Desktop Search Workshop

Understanding, Supporting, and Evaluating Personal Data Search

 A SIGIR 2010 workshop, July 23, Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.cdvp.dcu.ie/DS2010/

 

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

         Psychological aspects of re-finding (e.g., people’s memories of items)
 
  • Supporting desktop search

         Retrieval approaches (e.g., content analysis, search algorithms)

         Personalization to account for highly individual collections and needs

         Interfaces for desktop search and presentation of results
 
  • Evaluating desktop search

         Evaluation approaches (e.g., test collections, lab studies, log analyses)

         Test set creation  (e.g., common reference task, common corpora)
 
  • Other uses of desktop collections

         Life-logging

         Introspection and reflection using personal collections

 

Submission Guidelines

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.

 

Important Dates

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

Further information is available on the workshop website at http://www.cdvp.dcu.ie/DS2010/ or by emailing the workshop organizers.

 

Workshop Organizers

David Elsweiler – University of Erlangen, Germany (david@elsweiler.co.uk)

Gareth J. F. Jones – Dublin City University, Ireland (gjones@computing.dcu.ie)

Liadh Kelly – Dublin City University, Ireland (lkelly@computing.dcu.ie)

Jaime Teevan – Microsoft Research Redmond, USA (teevan@microsoft.com)

 

Program Committee

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

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