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TUTORIAL : “Personal Information Management in Theory and in Practice”

INTERACT05, Tenth IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer 
Date of the Tutorial: 13 September 2005;  Location: Rome Italy
Registration required:
Tutorial webpage:

This tutorial provides an overview of Personal Information Management or 
PIM both as a field of inquiry and as a common activity performed by all of 
us. The tutorial includes:

1. A historical overview of PIM with special emphasis on developments over 
the past 20 years.
2. An analytical breakdown of PIM with respect to key problems, activities 
of information management (i.e., assessment of need, finding, keeping, 
organization & maintenance, re-finding) and domains of information 
management (e.g., email, web, e-documents, paper).
3. An assessment of current PIM research and development – including 
promising lines of empirical inquiry, theoretical development and tool 
4. A practical review of enduring “dos” and “don’ts” of PIM.
5. An overview of the many tools that promise to help with PIM. The 
tutorial will discuss evaluating these tools with respect to key activities 
of PIM. Special attention is given to new tool developments of the past 
year or so.
6. An exploration of key implications of a PIM focus for the study and 
design of the human-computer interaction.

The tutorial is highly interactive. Tutorial participants will have the 
opportunity to assess and refine their own individual strategies of PIM. 
Participants can begin work on their own Personal Unifying Taxonomies in 
support of these strategies. The tutorial will also cover the differing 
tool requirements of different strategies.
The tutorial is designed for a general audience. Researchers in 
human-computer interaction will have an opportunity to learn more about PIM 
as a field of inquiry. Regardless of our profession, personal information 
management is something we all must do in one way or another. Everyone who 
attends will have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of PIM, its 
fundamental problems, the roles it plays in daily life and the ways in 
which selected strategies and supporting tools can help.

Background of the Instructors
Dr. William Jones
For over two decades, the work of Dr. Jones has spanned the "theory and 
practice" of personal information management. His publications cover topics 
in PIM and the related areas of human memory, information retrieval and 
human-computer interaction. He organized a panel on PIM for ASIST’03 and 
ASSIST’04 and was a co-organizer of the first SIG on PIM at CHI’04. He also 
was the main organizer of NSF-Sponsored Invitational Workshop on PIM (held 
January 27-29, 2005). Dr. Jones is an Associate Research Professor in The 
Information School at University of Washington where he leads the “Keeping 
Found Things Found” project. He has also worked as a program manager at 
Microsoft, where he was involved in the production of information 
retrieval-related features for both Microsoft Office and MSN Search, and at 
Boeing, where he led an effort to create an information repository for 
flight deck problems and design rationale. Dr. Jones received his doctorate 
in cognitive psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Dr. Jacek Gwizdka
Jacek Gwizdka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and 
Information Science at Rutgers University. His research interests include 
managing personal information for future actions, email interfaces, and 
human-computer interaction. Dr. Gwizdka co-organized a successful SIG on 
PIM at CHI’2004 and was one on the organizing committee of an NSF-Sponsored 
Invitational Workshop on Personal Information Management (January 2005). He 
also co-organized workshop on email at CSCW’2002. He has conducted research 
at Xerox PARC, Hewlett Packard Research Labs, and Fuji Xerox Palo Alto 
Labs. Dr. Gwizdka holds Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from University 
of Toronto.

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