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14–18 March, 2020 August 13–14, 2020 • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Accepted Papers

Go to: Full Papers; Perspective Papers; Short Papers; Demos; Resources; Doctoral Consortium

Below is the list of papers accepted to CHIIR 2020 (in no particular order). We are currently working on the schedule of presentations, and will post that here as soon as we are able.

Full Papers

  • “Information Needs of the End Users Have Never Been Discussed”: An Investigation of the User-Intermediary Interaction of People With Intellectual Impairments
  • Gerd Berget
  • Intercomprehension in Retrieval: User Perspectives on Six Related Scarce Resource Languages
  • Catherine Chavula and Hussein Suleman
  • The Usefulness of Search Results: A Systematization of Types and Predictors
  • Pertti Vakkari
  • The Role of Attributes in Product Quality Comparisons
  • Felipe Moraes, Jie Yang, Rongting Zhang and Vanessa Murdock
  • Enabling Predictive Number Entry and Editing on Touchscreen-Based Mobile Devices
  • Laxmi Pandey, Azar Alizadeh and Ahmed Sabbir Arif
  • Towards Search Strategies for Better Privacy and Information
  • Steven Zimmerman, Alistair Thorpe, Jon Chamberlain and Udo Kruschwitz
  • Data-Driven Evaluation Metrics for Heterogeneous Search Engine Result Pages
  • Leif Azzopardi, Ryen White, Paul Thomas and Nick Craswell
  • Relevance Prediction From Eye-Movements Using Semi-Interpretable Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Nilavra Bhattacharya, Somnath Rakshit, Jacek Gwizdka and Paul Kogut
  • A Think-Aloud Study to Understand Factors Affecting Online Health Search
  • Amira Ghenai, Mark Smucker and Charles Clarke
  • Hands-Free but Not Eyes-Free: A Usability Evaluation of Siri While Driving
  • Helene Høgh Larsen, Alexander Nuka Scheel, Toine Bogers and Birger Larsen
  • Vroom!: A Search Engine for Sounds by Vocal Imitation Queries
  • Yichi Zhang, Junbo Hu, Yiting Zhang, Bryan Pardo and Zhiyao Duan
  • Step-Wise Recommendation for Complex Task Support
  • Elnaz Nouri, Robert Sim, Adam Fourney and Ryen White
  • PokeME: Applying Context-Driven Notifications to Increase Worker Engagement in Mobile Crowd-Sourcing
  • Thivya Kandappu, Abhinav Mehrotra, Archan Misra, Mirco Musolesi, Shih-Fen Cheng and Lakmal Buddika Meegahapola
  • Studying How Health Literacy Influences Attention During Online Information Seeking
  • Carla Teixeira Lopes and Edgar Ramos
  • Conversational Agents for Recipe Recommendation
  • Sabrina Barko-Sherif, David Elsweiler and Morgan Harvey
  • Harnessing Evolution of Multi-Turn Conversations for Effective Answer Retrieval
  • Mohammad Aliannejadi, Manajit Chakraborty, Esteban Andrés Ríssola and Fabio Crestani
  • A Workflow Analysis Perspective to Scholarly Research Tasks
  • Marijn Koolen, Sanna Kumpulainen and Liliana Melgar-Estrada
  • Everyday Cross-Session Search: How and Why Do People Search Across Multiple Sessions?
  • Yuan Li, Robert Capra and Yinglong Zhang
  • Conversations With Documents: An Exploration of Document-Centered Assistance
  • Maartje ter Hoeve, Robert Sim, Elnaz Nouri, Adam Fourney, Maarten de Rijke and Ryen White
  • Engaging the Abilities of Participants With Intellectual Disability in IIR Research
  • Laurianne Sitbon, Benoit Favre, Margot Brereton, Stewart Koplick and Lauren Fell
  • An In-Situ Study of Information Needs in Design-Related Creative Projects
  • Yinglong Zhang, Robert Capra and Yuan Li
  • Would You Like to Talk About Sports Now? Towards Contextual Topic Suggestion for Open-Domain Conversational Bots
  • Ali Ahmadvand, Harshita Sahijwani and Eugene Agichtein
  • We Are the Change That We Seek: Information Interactions During a Change of Viewpoint
  • Dana Mckay, Stephann Makri and Marisela Gutierrez Lopez, Andrew MacFarlane, Sondess Missaoui, Colin Porlezza, and Glenda Cooper
  • Identifying and Predicting the States of Complex Search Tasks
  • Jiqun Liu, Shawon Sarkar and Chirag Shah
  • Effects of Past Interactions on User Experience With Recommended Documents
  • Farnaz Jahanbakhsh, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah, Susan Dumais and Xuhai Xu
  • Investigating Expectations for Voice-Based and Conversational Argument Search on the Web
  • Johannes Kiesel, Kevin Lang, Henning Wachsmuth, Eva Hornecker and Benno Stein

