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"Arguello, Jaime Salvador" <[log in to unmask]>
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Arguello, Jaime Salvador
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 15:12:42 +0000
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Dear Colleagues,

Due to the continued uncertainty with travel caused by the COVID-19 virus, the seventh ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR<>) (pronounced "cheer") will be held both in-person and online from 14-18 March, 2022. All authors will have the opportunity to present their work, regardless of whether they attend in-person or online.

The in-person location for the seventh ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR<>) (pronounced "cheer") will be Regensburg, Bavaria, on the dates of 14-18 March, 2022. Online attendance details will be provided subsequently.

ACM CHIIR 2022 invites submissions focused on user-centered approaches to the design and evaluation of systems for information access, seeking, retrieval, and use. Contributions may explore improvements to existing systems and interfaces; propose novel theories, models, and systems; or focus on understanding individual and group interactions with information and information systems. CHIIR is a multi-disciplinary research meeting. In addition to studies of interactive systems, information interaction, and retrieval, we encourage submissions on related topics such as human-human information interaction, novel interaction paradigms, new evaluation methods, and related research in a range of communities such as sociology, ethnography, psychology, and human-computer interaction. We welcome submissions using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods. ACM CHIIR operates under the ACM Conference Code of Conduct<>.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  *   Information seeking, including task-based and exploratory studies
  *   Search interfaces, including those for specialized tasks, populations, and domains
  *   Information access methods and systems for users of all abilities
  *   Information interactions other than search
  *   User-centered design approaches to humans interacting with information and systems
  *   Interaction techniques for information retrieval and discovery
  *   Online information seeking, including log analysis of search and browsing
  *   Modeling and simulation of information interaction
  *   Qualitative studies of human information interaction
  *   Information use, including measures of use and broader sense-making
  *   Field and case studies of information searching, design and access
  *   User-centered evaluation methods and measures, including measures of user experience and performance, experiment and search task design, eye-tracking and neuro-physiological approaches, data analysis methods, and usability
  *   Human interaction and experience with conversational information systems
  *   Context-aware and personalized search, including design, contextual features and analysis of information interaction
  *   Information visualization and visual analytics, including search result presentation
  *   Enabling and studying multi-modal interactions with information
  *   Collaborative information seeking and social search, including social utility and network analysis for information interaction
  *   Conversational search and other types of stateful and multi-turn interactions between users and search applications
  *   Insights and analyses related to human experiences and usage trends with recommendation technologies
  *   Information interaction and seeking with mobile devices and services

Contribution Types

Full papers: High quality, original research of relevance to CHIIR may be submitted as a full paper (maximum 9 pages + references). Submissions should include an analysis or evaluation using rigorous techniques such as laboratory studies, field experiments, in situ observational studies or other rigorous qualitative methods, crowdsourcing, simulations of information interactions, or log analysis. Authors should describe their methods, specific techniques, and search context in sufficient detail to allow for replication and reuse. Accepted full papers will be published in the proceedings and presented at the conference.

Perspective papers: As a special category of full papers (maximum 9 pages + references), perspective papers should present novel ideas or insights concerning approaches, key challenges, or theoretical or methodological issues that have the potential to inspire substantive discussion and lead to significant advances in the field. These papers should not consist primarily of literature reviews or the presentation of stand-alone studies, but may take the form of:

  *   Reflections upon the body of research, considering how the field, the theories, the models, and the methods have developed;
  *   Discussion of the implications of research findings on users in the real world;
  *   Proposals for and discussions of theories or models of information-interaction; or critical, provocative, and creative contributions to stir debate and discussion.

Accepted perspectives papers will be published in the proceedings and presented at the conference.

Short papers: Short papers (maximum 4 pages + references) should report on original, significant, high-quality research. Possible formats for short papers include works in progress, preliminary research analyses, case studies, narrowly focused studies, or late-breaking results. Accepted short papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as virtual posters at the conference. Short papers will also get a pre-recorded 3 minute presentation.

Demonstrations and Resources: We welcome two types of submissions (both maximum 4 pages + references).

  *   Demonstration papers should enable presenters to give participants first-hand experience of novel research prototypes, operational systems, or in-progress concepts in development. They provide the opportunity to exchange ideas gained from implementing IR systems and to obtain feedback from expert users. The submission should both describe and show the proposed solution, addressing questions such as: What problem does the prototype/system/concept seek to address? How does it do so? Who are the target users? How will you demonstrate this work? How does the work compare with those that exist already? Finally, how, where, and when will your technology have a technical or commercial impact?
  *   Resource papers should describe publicly available datasets or open source software that are new or not well-known, allowing researchers to replicate research results and providing a citable paper when using that resource. Resource papers will be evaluated based on the quality of the resource, its novelty compared to other available alternatives, how well it has been described, and its potential for investigating a variety of research questions. The authors should submit a short video of the demo in addition to the paper describing the work. The authors are also encouraged (but not required) to include a URL where the demo itself can be accessed. For submissions of datasets, authors should provide a public URL for downloading. For submissions of software, the source code, dependencies on external libraries, and installation instructions must be available on a public Web page or in a publicly accessible repository. All datasets and source code must be licensed in such a manner that it can be legally and freely used, at the minimum in academic and research settings.

Appropriate presentation technologies will be facilitated for all demonstrations and resources. Accepted demonstration/resource papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Workshops: Original workshop proposals (maximum 4 pages including references) should be highly interactive and could be either full-day or half-day. We welcome workshops that address important issues, discuss potential solutions, integrate various approaches, and offer innovative perspectives within the themes of the conference and have strong potential to contribute to the evolution of research and development of human computer interaction and information retrieval. Workshop proposals are not anonymous. Workshops that were accepted to CHIIR 2021 may be resubmitted. Please see the Call for Workshop Proposals for more information.

Tutorials: Proposals for tutorials (maximum 4 pages including references) should address topics relevant to the themes of the conference and could be either full-day or half-day. Each proposal is expected to cover the selected topic in depth by providing the audience with different perspectives, approaches, and recent developments and advances in the community. Tutorial proposals are not anonymous. Tutorials that were accepted to CHIIR 2021 may be resubmitted. Please see the Call for Tutorial Proposals for more information.

Accepted workshop and tutorial proposal papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Doctoral Consortium: Doctoral Consortium proposals (maximum 4 pages including references) should include the abstract, motivation, research questions, (planned or ongoing) methodology, progress made, and future plans. The CHIIR Doctoral Consortium, held in conjunction with the main conference, provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present and discuss their research with senior researchers and other doctoral students in a seminar format. The Doctoral Consortium focuses on 1) advising students regarding current critical issues in their research, and 2) making students aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their research as viewed from different perspectives. Students submit a sole-authored paper about their proposed or in-progress PhD research that forms the basis for conversations and feedback at the DC.

Accepted students are eligible to have their papers published in the proceedings. Doctoral Consortium submissions are not anonymous. Please see the Call for Doctoral Consortium Participation for more information and detailed paper instructions.

Industry Day: CHIIR will also feature Industry Sessions with speakers sharing application perspectives on interacting with information access systems. We welcome proposals for presentations for the Industry Sessions sent to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.


October 5 - Abstracts for Full and Perspectives papers due

October 5 - Workshop proposals due

October 5 - Tutorial proposals due

October 12 - Full and Perspectives papers due

October 19 - Doctoral Consortium proposals due

October 26 - Short papers and Demo/Resources papers due

Submission requirement details will be available on the conference website shortly, but will continue to be in 2-column format with respect to the page limits given above:

ACM Proceedings format with Word and LaTeX templates are here:<>e

Publication of accepted papers will be using the new TAPS system, which may have other requirements to be notified subsequently.

The submission system will open in September 2021.

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