New Perspectives Papers

The ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR) is concerned with human-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval, including human involvement in search activities and information seeking in context. These concerns may require new theories, models and methods to understand these behaviors and to develop and evaluate systems to support such activities. We therefore encourage the submission of New Perspectives Papers to directly address these issues.

New Perspectives contributions should not be reports of empirical research (that type of paper should be submitted as a Full or Short paper), but rather should argue systematically for a new approach, methodology, or larger theory in our field. Contributions could be meta-theoretical and include views and claims that function as directives of how and what to study, or systematize previous studies to give a broader view of a sub-field or the field as a whole. These may resemble review articles, but would provide generalizations based on the analysis of earlier works. Overall, we are looking for submissions in this category that provide novel ideas or insights concerning conceptualizations, problem statements, concerns or methodological issues in Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, and that have the potential to inspire substantive discussion and significant advances in the field. Only a limited number of submissions in this category will be accepted for presentation and publication.

Submissions of New Perspectives papers must be in English, in PDF format, and should not exceed ten pages in SIGIR two-column format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for CHIIR are available from the ACM Website (see SIGIR templates): The New Perspectives review process is double-blind. Authors must conceal their identity. Submissions that are over the ten-page limit, do not adhere to the two-column format, are not anonymous, or are incomplete will be rejected without review. Each submission should also be complete with all co-authors' information entered into the conference submission system.

New Perspectives papers must be submitted electronically using the easychair conference submission system: