Publications by Research Topics

HCI Design Guidelines for Recommender Systems

Pearl Pu, Boi Faltings, Li Chen, Jiyong Zhang and Paolo Viappiani. Usability Guidelines for Product Recommenders based on Example Critiquing Research. In Recommender Systems Handbook, F. Ricci, L. Rokach, B. Shapira, P.B. Kantor, Eds. Springer, Chapter 16, pages 511-546, November 2010.

Li Chen and Pearl Pu. Interaction Design Guidelines on Critiquing-based Recommender Systems. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction Journal (UMUAI), vol. 19 (3), pages 167-206, 2009.

Pearl Pu and Li Chen. User-Involved Preference Elicitation for Product Search and Recommender Systems. AI Magazine 29(4), pp. 93-103, Winter 2008.

Pearl Pu and Li Chen. Trust-Inspiring Explanation Interfaces for Recommender Systems. Journal of Knowledge Based Systems, Elsevier Publishers, May 2007.

HCI Design Guidelines for Product Search

Pearl Pu, Boi Faltings and Marc Torrens. Effective Interaction Principles for Online Product Search Environments. In Proceedings of The IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology and Web Intelligence, pages 724-727, September 20-24, 2004. 
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Critiquing based Recommender Systems

Li Chen and Pearl Pu. Critiquing-based recommenders: survey and emerging trends. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction Journal (UMUAI), Vol.22, Issue 1-2, pages 125-150, April 2012.

Li Chen and Pearl Pu. Experiments on the preference-based organization interface in recommender systems. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), Vol. 17 Issue 1, pages 1-33, March 2010.

Pearl Pu, Maoan Zhou and Sylvain Castagnos. Critiquing Recommenders for Public Taste Products. In proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2009), pages 249-252, New-York City, NY, USA, October 2009.

Jiyong Zhang, Nicolas Jones and Pearl Pu. A Visual Interface for Critiquing-based Recommender Systems. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC’08), Chicago, Illinois, 2008.

Li Chen and Pearl Pu. Preference-Based Organization Interface: Aiding User Critiques in Recommender Systems. In Proceedings of International Conference on User Modeling (UM2007), Corfu, Greece, June 25-29, 2007.

James Reilly, Jiyong Zhang, Lorraine McGinty, Pearl Pu and Barry Smyth. A Comparison of Two Compound Critiquing Systems. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces(IUI2007) , pages 317-320, Hawaii, USA, January 28-31, 2007.

Li Chen and Pearl Pu. The Evaluation of a Hybrid Critiquing System with Preference-based Recommendations Organization. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys’07), pages 169-172, Minneapolis, USA, October 19-20, 2007.

James Reilly, Jiyong Zhang, Lorraine McGinty, Pearl Pu and Barry Smyth. Evaluating Compound Critiquing Recommenders: A Real-User Study. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC’07), pages 114-123, San Diego, USA, June 11-15, 2007.

Li Chen and Pearl Pu. Hybrid Critiquing-based Recommender Systems. In Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI2007), pages 22-31, Hawaii, USA, January 28-31, 2007.

Paolo Viappiani, Boi Faltings, and Pearl Pu. Preference-based search using example-critiquing with suggestions. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research(JAIR), 27, pages 465-503, 2006.

Li Chen and Pearl Pu. Evaluating Critiquing-based Recommender Agents. In Proceedings of Twenty-first National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-06), pages 157-162, Boston, USA, July 16-20, 2006.

Jiyong Zhang and Pearl Pu. A Comparative Study of Compound Critique Generation in Conversational Recommender Systems. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH2006), volume 4018 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 234-243, Dublin, Ireland, June 2006. Springer.

Boi Faltings, Pearl Pu, Marc Torrens, and Paolo Viappiani. Design Example-Critiquing Interaction. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interface (IUI-2004), ACM Press, pages 22-29, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, January 2004.

Pearl Pu and Boi Faltings. Decision Tradeoff Using Example Critiquing and Constraint Programming. CONSTRAINTS: an International Journal. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 9 (4), pages 289-310, 2004.

