Welcome to the fifth ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) (pronounced “cheer”), which will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 14–18 March, 2020.
CHIIR provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval. CHIIR focuses on elements such as human involvement in search activities, and information seeking and use in context. The conference represents a merger of two successful past events: the Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX) and the Human Computer Information Retrieval symposium (HCIR).
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Conference Scope and TopicsDigital information permeates all aspects of our lives, and information systems strive to cater to our needs and anticipate our desires in both physical and virtual environments. The demand for effective, responsible, and human-centred information systems design has never been greater, as the range of applications continues to grow and underlying technologies are increasingly shaped by AI methods. The CHIIR conference, with its cross-cutting commitments to information retrieval, human information interaction, and design is a premier venue for research in these areas. ACM CHIIR 2020 invites submissions focused on user-centred approaches to the design and evaluation of systems for information access, retrieval, and use. Papers may explore improvements to existing systems and interfaces, propose novel theories, models, and systems, or focus on understanding individual and group interactions with information and information systems. As a multi-disciplinary research meeting, we welcome submissions using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Topics covered include but are not limited to:
- Information seeking, including task-based and exploratory studies
- Search interfaces, including those for specialized tasks, populations and domains
- User-centered design approaches to humans interacting with information and systems
- Interaction techniques for information retrieval and discovery
- Online information seeking, including log analysis of search and browsing
- Modeling and simulation of information interaction
- 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 neuro-physiological approaches, data analysis methods, and usability
- Human interaction and experience with conversational information systems
- Context-aware and personalized search, including design, contextual features and analysis of 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
- Conversational search and other types of stateful and multi-turn interactions between users and search applications
- Insights and analyses related to human experiences and usage trends with recommendation technologies
- Information interaction and seeking with mobile devices and services
ACM CHIIR operates under the ACM Conference Code of Conduct.