Call For Papers

Topics of Interest (but not limited to)

  • Recommender Systems
    Conversational recommender systems
    Context-aware/Trust-based/Group/Social/Mobile and multi-channel recommenders
    Recommendation explanation
    New recommender applications
    Data mining and machine learning for development
    Novel paradigms, Theoretical foundations
    Preference elicitation
    Privacy and security issues in recommender systems
    Recommendation algorithms, Algorithm scalability, Evaluation metrics and studies
    Semantic technologies for recommendation
  • User modeling in Recommender Systems
    User interface design
    User-adaptive interaction and personalization
    Empirical user studies
    Explanations in recommender systems
    User behavior analytics and user modeling
    User-centric studies and evaluations in recommender systems
    Privacy and security issues in recommender systems
    Recommender systems based on users’ psychological characteristics, such as personality and emotion

 Submission Guidelines

For full submission guidelines and the submission website, please follow the instructions on the ACM SAC 2020 website carefully.  Also, please note the following reminders related to paper submissions.

Authors submitting papers to the track should note that paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of scheduled papers will result in excluding the papers from the ACM digital library.

The paper should follow the format of ACM double-column proceedings. Author Kit can be found from the ACM SAC 2020 website.  Double-blind reviewing will be adopted and each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members or reviewers. And the acceptance rate is usually below 25%.

Double-blind reviewing: All submissions must be appropriately anonymized according to the following guidelines: Author’s names and affiliations are not visible anywhere in the paper. Acknowledgements should be anonymized or removed during the review process. Self-citations should be included where necessary, but must use the third person. For example, “… as shown in our previous user study [2] … ” is not allowed, whereas “… as shown in Smith et al. [2] ” is acceptable (because in this case the citation [2] will NOT be perceived as self-citation).

We accept three types of submissions:

  • Full papers are expected to present original research work which should report on substantial contributions of lasting value. The submission should be limited to a maximum of 10 pages: 8 pages (included in the conference registration) + up to 2 additional pages (at extra charge, $80 USD per page).
  • Posters may discuss exciting new work that is not yet mature, or open challenges in promising research directions. The submission should be limited to a maximum of 4 pages: 3 pages (included in the conference registration) + up to 1 additional page (at extra charge, $80 USD per page).
  • Student Research Competition(SRC) Program: Graduate students are invited to submit 4-page research abstracts following the instructions published at SAC website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in the track focus area to which they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to give poster presentations of their work and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First-, Second-, and Third- place winners. The winners will receive cash awards and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet. Authors of selected abstracts will receive SRC travel support ($500 USD), and they are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award program for support. More information about SRC submission, you should refer to the ACM SAC 2020 website. Note: SRC abstracts must be authored by students only. Faculty advisor(s) cannot be listed as authors on the submission or on the final poster presentation. No group projects are allowed.