Perspective Papers

  • We Could, but Should We? Ethical Considerations for Providing Access to GeoCities and Other Historical Digital Collections
  • Jimmy Lin, Ian Milligan, Douglas Oard, Nick Ruest and Katie Shilton
  • Human Information Interaction and the Cognitive Predicting Theory of Trust
  • Lauren Fell, Andrew Gibson, Peter Bruza and Pamela Hoyte
  • Reflecting Upon Perceptual Speed Tests in Information Retrieval: Limitations, Challenges, and Recommendations
  • Olivia Foulds, Leif Azzopardi and Martin Halvey
  • On Birthing Dancing Stars: The Need for Bounded Chaos in Information Interaction
  • Dana Mckay, Stephann Makri, Shanton Chang and George Buchanan

Short Papers

  • Subjective Search Intent Predictions Using Customer Reviews
  • Adrian Boteanu, Emily Dutile, Adam Kiezun and Shay Artzi
  • Update Delivery Mechanisms for Prospective Information Needs: A Reproducibility Study
  • Royal Sequiera, Luchen Tan, Yinan Zhang and Jimmy Lin
  • The Role of Domain Knowledge in Search as Learning
  • Heather O’Brien, Andrea Kampen, Amelia Cole and Kathleen Brennan
  • The Impact of Ad Quality and Position on Mobile SERPs
  • Afrah Olayan Alanazi, Mark Sanderson, Zhifeng Bao and Jaewon Kim
  • Levelling the Playing Field: A Genre Analysis of Online Search Language and Behaviour in UK Higher Education
  • Tim Leigh and Frances Johnson
  • A Qualitative Analysis of the Effects of Task Complexity on the Functional Role of Information
  • Bogeum Choi and Jaime Arguello
  • Personality Dimensions of Intelligent Personal Assistants
  • Irene Lopatovska
  • “More Than Just a Picture” – the Importance of Context in Search User Interfaces for Three-Dimensional Content
  • Hugo Huurdeman and Chiara Piccoli
  • Sources of Evidence for Interactive Table Completion
  • Jaime Arguello and Rob Capra
  • Contrasting Human Opinion of Non-Factoid Question Answering With Automatic Evaluation
  • Tianbo Ji, Yvette Graham and Gareth Jones
  • More Than Words: The Impact of Memory on How Undergraduates With Dyslexia Interact With Information
  • Lynne Cole, Andy MacFarlane and Stephann Makri
  • Older Adults’ Evaluation of the Credibility of Online Health Information
  • Yan Zhang and Shijie Song
  • Collecting High-Quality Dialogue User Satisfaction Ratings With Third-Party Annotators
  • Mickey van Zeelt, Floris den Hengst and Seyyed Hadi Hashemi
  • An Exploratory Study on Young Children’s Picture Book Information Representation: From the Perspective of Information Searching
  • Yue Ma, Pianran Wang and Jinyi Lu
  • The Influence of Device Type on Querying Behavior and Learning Outcomes in a Searching as Learning Task With a Laptop or Smartphone
  • Diego Demaree, Halszka Jarodzka, Saskia Brand-Gruwel and Yvonne Kammerer
  • The Role of Cognitive Abilities and Time Spent on Texts and Videos in a Multimodal Searching as Learning Task
  • Georg Pardi, Johannes von Hoyer, Peter Holtz and Yvonne Kammerer
  • Detecting Critical Responses From Deliberate Self-Harm Videos on YouTube
  • Muhammad Abubakar Alhassan and Diane Pennington
  • A Framework for Information Accessibility in Large Video Repositories
  • Laurianne Sitbon, Benoit Favre, Jinglan Zhang, Andrew A. Bayor, Stewart Koplick, Filip Bircanin and Margot Brereton
  • Estimating Error and Bias in Offline Evaluation Results
  • Mucun Tian and Michael Ekstrand
  • Dancing With the AI Devil: Investigating the Partnership Between Lawyers and AI
  • Mary Mikhail, Adam Roegiest, Karen Anello and Winter Wei
  • Comparing Academic and Everyday-Life Information Seeking Behavior Among Millennial Students
  • Joan Bartlett, Ilja Frissen and Jamshid Beheshti
  • Prediction of Good Abandonment Behavior in Mobile Search
  • Dan Wu and Shutian Zhang
  • Designing an IIR Research Apparatus With Users With Severe Intellectual Disability
  • Filip Bircanin, Laurianne Sitbon, Benoit Favre and Margot Brereton
  • Quantifying the Effects of Prosody Modulation on User Engagement and Satisfaction in Conversational Systems
  • Jason Ingyu Choi and Eugene Agichtein
  • The Role of Word-Eye-Fixations for Query Term Prediction
  • Masoud Davari, Daniel Hienert, Dagmar Kern and Stefan Dietze
  • Personalized Entity Search by Sparse and Scrutable User Profiles
  • Ghazaleh Haratinezhad Torbati, Andrew Yates and Gerhard Weikum
  • Exploring Users’ Learning Gains Within Search Sessions
  • Nirmal Roy, Felipe Moraes and Claudia Hauff
  • Would You Like to Hear the News? Investigating Voice-Based Suggestions for Conversational News Recommendation
  • Harshita Sahijwani, Jason Ingyu Choi and Eugene Agichtein


