Workshops

Workshop on Audio Collection Human Interaction (AudioCHI 2022)

Abstract:

The AudioCHI 2022 workshop will focus on human engagement with spoken material in search settings, including live stream audio and collections. Spoken material comes in many forms: factual or entertaining, timely or of historical interest, local or global, single speaker or conversations, planned or adhoc, and many other variations in various combinations. Users engage with spoken material for a variety of reasons, including entertainment, current affairs, education, and research. While there has been considerable previous work studying spoken document retrieval or more generally spoken content retrieval, AudioCHI 2022 will be the first meeting to explore user engagement with audio content, including the use of content analysis to provide verbal and non-verbal features to provide rich content representations and human factors in interaction with spoken audio content, and their interaction with more established topics relating to spoken content retrieval. The workshop seeks to bring together researchers in spoken content retrieval with the expertise of the CHIIR community in interactive information retrieval to examine opportunities and challenges for advancing the technologies for search and interaction with spoken content.

Website
https://speechretrievalworkshop.github.io/
Organized by:
  • Gareth J. F. Jones (Dublin City University, Ireland)
  • Maria Eskevich (CLARIN ERIC)
  • Ben Carterette Joana Correia, Rosie Jones, Jussi Karlgren (Spotify)
  • Ian Soboroff (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States)

First Early Career Researchers' Roundtable for Information Access Research

Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we undertake research, inciting stress and uncertainty---especially for graduate and early career researchers. This First Early Career Researchers' Roundtable for Information Access Research workshop will provide a forum for discussing how to address the challenges we face. We aim to empower all researchers to make new research connections, and foster a sense of belonging within the CHIIR community. The workshop will be hands-on and interactive with ample scope for discussion. We invite researchers from all levels of seniority to take part in painting a vision for the future of research.

Website
https://sites.google.com/view/ecrs4ir/home
Organized by:
  • David Maxwell (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
  • Johanne Trippas (University of Melbourne, Australia)

BIIRRR 2022: Third Workshop on Building towards Information Interaction and Retrieval Resources Re-use

Abstract:

The BIIRRR 2022 workshop aims to provide an interactive forum addressing questions around documentation and re-use of II&R materials, as a step towards the development of community standards. The morning sessions will consist of experience and position papers, presenting possibilities and challenges encountered around re-use. The afternoon sessions will use the ideas and experiences from these papers as a springboard to collaboratively develop recommendations for research design documentation community standards. We welcome contributions and participants from early-career to established researchers and from the full range of research methodologies, to ensure the outcomes are as widely applicable as possible. Please join us for a full-day workshop to brainstorm about the re-use of II&R materials and the development of community standards.

Website
https://biirrr2022.aau.dk/
Organized by:
  • Toine Bogers (Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Maria Gäde (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Mark Hall (Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
  • Marijn Koolen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Netherlands)
  • Vivien Petras (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Paul Thomas (Microsoft Research, Australia)

Workshop on Information Quality in Information Interaction & Retrieval

Abstract:

The basic premise of ranking algorithms is that they return the ‘best’ document first. The notion of ‘the best’ is, however, a seemingly intractable problem. Over the years numerous methods have arisen that handle this problem quite differently, including objectified relevance assessments of Cranfield, subjective user feedback of social media, and algorithmic approaches like PageRank. Typically, the considerations underlying these assessments are not exemplified to end users. In the IQIIR 2022 workshop, we are interested in exploring ways of involving users in quality assessments. Moreover, in light of new research themes emerging at CHIIR, like conversational search or searching as learning, we want to revisit the notion of information quality in the context of these topics. Please join us for a full-day workshop to brainstorm about information quality and to take stock of different quality assessment methods and how they might involve and inform users.

Website
https://iqiir2022.aau.dk/
Organized by:
  • Frans van der Sluis (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Florian Meier (Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Toine Bogers (Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Catherine Smith (Kent State University, USA)
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