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ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR)
(pronounced “cheer”) which will take place during March 11-15, 2018 in New
Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

Conference Scope and Topics

Users are central to the design, evaluation, and use of information
retrieval systems. ACM CHIIR 2018 invites submissions on user-centered
approaches to information access, retrieval, and use, including studies of
interactive systems, novel interaction paradigms, new evaluation methods,
and a range of related areas. Alongside with detailed studies on specific
information retrieval systems and situations, we welcome longitudinal,
real-life, and ethnographic research of contextually embedded search tasks.

Due to the rapidly increasing use of online and social media-oriented
information interaction in all areas of human life - including work,
leisure, and education - there has never been a more important time to
consider, both empirically and theoretically, the consequences that search
options, search strategies, recommendation systems, visualization, social
media groups and other aspects of information interaction can have on the
development of both individuals and society as a whole.

Submissions focusing on user-centered work in the area of information
interaction and retrieval are welcome, for example:

   - Information seeking, including task-based and exploratory studies
   - Interaction techniques for information retrieval and discovery
   - Online information seeking, including log analysis of search and
   - Modeling and simulation of information interaction
   - Search user interfaces, including those for specialized tasks,
   populations and domains
   - Information use, including measures of use as well as broader
   - Field and case studies relevant to understanding prerequisites for
   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 physiological approaches, data analysis methods, and
   - Human interaction and experience with mobile searching and services
   - User-Centered Design approaches to humans interacting with information
   and systems
   - Context-aware and personalized search and design, contextual features
   and analysis for information interaction
   - Information visualization and visual analytics, including search
   result presentation
   - Collaborative information seeking and social search, including social
   utility and network analysis for information interaction

Contribution Types

*Full papers:* High quality, original research of relevance to CHIIR may be
submitted as a full paper (10 pages). Submissions are expected to contain a
rigorous evaluation of any proposed findings, using techniques such as
laboratory studies, field experiments, in situ observational studies,
crowdsourcing, simulations of search behavior, or log analysis. Authors
should describe their methods and techniques in enough detail to allow for
replication and reuse. Accepted full papers will be published in the
proceedings, and presented as paper presentations at the conference.

*Perspective papers:* A special category of full papers (10 pages),
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

*Short papers:* Short Papers (4 pages) should report on original,
significant, high-quality research. A short paper is likely to present a
more focused study, and tends to make a smaller scope of contribution to
the research program than full papers. For example, reporting on work in
progress, preliminary research analysis, or late-breaking results may be
suitable for Short Papers. This might be a good venue for those researchers
who are new to the CHIIR community to become familiar with the field.
Accepted short papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented
as posters at the conference.

*Demonstrations:* Demonstrations (4 pages) should enable presenters to give
participants first-hand experience of novel research prototypes,
operational systems, or in-progress concepts in development. 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 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?
The authors will have an opportunity of submitting a short video to show
how their demo works. Wireless network access, along with a table and
poster mount backdrop, will be provided for all accepted demonstrations. A
paper describing each accepted demonstration will be included in the
conference proceedings.

*Doctoral Consortium:* Doctoral Consortium proposals (3 pages) 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. Accepted proposals are eligible for publication in the

*Workshops:* Original Workshop Proposals (4 pages) 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

*Tutorials:* Proposals for Tutorials (4 pages) 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.

The accepted Workshops and Tutorials will be included in the conference


*1 October 2017 *- Full papers and Perspectives papers due

*22 October 2017* - Short papers, Demos, Workshops and Tutorials proposals

*1 November 2017* – Doctoral Consortium applications due

*15 December 2017* - Notification of acceptance

Submission Guidelines

   - CHIIR submissions should be original, high quality research that has
   not been published previously and are not under review for another
   conference or journal.
   - An international program committee will review all submissions.
   - All reviews will be double-blind, so submissions must be fully
   anonymized when submitted.
   - The page limits for each type of submission includes references.
   - All submissions should be formatted using the ACM Conference style
   (for LaTeX or Word).
   <> Submissions
   should be made in PDF.
   - All accepted submissions will be made available in the ACM Digital
   Library as part of the CHIIR series.
   - Submissions should not contain any author identification and should be
   submitted electronically via the conference submission system (TBA).

Jacek Gwizdka, PhD(Toronto) MASc(Toronto) MEng(TULodz)
'Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate' - William
of Ockham (1285-1349)
Research Talk <> on NeuroIR          |
Assistant Professor at School of Information, University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe St,  Austin, TX 78701, USA |  Office 5.532 (5th floor)
Information eXperience (IX) lab Co-Director   |  ACM Senior Member
Distinguished Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation Collegium of Eminent

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