*    Early Registration deadline:  Monday, September 23


*    HCIR 2013

*    Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction & Information Retrieval



*   Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

*   October 3-4, 2013



*You are cordially invited to attend HCIR 2013!*

The 7th annual Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information 
Retrieval (HCIR 2013) will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 
4th, 2013, at Simon Fraser University's Segal School of Business in 
downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada.  The symposium is being supported by the 
University of British Columbia iSchool.

HCIR 2013 is a two-day event consisting of a single-track of 
user-centered IR research presentations, a poster session, and ample 
opportunity for informal discussions and social interaction that 
includes a reception on the Thursday evening.

Areas of interest for HCIR include, but are not limited to:

       * Novel interaction techniques for information retrieval.

       * Modeling and evaluation of interactive information retrieval.

       * Exploratory search and information discovery.

       * Information visualization and visual analytics.

       * Applications of HCI techniques to information retrieval needs 
in specific domains.

       * Ethnography and user studies relevant to information retrieval 
and access.

       * Scale and efficiency considerations for interactive information 
retrieval systems.

       * Relevance feedback and active learning approaches for 
information retrieval.

The symposium offers full and short paper presentations, posters and two 
exciting keynote talks:

*         * Dr. Ed Chi, Google *

*  * Dr. Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia *

The following full papers have been accepted for presentation:

*Slow Search: Information Retrieval without Time Constraints*
Jaime Teevan, Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Ryen W. White, Susan Dumais, and 
Yubin Kim

*Are Some Tweets More Interesting Than Others? #HardQuestion*
Omar Alonso, Catherine Marshall and Marc Najork

*Adaptation of a Search User Interface towards User Needs -- A Prototype 
Study with Children & Adults*
Tatiana Gossen, Marcus Nitsche, Jana Vos and Andreas Nuernberger

*Sewing the Seams of Sensemaking: A Practical Interface for Tagging and 
Organizing Saved Search Results*
Marti Hearst and Duane Degler

*Why Do Users Perceive Search Tasks As Difficult? Exploring Difficulty 
in Different Task Types*
Jingjing Liu and Chang Suk Kim

Please check the website for the schedule and full list of papers:

HCIR would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors:
      * The Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of 
Excellence, Canada
      * ACM SIGIR -- Special Interest Group for Information Retrieval
      * Microsoft Research
      * The iSchool At UBC

       Robert Capra, UNC Chapel Hill
       Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia
       Gene Golovchinsky, FX Palo Alto Laboratory
       Catherine Smith, Kent State University
       Mark Smucker, University of Waterloo
       Ryen White, Microsoft Research