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Second International Symposium on Information Interaction in Context
IIiX 2008

October 14-17, 2008, The BCS London Office, London, UK.

WEBSITE:  http://irsg.bcs.org/iiix2008/

TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Sponsors
- Keynote speakers
- Symposium themes
- Registration and hotels
- Important dates
- Accepted papers
- Workshops, Tutorials
- Venue
- Organizing Committee

SPONSORS
BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group
The Information Retrieval Facility
Best Paper Award by Yahoo! Research
In cooperation with ACM

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Stephen Robertson (Microsoft Cambridge, UK)
Ian Ruthven (University of Strathclyde, UK)

SYMPOSIUM THEMES
The availability of information across media and genres, across
languages, and across modalities constantly increases. How people
access this information is highly dependent on the context of their
interaction and this context is influenced by a range of factors
such as the time, place, and history of interaction, the tasks
motivating the interaction and the technical possibilities of
the information systems. IIiX 2008 will explore the relationships
between the contexts that affect Information Retrieval and
Seeking, how these contexts impact on information behaviour,
and how knowledge of information contexts can help design truly
interactive information systems.

REGISTRATION and HOTEL
Registration has opened. For more details see:
http://irsg.bcs.org/iiix2008/registration.php

Delegates will need to arrange their own accommodation. As
IIiX 2008 co-occurs with several expositions and conferences
we strongly encourage you to book accommodation as soon as
possible.

IMPORTANT DATES
Registration opens: July 30, 2008
Early registration ends: August 31, 2008
Tutorials and Doctoral Forum: October 14, 2008
Conference: October 15-17, 2008
Workshops: October 18, 2008

ACCEPTED PAPERS
A total of 17 full papers and 5 research in progress papers have
been selected for the symposium programme.

The programme and full list of accepted papers can be found at:
http://irsg.bcs.org/iiix2008/programme.php

WORKSHOPS
- Teaching and Learning IR
- Corpus Profiling for Information Retrieval and
   Natural Language Processing
- Adaptive IR Symposium

TUTORIALS
- Mobile Information Interaction
   Preseters: Ayse Göker (main) and Jonathan Raper, Hans Myrhaug
   and David Mountain (supporting), City University London, UK
- From 'Ultra-Light' to Naturalistic IR Interaction: A Framework
   for Research on Interactive IR in Context
   Presenter: Peter Ingwersen, Royal School of Library and
   Information Science, Denmark

VENUE
The conference will be held in London Office of BCS, 1st Floor,
The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA.
See http://irsg.bcs.org/iiix2008/venue.php for how to get there.

London is one of the world's great cities, and there is plenty to
see and to do. Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster,
London's Eye, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and the Royal College
of Music are some of the most seen places. The West End can be
regarded as London's entertainment capital. King's Road,
London's most fashionable area for dining out and shopping,
can be easily accessed by Underground.

ORGANIZERS
Symposium co-chairs:
Mounia Lalmas & Anastasios Tombros
Queen Mary University of London, UK

Symposium Programme co-chairs:
Pia Borlund & Jesper W. Schneider
Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark

Thematic Programme Chairs:
Diane Kelly (Interactive IR)
University of North Carolina, USA
Arjen de Vries  (Laboratory IR)
CWI, Netherlands
John Feather (Information Behaviour)
University of Loughborough, UK

Tutorial co-chairs:
Eero Sormunen, University of Tampere, Finland
Peter Ingwersen, Royal School of Library and Information Science,
Denmark

Doctoral Forum co-chairs:
Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, Australia
Erica Cosijn, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Local organization chair:
Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow, UK

Web site:
Murat Yakici, University of Strathclyde, UK

Publicity Chair:
Birger Larsen, Royal School of Library and Information Science,
Denmark

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
http://irsg.bcs.org/iiix2008/committee.php contains the complete
list of program committee members.

END CFP IIiX 2008

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