*    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