Workshop Program

9:00 – 10:30 Session 1: Workshop Opening and Keynote 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Session 2: Hotel Recommendation and Crowdsourcing

  • Marie Al-Ghossein, Talel Abdessalem and Anthony Barré: Cross-Domain Recommendation in the Hotel Sector.
  • Catalin-Mihai Barbu and Jürgen Ziegler: Designing Interactive Visualizations of Personalized Review Data for a Hotel Recommender System.
  • Linus W. Dietz and Achim Weimert: Recommending Crowdsourced Travels on wOndary.
  • Öykü Kapcak, Simone Spagnoli, Vincent Robbemond, Soumitri Vadali, Shabnam Najafian and Nava Tintarev: TourExplain: A Crowdsourcing Pipeline for Generating Explanations for Groups of Tourists.

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Session 3: Industry Perspective

  • Keynote  User Experience and Data: Bridging the Gap by Themis Mavridis (, Netherlands)
  • Alejandro Mottini, Alix Lheritier, Rodrigo Acuna-Agost and Maria A. Zuluaga: Understanding Customer Choices to Improve Recommendations in the Travel Industry.

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 Session 4: Trip Planning and Workshop Closing

  • Daniel Herzog, Nikolaos Promponas-Kefalas and Wolfgang Wörndl: Integrating Public Displays into Tourist Trip Recommender Systems.
  • Koji Kawamata and Kenta Oku. Roadscape-based Route Recommender System using Coarse-to-fine Route Search.
  • Pablo Sánchez and Alejandro Bellogin: Challenges on evaluating tourism recommenders: position paper.
  • Closing discussion

(15 minutes presentation and 7 minutes discussion per paper)