Call for Papers
The 1st International Workshop on News Recommendation and Intelligence will be co-located with The Web Conference 2021. Depending on the global situation of COVID-19, the workshop may be a fully virtual or a hybrid one with both online and in-person meetings. The organization committee will try to make this workshop productive and lively if attendance can only be virtual.
The workshop invites the submission of long and short research papers in all aspects of news recommendation and intelligence. The participants of the shared task will also be invited to submit technical report papers to describe their solutions submitted to the leaderboard of the MIND News Recommendation Competition. Accepted research and technical report papers will be presented as oral talks or posters during the workshop.
TopicsRelevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following ones (in alphabetical order):
|Submission site opens||Friday||December 18, 2020|
|Paper submissions due||Monday||
February 15, 2021
|Notification of acceptance||Monday||
February 22, 2021
|Camera-ready papers due||Sunday||February 28, 2021|
All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC -12h.
The workshop receives submissions of both research papers and technical report papers.
The research paper track welcomes papers that describe original and unpublished work on news recommendation and intelligence. It will be open for two types of submissions: long and short papers. Long paper submissions may contain up to eight (8) pages of main content (including all tables, figures and formulas), plus one additional page for references. It is recommended to include thorough evaluation and analysis in long paper submissions. Short paper submissions may contain up to four (4) pages of main content, plus one additional page for references. The following types of work are recommended to be submitted as a short paper: (a) a small, focused contribution; (b) an interesting application or real-world system; (c) negative results; (d) an opinion piece or working project. Both long and short research papers need to be fully anonymized for double-blind review. Each accepted research paper will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee, which is decided based on the nature rather than the quality of the work.
Technical Report Paper
The technical report paper track welcomes papers that describe the systems participated in the MIND News Recommendation Competition as well as the results submitted to the MIND leaderboard after the competition. Technical report paper submissions may contain up to four (4) pages of main content, plus one additional page for references. Submissions may focus on describing the details of system design and settings, and provide discussions on the results wherever appropriate. Technical report papers should not be anonymized. All authors' identities and affiliations need to be clearly stated. Each accepted technical report paper will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee, which is decided based on the nature rather than the quality of the work or the reported results.
Formatting and Submission
Submissions need to be in English, in PDF format, and in the latest ACM two-column conference format. Suitable LaTeX, Word, and Overleaf templates are available from the ACM Website (use the "sigconf" proceedings template). Submission is fully electronic, using the EasyChair conference management system for all paper submissions. The submission site is now available at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nri1.
The workshop does not accept submissions that have been or will be submitted to other archival venues whose review processes are overlaps with this workshop. In addition, a paper may only be submitted to a single track in a single form, i.e., either long research, short research or technical report.