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[Workshop papers due: May 30, 2014]
[Workshop at IIiX in Regensburg: August 30, 2014]

Search systems to date have been viewed more as tools for the retrieval of
content to satisfy information needs, than as environments in which humans
interact with information content in order to learn. However, as full-text,
information rich search systems become the norm, there is growing
recognition of the importance of studying and designing search systems to
foster discovery and enhance learning experience during the search process
outside formal educational settings. The research agenda of "Search as
Learning" will provide opportunities and challenges for researchers to
reconsider the value of search systems in providing support for learning
directly and to pay more attention to broader outcomes of searching beyond
a set of search results.

The IIiX Searching as Learning workshop aims to flesh out research
directions and methodologies, survey state-of-the-art approaches, and build
community around this important emerging research area. We are particularly
interested in engaging researchers across the information retrieval,
information behaviour, human computer interaction and learning science
fields.

Areas of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:
        *       Understanding searching as a human learning process
        *       When and how learning occurs in the search process
        *       The relationship between the learning process and
searchers' work task contexts
        *       Features and functionalities to foster learning
        *       Search interface design in support of learning
        *       The implications of searching for learning for different
populations: children, low literacy searchers, non-experts
        *       The role of affect and engagement on learning while
searching
        *       Methods and measures to assess learning performance and
experience
        *       Implicit indicators of learning (while searching)
        *       Interaction monitoring and optimization for learning
outcomes

We are soliciting submission of 3-4 page position papers from single or
multiple authors to encourage sharing of ideas and a lively discussion.
Position papers may include preliminary reports of research, proposals for
new work, or follow a more traditional position paper format.

All papers will be single blind peer reviewed by members of the program
committee and assessed for their relevance to the workshop and their
likelihood to generate discussion.  Papers considered outside the scope of
the workshop will not be accepted for inclusion in the workshop
proceedings. A small number of papers will be selected for presentation.
All papers will be circulated to workshop attendees.

Papers should be in the ACM conference style and submitted in pdf form via
EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=s4l2014

 Important Dates:
 + Papers submissions due: May 30, 2014
 + Acceptance notification: June 25, 2014
 + Workshop in Regensburg: August 30, 2014

 Organizers:
        *       Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada
        *       Jacek Gwizdka, University of Texas at Austin, USA
        *       Preben Hansen, Stockholm University, Sweden
        *       Jiyin He, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
        *       Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
        *       Soo Young Rieh, University of Michigan, USA

Program Committee
        *       Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow
        *       Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia
        *       Jacek Gwizdka, University of Texas at Austin
        *       Preben Hansen, Stockholm University, Sweden
        *       Jiyin He, University of Amsterdam
        *       Kal Jarvelin, University of Tampere
        *       Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
        *       Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina
        *       Rick Kopak, University of British Columbia
        *       Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
        *       Andreas Nuernberger, Otto-von-Guericke University of
Magdeburg
        *       Heather O'Brien, University of British Columbia
        *       Rebecca Reynolds, Rutgers University
        *       Soo Young Rieh, University of Michigan, USA
        *       Pertti Vakkari, University of Tampere
        *       Max Wilson, University of Nottingham

Workshop Website:  http://www.diigubc.ca/IIIXSAL

Please contact [log in to unmask] or any of the organizers directly for
further information about the workshop.


Jacek Gwizdka, PhD  http://jsg.tel
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin

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