This one-day workshop held in conjunction with RecSys 2016 addresses specific challenges for recommender systems in the tourism domain. Planning a vacation usually involves searching for a set of products that are interconnected (e.g., transportation, lodging, attractions) with limited availability, and where contextual aspects may have a major impact (e.g., spatiotemporal context). RecTour 2016 aims at attracting presentations of novel ideas in order to advance the current state of the art in the field of tourism recommenders; topics include specific applications and case studies (evaluation), specific methods and techniques, context and mobility, the cold-start problem, preference elicitation, and emotions and recommenders. Researchers and practitioners from different fields are invited to submit research and position papers as well as demonstration systems. The workshop will take place at IBM Research, Cambridge, MA, USA at September 15th, 2016.
Authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to an upcoming special issue of the Springer Journal of Information Technology & Tourism (JITT), which is affiliated with the International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT).
- The workshop proceedings have been published online by by CEUR Workshop Proceedings (Vol-1685). They can also be downloaded here in a single PDF file (8 MB).
- Please check out the workshop program.
- We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Hannes Werthner from TU Wien, Austria.
- Please find here the list of accepted contributions.