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Call For Papers

Fourth International Workshop on Web Information Retrieval Support Systems (WIRSS 2011)

August 22, 2011
Lyon, France

Held in collaboration with the 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2011), August 22 - 27, 2011 in Lyon, France.

WIRSS 2011:
WI 2011:


The focus of the Fourth International Workshop on Web Information Retrieval Support Systems is on the aspects of Web information retrieval that consider the specific needs of individuals conducting Web searches. Web Information Retrieval Support Systems (WIRSS) moves beyond the traditional focus of  automated searching within digital collections, applying intelligent methods and Web-based technologies to assist users in specifying their information needs, evaluating and exploring search results, and managing the information they find.

Fundamentally, WIRSS research supports a change in design philosophy, moving the focus of Web search from the documents being searched to the tasks that people need to perform. We believe this philosophical shift will mark the move towards next-generation Web search systems, and a transition from information retrieval to knowledge retrieval.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together academic and industry researchers to discuss advances in providing intelligent support for the user-centric tasks associated with Web search. Researchers from diverse fields such as information retrieval, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, information visualization, Web systems, natural language processing, and agent systems are invited to contribute to this workshop.


- interactive query refinement
- search results representations and visualization
- search results exploration
- re-finding information
- search results storage and organization
- document summarization
- personalization
- multi-level and multi-view representations
- Web search user behaviour
- user studies of WIRSS
- knowledge management systems
- human-centred search


The WIRSS 2011 Workshop is being offered as a full-day workshop at the 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2011), August 22 - 27, 2011 in Lyon, France. A single registration entitles delegates to attend the workshops and the full conference.


All papers for the WIRSS 2011 Workshop are to be submitted through the WI/IAT 2011 Workshop Paper Submission system. The length of accepted papers should not exceed 4 pages in the IEEE-CS format. Extra payment is only available for one additional page. The details for the submission procedures and the style files for preparing your paper are provided on the WIRSS Web site (


All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee on the basis of:

- technical quality
- relevance to Web Information Retrieval Support Systems
- originality and significance of the research
- clarity of the writing


March 21, 2011:  Due date for workshop paper submission
June 1, 2011:    Notification of paper acceptance
June 10, 2011:   Camera-ready of accepted papers
August 22, 2011: WIRSS 2011 Workshop


Orland Hoeber, Memorial University, Canada
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Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
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Elizabeth Diaz, University of Texas at Permian Basin, United States
Daqing He, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Pavol Navrat, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Vijay Raghavan, University of Louisiana Lafayette, United States
Peter Vojtas, Charles University, Czech Republic
Dan Wu, Wuhan University, China
Geraldo Xexeo, DCC/IM/UFRJ, Brazil
Ying Xie, Kennesaw State University, United States
Xue Dong Yang, University of Regina, Canada

If you require further information, please contact Orland Hoeber at [log in to unmask]

Dr. Orland Hoeber
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
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