Call: IIiX 2012: Fourth Information Interaction in Context Symposium

IIiX 2012: Fourth Information Interaction in Context Symposium
Nijmegen, the Netherlands, August 21-24, 2012

Call for Papers

The Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX) explores the relationships between and within the contexts that affect information retrieval (IR) and information seeking, how these contexts impact information behavior, and how knowledge of information contexts and behaviors improves the design of interactive information systems. The intention of IIiX is to foster an integrated approach to information access by bringing together members of the research communities in information seeking behavior (Behavior Track), user interface design for IR systems (Interface Track),  interactive IR (Interaction Track), and IR system design (System Track).


  • Interactive IR issues
  • Design of IR user interfaces
  • Qualitative approaches to the study of context-sensitive information seeking and IR
  • Context-aware retrieval models
  • Relevance feedback (implicit & explicit) and query modification issues for capturing context
  • Novel approaches to eliciting, identifying, capturing and representing contextual information
  • Task-based interactive IR and information seeking behavior
  • Issues of genre, media, language, modality and structure in contextual information seeking and IR
  • Personalized and collaborative information access in context
  • Contextual information interaction theory
  • Nature of relevance in context
  • Measures and methods for studying and evaluating information seeking and IR in context
  • Test collections for interactive or context-sensitive IR

Submissions are sought that integrate two or more of these perspectives represented by tracks.  While it is understood that one area might be the dominant theme of the submission, the expectation is that authors will provide an explicit discussion of how their submission informs at least one other area.  For example, a submission that primarily discusses system aspects should provide mention of how the system impacts interaction or behavior.  A paper that primarily discusses information behavior should discuss implications for interaction or system design.  Papers that investigate multiple themes directly are especially welcome.


  • Papers – IIiX encourages the submission of original, high quality research papers that have not been published previously and are not under review for another conference or journal. All submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee. Full papers, describing completed research results, should be no more than 10 pages in length. Accepted papers will be made available in the ACM Digital Library.
  • Posters – Provocative and interesting poster submissions, describing work in progress or late-breaking results are also sought. The aim of the poster session is to encourage debate, discussion, and future collaboration. As well as being reviewed according to typical measures of originality and technical merit, submissions will also be reviewed for their suitability for an exciting and engaging poster session. Poster papers should be no more than 4 pages in length. In addition, authors of accepted posters are expected to include a 1 page image of their posters (in PDF) as part of their FINAL submissions.  It will be included alongside the paper in the ACM Digital Library.  This image SHOULD NOT be included as part of the initial submission.


Full papers and poster papers should be formatted using the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX or Word).  Submissions should be made in PDF.  Submit papers and posters to

Paper review will be double-blind so submissions should be anonymous. Please omit author names and affiliations from the initial submission.


Papers: April 9, 2012
Posters: April 16, 2012


General Conference Co-chairs:
–Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
–Wessel Kraaij (Radboud University Nijmegen/TNO, Netherlands).

Local Chair: Suzan Verberne (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Treasurer: Theo van der Weide (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Program Chair: Norbert Fuhr (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Area Chairs:
–Behavior Track: Elaine Toms (Sheffield University, UK)
–Interaction Track: Kal Järvelin (University of Tampere, Finland)
–Interface Track: Max Wilson (Swansea University, UK)
–Systems Track: Paul Thomas (CSIRO, Australia)

Posters Chair: Stefan Rüger (The Open University, UK)

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
–Hideo Joho (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
–Birger Larsen (Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark)



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