NSF Report on Information Seeking Support Systems

Long-time readers may recall that I participated last year in an NSF Information Seeking Support Systems Workshop at the University of North Carolina, organized by Gary Marchionini and Ryen White. Some of the output of that workshop recently surfaced in a special issue of IEEE Computer. It’s a great issue, and I recommend it to those who have access to it either in print or online form (through the IEEE digital library).

But I know that many readers here do not have ready access to this material. Hence, I am delighted to announce that the workshop report is now available for free online. It’s a great introduction to the concerns occupying HCIR researchers.

Of course, if you’d like to meet some of these people face-to-face, I recommend you participate in HCIR ’09 this October. The deadline for position papers is August 24th. I hope to see you there!

By Daniel Tunkelang

High-Class Consultant.