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########  EuroHCIR 2014, London, 13 Sept 2014   ||   Call for Participation   ########

4th European Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval
         - 13th Sept 2014 - BCS Offices, London, UK
	 - Between DL2014 (8-12 Sept, London) & CLEF2014 (15-18 Sept, Sheffield UK)

Key Points:
- Keynote: m.c. schraefel - HCIR and Health Data
- 7 Accepted Papers announced
- Registration Open! 
- Website:

Registration Open
Earlybird ends 31st Aug 2014

Keynote: m.c. schraefel
Title: ONLY YOU CAN SAVE HUMANITY: the urgent need for HCIR genius in Proactive Health Interactive Tech Design

Abstract - Researchers inn HCIR have a terrific opportunity to help make the world a better place very much in the near term. The challenge is to get enough of us together contributing to this new space to make a scalable demonstrable difference. This space is *in*-bodied health - not health as a medical condition; not health treating someone like they need to change their habits or do more push ups - but health as a social aspiration. That is, where health is not just about an individual, but is a social priority, where we design our cultural artefacts and infrastructures to support that quality of life.  

At a recent Dagstuhl Workshop on Grand Challenges for Interactive Technologies to support this concept of Proactive Health, two of the five challenges that emerged are particularly germain to HCIR’s engagement in these challenges:  Measures and Motivation. In Measures, particularly related to IR, three areas were of particular interest: to understand first and foremost what are the kinds of data we wish to collect personally and socially around proactive health. We have an opportunity to develop new mechanisms to support meaningful capture of qualitative data with any quantitative data. What is Big Qualitative Data?. How do we do this capture in a scalable way? We likewise have the opportunity not just to run machine learning over quantitative data, but to iterate back with those who have provided data to see if our models resonate, and refine them, collectively.  Also, we can prioritise exploration of the Long Tails of our data - we are not constrained to look for the norms of a medical Randomised Controlled Trial; we can spend time with the other ends of the distributions.  For the HCI side of these challenges, how do we design systems to help capture this data to understand current health practice and aspirational practices at scale, pro bono, for the good? With an eye to exploratory search, how do we help people explore these collections of information - to which they may themselves be contributing - to understand questions like - am i normal? how am i doing? what’s the minimal effective dose to improve what’s important to me - which may be to stay alert at work, not run a half marathon. 

In this talk, i’d like to offer first a model to help HCIR researchers understand proactive health to support proactive health design on the data/interaction side. Second, i propose to review these two challenges on measures and motivation, and offer a few examples we’ve been exploring in this space, namely: goFit, future ghosts, and experiment in a box.

A goal of this presentation will be to explore what we ourselves need as researchers to better coordinate our research efforts to realise our potential to have a noticeable social impact for quality of life.

Bio - m.c. schraefel, phd, cscs, c.eng, f.bcs holds the position Professor of Computer Science and Human Performance at the University of Southampton where she leads the Human Systems Interaction Lab.   m.c. is also a certified strength and conditioning coach, nutritionist, movement coach and kettlebell instructor. 
follow mc @mcphoo 

Accepted Papers:
- Serendipity is not bullshit - Stephann Makri (City)
- Are topic-specific search term, journal name and author name recommendations relevant for researchers? - Philipp Mayr (GESIS)
- Human-Computer Information Retrieval Design Implications of Big Smart Data Utilisation in the Domain of Digital Humanities - Anastasis Petrou (West London) 
- Improving Cross-Lingual Enterprise Information Access - Marina Santini (SICS East Swedish ICT) 
- Exploring cognitive activity in information interactions - Frances Johnson (Manchester Metropolitan) 
- Applying Cross-cultural theory to understand users’ preferences on interactive information retrieval platform design - Karen Chessum, Haiming Liu and Ingo Frommholz (Bedford) 
- Real-Life Click Behavior under Environmental Stressors - Nikolai Buzikashvili (Russian Academy of Sciences) 

Workshop Format & Schedule:

Saturday 13th September 2014
- Key talks and working groups, in the successful format used at the 2013 workshop. Each paper will be briefly presented, and then discussed in groups of differing perspectives, before being reported to everyone in the room.

Aim of Workshop:
In common with the wider HCIR community, this workshop will be focused on, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Exploratory search and information discovery.
- HCIR systems for large collections (e.g. digital libraries, patent retrieval, etc)
- IR systems for extended sessions (e.g. holiday planning, entertainment, and casual browsing)
- Applications of HCI techniques to IR needs in specific domains.
- Modelling and evaluation of HCIR / IR.
- Scale and efficiency considerations for HCIR systems.
- Simulation of extended IR sessions and tasks
- Novel interaction techniques for IR.
- Relevance feedback / active learning approaches for IR.


Birger Larsen (Academia)
Aalborg University
birger - at - 

Tony Russell-Rose (Industry)
UXLabs, UK
tgr - at -

Max L. Wilson (Academia)
University of Nottingham, UK
max.wilson - at -

Kristian Norling (Industry)
Industry Search Consultant, Sweden

Preben Hansen (Academia)
Stockholm University, Sweden
preben - at -

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