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Call for bids to host CHIIR 2016 and 2017

The ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) (pronounced “cheer”) provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval. The conference focuses on elements such as human involvement in search activities, and information seeking and use in context. CHIIR is a merger of two successful events: the Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX) and the Human Computer Information Retrieval symposium (HCIR). CHIIR builds upon the combined strengths of these events, emphasizing human interaction with information, information seeking contexts, and user-centered approaches to information retrieval, access, and use. CHIIR also publishes related research on human-human information interaction, novel interaction paradigms, and new evaluation methodologies. Research on information interaction and retrieval that draws upon work in areas such as sociology, ethnography, psychology, and human-computer interaction is also welcome at CHIIR.

We are soliciting bids to host CHIIR in 2016 or 2017. CHIIR is an annual event held in March. It will alternate, at least initially, between North America and Europe. For this round, we welcome bids from any location in North America or Europe for CHIIR 2016 as well as CHIIR 2017. Optional “expressions of interest” should be submitted by September 15, 2014. The deadline for submitting formal bids is October 31, 2014. Please see the full call for more details.

Call for bids to host ICTIR 2016

The International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR) provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of research related to the foundational aspects of Information Retrieval (IR). ICTIR grew from a series of SIGIR workshops on mathematical and formal methods for IR held during the years 2000 to 2005. In 2007, ICTIR became a full conference and was held held biennially (2007 Budapest, Hungary; 2009 Cambridge, U.K.; 2011 Bertinoro, Italy; 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark), supported by the BCS-IRSG.

In 2014 ICTIR became a fully-sponsored ACM conference with BCS-IRSG maintaining its support. Starting in 2015, ICTIR will be held annually. In 2015, ICTIR will be hosted by the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. See http://ictir2015.org/ for details.

We are now soliciting bids for organizing ICTIR 2016. ICTIR should be held on a different continent than that on which SIGIR takes place. Since SIGIR 2016 is going to be held in Europe, we are looking for bids from non-European locations. Informal bids (“expression of interest”) may be sent by July 22, 2014. The deadline for formal bids is Sept 8, 2014. See the full call for details.