HCIR '08: Second Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval
October 23, 2008
Redmond, Washington, USA
About this Workshop
As our lives become ever more digital, we face the difficult task of navigating the complex information spaces we create. The fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information Retrieval (IR) have both developed innovative techniques to address this challenge, but their insights have to date often failed to cross disciplinary borders.
In this one-day workshop we will explore the advances each domain can bring to the other. Following the success of the HCIR 2007 workshop, co-hosted by MIT and Endeca, we are once again bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners for a discussion of this important topic.
This year the workshop is focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of search interfaces. We are particularly interested in interfaces that support complex and exploratory search tasks.
Keynote speaker: Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research
Researchers and practitioners are invited to present interfaces (including mockups, prototypes, and other early-stage designs), research results from user studies of interfaces, and system demonstrations related to the intersection of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information Retrieval (IR). The intent of the workshop is not archival publication, but rather to provide a forum to build community and to stimulate discussion, new insight, and experimentation on search interface design. Demonstrations of systems and prototypes are particularly welcome.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Novel interaction techniques for information retrieval.
- Modeling and evaluation of interactive information retrieval.
- Exploratory search and information discovery.
- Information visualization and visual analytics.
- Applications of HCI techniques to information retrieval needs in specific domains.
- Ethnography and user studies relevant to information retrieval and access.
- Scale and efficiency considerations for interactive information retrieval systems.
- Relevance feedback and active learning approaches for information retrieval.
- Aug 22 - Papers/abstracts due
- Sep 12 - Decisions to authors
- Oct 3 - Final copy due for printing
- Oct 23 - Workshop date
- Bill Kules, Catholic University of America
- James Allan, University of Massachusetts, USA
- Peter Anick, Yahoo!, USA
- Peter Bailey, Live Search, USA
- Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
- Robert Capra, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Ed Chi, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), USA
- Ed Cutrell, Microsoft Research, USA
- Ed Fox, Virginia Tech, USA
- Gene Golovchinsky, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
- Marti Hearst, University of California at Berkeley, USA
- Jim Jansen, Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Merrie Morris, Microsoft Research, USA
- Jeremy Pickens, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
- Yan Qu, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
- Amanda Spink, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Elaine Toms, Dalhousie University, Canada
- Martin Wattenberg, IBM Research, USA
- Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, Australia