The ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR) is the pre-eminent forum for the presentation and discussion of research related to the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval, including human involvement in search activities and information seeking in context.

We encourage prospective workshop organizers to submit proposals for highly interactive workshops (either full-day or half-day) that fall within the scope of the conference. We are particularly interested in workshops that bridge multiple approaches or present new perspectives on user-centred aspects of information interaction and information retrieval. Workshops will be held on the last day of the conference.

The workshops will take place on March 11., 2017


  • 15 Sep. 2016 Workshops proposals due
  • 20 Oct. 2016 Notification of workshop proposal acceptance
  • 11 Jan. 2017 Camera ready copies of proposals to Sheridan Publishing


Proposals must be written in English, formatted using the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX or Word). Submissions should be made in PDF. The proposal should not exceed three pages in SIGIR two-column format (including references and figures).

Workshop Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title and Acronym of workshop
  • Rationale, scope and novelty of the workshop
  • Description of topics
  • Workshop organizer(s) and their credentials
  • Format of workshop (1/2 day, 1 day or 2 days)
  • Intended Program Committee (indicate those who have agreed already)
  • Highlights (e.g., keynotes, panels, journal special issue)
  • Expected number of participants
  • Details of any previous workshops


Workshop proposals should be submitted via email to the Workshops Chair, Preben Hansen.


If you have any enquiries regarding a Workshop Proposal, please contact the Workshops Chair, Preben Hansen.