Understanding, Supporting, and Evaluating Personal Data Search
A SIGIR 2010 workshop, July 23, Geneva, Switzerland
Desktop search refers to the process of searching within one’s personal space of information. The information searched during a desktop search can include content that resides on one’s personal computer (e.g., documents, emails, visited Web pages, and multimedia files), and may extend to content on other personal devices, such as music players and mobile phones. Despite recent research interest, desktop search is under-explored compared to other search domains such as the web, semi-structured data, or flat text.
This workshop will bring together academics and industrial practitioners interested in desktop search with the goal of fostering collaborations and addressing the challenges faced in this area. The workshop will be structured to encourage group discussion and active collaboration among attendees. We encourage participation from people in the fields of information retrieval, personal information management, natural language processing, human-computer interaction, and related areas.
The topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
- Understanding desktop search behavior
� Studies of desktop search behavior
� Desktop query log analysis
- Supporting desktop search
� Retrieval approaches (e.g., content analysis, search algorithms)
� Personalization to account for highly individual collections and needs
- Evaluating desktop search
� Evaluation approaches (e.g., test collections, lab studies, log analyses)
- Other uses of desktop collections
� Introspection and reflection using personal collections
Short papers (max 4 pages) and short position papers (max 2 pages) describing significant work in progress, late breaking results or ideas / challenges for the domain are invited. Submissions should be in ACM SIGIR format. LaTeX and Word templates are available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates (for LaTeX, use the “Option 2” style).
Anonymised papers in pdf format should be submitted to http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=desktop2010 no later than midnight Pacific Daylight Time on June 3, 2010. Submissions will be subject to triple-blind reviewing.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. These proceedings will be distributed to workshop participants and made available on-line. At the workshop we will discuss the possibility of publishing in a journal special issue or similar.
June 3, 2010 – Deadline for paper submission
June 27, 2010 – Notification to authors
July 5, 2010 – Camera-ready copy due
July 23, 2010 – Workshop
Further information is available on the workshop website at http://www.cdvp.dcu.ie/DS2010/ or by emailing the workshop organizers.
David Elsweiler – University of Erlangen, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gareth J. F. Jones – Dublin City University, Ireland (email@example.com)
Liadh Kelly – Dublin City University, Ireland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jaime Teevan – Microsoft Research Redmond, USA (email@example.com)
Leif Azzopardi – University of Glasgow, UK
Ofer Bergman – Sheffield University, UK
Rob Capra – University of North Carolina, USA
Sergey Chernov – University of Hanover, Germany
Bruce Croft – University of Massachusetts, USA
Ed Cutrell – Microsoft Research, India
Susan Dumais – Microsoft Research, USA
Diane Kelly – University of North Carolina, USA
Ian Ruthven – University of Strathclyde, UK