Full details of the conference programme will be announced in due time. We have three great keynotes arranged.


Peter Pirolli

Peter Pirolli is a Research Fellow in the Interactive Intelligence Area at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he has been pursuing studies of human information interaction since 1991. Prior to joining PARC, he was an Associate Professor in the School of Education at UC Berkeley. Peter received his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Education, and the Association for Computing Machinery SIGCHI Academy. He is the author of “Information Foraging Theory: Adaptive Interaction with Information.”

Francesco Ricci

Francesco Ricci is associate professor of computer science at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His current research interests include recommender systems, intelligent interfaces, mobile systems, machine learning, case-based reasoning, and the applications of ICT to tourism and eHealth. He has published more than one hundred of academic papers on these topics and has been invited to give talks in many international conferences, universities and companies. He is among the editors of the Handbook of Recommender Systems (Springer 2011), a reference text for researchers and practitioners working in this area. He is the editor in chief of the Journal of Information Technology & Tourism and in the editorial board of the Journal of User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction. He is member of the steering committee of the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. He served on the program committees of several conferences, including as a program co-chair of the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys), the International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR) and the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism (ENTER).