Proceedings of the 2015 International ACM Recommender Systems Challenge Academic Article uri icon


  • This volume contains the papers presented at the ACM RecSys Challenge 2015 workshop held on September 16, 2015, in Vienna, Austria. The challenge offered participants the opportunity to work on a large-scale e-commerce dataset from a big retailer in Europe. Participants tackled the problem of predicting what items a user intends to purchase, if any, given a click sequence performed during an activity session on the e-commerce website. The challenge was launched on November 15, 2014, and ran for seven months, attracting 850 teams from 49 countries which submitted a total of 5,437 solutions. The winners were determined based on the final ranking of the scores at the end of the challenge. However, in order to receive the monetary prize, the participants were required to submit, and have accepted, a paper detailing the applied algorithms, and attend the challenge's workshop. There were 22 submissions, and each submission was reviewed by at least two program committee members. The following table contains a summary of the 12 accepted papers and the corresponding score and rank in the final leaderboard.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015