Özlem Özgöbek, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, ozlem.ozgobek [at] ntnu [dot] no