Scientific Scope

Recommendation Systems can be observed as a specific kind of DSS which produce a set of information items personally tailored to end-user’s preferences. These systems are based in information filtering, usually grounded in personalization acquired through user modelling, along with the analysis of past behaviours and user similarities.

Recommendation Systems can be defined as the collection of whatever techniques a system uses to filter its items in order to select either the best ones or the most suitable ones for presentation, according to the user (Porter, 2006). Although the most common situation is when the system has to choose the best items from a certain group which otherwise (without the filtering) would only be randomly selected, there are other more important cases where certain items or types of items just can’t be shown to the user at a given moment, for example, due to handicap issues. Complete RSs must therefore be prepared to handle several diferent types of situations. RSs’s mode of operation is to use some kind of knowledge base (the user model) as the basis for a series of calculations in order to infer which are going to be, amongst all the items available, the ones that will better please the user, according to a wide variety of theories or approaches, namely content based, collaborative, knowledge based, hybrid or any other.

The workshop (WIReS) will consist of researches representing various fields related to Recommender Systems.


User modelling

Data mining and OLAP

Machine and deep learning

Natural language systems and applications

Expert Systems and Decision Support Systems

Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems

Emotions and recommendation

Intelligent recommenders

Context-Aware Recommender Systems

Conversational recommender systems

Social Recommender Systems

Tourism Recommender systems

Recommender systems in Health

Case studies and trial solutions

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: February 25, 2018
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 26, 2018
  • Deadline for final versions and conference registration: April 1, 2018
  • Deadline for Workshop final papers delivery to CISTI organizers: April 8, 2018
  • Conference dates: June 13-16, 2018

Paper Submission and Format Guidelines

We invite authors to submit unpublished work resulted from research that present original scientific result, methodological aspects, concepts and approaches. Submitted work must not be not under revision elsewhere. The submissions will be double-blind reviewed on a rolling basis to ensure a rapid decision. Therefore, authors should not include on submissions names and affiliations during the reviewing phase and avoid references in the text that can possibly identify authors. Submissions must be of Full Paper (up to 6 pages). Papers must be written in one of the official conference languages (English, Spanish or Portuguese) and must follow the conference format guidelines. Format guidelines: . Although submissions shall be done using PDF file format, camera ready versions of the accepted papers must be delivered in MS Word format also. Submissions must be done using EasyChair: chosing the appropriate Workshop.


Regardless of the type of submission, Programme Committee and Organizing Committee may suggest papers to be accepted as full-paper (6 pages), short-paper (4 pages) or poster (2 pages). Workshops full papers will be published in the conference proceedings in specific Workshop chapters. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by ISI Thomson, SCOPUS, INSPEC and Google Scholar. Detailed and up-to-date information may be found at CISTI 2018 website. Published full and short papers will be sent to EI, IEEE XPlore, INSPEC, ISI, SCOPUS and Google Scholar. Poster papers and company papers will be sent to EBSCO and EI. Authors of accepted papers must register for the workshop to have papers published in the proceedings.

Workshop Organizing Committee

Ana Almeida – DEI- ISEP-IPP

Constantino Martins - DEI- ISEP-IPP

Filipe Santos - DEI- ISEP-IPP

Maria Moreno - Department of Computer Science and Automatics - Universidad de Salamanca

Provisional Program Committee (to be extended)

Luiz Faria – ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)

Elsa Gomes – ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)

Goreti Marreiros – ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)

Lino Figueiredo – ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)

Jorge Bernardino – ISEC, Polytechnic of Coimbra (Portugal)

Leonilde Reis – ISCE, Polytechnic of Setúbal (Portugal)

Ana Belén Gil González – University of Salamanca (Espanha)

Vivian López Batista – University of Salamanca (Espanha)

Ricardo Silveira – Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brasil)

Pedro Henriques – Universidade do Minho (Portugal)

Alípio Jorge – UP – FCUP - Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

Ramiro Gonçalves – Escola de Engenharia – UTAD (Portugal)

Manuel Pérez Cota -  Universidad de Vigo (Espanha)