1st International Workshop on Personalisation and Decision Support for Citizen Service Enhancement at
Scale - IEEE Smart-PDS 2019
This is a co-located workshop with the 2019 IEEE Smart World Congress and the 3rd IEEE
Conference on Smart City Innovations (IEEE SCI 2019) that will be held in Leicester, UK, between 19-23 August 2019. The overall conference theme for the 2019 edition will be to
investigate how Smart City Innovations can manage issues surrounding reliability in addition to considering
how ideas and concepts can be deployed on a large scale.
Decision making is a core activity in daily human lives. Despite its increasing importance to cope with various
problems in the context of smart cities (such as planning, energy assessment, policy-making, etc.), decision
making can sometimes become a daunting task due to e.g. the participation of large and diverse groups of
stakeholders with conflicting opinions, or the presence of numerous decision criteria and humongous relevant
data. Effective and highly scalable Decision Support Systems are thus on high demand in these settings.
Recommender Systems (RecSys) are a widespread data-driven decision support paradigm to provide users with
personalisation services, tailored products or relevant information based on analyzing - and learning from -
data describing their preferences, profile, context, behavioural patterns, etc. Personalisation and decision
support approaches are impacting our daily lives not only as customers but more generally as citizens, visitors,
patients, etc. Adapting to the current and ever-changing context around citizens and visitors, and helping them
make the right decisions amid numerous available options, provides an added value in improving their experience
and helping them benefit from on-demand services. Example domains in these contexts include:
- recommending free time activities or events,
- suggesting suitable touristic places to visit,
- assisting citizens with the best route between two locations, or
- encouraging their participation in government decision-making
activities of their interest, to name a few.
This workshop aims at attracting demonstrations of novel research to tackle challenges faced in smart cities,
with a particular focus on Big Data-driven user personalisation and large-scale decision-making problems.
Research topics include applications, techniques and methods with or without case studies, related to
personalisation applications of hybrid and context-aware recommender systems, solving the cold-start problem in
smart city contexts, preference elicitation and its integration with Big Data, multi-criteria and group decision
support systems at scale. Researchers and practitioners working in different fields are encouraged to submit
their research contributions and ideas in addition to demonstrators and visual materials such as posters.
Topics of Interest
This workshop covers contributions describing recent advances related to personalisation, recommender systems, as
well as data-driven and multi-criteria decision making approaches at large scale, to improve citizen and visitor
services in highly connected and data pervaded Smart City settings.
Particular topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Smart city challenges and applications:
- health and wellbeing
- sustainable cities
- participatory democracy, etc.
- Large-group decision making
- Multi-criteria decision analysis models
- User preference modelling and preference aggregation
- Context-aware recommender systems
- Group recommender systems
- AI/Machine Learning approaches for recommendation and decision support
- Big Data technologies in personalisation and decision support approaches
- Sensor data fusion and uncertainty handling
- Role of the IoT in personalisation and decision support services
- Ethical and legal aspects of data-driven personalisation and decision support
All papers should be of up to 6 pages including all figures, tables, and references.
At most 2 additional pages with the pages overlength charge, may be allowed.
Papers must be prepared according to the IEEE CPS format via
Templates for Conference Proceedings. All accepted workshop papers will be
included in the proceedings published by IEEE-CS Conference Publishing Services.
The papers should be submitted through the
Easychair conference management system. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them,
are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise
their papers will be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE CS after the conference.
- Paper submission deadline:
April 26, 2019 6th MAY 2019
- Author notification: May 9, 2019
- Camera-ready version deadline: May 20, 2019
- IEEE Smart-PDS Workshop: TBD between 19-23 August 2019
- IEEE SCI 2019: 19-23 August 2019
List of accepted papers
Ivan Palomares Carrascosa
, University of Bristol, UK
, University of Bristol, UK
Alejandro Bellogin (Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain)
Ivan Cantador (Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain)
Morgan Harvey (Northumbria University, UK)
Frank Hopfgartner (Sheffield University, UK)
Sergey Kovalchuk (ITMO University, Russia)
Miguel Angel Lopez-Medina (University of Jaen, Spain)
Javier Medina (University of Jaen, Spain)
Julia Neidhart (TU Wien, Austria)
James Neve (University of Bristol, UK)
Massimo Quadrana (Pandora Media, Italy)
Marco Tkalcic (Free University of Bolzano, Italy)
Christoph Trattner (University of Bergen, Norway)
Binyamin Yusoff (University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia)
Zhen Zhang (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Hengjie Zhang (Hohai University, China)
Please visit the IEEE SCI 2019 website for more information about the location: http://www.smart-world.org/2019/index.php
IEEE SCI 2019 VISA Support Letters
Please go to the UK Visas and immigration
website to check if you need a UK visa in order to travel to the UK.
In order to obtain an invitation letter, please follow the following instructions:
If you are an author of an accepted paper, please complete this authors’ information form
accurately and precisely. The letter will be issued once your registration is confirmed;
If you are event organiser, e.g. general chairs, program chairs, workshop chairs, or a speaker, please complete
this organisers’ information form accurately and
The completed information form (i.e., the .cvs file), and any enquires related to invitation letter, should be
sent to Conference Secretary (email@example.com).
More info about Visas and support Letter can be found on conference website:link
If you have any questions or enquiries
regarding the workshop,
do not hesitate to contact the workshop chairs:
Bristol's Decision Support and Recommender Systems (DSRS) group