Call For Participation

Papers should be submitted to EasyChair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=chiir2023

Submission format information 

Overview

ACM CHIIR 2023 invites submissions focused on user-centered approaches to the design and evaluation of systems for information access, seeking, retrieval, and use. Contributions 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.

CHIIR is a multi-disciplinary research meeting. In addition to studies of interactive systems, information interaction, and retrieval, we encourage submissions on related topics such as human-human information interaction, novel interaction paradigms, new evaluation methods, and related research in a range of communities such as sociology, ethnography, psychology, and human-computer interaction.

We welcome submissions on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods. ACM CHIIR operates under the ACM Conference Code of Conduct.

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
  • Information access methods and systems for users of all abilities
  • Information interactions other than search
  • 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
  • Quantitative and qualitative studies of human information interaction
  • Information seeking and use behaviors, including measures of use and broader sensemaking
  • Field and case studies of 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
  • Enabling and studying multi-modal interactions with information
  • 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

Submission Types

High-quality, original research of relevance to CHIIR may be submitted as a full paper (8000 words + references in one column format, equivalent approximately to 9 pages formatted in two columns + references). Submissions should include an analysis or evaluation using rigorous techniques such as laboratory studies, field experiments, in situ observational studies, crowdsourcing, simulations of search behavior, or log analysis. Authors should describe their methods, specific techniques, and search context in sufficient detail to allow for replication and reuse. Accepted full papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as paper presentations at the conference.

Please note submission of abstracts is mandatory. Abstract (max 250 words) must summarise the central content and clearly clarify the topic, aim, method and findings, as well as the main conclusion.

Papers should be submitted to EasyChair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=chiir2023

As a special category of full papers (8000 words + references in one column format, equivalent approximately to 9 pages formatted in two columns + references), perspective papers should present novel ideas or insights concerning approaches, key challenges, or theoretical or methodological issues that have the potential to inspire substantive discussion and lead to significant advances in the field. These papers should not consist primarily of literature reviews or the presentation of stand-alone studies, but may take the form of:

  • Reflections upon the body of research, considering how the field, the theories, the models, and the methods have developed;
  • Discussion of the implications of research findings on users in the real world;
  • Proposals for and discussions of theories or models of information-interaction; or critical, provocative, and creative contributions to stir debate and discussion.

Accepted perspectives papers will be published in the proceedings and presented at the conference.

Please note submission of abstracts is mandatory. Abstract (max 250 words) must summarise the central content and clearly clarify the topic, aim, method and findings, as well as the main conclusion.

Papers should be submitted to EasyChair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=chiir2023

Short papers (3100 words + references in one column format, equivalent approximately to 4 pages formatted in two columns + references) should report on original, significant, high-quality research. A short paper could present a more focused study of smaller scope than a full paper. For example, work in progress, preliminary research analysis, or late-breaking results are suitable for short papers. Accepted short papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as posters at the conference.

Papers should be submitted to EasyChair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=chiir2023

We welcome two types of submissions (both maximum 3100 words + references in one column format, equivalent approximately to 4 pages formatted in two columns + references).

Demonstration papers should enable presenters to give participants first-hand experience of novel research prototypes, operational systems, or in-progress concepts in development. They provide the opportunity to exchange ideas gained from implementing IR systems and to obtain feedback from expert users. The submission should both describe and show the proposed solution, addressing questions such as:

  • What problem does the prototype/system/concept seek to address?
  • How does it do so?
  • Who are the target users?
  • How will you demonstrate this work?
  • How does the work compare with those that exist already?
  • Finally, how, where, and when will your technology have a technical or commercial impact?

Resource papers should describe publicly available datasets or open source software that are new or not well-known, allowing researchers to replicate research results and providing a citable paper when using that resource. Resource papers will be evaluated based on the quality of the resource, its novelty compared to other available alternatives, how well it has been described, and its potential for investigating a variety of research questions.

