IJCAI-PRICAI 2020 Tutorial: Next-Generation Recommender Systems and Their Advanced Applications
Time: Jan 8, 2021
Location: Online event (Pacifico Convention Plaza, Yokohama, Japan)
Nowadays, the renaissance of artificial intelligence (AI) has attracted huge attention from every corner of the world. Specially, machine learning approaches have deeply involved in AI research in almost all areas, e.g., natural language processing (NLP), computer vision (CV) and planning. In particular, recommender systems (RS), as probably one of the most widely used AI systems, has integrated into every part of our daily life. In this AI age, on the one hand, state-of-the-art machine learning approaches, e.g. deep learning, have become the primary choice to build RS, on the other hand, both the theories and applications of RS are developing rapidly.
Classic RS, e.g., collaborative filtering and content-based filtering, are mainly conducted on the users’ feedback or items’ contents to promote the items by predicting the users’ explicit preference (e.g., ratings) over items in the e-commerce area. This not only downgrade the performance of RS by ignoring other relevant information, but also greatly limits the application scenarios and domains of RS. This actually motivates the necessity of new theories and approaches for building next-generation RS, as well as developing the advanced applications of RS. In practice, in addition to explicit preference prediction in the e-commerce area, RS are more and more widely used in many emerging scenarios (e.g., implicit ranking prediction over items) and domains (e.g., FashionAI) for smarter decisions in recent years. This not only broadens the application scope of RS, but also benefits us from nearly every aspects including eating, dressing, living and traveling. To this end, this tutorial will first introduce the latest advanced theories and approaches to built the next-generation RS and then demonstrate the advanced applications of RS in emerging cases and domains. Particularly, in this tutorial, first, we will present the background and foundations of RS, followed by the illustration of three typical theories and approaches for building various next-generation RS: (1) sequential or session-based RS, (2) graph learning based RS, and (3) interactive and conversational RS, together with their prototypes. Finally, we will demonstrate emerging real-world applied cases of RS in FashionAI, FinTech and healthcare.
Dr Shoujin Wang, a research fellow at the Department of Computing, Macqaurie University, Australia. His research focus on machine learning, data mining and recommender systems.
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Dr Liang Hu, a research fellow at the Advanced Analytics Institute, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His research focus on machine learning, data mining and recommender systems.
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Prof. Yan Wang, a professor at the Department of Computing, Macqaurie University, Australia. His research interests include trust management, recommender systems, service computing, etc.
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Prof. Longbing Cao, a professor at the Advanced Analytics Institute, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He is an ARC future fellow (level 3) and his leadership in data science has been recognized by the 2019 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Data Science. His research focus on machine learning, data mining , recommender systems, data science and artificial intelligence.
Prof. Michael Sheng , a professor and Head of Department of Computing at Macquarie University, Australia. He is an ARC future fellow. His research interests include web of things, internet of things, big data analytics, web science, service-oriented computing, pervasive computing, sensor networks.
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Prof. Mehmet Orgun, a professor at the Department of Computing, Macqaurie University, Australia. His current research interests lie in the areas of computational intelligence, multi-agent systems, trust and security, temporal reasoning, formal methods.
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