Several of the lab members participated in the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) 2021 last week. CHIIR focuses on elements such as human involvement in search activities, and information seeking and use in context. Our lab director Dr. Shah is the Chair of the CHIIR Steering Committee. He presented a paper that was in collaboration with Microsoft Research (MSR) AI.
Several InfoSeeking students were also working as volunteers for the conference. “It was helpful to get feedback and questions from expert mentors in the field. As always, it was fun to be at CHIIR and seize opportunities to meet friends and colleagues. I had some productive discussions in front of the aquarium in the lobby at Gather Town”. Shawon Sarker PhD Student @ InfoSeeking Lab presented her dissertation “A context-independent representation of task” that aims to explicate task information from user behaviors and apply task knowledge to search and recommendations in order to support users to complete their tasks, especially complex tasks, across multiple devices.
For more information about CHIIR visit: https://acm-chiir.github.io/chiir2021/