HCIR 2008
 Bridging Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval
 Workshop hosted by Microsoft Research 23 Oct 2008, Redmond, WA 

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    HCIR 2007

This one-day event will be held at Microsoft Research (MS Building 99, Lecture Room 1919) in Redmond, Washington, USA (address and driving directions). Free parking is available; attendees must register their vehicles at Building 99 reception.

If you are interested in attending the workshop you must register in advance. Please contact Ryen White (ryenw@microsoft.com) for more details on registration.


08.00 - 09.00: Continental breakfast
09.00 - 09.10: Welcome
09.10 - 09.30: Introductions/Ice-breaker activity
09.30 - 10.30: Keynote: Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research
10.30 - 11.00: Break
11:00 - 12.30: Session 1 - Guidance and Navigation

UIs for Faceted Navigation Recent Advances and Remaining Open Problems
Marti A. Hearst (University of California at Berkeley)

Polestar: Assisted Navigation for Exploring Multi-dimensional Information Spaces
Davor Cubranic (SAP)

Human-Guided Ontology Learning
Hui Yang and Jamie Callan (Carnegie Mellon University)

12.30 - 13.30: Lunch (including Microsoft "DemoFest"). Demos included:
  • BackStory (Gina Venolia)
  • FacetLens (Greg Smith, Brian Meyers)
  • InkSeine (Ken Hinckley)
  • Phlat (Ed Cutrell)
  • PSearch (Dan Leibling, Sue Dumais)
  • Research Desktop Activities (Gabriella Kazai)
  • Search Experience Feedback (Raman Chandrasekar)
  • SearchTogether (Merrie Morris)
  • Snippet (Steven Drucker)
  • WebAssistant (Silviu-Petru Cucerzan)
13.30 - 15.00: Session 2 - Search and Evaluation

Personal Information Organization and Retrieval Using an Activity-Based Desktop Interface
Stephen Voida (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Constructing Exploratory Tasks for a Faceted Search Interface
Bill Kules (The Catholic University of America) and Robert Capra (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Measuring Search Experience Satisfaction using Explicit Context-Aware Feedback
Raman Chandrasekar (Microsoft Research), Matthew R. Scott (Microsoft Research), Dean Slawson (Microsoft Research), A.R.D. Rajan (New York University), and Daniel Makoski (Microsoft Corporation)
15.00 - 15.30: Brainstorm in preparation for breakout sessions
15.30 - 16.00: Break
16.00 - 16.45: Breakout sessions
16.45 - 17.15: Report back from breakouts and workshop-wide discussion
17.15 - 17.30: Wrap-up and next steps
17.30 - 19.00: Reception

Please note: All workshop participants will have the opportunity to present a poster describing their work. Posters will be displayed in the workshop room all day. Poster presenters will be available for questions/discussion about their poster during breaks and/or lunch.