IUI 2021 tutorial on conversational recommendation systems

Zuohui Fu, Yikun Xian, Yongfeng Zhang, Yi Zhang

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Recent years have witnessed the emerging of conversational systems, including both physical devices and mobile-based applications. Both the research community and industry believe that conversational systems will have a major impact on human-computer interaction, and specifically, the CHI/IR/DM/RecSys communities have begun to explore Conversational Recommendation Systems. Conversational recommendation aims at finding or recommending the most relevant information (e.g., web pages, answers, movies, products) for users based on textual- or spoken-dialogs, through which users can communicate with the system more efficiently using natural language conversations. Due to users' constant need to look for information to support both work and daily life, conversational recommendation system will be one of the key techniques towards an intelligent web. The tutorial focuses on the foundations and algorithms for conversational recommendation, as well as their applications in real-world systems such as search engine, e-commerce and social networks. The tutorial aims at introducing and communicating conversational recommendation methods to the community, as well as gathering researchers and practitioners interested in this research direction for discussions, idea communications, and research promotions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2021 Companion
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380188
StatePublished - Apr 14 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces: Where HCI Meets AI, IUI 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Apr 14 2021Apr 17 2021

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI


Conference26th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces: Where HCI Meets AI, IUI 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


  • Conversational Recommendation
  • Dialog Systems
  • Human-in-the-Loop AI
  • Intelligent Interface
  • Natural Language Processing


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