International Workshop on Social Personalisation co-located with ACM Hypertext 2014

1st International Workshop on Social Personalisation (SP 2014)

We are pleased to announce the first International Workshop on Social Personalisation co-located with the 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, 1–4 Sep 2014, Santiago, Chile.


For the Social Personalization workshop, we aim to attract researchers from all over the world working in the fields of User Modeling, Personalization and Recommendations where the social context plays a fundamental role. This topic is important because it involves leveraging new sources of information that are specific for social systems such as shared items and tags, user public profiles, social connections, and logs of user social activities in order to improve people's information access in a wide variety of tasks and across different devices. These social information sources offer social personalization systems a chance to compensate for the lack of information and structure that is used by traditional personalization technologies ranging from recommender systems to E-learning.

Thus, we invite submissions which may include the following topics, but are not limited to:

The goal of this workshop is to share and discuss research that goes hopefully beyond classic personalization techniques, trying to capitalise potentially useful information available in social data for paving the way to more efficient personalized information access technologies.


Accepted Full Papers

Accepted Posters


Submissions: We solicit posters (1-2 pages) and research papers (4-6 pages), both in the ACM conference paper style. Papers should be submitted in EasyChair to

Submission category: innovative research ideas, preliminary results, system prototypes or industry showcases. Link or demo in attachment are preferred.

Submission guidelines: All submitted papers must

UPDATE (July 14th): Please, submit the camera-ready copy of your paper until 23 July, 2014 via EasyChair by replacing your former submission. Also make sure that FULL papers are limited to 6 pages and POSTERs to 2 pages in length (including the references).

UPDATE 2 (July 18th): Detailed copyright instructions
NO COPYRIGHT statements are allowed in the paper, since we publish all papers through CEUR.WS.
This means for the latex authors for instance that they should remove the default ACM copyright block, such as

Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. Copyrights for components of this work owned by others than ACM must be honored. Abstracting with credit is permitted. To copy otherwise, or republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee. Request permissions from
HT’14, September 1–4, 2014, Santiago, Chile.
Copyright 2014 ACM xxx-x-xxxx-xxxx-x/xx/xx ...$xx.xx

with a blank. Once it is done, please just replace the file in EasyChair.


SP WS poster authors will present during the conference poster madness session (a fast-paced 50-seconds-1-slide presentation) and also during the regular poster session. For regular poster session, the recommended poster size is A0, which is 84x119cm (33.1 in × 46.8 in).


At least one author has to register - either for the WS only or as regular attendee - not later than 28 July 2014 (see here).

Important dates

All dates and times are given in CLST time (UTC/GMT -4 hours). Deadlines are at 23:59 on the specified date.


Workshop Chairs (alph. order)

Program Committee (alph. order)



SP 2014 will take place at: Campus “Casa Central” of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC Chile) and will be held in conjunction with the 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. This campus is located in Av. Alameda 340, in Santiago Downtown, Chile. Further information of this location can be found on the PUC Maps.

ACM VISA Support Letters

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. We can however issue a visa support letter. For Visa support letters, please send all requests to the Office of SIG Services with the following information: Name and mailing address as it appears on your passport. The name of the conference you wish to attend. Your Registration Confirmation Number. If you are the author of any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title. A valid fax number and current mailing address. Please see the ACM Visa Support Letters web page for updates to this policy. All passengers with passports form Australia, Canada, United States and Mexico must pay a reciprocity tax before entering Interpol control. Further information can be found here.


If you have questions regarding the workshop, do not hesitate to contact the workshop chairs.

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