Preliminary TOC for the IP&M Special Issue on Collaborative Info Seeking

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We are nearing the end of editing the Special Issue of Information Processing & Management, and are proud to announce the papers that will be in the issue. The Special Issue was the result of the 1st collaborative search workshop we organized at JCDL 2008; the next workshop is coming up soon! We had many submissions on a variety of related topics, including field work and other reporting that characterized instances of collaboration in information seeking, evaluation and models of collaborative episodes, and a number of system and algorithm papers.

The table of contents will look something like the following. I will add links as they are posted on the IP&M site.

Introduction

  1. Introduction to the special issue (G. Golovchinsky, M. R. Morris, and J. Pickens)

Observations

  1. Social and interactional practices for disseminating current awareness information in an organisational setting (S.J. Attfield, A.E. Blanford, and S. Makri)
  2. Breakdowns in collaborative information seeking: A study of the medication process (M. Hertzum)
  3. Microcollaborations in a social Q&A community (R. Gazan)

Evaluation

  1. Evaluating collaborative information-seeking interfaces with a search-oriented inspection method and re-framed information seeking theory (M.L. Wilson and m.c. schraefel)
  2. Do Your Friends Make You Smarter?: An Analysis of Social Strategies in Online Information Seeking (B.M. Evans, S. Kairam, P. Pirolli)
  3. An Elaborated Model of Social Search (B. M. Evans and E. H. Chi)

Systems and algorithms

  1. CIRLab: A Groupware Framework for Collaborative Information Retrieval (J.M. Fernandez-Luna, J. F. Huete, R. Perez-Vazquez, J. C. Rodriguez-Cano)
  2. Social Summarization in Collaborative Web Search (O. Boydell and B. Smyth)
  3. Division of Labour and Sharing of Knowledge for Synchronous Collaborative Information Retrieval (C. Foley and A. Smeaton)
  4. An Asynchronous Collaborative Search System for Online Video Search (M. Halvey, D. Vallet, D. Hannah, Y. Feng, and J. Jose)
  5. Search on surfaces: Exploring the potential of interactive tabletops for collaborative search tasks (M. R. Morris, D. Fisher and D. Wigdor)
  6. Role-based results redistribution for collaborative information retrieval (C. Shah, J. Pickens, and G. Golovchinsky)

Another way to organize the papers is through our model of collaborative information seeking. In the following figures (from the forthcoming introduction) we characterize the papers in the issue with respect to intent, depth of mediation and data synchronization dimensions.

Depth of mediation vs. intent

Figure 1. Intent vs. Depth of mediation for a given task. Grey circles represent papers that are in the same point in our design space. Papers are identified by the last name of the first author.

Halvey, M., Vallet, D., Hannah, D., Feng, Y., and Jose, J. (this issue) An Asynchronous Collaborative Search System for Online Video Search.

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Intent vs. Data synchronization

Figure 2. Intent vs. data synchronization for a given task. Grey circles represent papers that are in the same point in our design space. Papers are identified by the last name of the first author.

The issue should be out in the spring of 2010.

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  4. thats gonna be a fat phat issue. awesome.

  5. I hope it will bring some attention to this area. It’s not like there hasn’t been work in this space before; we just need to make people in the IR and HCI communities more aware of the challenges and opportunities here. I hope that people will contribute to the second workshop so we can build on this momentum.

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