Announcing HCIR ’09!

I am proud to announce that HCIR 2009, the third Annual Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, will take place at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC on October 23, 2009!

You’ll recognize the familiar crew of organizers:  Bill Kules, Ryen White, and yours truly. And we’ve lined up a great keynote speaker: Ben Shneiderman, professor at the University of Maryland and founding director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory.

In contrast to previous years’ workshops, we will de-emphasize full-paper presentations and instead focus on what participants have told us they found most valuable: posters and directed group discussions.

Also, as I mentioned in an earlier post, we see this year’s workshop as an opportunity for the HCIR community to engage with the federal public sector. If you would like to get involved or you have any questions about the workshop, please reach out to me, either publicly here or privately by email.

By Daniel Tunkelang

High-Class Consultant.