Presenting our Multimedia-based Recommender Approaches at the 19th I4CS Conference

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems (I4CS) has been held in the CongressPark Wolfsburg, June 24 – 26, 2019.

This year the conference focuses was on Digital Innovations for the Public and Mobility Services. The conference focus was especially visible at the second day of the conference. The day started with a talk of the Mayor of Wolfsburg explaining the digitalization strategy of the city. Subsequently, the Wolfsburg.Digital program has been presented by the Volkswagen AG. The initiative supports innovative solutions for improving the quality of life by improving the digital infrastructure, efficient traffic management, creating the infrastructure for e-mobility, and zero-carbon building. The presentations and the discussion gave interesting insights in the current-state of development and the plans for the next years. The poster session gave much space for discussing research in detailed.

Overall, the conference presentation exciting insights in current research projects and new ideas for further research. I presented our framework for computing multimedia-based recommendations. The framework and the publicly available real-world news dataset are used in the MediaEval benchmark enabling researchers to evaluate new multimedia-based recommender algorithms. In addition to the conference presentation, I also presented the system in the poster session. This gave us time for detailed discussions and new cooperation ideas.

The highlight of social program of the conference was a guided tour through the Volkswagen factory. The tour gave insights into the different vehicle production areas and showed how different cars are produced. In an open Golf train the tour showed all steps of the production process.

In 2020, the 20th edition of the I4CS conference will be held in Bhubaneswar, India.

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