Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation on:

User Modeling and Recommender Systems



Monday July 17th

Time Activity Talks/speakers
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Opening and welcome

Prof. Gustavo Mesh - Rector of the University of Haifa

Prof Eran Vigoda-Gadot - Dean of the Social Sciences Faculty

Prof Gadi Landau - Head of CRI

 09:30 – 11:00 First session

Anthony Jameson : A Choice Support Perspective on Temporal Aspects of User Modeling and Recommendation

Fedelucio Narducci: Temporal Semantic Techniques for Content-based Recommender Systems

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00  

Judy Kay : Towards Personal Informatics for Learners

Bob Kummerfeld : Managing User Models that are Life-Long

Veronika Bogina : Addressing Temporal Aspects in User Modelling

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30  

Ido Guy : Recommending Travel Tips from User-Generated Reviews

Dietmar Jannach : Session-aware Recommendation

Asi Messica : Personal Price-Aware Recommender System

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30  

David Bodoff : Timing Issues in the Presentation of Personalized Recommendations

Tsvi Kuflik: The challenges of lifelong user modeling in  cultural heritage

17:30 - 18:00 Discussion What are the temporal challenges we face in user modeling? 
18:00 – 19:30

(All participants) Posters:

Avital Shulner:Exploring the Potential of Analyzing Twitter Data for Identifying Tweeting Patterns about TV Series

Oren Szigeti : Twitter Users' Demographic Distribution and Its Relationship with the General Population and Television Viewers Demographic Distribution

Yaakov Danone:Helping customers make the most out of product reviews: A framework for visualizing services comparisons – a case study of restaurants

Moshe Unger:Inferring Contextual Preferences Using Deep Auto-Encoding

Veronika Bogina: Addressing Temporal Aspects in User Modelling

Gregory Jerusalemsky: A sentiment-Based UX System For Recommending Restaurants According To Contextual Characteristics

Yonit Rusho, Gindos Arel, Kondratenko Gregory, Dassi Rosen: Trust based recommender system - a case study of matching three user profiles: babysitter-parent-child

Ronit Marco:Wandering Minds: Temporal Trends in Researchers’ Tendency towardDiscipline Shift

Tuesday July 18th 

Time Activity Talks/speakers
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 11:00 First Session

Robert Moskovitch :Temporal Conceptualization Analytics

Pasquale Lops :Generating Natural Language Explanations for Recommender Systems

Nadeem Bader: Exploring Emotions in Online Movie Reviews

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00  

Inbal Ronen: Recommendations for raising your social eminence in the enterprise

Ronny Lempel : Personalization is a Two-Way Street

Hagit Ben Shoshan: Create and Identify users’ signature in social media

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30  

Giuseppe Sansonetti : Bag-of-signals: a novel user model for time-aware personalized systems

Roy Sasson :  Optimizing mobile application communication with users

Alain Hertz : Resolving sets for multi-attribute recommender systems

Renana Gonen: Optimizing message propagation over social network while considering users' personal availability.

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30  

Fabio Gasparetti : Improving News Recommendation by Monitoring the Perception of News Content on Social Networks: A Methodology

Shaked Bar:Profile-based Personalization Algorithms for Content Recommender Systems

17:30 - 18:00 Discussion Should we, and how do we go beyond matrix factorization in recommender systems? 
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Free evening – downtown Haifa – enjoy Haifa’s events

Wednesday July 19th 

Time Activity Talks/speakers
09:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:30 – 11:00  

Maria Bielikova : Towards Personalization of UsereXperience Studies

Giovanni Semeraro : An investigation on the serendipity problem in recommender systems

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00  

David Carmel: Supporting Human Answers for Advice Seeking Questions in CQA sites

Cataldo Musto : Recommender Systems based on Linked Open Data

Eugenia Pritsker: Predicting Personal Traits from Social Media Using a Graph-based Approach.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30  

Christoph Trattner : Towards Health-Aware Food Recommender Systems

Hilik Berezin:  Music Recommendations in Microsoft Groove

Moshe Unger:  Inferring Contextual Preferences Using Deep Auto-Encoding

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00  

Tal Zarsky : Dancing with Algorithms: How the Law Can Foster Good Decisions by Proxy 

Ran Wolff: Emergent Privacy as a Fundamental Model

17:00 – 17:30 Discussion The good the bad and the ugly – multifaceted look at personalization what we usually tend to ignore - how can we integrate privacy into UM 
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner Invited speakers’ dinner at Ben-Ezra Hadayag, Atlit



 Trust based recommender system - a case study of matching three user profiles: babysitter-parent-child