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
· Identifying labeled user groups from search behavior
· Using specific user features (e.g. demographic) for personalized
· 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
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.
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 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grumps2013.
Submissions should follow the two-column style without page numbers
available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/samplestyles/. Accepted papers
will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org/) 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
Ingmar Weber, QCRI
Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente
Pavel Serdyukov, Yandex
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