  • EntiTies: An Interface for Annotating Ties Between Entities in Text
  • Henry Feild, Timothy Amello and Phil Lombardo
  • Wizard of Oz Interface to Study System Initiative for Conversational Search
  • Sandeep Avula and Jaime Arguello
  • An Interface for Agent Supported Conversational Search
  • Abhishek Kaushik, Vishal Bhat Ramachandra and Gareth Jones


  • A Standardised Format for Exchanging Survey Instruments
  • Mark Michael Hall and Toine Bogers
  • A Tool for Conducting User Studies on Mobile Devices
  • Luca Costa, Mohammad Aliannejadi and Fabio Crestani
  • Spectator: An Open Source Document Viewer
  • Jean-Philippe Gauthier and Adam Roegiest

Doctoral Consortium

  • Engagement in Metacognition Within Self-Determined Learning
  • Amelia Cole
  • Investigating the Relationship Between eHealth Literacy and Information Search Behaviors
  • Yung-Sheng Chang
  • Immersive Search: Interactive Information Retrieval in Three-Dimensional Space
  • Austin Ward
  • Anderson and Krathwohl’s Two-Dimensional Taxonomy Applied to Supporting and Predicting Learning During Search
  • Kelsey Urgo
  • Toward Quality Multimorbid Health Questions for Information Seeking in Q&A Sites
  • Ashwag Alasmari
  • The Role of Working Memory in the Search-Sensemaking Process: An Exploratory Study
  • Bogeum Choi
  • Mobile Voice Query Reformulation by Visually Impaired People
  • Shannon Tomlinson
  • The Effect of Queries and Search Result Quality on the Rate of Query Abandonment in Interactive Information Retrieval
  • Mustafa Abualsaud
  • Interruption and Renewal: How and Why Do People Search Across Sessions?
  • Yuan Li

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