Online Recommendation Challenge [NewsREEL@CLEF2015]

CLEF NewsREEL 2015

Have you ever wondered how well your recommender would perform on actual users? Now you have the chance to find out. Join our living lab dedicated to news recommendation. We hook you up with real users whose reactions will tell whether your recommender performs well or does not.

You can register via
(check the boxed labeled “NewsREEL”)

We prepared tutorials to ease your start. We offer two tasks:

Task 1: News Recommendation Living Lab (OPEN RECOMMENDATION PLATFORM –
NOTE: The first evaluation time frame just started!
Task 2: News Recommendation Benchmarking with a large data set


Working Note submission: 15 Jun 2015
Task 2 result submission: 17 May 2015

We scheduled four time frames which will be used to determine the best performances for Task 1:
24 Feb – 02 Mar (started)
17 Mar – 23 Mar
07 Apr – 13 Apr
05 May – 02 Jun
You will receive detailed information about the evaluation procedure upon registration. Additional information is available on

Organising committee:
– Frank Hopfgartner, University of Glasgow
– Torben Brodt, plista GmbH
– Benjamin Kille, Berlin Institute of Technology (T1)
– Jonas Seiler, plista GmbH (T1)
– Balász Hidasi, Budapest University of Technology (T1)
– Andreas Lommatzsch, Berlin Institute of Technology (T2)
– Roberto Turrin, Moviri (T2)
– Martha Larson, TU Delft (T2)

Steering committee:
– Paolo Cremonesi, Politechnico di Milano
– Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba
– Joemon M. Jose, University of Glasgow
– Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex
– Jimmy Lin, University of Maryland
– Vivien Petras, Humboldt University
– Domonkos Tikk, Gravity R&D and Óbuda University

Source: SIG-IR

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