Submission instructions:

  • The authors should submit a short video of the demo in addition to the paper describing the work. The authors are also encouraged (but not required) to include a URL where the demo itself can be accessed.

  • For submissions of datasets, authors should provide a public URL for downloading. For submissions of software, the source code, dependencies on external libraries, and installation instructions must be available on a public Web page or in a publicly accessible repository. All datasets and source code must be licensed in such a manner that it can be legally and freely used, at the minimum in academic and research settings.

Appropriate presentation technologies will be facilitated for all demonstrations and resources. Accepted demonstration/resource papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Papers should be submitted to EasyChair.

CHIIR 2023 Doctoral Consortium

The CHIIR Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students working in the areas of user-centered approaches to the design and evaluation of systems for information access, retrieval, and use to present and discuss their research with experienced researchers and other doctoral students in a seminar format. We welcome submissions representing a broad spectrum of research topics relevant to the CHIIR community, including research on information (seeking and searching) behaviour (IB), human computer interaction (HCI), and information retrieval (IR).

The Doctoral Consortium focuses on advising students regarding their research and careers. In addition, the DC provides students with an opportunity to establish a supportive community, including other doctoral students working in related areas or at a similar stage of their dissertation research.

The Doctoral Consortium is targeted to students roughly halfway through their Ph.D. program. At a minimum, students should have formulated their research problem, suggested methods, and at a maximum, to have submitted some of the early Ph.D. work for publication. The Doctoral Consortium is not appropriate for students who nearly finish their Ph.D. work.

The CHIIR 2023 Doctoral Consortium will primarily be an in-person event, but support will be provided for students who will not be able to attend in person. 

Submission Guidelines

Students submit a paper detailing their PhD research. The submitted paper, solely authored by the student, will be the basis for detailed discussions at the Doctoral Consortium. To get the most out of the discussion, it should include:

  • Abstract.
  • Motivation for the research.
  • Background and related work.
  • Description of proposed research, including main research questions.
  • Research methodology, and, as appropriate, ongoing and planned experiments.
  • Progress made so far, including known results, with citations if published.
  • Future plans.
  • References.

In addition, a one page appendix to the paper (placed after the references) must include the following:

  • A detailed statement by the student explaining why they want to participate in the Doctoral Consortium at this point in their doctoral studies, and how they hope it will contribute to the development of their work and potential future career.
  • A short statement by the student’s advisor/supervisor agreeing that the student would benefit by attending the DC. Advisors should also specifically indicate whether the student has written, or is close to completing, a thesis proposal (or equivalent), and when they expect the student would defend their dissertation if they progress at a typical rate.

If accepted, the appendix is not included in the published version of the paper.

Length: Maximum of 3100 words including the references in one column format, equivalent approximately to 4 pages formatted in two columns including the references, and excluding the appendix.

Doctoral Consortium papers are not anonymous and should be submitted showing the author’s name and affiliation and follow the conference submission guidelines.

Papers should be submitted to EasyChair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=chiir2023

Submissions will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium program committee. The review of each proposal will take into account the degree to which the student will benefit from participating in the consortium. Rejected submissions will receive written feedback. While the submissions are not anonymous, confidentiality of submissions will be maintained throughout the review process.

Participation

Participation requires an accepted proposal and presentation at the Doctoral Consortium. PhD students will be notified of the result of their submission by December 13, 2022. Accepted students will receive instructions on how to submit a camera-ready copy of their proposal to be included in the conference proceedings, as well as information on the preparation of the presentation.

Important Dates

  • October 26, 2022 – DC paper submission
  • December 13, 2022 – Notification of acceptance
  • March 19, 2023 – Doctoral consortium

Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone.

Consortium Chairs

  • Yan Zhang, University of Texas at Austin (yanz@utexas.edu)
  • Charles Clarke, University of Waterloo (claclark@gmail.com)

Please contact the chairs if you have any questions.

