Recommender Systems Special Track

at 33rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS)

North Miami Beach, Florida, USA

May 17-20, 2020

Recommender systems track at FLAIRS conference (RecSys@FLAIRS)

In Cooperation with Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Recommender systems (RecSys) are being used to suggest products to customers, provide personalized product information, or even to provide products’ reviews. These systems recommend items among a huge number of possibilities according to users’ interests. Recommender Systems have also been proposed to support the information selection and decision making processes on e-commerce web sites.

This is the 6th Recommender Systems Special Track running in conjunction with the International FLAIRS Conference. Following the successful previous RecSys Tracks at FLAIRS, the goal of this special track is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to share their efforts in addressing current issues, challenges, novel approaches, and applications within the broad scope of recommender systems. We continue to aim to cover a wide variety of research areas where recommender systems may be researched and applied.

Call for papers

Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to Recommender Systems. Topics of interest may include (but are not limited to):

  • Recommendation Algorithms
  • Multi-stakeholder Recommendation
  • Machine Learning for Recommendation
  • Multi-Agent Recommender Systems
  • Group Recommendations
  • Recommendations and Social Networks
  • Context-aware recommenders
  • Preference elicitation
  • Personalization
  • Trust and Recommendations
  • Privacy and Security
  • Robustness
  • Evaluation metrics and studies
  • Novel paradigms (Affective computing, sentiment analysis, …)
  • User modeling
  • Recommender system user interfaces
  • Case studies of real-world implementations

Note: We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the reviewing process).

Submission Guidelines

Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines. The papers should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference while in review).

  • Full Papers should not exceed 6 pages, and short paper is limited to 4 pages. Noe that short paper will be presented as a poster.
  • We may also accept poster submissions, please refer to the FLAIRS conference website. Usually, it is limited to a poster abstract with up to 250 words.
  • Submissions co-authored by track chairs will be sent to the main conference. And these submissions will be reviewed by the program committees in the main conference

The reviewing is a double-blind process. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed through the main conference website (

*All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by the AAAI.*

Note: do not use a fake name for your EasyChair login – your EasyChair account information is hidden from reviewers. Authors should indicate the [your track name] special track for submissions. The proceedings of FLAIRS will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. FLAIRS requires that there be at least one full author registration per paper.

Program Co-chairs:

Nadia Najjar: University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA

Himan Abdollahpouri: University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Important dates:

  • Paper Submission: November 18, 2019
  • Paper acceptance notification: January 20, 2020
  • Camera Ready submission: February 24, 2020
  • Paper abstract submission (for poster papers): February 3, 2020
  • Poster abstract notification: February 10, 2020
  • Early registration: April 6, 2020
  • Regular registration: May 11, 2020
  • Track date: May 17-20, 2020 (exact date to be determined)