Call for Contributions

Modern online services continuously generate data at very fast rates. This continuous flow of data encompasses content - e.g. posts, news, products, comments -, but also user feedback - e.g. ratings, views, reads, clicks -, together with context data. This can be overwhelming for systems and algorithms designed to train in batches, given the continuous and unpredictable rate of change of content, context and user preferences or intents, especially in long-term modeling. Therefore, it is important to investigate online methods able to transparently and robustly adapt to the multitude of dynamics of online services.

Incremental models and online learning methods are gaining attention in the recommender systems community, given their natural ability to deal with the continuous flows of data generated in dynamic, complex environments. The objective of this workshop is to foster contributions and bring together a growing community of researchers and practitioners interested in online, adaptive approaches to short- and long-term user modeling, recommendation and personalization, and their evaluation regarding multiple dimensions, such as fairness, privacy, explainability, and reproducibility.

We welcome two types of contributions: original research papers and brainstorming ideas.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Call for papers

We welcome original, unpublished work in the form of paper submissions via EasyChair at: Papers must not exceed 14 pages (excluding references), and should report research at a mature stage. We also welcome the submission of preliminary results of ongoing research in the form of shorter papers with a maximum length of 8 pages (excluding references). Papers must be formatted in single column format according to the guidelines in the ACM RecSys 2022 call for papers (template available from ACM).

The review process is double-blind, so authors are required to remove any content that allows author identification.

Important dates

2022-07-07 2022-08-04: Paper submission deadline
2022-08-25: Paper acceptance notification
2022-09-08: Camera-ready paper deadline
2022-09-23: Workshop date

All deadlines are at 11:59pm AoE.

Call for Brainstorming Ideas

We also welcome research and application ideas related to the above topics in the form of an extended abstracts. The purpose of such ideas is to hold brainstorming sessions at the workshop. Examples include ideas for papers, projects, software tools, student projects (MSc or PhD level), events, competitions. The most promising ideas will be selected by the workshop organizers based on originality and match with the workshop topics. Selected ideas will be briefly presented by authors and discussed in brainstorming sessions involving all workshop participants. Brainstorming ideas can be submitted via EasyChair at: Extended abstracts must not exceed 3 pages (excluding references), and must be formatted in single column format according to the guidelines in the ACM RecSys 2022 call for papers (template available from ACM).

The review process is single-blind, so authors are not required to omit their identification.

Authors of selected ideas will be invited to submit a post-event report with the main outcomes of the sessions, to be published with the workshop proceedings.

Important dates

Early batch (allows early registration fee):
2022-08-19: Ideas early submission deadline
2022-08-25: Ideas early acceptance notification

Late batch:
2022-09-08: Ideas late submission deadline
2022-09-12: Ideas late submission notification

2022-09-23: Workshop date
TBA (after workshop): Ideas discussion report

All deadlines are at 11:59pm AoE.


Papers will be first published on the workshop website and will serve two purposes: (1) as a reference to attendants and (2) proofs for the proceedings. Workshop proceedings will be available as a dedicated volume in an open repository (e.g. CEUR-WS, PMLR, arXiv), and will include keynote abstracts, original papers, and brainstorming session reports.