ACM RecSys 2010 Workshop on the  


The PRSAT 2010 proceedings are now available in the CEUR series.

Workshop Programme

9:00 Welcome & Introduction

9:30 Keynote - Marc Torrens, Strands, Inc.

    Top 10 Lessons Learned Developing and Deploying Real World Recommender Systems

    Strands develops products that help people find information online that they want and need. Strands offers production recommendation services for eCommerce, interactive tools for personal finance management, and personal interest and lifestyle-oriented social discovery solutions. Strands also operates, a personal finance management platform, and, a training log and information source for active people. In this talk, Strands Chief Innovation Officer, Marc Torrens, PhD, will discuss Strands' "Top 10 Lessons Learned" from our experience building recommender systems and interactions with customers deploying our systems. The lessons learned will range from customer relations and marketing ("It must make 'strategic' sense"), to business planning ("Don't wait too long to get ready to scale"), to technical ("Cold start? Be Creative"). As recommender technology becomes ubiquitous online, and even overshadows search in many commercials settings, Strands has found these "Top 10 Lessons Learned" continue to be valuable guidelines.

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Session I

12:20 Round table with authors

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Session II

16:20 Round table with authors

17:00 Coffee break

17:30 Wrap up & Closing

18:00 Workshop ends