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SIGIR Workshop:
Search as Learning (SAL) 2016

http://chauff.github.io/sal2016/

July 21, 2016, Pisa, Italy
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Search systems to date are viewed more as tools for the retrieval of
content to satisfy immediate information needs, than as part of larger
complex information environments in which humans learn while interacting
with information content. Since users increasingly learn informally while
searching as well as use search systems as tools for self-study, there is a
growing recognition of the importance to address the challenges of
designing, developing, and evaluating search systems (algorithms,
interfaces, etc.) that foster discovery and enhance learning outside of
formal educational settings.

The Search as Learning Workshop aims to flesh out research directions and
methodologies, and survey state-of-the-art approaches in this important
emerging research area. Further, this workshop wishes to bring together
researchers with backgrounds in information science (IS), human computer
interaction (HCI), and information retrieval (IR), with the goal of
integrating conceptual, experimental, and simulation-based approaches and
methodologies from within these different fields, thus allowing the
transformation of search systems as isolated information access tools into
systems that provide support for learning directly and that consider the
broader outcomes of searching beyond a set of search results.

Topics of interest include the following (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.
- Learning analytics for search contexts.
- Collaborative aspects of searching as learning.
- Indicators of learning (while searching).
- Interaction monitoring, modelling, and optimization for learning outcomes.

The submissions will be peer reviewed (single-blind) and must be formatted
according to the ACM SIG proceedings template. We invite position papers on
the topic (up to 2 pages) as well as reports on ongoing research (up to 4
pages). We accept submissions through EasyChair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sal2016


Important Dates:
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Submission Deadline (tentative): May 1, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: May 21, 2016
Final Papers Due: June 5, 2016
Workshop Date: July 21, 2016


Organizers:
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Jacek Gwizdka, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Preben Hansen, Stockholm University, Sweden
Claudia Hauff, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jiyin He, CWI, Netherlands
Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan


Programme committee:
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Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow
Pia Borlund, University of Copenhagen
Kevyn Collins-Thompson, University of Michigan
David Elsweiler, University of Regensburg
Kalervo Järvelin, University of Tampere
Jussi Karlgren,  KTH
Rick Kopak, University of British Columbia
Andreas Nurnberger,  Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Jeremy Pickens, Catalyst
Rebecca Reynolds, Rutgers University
Soo Young Rieh,  University of Michigan
Hitomi Saito, Aichi University of Education
Pertti Vakkari, University of Tampere
Christa Womser-Hacker, University of Hildesheim


Please contact us at [log in to unmask] for further information about the
workshop.

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