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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 14:04:10 +0200
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For a Springer Book in the CSCW Series on Collaborative Information 
Seeking (CIS)*

Springer Book series on CSCW 
<> seeks submissions for a 2015 
book on Collaborative Information Seeking (CIS). We are looking for 
original chapters on this topic - from scholars in academia and industry.

For many years, information retrieval has focused on individual users 
searching for information. Algorithms have assumed that one person 
is reviewing the results, and user interfaces have supported the needs 
of individual searchers.

CIS - also referred to as collaborative information retrieval and 
collaborative search - focuses on the notion that information seeking 
is not always a solitary activity, and that people working in 
collaboration to perform information-seeking tasks should be studied and 
supported. CIS occurs in many contexts, including healthcare, 
business intelligence, technical fields, strategic research, learning 
environment, information analysis, planning tasks, and everyday 
activities such as shopping and travel.

While the submission could be a synthesis of some of the prior works, it 
should not be published before. Manuscripts may describe 
research, experiences, and software tools/algorithms/architectures 
focused on support for collaborative information seeking.

Specific topics include
• CIS theories and models;
• Design experiences of CIS systems;
• User Interfaces for CIS systems and tools;
• CIS applications and use cases in different domains, such as 
e-learning environments, healthcare, office work, and intelligence analysis;
• Approaches for incorporating CIS with social search;
• Issues related to collaborators’ awareness of actions, Team/group 
aspects and participants’ roles;
• Evaluation measures for CIS systems;
• Methodologies for studying CIS; and
• Software tools and algorithms to support collaborative search.

All chapter submissions are subject to double peer review based on both 
technical merit and relevance to Springer CSCW book series readership. 
Accepted chapters will be professionally edited for content and style.

Direct inquiries to the guest editors: Dr. Preben Hansen, Stockholm 
University, Sweden, ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>) Dr. 
Chirag Shah, Rutgers University, USA; ([log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and Dr. Claus-Peter Klas, GESIS, Germany 
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• Chapter submission: *October 15, 2014* (submission information at
• Decision: *December 15, 2014*
• Final chapter: *January 15, 2015*

*Editors of the book*:
*Dr. Preben Hansen*
Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Systems Sciences
Stockholm University, Sweden

*Dr. Chirag Shah*
Assistant Professor
School of Communication & Information (SC&I)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

*Dr. Claus-Peter Klas*
GESIS - Leibniz-Institut for Social Sciences
Wissenstechnologien fur Sozialwissenschaften (WTS), Germany

*Preben Hansen*, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Systems Sciences
Interaction Design and Design for Learning Unit
Stockholm University, Sweden
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