Workshops

Workshops provide a venue for addressing novel ideas and emerging research focused on  user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval  Generally, workshops  are less formal, more interactive, and potentially more focused than the main conference itself. Generally, workshop themes will be related to topics of the main conference call for contributions, but proposals related to other areas of Human Information Interaction and Interactive Information Retrieval will be considered as well. The format of each workshop will be determined by its organizers and can be either full-day or half-day. We encourage workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, group problem-solving and community building initiatives. Workshops that only revolve around the presentation of papers in a “mini conference” format are strongly discouraged.

The organizers of accepted workshops will be expected to define the workshop’s focus, solicit and review submissions, invite additional workshop participants, and decide upon the final program content. At least two organizers are expected to attend and run the entire workshop. Please submit your proposal to EasyChair.

Workshop proposals are not anonymous. The workshop proposal consist of two parts as follows::

  • Extended abstract (two page maximum) including::
    • the title of the proposed workshop and format (full or half day)
    • the academic background for the work, including how it relates to CHIIR
    • the expected key outcomes
    • a short bio of each organizer or presenter, including their name, affiliation, email address, and website
    • Extended abstracts for accepted workshops will be published in conference proceedings
  • Supplementary document (two page maximum) including::
    • a proposed outline for the day/half day, including the type of activities you intend to carry out during the event; successful workshop proposals will show a high proportion of interactive elements
    • any materials that would be needed
    • a website URL(doesn’t need to be active until after acceptance)
    • up to 100 word blurb for the CHIIR website in the event of acceptance

Workshop Evaluation Criteria

Workshop proposals will be reviewed and selected according to these criteria: (1) potential level of interest within the CHIIR community, (2) experience and skill of the presenter(s), and (3) the value of any planned outputs to be produced during the workshop.

Tutorials

The purpose of  a tutorial is to provide conference attendees, including early-career researchers and researchers crossing-over from related disciplines, with an opportunity to learn about concepts and techniques for research into user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval. Tutorials also serve as a venue to share presenters’ expertise with the global community of user-centered information retrieval researchers and practitioners. Tutorials should focus on a specific topic presented within the context of CHIIR-related research. Example topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • A quantitative or qualitative analysis method and its use in CHIIR contexts
  • A modeling or simulation technique for retrieval interaction
  • A method for research data collection, anonymization, or public archiving

Tutorials could be either full-day or half-day, with a length commensurate with the presented materials and the projected interest of the CHIIR community. We actively encourage both researchers and industry practitioners to submit tutorial proposals that target different levels of expertise and different interests. We also encourage the submission of hands-on tutorials that combine theoretical concepts with practical exercises. Please submit your proposal to EasyChair.

Tutorial proposals are not anonymous. The tutorial proposal should consist of two parts as follows:

  • Extended abstract (two page maximum) including:
    • the title of the proposed tutorial and format (full or half day)
    • motivation for the tutorial: why it is valuable to the CHIIR community
    • syllabus and learning outcomes
    • a short bio of each presenter, including their name, affiliation, email address, and website, and their experience or qualifications in the topic of this tutorial
    • Extended abstracts for accepted tutorials will be published in conference proceedings
  • Supplementary document (two page maximum) including:
    • a proposed outline for the day/half day that includes the type of activities you intend to carry out during the event
    • any special requirements for the tutorial room
    • any materials that would be needed
    • a website URL if desired (doesn’t need to be active until after acceptance)
    • up to 100 word blurb for the website in the event of acceptance

Tutorial Evaluation Criteria

Tutorial proposals will be reviewed and selected according to these criteria: (1) ability of the tutorial to contribute to strengthening the foundations of research into user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval, or to broadening the field to look at important new challenges and techniques, (2) experience and skill of the presenter(s), and (3) the value of any materials released with the tutorial for the community.

CHIIR will also feature Industry Sessions with speakers sharing application perspectives on interacting with information access systems. More information to come.

Accepted industry day proposal papers will be included in the conference proceedings.