GroupLink: Group Event Recommendations Using Personal Digital Traces


We present GroupLink, a group event recommendation system that suggests events to promote group members' face-to-face interactions in non-work settings. GroupLink addresses the challenge of finding events that appeal to a collection of individuals with diverse interests. The system mitigates the difficulties of identifying and tracking group members' preferences through analyzing and learning preferences from individual member's personal digital traces, including social media, email, and online streaming histories. It is a web-based service that can be easily accessed using diverse devices, and is particularly suited for enhancing interpersonal interactions in CSCW.

In the 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW’16), 2016