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We are pleased to announce that the submission deadline for the 3rd International Workshop on Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR2011) has been extended to July 15.







Submission Procedure



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Submissions to the workshop will be handled through the EasyChair site. Please



log into EasyChair from the following URL



http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cir20110



to submit papers. Please note the trailing 0 on the URL!







Workshop details follow.







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3rd Workshop on Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR 2011)



CIKM'2011, Glasgow, UK, October 28th.



http://cir2011.fxpal.com/







Organizers



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- Gene Golovchinsky, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc, USA.



- Jeremy Pickens, Catalyst Repository Systems, USA.



- Meredith Ringel Morris, Microsoft Research, USA.



- Juan M. Fernández-Luna, University of Granada, Spain.



- Juan F. Huete, University of Granada, Spain.



- Julio C. Rodríguez-Cano, University of Informatics Science, Cuba.







Introduction and Goal



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This is the third workshop we are organizing on the topic of collaborative



information retrieval. The first workshop, held in conjunction with JCDL 2008,



focused on broad topics and sought to establish a vocabulary for discussion



about collaborative information seeking, to identify work practices and



disciplines that might benefit from collaborative information seeking,



and to establish a community of researchers with related interests. The second



workshop, held in conjunction with CSCW 2010, built on the previous results, and



focused on issues of communication and awareness in support of collaborative



information seeking.







Our goal in this third workshop is to focus on algorithmic and other software



issues related to information seeking in a collaborative setting. We would like



to explore a variety of algorithms for mediating collaboration, and also to



examine how different user interface elements can be used to support associated



activity. Algorithmic aspects will include the coordination of input from



multiple people, fusion and distribution of search results, and modifications to



ranking algorithms based on group-specific information. Interface aspects will



include support for awareness of individual and of group activity, role-specific



interfaces, support for communication among collaborators, and support for



transparency of search algorithms to foster a better understanding of the search



space. It is also important to consider the effect that the starting context



(e.g., IM chat, discussions in a social network, transitions from single-user



to collaborative search, etc.) has on the algorithms and on the UI.







For more information, please see the Call For Papers at



http://cir2011.fxpal.com/, which also includes a Demo session during which



participants are encouraged to demonstrate interactive collaborative information



seeking systems.







Call for Papers



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Support for explicit collaboration is an essential part of many information



seeking activities. Explicit collaboration differs from recommendation systems



and collaborative filtering in that the people engaged in information seeking



have an explicitly shared information need. Hence, rather than inferring



similarities of intent, the system is free to mediate the sharing of knowledge



and division of labor. In the last few years, several research groups have



pursued various issues related to collaboration during search, including support



  for awareness, algorithmic mediation, conceptual and software frameworks



for collaboration, and collaboration through a range of different devices.







Explicit collaboration implies a certain emphasis on interaction. The system has



to not only communicate search results to the user, but also mediate



communication and data sharing among its users. There are new algorithms that



need to be invented that use inputs from multiple people to produce search



results, and new evaluation metrics need to be invented that reflect the



collaborative and interactive nature of the task. Finally, we need to integrate



the expertise of library and information science researchers and practitioners



by revisiting real-world information seeking situations with an eye for shared



information needs and explicit collaborative search.







We are looking for several kinds of submissions for the workshop.







- Position/work in progress papers, four to six pages in length in the standard



  ACM format, the describe work related to collaborative information seeking.



Papers will be reviewed and a few will be selected for presentation; the rest



will be invited to submit a poster instead. The submission date for papers is



June 29th.



- Posters will present late-breaking or just-starting work in the area. Poster



submissions should be two to four pages in the standard ACM format. The workshop



  schedule will include time to view and discuss posters. The submission date for



  posters is June 29th.







- Demos will show working systems that support collaborative search or other



information seeking activities. Each accepted demo will include a plenary



presentation slot of 15-20 minutes, during which significant aspects of the



system can be described and demonstrated. We will also set aside time for a



session (analogous to the poster session) during which participants could



interact with the demo presenters and their systems. Those interested in



participating in the demo track should submit a two to four page paper in the



standard ACM format that will describe key aspects of the system and how it



supports various aspects of collaborative search. These papers are also due on



June 29th. In addition, because system building is sometimes unpredictable in



the amount of time involved, to help us plan the schedule, we would like to



receive an interim progress report from those intending to participate in the



demo track some time in early September. Such a report should consist of a



series of screenshots or a video screen-cast (or even a link to a working online



system!). We'll settle on an exact date once we see how many participants we



have in this track. Demo acceptances are contingent on having a viable system



available in time for the workshop; if participants are unable to get a system



ready in time for the workshop, we will reclassify the submission as a Poster.







Important Dates



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- Submission date: July 15, 2011



- Notification of acceptance: August 5, 2011



- Revised papers due: August 19, 2011



- Conference dates: 24-28, 2011



- Workshop Date: October 28, 2011











For further questions



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Please contact the organizers with any questions about the workshop. You can



follow the workshop on Twitter with the #cir2011 hashtag.













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