Content recommendation in SlideWiki at the 8th International Conference on Information Society and Technology, Kopaonik

At the 8th ICIST conference (, held on Kopaonik, Serbia, March 11-14, 2018, our research paper entitled:

User-based collaborative filtering approach for content recommendation in OpenCourseWare platforms”,

authored by Dr Nikola Tomasevic, MSc Dejan Paunovic and Prof. Dr Sanja Vranes from the “Mihajlo Pupin” Institute, was presented to the wider research community on the second day of the conference. During the designated Regular track, the SlideWiki project was introduced to the international audience, while special focus was kept on the user-based collaborative filtering (CF) approach applied in the SlideWiki system. More precisely, the conceptual idea of the content recommendation module was presented, which is capable of proposing the related decks (presentations, educational material, etc.) to the user having in mind past user activities, preferences, type and content similarity, etc. Suitable techniques were analysed for implementation of the user-based CF approach and overview of user-related features that are relevant for the content evaluation was discussed. The proposed approach presented at ICIST envisages a hybrid recommendation system as a combination of user-based and content-based approaches in order to provide a holistic and efficient solution for content recommendation.
The Eight International Conference on Information Society and Technology 2018 was held on Kopaonik, Serbia, as part of ICIST Conference series which is one of the top IT scientific events in the region, with 70-100 papers presented each year, average of 200 participants per edition, attended also by the number of IT industry representatives in the region. It hosts distinguished scientists keynotes, scientific sessions, panel discussions, and industry presentations with exciting social programme for motivated and successful networking.

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