Databases and Information Systems
Sie sind hier: Startseite Teaching Lehrangebot Sommersemester 2014 Approaches to Personalization with Large Data

Approaches to Personalization with Large Data


  • [May 02, 2014] Start time for first session has changed (now starts 9.30am s.t. on May 10)
  • [May 02, 2014] Location for boths sessions has been updated (SR 01-016, Geb. 101)
  • [Feb 12, 2014] First announcement of seminar on DBIS website is live



  • n/a

Seminar Content

  • Both 'Recommender Systems' as well as 'Big Data' count among the most vividly discussed topics on the World Wide Web and electronic commerce. They are subject to both academic as well as practical interest.
  • Recommender systems represent suitable means for decision support and are based on solid theoretical foundations in statistics and machine learning.
  • At the same time, Big Data has emerged to combat the ever-growing flood of information; an issue that recommender systems are faced with, too.
  • The seminar at hand aims to investigate personalization and recommendation approaches that are particularly geared towards situations where the amount of data available for processing is large (or even 'big').

Application Procedure

  • We kindly ask prospective participants to apply via HIS-LSF for participation in the indicated seminar
  • Please note that the number of participants is limited to 10.

Administrative Stuff

  • The seminar is organized as an 'en bloc' seminar, consisting of two sessions with mandatory participation.
  • Session I: The first session will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 9.30am s.t. to 1pm (SR 01-016, Geb. 101). The aim of this first session is to provide all participants with basic knowledge about 'Recommender Systems' and 'Big Data', as well as what will be asked of students in terms of presentation skills and the writing of a scientific report, present the topics to be elaborated in presentations, and assign topics to participants. Moreover, the first session will address the organization of the second session, to be held over the weekend (Saturday plus Sunday).
  • Session II: The second session will feature the oral presentations of all 10 participants and take place Saturday, Jun 14 (SR 01-016, Geb. 101) - Sunday, Jun 15, open end (SR 01-016, Geb. 101).
  • Additional information:
    • ECTS: 4 cr. (equals 2 SWS)
    • Location: As indicated for each session (session I: SR 01-016, Geb. 101; session II: SR 01-016, Geb. 101)
    • Language: English/German
    • Time: Two sessions: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10am - 2pm and Saturday + Sunday, June 14/15, time tbd, open end

Prerequisites for Passing

  • Participation in both sessions
  • Submission of written report (5-10 pages DIN A4, 12 pt., single-spaced, one-column) by May 30, 2014
  • Oral presentation of each participant (English or German); presentation 30 mins, discussion and question 10 mins; note that presentations have to be in PPT and need to follow the format template handed out in the first session
  • Final presentations need to be submitted by June 07 the latest, by email (cai.ziegler at hotmail dot de)
  • Participation in discussions and the quality of questions raised is also part of the final grade assigned
  • The final grade is composed 60% oral presentation plus participation in discussions and 40% written report

Topics and References

  • Topics and references will be handed out in the first session.
  • Note that the indicated paper references are only meant as starting point. Students are highly encouraged to search for other suitable references.