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RecSys 2018: where the future of recommendation systems is discussed

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What’s the future of recommendation algorithms? If this is a question you have been asking yourself, you may well need to attend the RecSys conference which this year is taking place in Vancouver, Canada.
This is already the 12th edition of this conference which is part of the ACM series of conferences on recommender systems.
Last year I served in the reviewing committee of the FATRec workshop, a part of the conference which is dedicated to Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in recommender systems. This new track at RecSys was started by Michael Ekstrand after he gave a well-noticed keynote at the 2016 conference that took place at the MIT in Boston.
You may remember that I invited Michael Ekstrand in 2017 for the opening of DigitYser, the Brussels-based incubator for data science where we held the first meetup dedicated to ethics in data science.

Logically the topic of ethics in data science has grown in importance after the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the FATRec workshop was confirmed this year again. This seems all the most logical since we also held the FAT conference this year in New-York (which was a huge success).

This year the organizing committee (which I’m honoured to be part of) has selected 10 outstanding papers (position papers or research papers) that will be completed by two talks : one by Shalaleh Rismani and the other one by myself as chairman of the EBU Big Data Initiative.

If you haven’t registered yet, hurry up because the conference and workshop are about the be sold out.

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Author: Pierre-Nicolas Schwab

Pierre-Nicolas est Docteur en Marketing et dirige l'agence d'études de marché IntoTheMinds. Ses domaines de prédilection sont le BigData l'e-commerce, le commerce de proximité, l'HoReCa et la logistique. Il est également chercheur en marketing à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles et sert de coach et formateur à plusieurs organisations et institutions publiques. Il peut être contacté par email, Linkedin ou par téléphone (+32 486 42 79 42)

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