[Elsnet-list] CFP: Desktop Search Workshop at SIGIR 2010

Liadh Kelly liadh.kelly at gmail.com
Sun Apr 4 19:24:18 CEST 2010

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****Call for papers a SIGIR 2010 workshop on Desktop Search (Understanding,
Supporting and Evaluating Personal Data Search)**, July 23, Geneva,
Switzerland (*http://www.cdvp.dcu.ie/DS2010/*)****

Desktop Search Workshop

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
practitionersinterested 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

   - Supporting desktop search

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

·         Personalization to account for highly individual collections and
·         Interfaces for desktop search and presentation of results

   - Evaluating desktop search

·         Evaluation approaches (e.g., test collections, lab studies, log
·         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 at elsweiler.co.uk)

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

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

Jaime Teevan – Microsoft Research Redmond, USA (teevan at 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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