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Doctoral Forum

The Doctoral Forum at the Second Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIiX) is a one-day event that will take place on 14 October 2008, one day prior to the IIiX symposium. The primary objective of the Doctoral Forum is to provide doctoral students with a forum to present and discuss their research projects with senior researchers and fellow students and to develop their relationships with other scientists.

We invite all doctoral students investigating aspects in, e.g., information retrieval, information seeking or human-computer interaction related areas to apply for the forum. We especially welcome projects where contextual features are being considered as part of the research design.

Students are to give a 15-20 minute presentation of their research project. Each presentation will be followed by 15 to 20 minutes of discussion with senior researchers, which are experts in one or more of the general IIiX symposium themes:

  • Case studies, field experiments, simulations, etc. of context-sensitive information seeking & retrieval
  • Context-aware retrieval models
  • Relevance feedback (implicit & explicit) and query modification issues for capturing context
  • Other approaches to eliciting, identifying and expressing/capturing contextual information
  • Task-based interactive information retrieval and seeking behaviour
  • The effect of genre, media, language, modality and structure on context
  • Personalised and collaborative information access in context
  • Contextual information interaction theory
  • Interactive information retrieval and interface issues
  • Nature of relevance in contexts
  • Measures of performance in context and situation-sensitive information access
  • Test collections for context-sensitive research

Note that the number of participants is restricted. To apply, please submit an application of 1500 words containing:

  • a description of your doctoral research project that includes research questions; and
  • a motivation for your student participation at the Doctoral Forum.

Submissions are NOT anonymous. The first page of the application must contain the name, affiliation and full address of the doctoral student including phone and fax numbers and email address. Proof of student status will be required from successful applicants. The application should be submitted directly by email to Erica Cosijn (erica.cosijn {at} up.ac.za) or Ross Wilkinson (ross.wilkinson {at} csiro.au) no later than *June 1, 2008* in PDF format.

We recommend that doctoral students register for the main IIiX symposium, and submit full papers or research in progress papers related to their projects.

Programme Committee
Theresa Dirndorfer-Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina, US
Katriina Bystrom, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Sweden
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, UK
Daniella Petrelli, University of Sheffield, UK
Ayse Goker, City University, UK


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