Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval

October 23, 2007

Contact: Michael Bernstein and Robin Stewart at hcir@csail.mit.edu

The workshop was held at MIT CSAIL from 9am to 4pm, followed by a reception at Endeca's office on 101 Main Street. There were approximately 45 attendees.

Workshop Program

Workshop Proceedings (pdf)

Summary of Discussion Session



Call For Participation:

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 hope to explore the advances each domain can bring to the other.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to present ideas, research results, work in progress, 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.

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.

Demonstrations of systems and prototypes are welcome. Authors should indicate whether they intend to present demonstrations, and whether they have any particularly technical needs.

Authors must submit abstracts (1 to 2 pages) to hcir@csail.mit.edu no later than 8pm EST, October 1, 2007.

Workshop Chairs:
Michael Bernstein (MIT)
Robin Stewart (MIT)

Program Committee:
David R. Karger (MIT)
Rob Miller (MIT)
Daniel Tunkelang (Endeca)
Martin Wattenberg (IBM)

Contact the organizers at: hcir@csail.mit.edu

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