In this demo, we showcase a set up wizard designed to bypass the cold start problem that often affects recommendation systems in the event domain. We have developed a mobile application for tourists, RelEVENT, which allows them to quickly and non-intrusively set up preferences and/or interests related to events. This will directly affect the degree to which they can receive personalized recommendations on-the-fly and become aware of events happening around town that might be appealing to them.
This document was originally published in RecTour 2016 - Proceedings of the Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism, co-located with 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2016 by CEUR-WS. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Donohue, Stacey; Dragovic, Nevena; and Pera, Maria Soledad. (2016). "Anything Fun Going On?: A Simple Wizard to Avoid the Cold-Start Problem for Event Recommenders". RecTour 2016 - Proceedings of the Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism, co-located with 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2016, 168547-48.