It’s that time of the year again, time to solicit your latest and greatest HCIR ideas in written and poster form. We are happy to announce that this year’s Human-Computer Information Retrieval Symposium (HCIR 2013) will be held on October 3 and 4 in Vancouver, BC. Building on last year’s meeting, we will have both short and full papers, as well as plenty of opportunity for discussion and interaction. Short papers will be presented at the poster session, while full papers will be peer-reviewed to first-tier conference standards, will get an regular oral presentation slot and will be archived in the ACM Digital Library, as were last year’s papers. The deadline for submission is June 30th. For more details, please see the CFP.

This will be the seventh meeting of this series. Over the years, we have evolved the format somewhat based on our experience and vision of the future. Recently, we switched to a two-day format, and last year, we introduced archival papers. This year, we are making some changes to the way we manage the organization of the meetings: we will now have a separate group responsible for each event, plus a “steering committee” of HCIR veterans to provide some direction and continuity. Of course at the moment, there is plenty of overlap between the two groups, but we are happy to announce that Luanne Freund and Mark Smucker will be helping us organize this year’s event.

We expect to receive lots of excellent submissions, and look forward to seeing everyone in Vancouver.