Call For Papers

Generally, we focus on the topic of “cross-domain”, where the notion of “domain” may vary from applications to applications. For example, the concept of context-aware and multi-criteria recommender systems can also be considered as an application of “cross-domain” techniques. Particularly, we are interested in how to apply knowledge transfer and learning approaches to build intelligent recommender systems.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Applications of Knowledge Transfer for Recommender Systems
    • Cross-domain recommendation
    • Context-aware recommendation, time-aware recommendation
    • Multi-criteria recommender systems
    • Novel applications
  • Methods for Knowledge Transfer in Recommender Systems
    • Knowledge transfer for content-based filtering
    • Knowledge transfer in user- and item-based collaborative filtering
    • Transfer learning of model-based approaches to collaborative filtering
    • Deep Learning methods for knowledge transfer
  • Challenges in Knowledge Transfer for Recommendation
    • Addressing user feedback heterogeneity from multiple domains (e.g. implicit vs. explicit, binary vs. ratings, etc.)
    • Multi-domain and multi-task knowledge representation and learning
    • Detecting and avoiding negative (non-useful) knowledge transfer
    • Ranking and selection of auxiliary sources of knowledge to transfer from
    • Performance and scalability of knowledge transfer approaches for recommendation
  • Evaluation of Recommender Systems based on Knowledge Transfer
    • Beyond accuracy: novelty, diversity, and serendipity of recommendations supported by the transfer of knowledge
    • Performance of knowledge transfer systems in cold-start scenarios
    • Impact of the size and quality of transferred data on target recommendations
    • Analysis of the amount of domain overlap on recommendation performance

Submissions Guidelines

We accept long papers (up to 8 pages) and short papers (up to 4 pages) in ACM conference format (references are counted in the page limit). Long papers are expected to present original research work which should report on substantial contributions of lasting value. Short papers may discuss the late-breaking results or exciting new work that is not yet mature, or open challenges in promising research directions. The accepted papers will be invited for presentations and the proceedings will be available at, while the authors will hold the copyrights.

All of the submissions should be submitted via EasyChair system:

We are working on a special issue, and the authors will be invited to submit the extension of their work to the special issue in a journal. More information will be released later.