Important Dates

  • Submissions: 3rd Feb 2012
  • Notifications: 24th Feb 2012
  • Camera Ready: 2nd March 2012
  • Workshop: 1st April 2012

 

News

9 exciting papers accepted.

Keynote annouced: Elaine Toms.

 

Twitter

We'll be using the #search4fun hashtag where possible

 

 

Schedule

Times Activity
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome & Ice Breaker
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote
by Elaine Toms
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Session 1: Mobile Search
  • Rethinking mobile search: towards casual, shared, social mobile search experiences
    Sofia Reis, Karen Church, Nuria Oliver
  • Out and About on Museums Night: Investigating Mobile Search Behaviour for Leisure Events
    Richard Schaller, Morgan Harvey, David Elsweiler
  • Mobile Search: From Information Needs to Design Principles
    Tyler Tate, Tony Russell-Rose
12:30 - 13:30 Session 2: Emotion
  • Role of Emotion in Information Retrieval for Entertainment
    Yashar Moshfeghi, Joemon M. Jose
  • Searching Wikipedia: learning the why, the how, and the role played by emotion
    Hanna Knäusl
  • Rushed or Relaxed? -- How the Situation on the Road Influences the Driver's Preferences for Music Tracks
    Linas Baltrunas, Bernd Ludwig, Francesco Ricci
Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Session 3: Browsing for Reading
  • Serendipitous Browsing: Stumbling the Wikipedia
    Claudia Hauff, Geert-Jan Houben
  • A Diary Study of Information Needs Produced in Casual-Leisure Reading Situations
    Max L. Wilson, Basmah Alhodaithi, Michael Hurst
  • In Search of a Good Novel: Examining Results Matter
    Suvi Oksaenen, Pertti Vakkari
15:30 - 16:30 World-Cafe Round 1
Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00 Worldcafe Dissemination
18:00 - 18:30 Round up & Closing Remarks
Workshop Dinner
19:00 - at location TBA

 

Keynote Speaker

Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield, UK

Elaine Toms We're excited to have Elaine Toms as a keynote speaker at the Searching 4 Fun workshop. Elaine is a full Professor at the University of Sheffield, and a focused much of her work on the study of search tasks and search situations. Elaine will be talking from her experience in studying a range of scenarios, including her recent work on serendipity.

Previously, Elaine was a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Management Informatics, and ran the iLab at the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Keynote Abstract

Finding without Seeking, Retrieving without Searching

In information retrieval we tend to focus on the process from specific information need to desired solution that follows a lockstep path from start to finish. Yet a rich part of our information world is in the unfocused, accidental encounter with information that leads to novel findings, and enriched experiences that maybe more about the journey than the destination. This is very true of how we approach information spaces in our leisure activities and how we use our unplanned time in digital worlds. This talk will focus on the accidental encountering of people with information, how systems support (or not) the orienteering and foraging that people tend to do, and how information retrieval might provide more optimal solutions.

 

 

Accepted Papers

We've accepted 9 exciting papers from a mix of industry and academia, and across 6 countries in Europe.

  • In Search of a Good Novel: Examining Results Matter
    Suvi Oksaenen (Tampere) and Pertti Vakkari (Tampere)
  • Serendipitous Browsing: Stumbling the Wikipedia
    Claudia Hauff (Delft)
  • Out and About on Museums Night: Investigating Mobile Search Behavour for Leisure Events
    Richard Schaller (Erlangen-Nuremberg), Morgan Harvey (Erlangen-Nuremberg) and David Elsweiler (Regensburg)
  • Rethinking mobile search: towards casual, shared, social mobile search experiences
    Sofia Reis (Telefonica), Karen Church (Telefonica) and Nuria Oliver (Telefonica)
  • Role of Emotion in Information Retrieval for Entertainment
    Yashar Moshfeghi (Glasgow) and Joemon M. Jose (Glasgow).
  • Rushed or Relaxed? -- How the Situation on the Road Influences the Driver's Preferences for Music Tracks
    Linas Baltrunas (Telefonica), Bernd Ludwig (FAU-EN) and Francesco Ricci (Bozon-Bolzano)
  • A Diary Study of Information Needs Produced in Casual-Leisure Reading Situations
    Max L. Wilson (Nottingham), Basmah Alhodaithi (Swansea) and Michael Hurst (Loughborough)
  • Mobile Search: From Information Needs to Design Principles
    Tyler Tate (TwigKit) and Tony Russell-Rose (UXLabs)
  • Searching Wikipedia: learning the why, the how, and the role played by emotion
    Hanna Knäusl (Regensburg)