9 exciting papers accepted.
Keynote annouced: Elaine Toms.
We'll be using the #search4fun hashtag where possible
We've accepted 9 great papers from industry and academia across 6 different countries in Europe. 8 if you separate England, Scotland, and Wales in the UK. It's set to be an exciting workshop, with Elaine Toms as the keynote too!
People spend more and more time online, not just to find information, but with the goal of enjoying themselves and passing time. Research has begun to show that during casual-leisure search, peoples’ intentions, their motivations, their criteria for success, and their querying behaviour all differ from typical web search, whilst potentially representing a significant portion of search queries. This workshop will investigate searching for fun, or casual-leisure search, and aims to understand this increasingly important type of searching, bring together relevant IR sub-communities (e.g. recommender systems, result diversity, multimedia retrieval) and related disciplines, discuss new and early research, and create a vision for future work in this area.
Searching for fun can be different in several ways:
Read more in our proposal document.
There are lots of other open questions relating to searching for fun: What are people’s querying patterns like in these situations? How can systems, models, and algorithms better support users in this behaviour? What are the best approaches or measures to evaluate solutions? These are important questions for the domain of information retrieval, and so ECIR is a key venue for gathering searchers from around the world to talk about searching for fun.