First Call for Papers

Beyond Single-Shot Text Queries: Bridging the Gap(s) Between Research
Communities (MindTheGap’14)
Workshop held in conjunction with iConference’14 in Berlin(!), Germany
4 March 2014

— Aim of the workshop —

Our research communities are remarkably scattered. For an outsider it
must seem obvious that information science (IS), information retrieval
(IR), human-computer interaction (HCI) and natural language processing
(NLP) go hand in hand. However, there is surprisingly little overlap
between these communities. This workshop intends to bring together
researchers from different streams and communities that deal with
information access in the widest sense. The general goal is to foster
collaboration between the different communities and to showcase research
that sits at the border between different areas of research. The
workshop will be a mix of keynotes, submitted research
papers/posters/demos and a panel discussion. The workshop will be very
interactive throughout the day.

— Topics of Interest —

We invite the submission of position papers as well as novel research
papers and posters/demos addressing problems at the interface of IS, IR,
HCI and NLP. Topics include but are not limited to:

– Interactive IR
– Adaptive IR
– Recommender Systems
– Knowledge description and representation
– Linked Data
– Novel methods to access to digital libraries
– User studies
– User/group profiling
– Lifelogging
– Multimedia Information Access

In particular we are looking for:

– Academic contributions that challenge the paradigm of information
access as being a single-shot search request submitted to a Web search
– Industry contributions that represent case studies or position papers.
– Demonstrations from both academia and industry.

— Confirmed Keynote —

We are pleased to confirm that Professor Nicholas Belkin (Rutgers
University) will be one of our keynote speakers.

— Submission Details —

All papers should be 2-5 pages long (in PDF format) following the ACM
proceedings format and must be submitted electronically by 10 January
2014 through the EasyChair submission page:

The submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee.  There will be a best paper award, as chosen by the program committee. This will be announced at the workshop.

— Program Committee —

Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Paul Clough, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Martin Halvey, Glasgow Caledonian University (United Kingdom)
Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Evangelos Kanoulas, Google (Switzerland)
Jussi Karlgren, Gavagai (Sweden)
Birger Larsen, Aalborg University (Denmark)
Jochen Leidner, Thomson Reuters (United Kingdom)
Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)
Alan Said, CWI (The Netherlands)
Klaus Schoeffmann, Klagenfurt University (Austria)
Pavel Serdyukov, Yandex (Russia)
Jialie Shen, Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Ryen White, Microsoft Research (USA)
Max Wilson, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

— Organizing Committee —

Frank Hopfgartner, TU Berlin (Germany)
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex (United Kingdom)
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University (Ireland)

— Important Dates —

Submission: 10 January 2014
Notification: 1 February 2014
Camera-ready: 15 February 2014
Workshop: 4 March 2014

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