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 From Republicans to Teenagers: Group Membership and Search (GRUMPS)

ECIR 2013 workshop, Moscow, Russia
24th March, 2013 

!!! - * Submission site now open -- Deadline is extended until January 
18 * - !!! 

In the early years of information retrieval, the focus of research was 
on systems aspects such as crawling, indexing, and relevancy ranking. 
Over the years, more and more user-related information such as click 
information or search history has entered the equation, creating more 
and more personalized search experiences, though still within the scope 
of the same overall system.

Though fully personalized search is probably desirable, this 
individualistic perspective does not exploit the fact that a lot of a 
user’s behavior can be explained through their group membership. 
Children, despite individual differences, share many challenges and 
needs; as do men, Republicans, Chinese or any user group.

This workshop, co-located with ECIR'13 in Moscow, takes a group-centric 
approach to IR and invites contributions that either (i) propose and 
evaluate IR systems for a particular user group or that (ii) describe 
how the search behavior of specific groups differ, potentially requiring 
a different way of addressing their needs.

The workshop will feature an invited talk by Daria Sorokina, senior data 
scientist at LinkedIn, with the title "Recruiters, Job Seekers and 
Spammers: Innovations in Job Search at LinkedIn".

Workshop web site 

Topics of Interest

GRUMPS welcomes contributions on any issue concerning adapting search 
for specific user groups and, in particular, on:

· Understanding of search behavior and relevance criteria of specific 
user groups

· Identifying labeled user groups from search behavior

· Using specific user features (e.g. demographic) for personalized 
advertising/sponsored search

· Understanding the effects of domain expertise, age, user experience 
and cognitive abilities on search goals and results evaluation

· Development of test collections for evaluation of personalized search 
systems focused on users with specific features

· Search interfaces and result representation for people with specific 
needs and specific interests

Important Dates

Papers deadline: January 18, 2013

Acceptance notification: January 28, 2013

Camera-ready version: February 8, 2013

Workshop: March 24, 2013

All due dates are defined in terms of times before 11:59pm, Hawaii time 
(i.e., UTC/GMT - 10 hours) of the due date.

Submission Details

We welcome 2-4 page position papers to be presented as short talks and 
6-8 page full papers to be presented as regular talks. Please submit 
your papers through

Submissions should follow the two-column style without page numbers 
available at Accepted papers 
will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings ( and 
will be available for free download.

All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Please 
ensure that any special fonts used are included in the submitted 
documents. All papers must be original and must not have been published 
or be under review elsewhere.

Program Committee Members

Udi Weinsberg, Technicolor

Carlos Castillo, QCRI

Marty Hearst, UC Berkeley

Ed Chi, Google

Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Microsoft

Andrew McFarlane, City University London

Bernard James Jansen, Penn State University

Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo!

Haibin Cheng, Facebook

Workshop Organizers

Ingmar Weber, QCRI

Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente

Pavel Serdyukov, Yandex

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