Special Session on Context-based Recommendation Systems (CtxRecSys 2013)


affiliated with 2nd International Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications


November 25-26, 2013

Phu Quoc, Vietnam


Recommendation system is an interesting topic for a large number of researchers over recent years. There are several approaches, models and techniques that can deal with some issues in recommendation systems. Most of existing approaches have focused on recommending the most relevant items to users without considering any additional contextual information, such as time, location, and expertise. In many applications, it contains several useful data to extract more information about the users. For example, using spatial context, a restaurant recommendation system can provide different lists of places for the same user, depending on his/her current locations. As another example, in music recommendation system, user may listen to romantic songs at the weekend but he/she may like jazz before sleeping.  Many issues such as contextual information integration, context-aware recommendation techniques combination and evaluation approaches still remain open.

Therefore, this special session tries to be meeting point where researchers and practitioners in areas of Knowledge Management and Social Sciences, Collective Intelligence could have the opportunity to present current research results, to share their research achievements and solutions, and to look for new idea of context-aware recommendation systems.


The papers will be reviewed by CtxRecSys’13 International Program Committee. The accepted submissions for this session will be published in the ICCASA 2013 conference proceedings. The papers should present original and unpublished research.

Papers should be submitted through Confy system, and have to comply with the SPRINGER format. Please follow the instructions given at the ICCASA 2013 site to format and submit your paper. Authors have to find more information from the following webpage.


Official conference proceedings of ICCASA 2013 will appear in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) series jointly published by ICST and Springer and indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings, EI, CrossRef and Zentralblatt Math.


Context-aware information retrieval

Context-aware profiling, clustering and collaborative filtering

Machine learning for context-aware information retrieval and ontology learning

Context-aware e-learning/tutoring

Ubiquitous and context-aware computing

Context-aware advertising

Recommendations for mobile users

Context-awareness in portable devices

Context-aware services

Social and Conversational Agents

Social Behavior

Understanding Human Activity

Memory and Long-term Interaction

Cases studies from Collective intelligence applied to CtxRecSys

Cases studies from Social Sciences applied to CtxRecSys


Dr. Xuan Hau Pham, Yeungnam University, Korea, pxhauqbu(at)gmail.com

Jason J. Jung, Yeungnam University, Korea, j2jung(at)gmail.com



David F. Barrero, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
John Breslin, DERI, Ireland (To be confirmed)
Manuel Cebrian, NICTA, University of Melbourne, Australia
David Garcia, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Tutut Herawan, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Sachio Hirokawa, Kyushu University, Japan
Sang-Wook Kim, Hanyang Unversity, Korea
Shintaro Okazaki, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Seung-Bo Park, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Maria Dolores Rodriguez-Moreno, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
Hideaki Takeda, NII, Japan (To be confirmed)
I-Hsien Ting, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Martin K.J. Waiguny, Retailing and Sales Faculty of Business & Law Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Yong Zheng, DePaul University, USA



Full Paper Submission deadline: 31 July 2013

Notification and Registration opens:  31 August 2013

Camera-ready deadline:  1 October 2013

Start of Conference: 25 November 2013

End of Conference:  26 November 2013


The high-quality papers will be selected to be published in the following international journals
- Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) journal
- Journal of Universal Computer Science (To be confirmed)