Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
09:00 - 10:30 DC and Tutorials Opening & Keynote 1 Keynote 2 and Poster Boaster Paper Session:
Search in Context
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
11:00 - 12:30 DC and Tutorials Paper Session:
Paper Session:
Special Information Needs
Paper Session:
Search Interactions
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00 - 15:40 DC and Tutorials Practitioner Talk and Paper Session:
In & out of the Library
Practitioner Talk and Paper Session:
Information Interests & Needs
Practitioner Talk and Paper Session:
Search for Health
15:40 - 16:00 Coffee
(15:00 - 15:30 this day)
Coffee Coffee Coffee
16:00 - 17:30 DC and Tutorials (Finish at 17:00 this day) Paper Session:
Search as Learning
Poster and Demo Session CHIIR It Forward and Closing Workshops
Welcome Reception
Conference Dinner

Instructions for presenters

Oral paper presentations are scheduled for 30 minutes. Presenters should speak for 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

The poster presentation session will be in the afternoon of Tuesday March 12th. Poster boards will be available all day. Poster orientation should be portrait up to A0. There will be a poster boaster session on Tuesday morning after the keynote where each poster presenter will have up to 1 minute to outline their poster. Please send a slide for this in advance to


Session 1: Conversation

Session Chair: Chirag Shah
  • Learning About Work Tasks to Inform Intelligent Assistant Design
    Johanne R. Trippas (RMIT University), Damiano Spina (RMIT University), Falk Scholer (RMIT University), Ahmed Hassan Awadallah (Microsoft), Peter Bailey (Microsoft), Paul N. Bennett (Microsoft), Ryen W. White (Microsoft), Jonathan Liono (RMIT University), Yongli Ren (RMIT University), Flora D. Salim (RMIT University), Mark Sanderson (RMIT University)
  • Embedding Search into a Conversational Platform to Support Collaborative Search
    Sandeep Avula (University of Carolina at Chapel Hill), Jaime Arguello (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Robert Capra (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Jordan Dodson (University of Carolina at Chapel Hill), Yuhui Huang (University of Carolina at Chapel Hill), Filip Radlinski (Google)
  • User Intent Prediction in Information-seeking Conversations
    Chen Qu (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Liu Yang (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Yongfeng Zhang (Rutgers University), Johanne R Trippas (RMIT University), Minghui Qiu (Alibaba Group)

Session 2: In & out of the Library

Session Chair: Luanne Freund
  • Practitioner invited presentation: Dr John Scally, National Librarian of Scotland, Getting From Page to Screen in Time for Your Birthday
  • Interacting with Historical Digital Documents : A real life study of task processes, actions and goals
    Laura Korkeamäki (University of Tampere), Sanna Kumpulainen (University of Tampere)
  • Take Me Out: Space and Place in Library Interactions
    George Buchanan (The University of Melbourne), Dana Mckay (The University of Melbourne), Stephann Makri (City University of London)

Session 3: Search as Learning

Session Chair: Heather O'Brien
  • Knowledge-Context in Search Systems: Toward Information-literate actions
    Catherine Smith (Kent State University), Soo Young Rieh (University of Michigan)
  • Measuring Learning During Search: Differences in Interactions, Eye-Gaze, and Semantic Similarity to Expert Knowledge
    Nilavra Bhattacharya (The University of Texas at Austin), Jacek Gwizdka (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • Reading Protocol: Understanding what has been read in Interactive Information Retrieval Tasks
    Daniel Hienert (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), Dagmar Kern (GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Science), Matthew Mitsui (Rutgers University), Chirag Shah (Rutgers University), Nicholas Belkin (Rutgers University)

Session 4: Special Information Needs

Session Chair: Carla Teixeira Lopes
  • HAIR: Towards Developing a Global Self-Updating Peer Support Group Meeting List using Human-Aided Information Retrieval
    Sabirat Rubya (University of Minnesota), Xizi Wang (University of Michigan), Svetlana Yarosh (University of Minnesota)
  • Experimental Methods in IIR: Resolving the Tension Between Rigour and Ethics in Studies Involving Users with Dyslexia
    Gerd Berget (Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, Oslo Metropolitan University), Andrew MacFarlane (Centre for HCI Design, Department of Computer Science, City, University of London)
  • NotifyMeHere: Intelligent Notification Delivery in Multi-Device Environments
    Abhinav Mehrotra (University College London), Robert Hendley ( University of Birmingham), Mirco Musolesi (University College London)

Session 5: Information Interests & Needs

Session Chair: Marijn Koolen
  • Practitioner invited presentation: Kirsten Urquhart, YoungScot, National survey of young people's information needs
  • Searching for Old News: User Interests and Behavior within a National Collection
    Tessel Bogaard (CWI Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), Laura Hollink (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Jan Wielemaker (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Lynda Hardman (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)), Jacco van Ossenbruggen (CWI & VU University Amsterdam)
  • Task, Information Seeking Intentions, and User Behavior: Toward A Multi-level Understanding of Web Search
    Jiqun Liu (Rutgers University), Matthew Mitsui (Rutgers University), Nicholas Belkin (Rutgers University), Chirag Shah (Rutgers University)

Session 6: Search in Context

Session Chair: Orland Hoeber
  • Understanding Context for Tasks and Activities
    Jan R. Benetka (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), John Krumm (Microsoft), Paul N. Bennett (Microsoft)
  • Understanding Mobile Search Task Relevance and User Behaviour in Context
    Mohammad Aliannejadi (Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)), Morgan Harvey (Northumbria University), Luca Costa (Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)), Matthew Pointon (Northumbria University), Fabio Crestani (Università della Svizzera italiana (USI))
  • Understanding how people use search to support their everyday creative tasks
    Yinglong Zhang (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Robert Capra (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Session 7: Search Interactions

Session Chair: Jaime Arguello
  • Making meaning: a focus for information interactions research
    Ian Ruthven (University of Strathclyde)
  • An Interactive Image Retrieval Approach to Searching for Images on Social Media
    Manali Gaikwad (University of Regina), Orland Hoeber (University of Regina)
  • A Rank-biased Neural Network Model for Click Modeling
    Hai-Tao Yu (University of Tsukuba), Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University), Roi Blanco (University of A Coruña), Joemon Jose (University of Glasgow), Ke Zhou (University of Nottingham), Anjie Fang (University of Glasgow)

Session 8: Archives and Health

Session Chair: Vanessa Murdock
  • Peaking behind the curtain; exploring the discovery challenges of a 100 year old broadcaster
    Mo McRoberts (Lead Architect, Design+Engineering, BBC), Lynne Dent, (Senior Product Manager, Design+Engineering, BBC)
  • Interplay of documents' readability, comprehension and consumer health search performance across query terminology
    Carla Teixeira Lopes (University of Porto / INESC TEC), Cristina Ribeiro (INESC TEC - Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto)
  • Enslaved to the Trapped Data: A Cognitive Work Analysis of Medical Systematic Reviews
    Ian Knight (University of Nottingham), Max Wilson (University of Nottingham), David Brailsford (University of Nottingham), Natasa Milic-Frayling (University of Nottingham)

Poster and Demo Session

Session Chair: TBA