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*Third IUI Workshop on Exploratory Search and Interactive Data Analytics

20 March 2019, Marriott Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA, USA

*Important Dates:*

Submission deadline: *December 14, 2018* (midnight Hawaii time)

Acceptance notification: *January 23, 2019*

Final manuscript due: *February 6, 2019*

*Workshop:  March 20, 2019*

*Workshop Description:*

In recent years, retrieval techniques operating on text or semantic
annotations, have become the industry standard for retrieval from large
data collections, such as documents, images, videos, music, medical data.
This approach works well with sufficient high-quality meta-data or tagging.
However, with the explosive growth of big data collections, it has become
apparent that tagging new data quickly and efficiently is not always
possible. Secondly, even if instantaneous high quality data tagging were
possible, there would still be many instances, where search by keyword
query is problematic. For example, in the case of image retrieval it might
be easier for a user to define their query if they are looking for an image
of a cat, but how would they specify that the cat should be of a particular
shade of ginger with sad looking eyes? A solution to these problems is
active engagement of the user in the information retrieval loop, thus
enabling the user to not only explore a given dataset more easily but also
gradually direct their search to a more specific area of the search space.

The aim of this workshop is to explore new methods and interface/system
design for interactive data analytics and management in various domains,
including specialised text collections (e.g. legal, medical, scientific),
multimedia, and bioinformatics, as well as for various tasks, such as
semantic information retrieval, conceptual organization and clustering of
data collections for sense making, semantic expert profiling, and
document/multimedia recommender systems. The primary audience of the
workshop are researchers and practitioners in the area of interactive and
personalised system design as well as interactive machine learning both
from academia and industry. IUI, with its focus on the intersection of HCI
and AI, is a perfect venue where researchers from system/interface design
community and the machine learning community can meet.

The workshop aims to solicit submissions in all areas of interactive data
analytics and exploratory search including:

   - design, testing and assessment of interactive systems for data
   - interactive data visualisation for exploratory and investigative
   - interactive classification and clustering of data
   - user assisted curation and validation of the analysis process, and
   generation of data visualisations
   - user engagement in the semantic analysis process via suitable
   annotation and correction tools
   - study of the trade-off between accuracy of the results and user effort
   - personalisation and user modelling related to interactive system design


*Dorota Glowacka,*

School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (UK), dorota.glowacka[at]

*Evangelos Milios,*

Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University (Canada), eem[at]

*Axel J. Soto,*

Institute for Computer Science and Engineering, UNS - CONICET (Argentina),

*Fernando V. Paulovich*,

Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University (Canada), paulovich[at]

*Denis Parra,*

Department of Computer Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica (Chile) ,

*Osnat (Ossi) Mokryn,*

Department of  Information and Knowledge Management, University of
Haifa  (Israel),

*Submission Information:*

We encourage submissions of work in progress, concept papers, case studies,
and generally material that will stimulate discussion, generate useful
feedback to the authors, encourage research collaborations and vigorous
exchange of ideas on promising research directions, in one of the following

   - *full papers* (up to 8 pages in ACM SigCHI format), which will
   presented either as contributed talks or posters
   - *extended abstracts* (up to 4 pages in ACM SigCHI format), which will
   be presented as posters with a possibility to be accompanied by a demo.

Papers can be submitted through EasyChair:

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