Personality based Recommender Systems

Rong Hu and Pearl Pu. Enhancing Collaborative Filtering Systems with Personality Information. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys’11), pages 197 – 204 , Chicago, IL, USA, October 23 – 27, 2011.(acceptance rate: 27%)
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Rong Hu. Design and User Issues in Personality-based Recommender Systems. In proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys’10), Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 26-30, 2010. 
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Rong Hu and Pearl Pu. Using Personality Information in Collaborative Filtering for New Users. In the 3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys’10), the 2nd Workshop on Recommender Systems and the Social Web (RSWEB’10), Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 26-30, 2010. 
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Rong Hu and Pearl Pu. A Study on User Perception of Personality-Based Recommender Systems. In: P. De Bra, A. Kobsa, and D. Chin (Eds.): UMAP 2010, LNCS 6075, pp. 291-302, Hawaii, USA, June 20-24, 2010. (acceptance rate: 20%)
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Rong Hu and Pearl Pu. Potential Acceptance Issues of Personality-based Recommender Systems. In proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2009), pages 221-224, New-York City, NY, USA, October 2009. (acceptance rate: 34%)
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Rong Hu and Pearl Pu. A comparative user study on rating vs. personality quiz based preference elicitation methods. In Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces (IUI2009), pages 367-372, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA, February 08 – 11, 2009.
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Design and Evaluation of Recommender Interfaces 

Yu Chen and Pearl Pu. CoFeel: Emotional Social Interface in Group Recommender Systems. In Proceeding of RecSys’12 Workshop on Interfaces for Recommender Systems, in conjunction with the 6th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys’12), Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 9 – 13, 2012. 
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Rong Hu and Pearl Pu. Helping Users Perceive Recommendation Diversity. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Novelty and Diversity in Recommender Systems (DiveRS’11), in conjunction with the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys’11), Chicago, IL, USA, October 23 – 27, 2011.
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Yu Chen. Interface and Interaction Design for Group and Social Recommender Systems. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys’11), Chicago, USA, Oct. 23 – 27, 2011.
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Yu Chen and Pearl Pu. Do You Feel How We Feel? An Affective Interface in Social Group Recommender Systems. In Procedding of the 3rd Workshop on Recommender Systems and the Social Web (RSWEB’11), in conjunction with the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys’11), Chicago, USA, Oct. 23 – 27, 2011. 
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Rong Hu and Pearl Pu. Enhancing Recommendation Diversity with Organization Interfaces. In Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces (IUI’11), pages 347-350, Palo Alto, California, USA, February 13 – 16, 2011. 
[PDF 290K] 

User Acceptance of Recommender Systems

Pearl Pu, Li Chen and Rong Hu. Evaluating Recommender Systems from the Users’ Perspective: Survey of the State of the Art. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction Journal (UMUAI), Vol.22, Issue 4, pages 317-355, 2012.

Pearl Pu, Li Chen and Rong Hu. A User-Centric Evaluation Framework for Recommender Systems. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys’11), pages 157 – 164, Chicago, IL, USA, October 23 – 27, 2011.(acceptance rate: 20%)
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Pearl Pu and Li Chen. A User-Centric Evaluation Framework of Recommender Systems. In the 3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys’10), Workshop on User-Centric Evaluation of Recommender Systems and Their Interfaces (UCERSTI’10), Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 26-30, 2010. 
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Rong Hu and Pearl Pu. Potential Acceptance Issues of Personality-based Recommender Systems. In proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2009), pages 221-224, New-York City, NY, USA, October 2009. (acceptance rate: 34%[PDF 449KB] 

Nicolas Jones and Pearl Pu. User Acceptance Issues in Music Recommender Systems. EPFL Technical Report. [PDF 820KB] 

Nicolas Jones and Pearl Pu. User Technology Adoption Issues in Recommender Systems. In Proceedings of Networking and Electronic Commerce Research Conference (NAEC2007), Lake Garda, Italy, October 18-21, 2007. [PDF 132KB]