Conference Venue

Developed with industry, for industry, the Technology & Innovation Centre has already attracted Scottish and Southern Energy, the Weir Group, Scottish-Power and several other major cross-sectorial industrial companies. By working together both will benefit from participation by large corporations and a large group of innovative SMEs.

Dinner Venue

Glasgow Science Centre is located in the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration area on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II opened Glasgow Science Centre on 5 June 2001. It is one of Scotland's most popular paid-for visitor attractions

Reception Venue

The focal point of George Square is one of the city’s most iconic and imposing buildings, the City Chambers, whose magnificence tells the story of the wealth and industrial prosperity of the Second City of the Empire. It’s one of the most beautiful civic buildings in the UK and a huge favourite amongst locals and tourists. It was opened by Queen Victoria in 1888 and for over a hundred years has been the headquarters of successive city councils. Queen Victoria herself is depicted on the front of the building, with the central apex statue of Truth above her. This figure is known by locals, not surprisingly, as Glasgow's own “Statue of Liberty”.




Conference Chairs

alt text Martin Halvey is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. His research interests are in interactive information retrieval, collaborative information retrieval, multimodal interaction and human computer interaction.

alt text Ian Ruthven is Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval at the University of Strathclyde.

alt text Leif Azzopardi is a Chancellor's Fellow / Associate Professor within the Departement of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde He is particularly interested in describing, predicting and explaining the interaction between users and systems using theory from economics and cognitive science.

Program Chairs

alt textVanessa Murdock leads a research team at Amazon, working on Alexa.

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alt text Hideo Joho is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Library, Information, and Media Science at University of Tsukuba, Japan. His research focuses on interactive aspects of search.

Demos and Resources

alt text Jiyin He is a researcher at the National Research Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (CWI) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her research interest is interactive information retrieval, with a focus on understanding and modelling user behavioural patterns in information seeking.

alt text Frank Hopfgartner is Senior Lecturer in Data Science at University of Sheffield. His research to date can be placed in the intersection of information systems (e.g., information retrieval and recommender systems), document analysis and data science.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

alt text Yashar Moshfeghi is a Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde. He is interested in neuropsychological and behavioural aspects of human information interaction and retrieval and leads the Data Science and Analytics research group.

alt text Heather O'Brien is Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia's iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies) in Vancouver, Canada.

Workshop Chairs

alt text Suzan Verberne is an Assistant Professor in the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She is affiliated with the Leiden Data Science research program, supervising projects on text mining and information retrieval in many different application domains, often in collaboration with expert users.

alt text Stephann Makri is a Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction at City, University of London with research interests in information interaction, particularly serendipitous information encountering.

Tutorial Chairs

alt text Catherine L. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the iSchool at Kent State University, where she runs the Search Interaction Lab studying query formulation and information literacy.

Publicity Chair

alt text Dr Diane Pennington is a Lecturer in Information Science at the University of Strathclyde’s iSchool. She is the Course Director for the MSc in Information and Library Studies, and she leads the Information Engagement area of the iSchool’s research group, SiSRG.

Publications Chair

alt text Craig Macdonald is a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. His research interests encompass efficient yet effective information retrieval, expert search, social media search and venue recommendation.

Student Volunteering Chair

alt text Mateusz Dubiel is a PhD student in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. at Strathclyde University . His research focuses on evaluation and design of conversational search agents.


Conference Scope and Topics Users are central to the design, evaluation, and use of information retrieval systems. ACM CHIIR 2019 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 browsing
  • 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 sense-making
  • 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 usability
  • 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.

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