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


Virtual CHIIR 2020 will be run over a compressed format to avoid Zoom burnout. The general schedule is listed below, followed by more information about the specific papers to be presented in each session.

Day 1: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Time (PDT; GMT-7) Event
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome
09:10 – 09:55 Keynote: Christine Borgman, “Big Data, Little Data, or No Data? Why Human Interaction with Data is a Hard Problem”
09:55 – 10:05 Break
10:05 – 11:05 Paper Session A (5 presentations; see below)
11:05 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:42 Paper Session B (6 presentations; see below)
12:42 – 13:00 Break
13:00 – 13:30 Poster Session (individual Zoom links for each poster)
13:30 – 13:45 Close for the Day

Day 2: Friday, August 14, 2020

Time (PDT; GMT-7) Event
05:45 – 07:09 Paper Session C (7 presentations; see below)
07:09 – 07:20 Break
07:20 – 08:20 Paper Session D (5 presentations; see below)
08:20 – 08:30 Break
08:30 – 09:00 CHIIR It Forward
09:00 – 09:10 Break
09:10 – 09:50 Keynote: Meredith Ringel Morris, “Accessible Information Seeking”
09:50 – 10:00 Closing

Paper Session A

Session Chair: Orland Hoeber

  • Harnessing Evolution of Multi-Turn Conversations for Effective Answer Retrieval
  • Mohammad Aliannejadi, Manajit Chakraborty, Esteban Andrés Ríssola and Fabio Crestani
  • Conversations With Documents: An Exploration of Document-Centered Assistance
  • Maartje ter Hoeve, Robert Sim, Elnaz Nouri, Adam Fourney, Maarten de Rijke and Ryen White
  • Investigating Expectations for Voice-Based and Conversational Argument Search on the Web
  • Johannes Kiesel, Kevin Lang, Henning Wachsmuth, Eva Hornecker and Benno Stein
  • Hands-Free but Not Eyes-Free: A Usability Evaluation of Siri While Driving
  • Helene Høgh Larsen, Alexander Nuka Scheel, Toine Bogers and Birger Larsen
  • Conversational Agents for Recipe Recommendation
  • Sabrina Barko-Sherif, David Elsweiler and Morgan Harvey

Paper Session B

Session Chair: Soo Young Rieh

  • Enabling Predictive Number Entry and Editing on Touchscreen-Based Mobile Devices
  • Laxmi Pandey, Azar Alizadeh and Ahmed Sabbir Arif
  • Vroom!: A Search Engine for Sounds by Vocal Imitation Queries
  • Yichi Zhang, Junbo Hu, Yiting Zhang, Bryan Pardo and Zhiyao Duan
  • An In-Situ Study of Information Needs in Design-Related Creative Projects
  • Yinglong Zhang, Robert Capra and Yuan Li
  • 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
  • Step-Wise Recommendation for Complex Task Support
  • Elnaz Nouri, Robert Sim, Adam Fourney and Ryen White

Paper Session C

Session Chair: Martin Halvey

  • 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
  • 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
  • Towards Search Strategies for Better Privacy and Information
  • Steven Zimmerman, Alistair Thorpe, Jon Chamberlain and Udo Kruschwitz
  • Effects of Past Interactions on User Experience With Recommended Documents
  • Farnaz Jahanbakhsh, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah, Susan Dumais and Xuhai Xu
  • Everyday Cross-Session Search: How and Why Do People Search Across Multiple Sessions?
  • Yuan Li, Robert Capra and Yinglong Zhang
  • On Birthing Dancing Stars: The Need for Bounded Chaos in Information Interaction
  • Dana Mckay, Stephann Makri, Shanton Chang and George Buchanan
  • Data-Driven Evaluation Metrics for Heterogeneous Search Engine Result Pages
  • Leif Azzopardi, Ryen White, Paul Thomas and Nick Craswell

Paper Session D

Session Chair: Rob Capra

  • A Workflow Analysis Perspective to Scholarly Research Tasks
  • Marijn Koolen, Sanna Kumpulainen and Liliana Melgar-Estrada
  • Identifying and Predicting the States of Complex Search Tasks
  • Jiqun Liu, Shawon Sarkar and Chirag Shah
  • Reflecting Upon Perceptual Speed Tests in Information Retrieval: Limitations, Challenges, and Recommendations
  • Olivia Foulds, Leif Azzopardi and Martin Halvey
  • The Role of Attributes in Product Quality Comparisons
  • Felipe Moraes, Jie Yang, Rongting Zhang and Vanessa Murdock
  • Intercomprehension in Retrieval: User Perspectives on Six Related Scarce Resource Languages
  • Catherine Chavula and Hussein Suleman

Poster Session

  • The Role of Domain Knowledge in Search as Learning
  • Heather O’Brien, Andrea Kampen, Amelia Cole and Kathleen Brennan
  • A Qualitative Analysis of the Effects of Task Complexity on the Functional Role of Information
  • Bogeum Choi and Jaime Arguello
  • “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
  • Older Adults’ Evaluation of the Credibility of Online Health Information
  • Yan Zhang and Shijie Song
  • 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 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
  • Dancing With the AI Devil: Investigating the Partnership Between Lawyers and AI
  • Mary Mikhail, Adam Roegiest, Karen Anello and Winter Wei
  • Prediction of Good Abandonment Behavior in Mobile Search
  • Dan Wu and Shutian Zhang
  • 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
  • An Interface for Agent Supported Conversational Search
  • Abhishek Kaushik, Vishal Bhat Ramachandra and Gareth Jones
  • Wizard of Oz Interface to Study System Initiative for Conversational Search
  • Sandeep Avula and Jaime Arguello
  • A Standardised Format for Exchanging Survey Instruments
  • Mark Michael Hall and Toine Bogers

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