First Workshop on Web Information-Seeking and Interaction
- Workshop program now available
- Working notes now available
The World Wide Web has provided access to a diverse range of information sources and systems. People engaging with this
rich network of information may need to interact with different technologies,
interfaces, and information providers in the course of a single search task.
These systems may offer different interaction affordances and require users to
adapt their information-seeking strategies. Not only is this challenging for
users, but it also presents challenges for the designers of interactive systems,
who need to make their own system useful and usable to broad user groups. The
popularity of Web browsing and Web search engines has given rise to distinct
forms of information-seeking behaviour, and new interaction styles, but we do
not yet fully understand these or their implications for the development of new
Web information seeking and interaction (i.e., the interaction of users with
Web-based content and applications during information-seeking activities) is a
topic that unites many strands of academic and commercial research, from studies
of information-seeking behaviour to the design and construction of large-scale
interactive systems. Designing components to support this interaction (and
evaluating these components) is particularly challenging given the scale of the
Web, the diversity of the user population, the diversity in tasks being
undertaken, and the dynamic nature of the information.
This workshop is intended to act as a focal point for researchers and practitioners
whose work is related to web information seeking and interaction, to enable them
to share experiences and collaborate.