[Siguse-l] 2nd CFP: 2nd Intl Workshop Search as Learning (SAL) 2016 (at SIGIR)

Jacek Gwizdka asis at gwizdka.com
Fri Apr 29 10:46:20 EDT 2016

2nd International Workshop Search as Learning (SAL) 2016
held in conjunction with ACM SIGIR conference.

Submission deadline extended to: *May 20, 2016*


July 21, 2016, Pisa, Italy

Search systems to date are viewed more as tools for the retrieval of
content to satisfy immediate information needs, than as part of larger
complex information environments in which humans learn while interacting with
information content. Since users increasingly learn informally while searching
as well as use search systems as tools for self-study, there is a growing
recognition of the importance to address the challenges of designing,
developing, and evaluating search systems (algorithms, interfaces, etc.)
that foster discovery and enhance learning outside of formal educational

The Search as Learning Workshop aims to flesh out research directions
and methodologies,
and survey state-of-the-art approaches in this important emerging research
area. Further, this workshop wishes to bring together researchers with
backgrounds in information science (IS), learning sciences (LS), human
computer interaction (HCI), and information retrieval (IR), with the goal
of integrating conceptual, experimental, and simulation-based approaches
and methodologies from within these different fields, thus allowing
the transformation
of search systems as isolated information access tools into systems that
provide support for learning directly and that consider the broader
outcomes of searching beyond a set of search results.

The 1st SAL workshop took place in 2014 in Regensburg

Topics of interest include the following (but are not limited to):

- Understanding searching as a human learning process.
- When and how learning occurs in the search process.
- The relationship between the learning process and searchers' work task
- Features and functionalities to foster learning.
- Search interface design in support of learning.
- The implications of searching for learning for different
populations:  children,
low literacy searchers, non-experts.
- The role of affect and engagement on learning while searching.
- Methods and measures to assess learning performance and experience.
- Learning analytics for search contexts.
- Collaborative aspects of searching as learning.
- Indicators of learning (while searching).
- Interaction monitoring, modelling, and optimization for learning outcomes.

The submissions will be peer reviewed (single-blind) and must be
formatted according
to the ACM SIG proceedings template. We invite position papers on the topic
(up to 2 pages) as well as reports on ongoing research (up to 4 pages). We
accept submissions through EasyChair:

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline:  *May 20, 2016*
Notification of Acceptance: June 5, 2016
Final Papers Due: June 20, 2016
Workshop Date: July 21, 2016
(Workshop takes place immediately after ACM SIGIR conference)

Jacek Gwizdka, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Preben Hansen, Stockholm University, Sweden
Claudia Hauff, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jiyin He, CWI, Netherlands
Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Programme committee:
Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow
Pia Borlund, University of Copenhagen
Kevyn Collins-Thompson, University of Michigan
David Elsweiler, University of Regensburg
Kalervo Järvelin, University of Tampere
Jussi Karlgren,  KTH
Rick Kopak, University of British Columbia
Andreas Nurnberger,  Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Jeremy Pickens, Catalyst
Rebecca Reynolds, Rutgers University
Soo Young Rieh,  University of Michigan
Hitomi Saito, Aichi University of Education
Pertti Vakkari, University of Tampere
Christa Womser-Hacker, University of Hildesheim

Please contact us at sal2016 at nii.ac.jp for further information about the

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