Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval
3rd Annual Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and
Information Retrieval (HCIR '09) was held at the Catholic
University of America in Washington, DC on October 23, 2009. Our
keynote speaker was
professor at the University of Maryland and founding director of the
Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory.
proceedings and the
report are now available. The slides from Ben
keynote address are also available.
HCIR 2010 will be co-located with the 2010
Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIiX 2010), on
Sunday, August 22, 2010, in New Brunswick, NJ, USA. We hope
to see you there!
Kules, The Catholic University
White, Microsoft Research
we held the first HCIR workshop in 2007, the idea of uniting the
fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information Retrieval
(IR) was a battle cry to move this research area from the fringes of
computer science into the mainstream. Two years later, as we organize
this third HCIR workshop on the heels of a highly successful HCIR 2008,
we see some of the fruits of our labor. Topics like interactive
information retrieval and exploratory search are receiving increasing
attention, among both academic researchers and industry practitioners.
we have only begun this journey. Most of the work in these two
fields still stays within their silos, and the efforts to realize more
sophisticated models, tools, and evaluation metrics for information
seeking are still in their early stages.
this year's one-day workshop, we will continue to explore the
advances each domain can bring to the other.
invite 4-page position papers that will be reviewed by the workshop
chairs and additional reviewers. Position papers will be judged based
on relevance to HCIR. Idea diversity across all submissions may also be
considered. The revised versions will be produced in hardcopy for
and published on the website. The workshop time will be used for what
participants have told us that they found most valuable: posters and
will select 4-6 position papers for presentation in a workshop panel.
other attendees are strongly encouraged to present posters during the
"poster boaster" session.
Our target is
to have 40-50 participants.
topics for discussion and presentation at the workshop include,
but are not limited to:
interaction techniques for information retrieval.
and evaluation of interactive information retrieval.
search and information discovery.
visualization and visual analytics.
of HCI techniques to information retrieval needs in
and user studies relevant to information retrieval and
- Scale and
efficiency considerations for interactive information
feedback and active learning approaches for information
of systems and prototypes are particularly welcome.
the past, people have asked whether there are funds available to
defray travel or accommodation expenses. Unfortunately, our funds only
allow us to cover the costs of the workshop itself. It is our hope that
the growing success of this workshop will attract additional funding in
future years. If your company or organization is interested in
sponsoring travel scholarships, please let us know as soon as possible.