Schedule by Track

Track 3 - Interactive Information & Design

 Co-Chairs:  Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina
Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia

This track invites papers that focus on the design, implementation and use of interactive information systems. This encompasses system design, information retrieval, human computer interaction and the intersection between these areas of research and practice. 

The design of effective, efficient and usable information systems and technologies is a central concern within the field of information science. Relevant research will concern the purpose, design, implementation and use of systems for the storage, processing, retrieval and dissemination of information in a wide range of domains, including health, government, education, research and leisure, and in a wide range of formats and media, including textual, images, video and audio. Methods for the design and evaluation of information systems are also of interest. 

The field of Information Retrieval (IR) is concerned with technologies, algorithms and processes that facilitate users’ access to relevant and useful information in large collections. This includes issues related to the collections (e.g., storage, indexing, representation), the information seekers (e.g., information needs, tasks, user types, search behaviour), and the systems (e.g., matching and ranking algorithms, interface design). Areas of particular interest within information retrieval include: Internet search, personal information management, enterprise search, digital libraries, and new and emerging areas such as mobile and social search. 

The field of Human- Computer Interaction (HCI) is concerned with the communication between human users and computer systems via a wide variety of devices and interfaces , including graphic, voice, touch, and immersive, 3-Dimensional user interfaces. A central concern within HCI is the user experience in interacting with technology, and thus issues of user affect, cognition and behavior are central. In this track we are particularly interested in HCI in complex, information-rich environments. 

Increasingly, these areas of research and practice intersect in the emerging field of human information interaction, which recognizes that in today’s dynamic and immersive electronic information environments, activities such as organizing, describing, browsing, retrieving, reading and creating information are no longer discrete, but are interconnected, simultaneous, and seamless. 

Topics that pertain to this track include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Information System design and evaluation: software and hardware components, algorithms, user interfaces, methods of design and evaluation;
  • Information system use: user preferences, tasks and behaviours, querying, selecting, browsing, collaboration, user engagement, methods of conducting user studies
  • Specialized information systems: mobile systems, geographic information systems, digital libraries, Web-based systems, recommender and personalization systems, visualization systems, personal information management systems.

Types of Submissions
Long and short papers, Posters, Demonstrations, Video, Panels and Workshops. See description of submission types for more information.

Program Committee
Judit Bar-Ilan, Bar-llan University
Nick Belkin, Rutgers University
Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
Don Case, University of Kentucky
Youngok Choi, Catholic University
Sue Dumais, Microsoft Research
Miles Efron, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Efthimis Efthimiadis, University of Washington
David Elsweiler, Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany
Gary Geisler, University of Texas, Austin
Gene Golovchinsky, FXPAL
Steve Hockema, University of Toronto
Isto Huvila, Uppsala University
Peter Ingwersen, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
Jim Jansen, Penn State
Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba
William Jones, University of Washington
Rick Kopak, University of British Columbia
Sherry Koshman, University of Pittsburgh
Bill Kules, Catholic University
Andrew Large, McGill School of Information Studies
Ray Larson, University of California, Berkeley
Yuelin Li, Nankai University
Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University 
Doug Oard, University of Maryland
Heather O'Brien, University of British Columbia
Edie Rasmussen, University of British Columbia
Soo Rieh, University of Michigan
Miguel Ruiz, University of North Texas
Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde
Amanda Spink, Loughborough University (UK)
Cassidy Sugimoto, Indiana University
Jaime Teevan, Microsoft Research
Anastasios Tombros, Queen Mary University of London
Carolyn Watters, Dalhousie University
Stina Westman, Helsinki University of Technology
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee