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Extended deadline!
Please forward to anyone who might be interested.
3rd International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender
and Information Retrieval Systems (KidRec): What does good look like? (KidRec <>: <>)
June 15, 2019 
To be held in Boise, Idaho. Co-located with ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference 2019 <>  

Important Dates:
April 8, 2019 Paper submission deadline 
April 22, 2019 Notification to authors
May 15, 2019 Camera-Ready Version
June 12-15, 2019 IDC Conference
June 15, 2019 KidRec Workshop (Saturday directly after the main conference)

Workshop Organizers:
Theo Huibers (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Jerry Alan Fails (Boise State University, USA)
Natalia Kucirkova (UCL Institute of Education, UK)
Monica Landoni  (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland)
Emiliana Murgia (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Sole Pera (Boise State University, USA)

Objectives & Topics:
Children regularly use search and recommendation systems (for education and leisure purposes), yet they are faced with resources that might not be useful for them. The call for reliable, child-friendly information retrieval systems (IRS) has been made many times and the thesis that algorithms of “adult" IRS are not necessarily suitable or fair for children has been proven. However, there is still no clear view on what makes such IRS (and their outputs) good. The focus of this workshop will be on: how to assess and compare IRS for children. 

Collectively we will answer: Which strategies from theory and practice can be used to achieve useful evaluations? We will work to build on current evaluation frameworks to construct an effective evaluation framework for IRS. We invite researchers in education, child-development, computer scientists, designers, and more who can: discuss diverse methods and techniques for evaluating children IRS, outline a general evaluation framework, and build a community that can explicitly look at issues with existing evaluation methodologies and plan for future research. The goal of this interactive workshop is to share and discuss research and projects that reach beyond classic IRS evaluation

We invite submissions of short papers (4-6 pages) discussing novel work and position papers or work-in-progress (2-4 pages) focusing on open challenges in design evaluation; interviews; statics analysis, etc. All papers will be peer-reviewed, and at the time of submission, must not be under review in any other venue.

All submitted papers must:
- Be written in English
- Contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses;
- Be formatted according to the SIGCHI extended abstract format <>
- Be submitted via the EasyChair submission page <>
Authors will retain the copyright of their submission, however, proceedings will be publicly posted on the Workshop website ( <>)

We are also developing a special issue proposal and will be inviting accepted authors to submit extended papers for consideration.

KidRec Organizing Committee
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