== RecSysChallenge '18: ACM Recommender Systems Challenge 2018 Co-located with RecSys 2018, Vancouver, Canada -- October 2-7, 2018 ==
websites: http://www.recsyschallenge.com/2018/ https://recsys-challenge.spotify.com/
mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/recsyschallenge-2018
== About: The RecSys Challenge 2018 will be organized by Spotify, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Johannes Kepler University Linz. Spotify is an online music streaming service with over 140 million active users and over 30 million tracks. One of its popular features is the ability to create playlists, and the service currently hosts over 2 billion playlists.
This year’s challenge focuses on music recommendation, specifically the challenge of automatic playlist continuation. By suggesting appropriate songs to add to a playlist, a Recommender System can increase user engagement by making playlist creation easier, as well as extending listening beyond the end of existing playlists.
As part of this challenge, Spotify has released the Million Playlist Dataset (MPD), consisting of a large number of playlist titles and associated track listings. The evaluation set will contain a set of playlists from which a number of tracks have been withheld. The task will be to predict the missing tracks in those playlists. More information can be found in the challenge websites.
Accepted contributions will be presented during the RecSys Challenge Workshop in 2018.
== Important Dates: Final submission due: June 30, 2018 Announcement of final leaderboard: July 8, 2018 Paper submission due: July 15, 2018 Paper acceptance notification: August 13, 2018 Camera-ready deadline: August 27, 2018 Workshop Day: October 6-7, 2018 ==
Challenge Organizers: Ching-Wei Chen, Spotify, USA Markus Schedl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria Hamed Zamani, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Spotify Organizers: Cedric De Boom Jean Garcia-Gathright Paul Lamere James McInerney Vidhya Murali Hugh Rawlinson Sravana Reddy Romain Yon
Advisors: Yashar Deldjoo, Politecnico Milano, Italy Mehdi Elahi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy Alan Said, University of Skövde, Italy
Program Committee: TBD.
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