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Personal Information Management:A SIGIR 2006 Workshop
Now that we're talking, what are we learning?
August 10 & 11, 2006, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, USA
DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS:
May 21, 2006
William Jones, University of Washington, USA
Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers University, USA
Ofer Bergman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Robert G. Capra III, Virginia Tech, USA
Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research, USA
Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research, USA
Jacek Gwizdka, Rutgers University, USA
David Maier, Portland State University, USA
Manuel A. Pérez-Quinones, Virginia Tech, USA
Jaime Teevan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2. Personal Information Management: PIM 2006
Good research relating to Personal Information Management (PIM) is
being done in several disciplines including database management,
human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and, certainly,
information retrieval. This two-day workshop will continue momentum
towards building a community of researchers doing PIM-related
3. Workshop Objectives
Examine where PIM currently stands as a field of inquiry.
What should it encompass?
Determine how to measure progress in the study of PIM and its
practice. What does good and better PIM looks like?
Revisit and add to the list of key problems and challenges
identified in the PIM 2005 workshop
What progress has been made over the past year and a half?
Identify promising approaches to PIM (that may meet these
Identify specific opportunities for a greater, two-way exchange
between researchers focused on PIM and researchers focused on IR.
Certainly, IR technologies can assist people who need to find or
re-find information to meet a current need. Information filtering
technologies may also be usefully applied to assist people with the
difficult “keeping” task of deciding where new
information should go.
Conversely, the analysis of PIM may challenge and inspire
modification to standard paradigms of IR inquiry.
4. Submission Information
4.1 Important Dates
Submissions: May 21, 2006
Notification of acceptance: June 16, 2006
Final camera ready submissions: June 30, 2006
Workshop: August 10 & 11, 2006
4.2 Submission Requirements
Interested participants should submit a 100-word biography,
along with a one- to two-thousand-word (2-to-4-page) paper
describing their position and relevant work they are doing.
(Please use an ACM SIG Proceedings Template available at:
Accepted participants are also expected to provide a simple poster
(in PDF) summarizing their PIM-related research. Posters will be
printed and posted both days to serve as talking points and
conversation starters. Participants are encouraged to read the
report from the 2005 workshop
Submissions should be emailed to Jacek Gwizdka,
by midnight PST on May 21, 2006.
Subject line should begin with “PIM2006”.
Department of Library and Information Science
See below for more information on workshop theme and topics.
5. Additional Workshop Information
5.1 Workshop Theme
Personal Information Management (PIM) refers to both the practice
and the study of the activities a person performs in order to acquire
or create, store, organize, maintain, retrieve, use and distribute the
information needed to complete tasks (work-related and not) and to
fulfill various roles and responsibilities (as parent, employee,
friend, member of community, etc.).
There is a critical need to continue momentum towards building a
community of researchers doing PIM-related research. As an important
first step in this process, thirty leading researchers from various
disciplines convened in Seattle, WA on January 27-29, 2005 for a
workshop on PIM sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (see
the final workshop report at http://pim.ischool.washington.edu/).
Participants identified the potential for PIM to promote a
synergistic multi-disciplinary dialog. Another sentiment expressed was
that research problems relating to PIM often “fell through the cracks”
between existing R&D efforts.
The workshop led to a special issue on PIM in the Communications of
the ACM (January, 2006 issue). Participants also expressed an interest
in re-convening periodically and in connection with other conferences
such as SIGIR, SIGCHI and ASIST
(http://www.asist.org) – each of which
attracts a substantial subset of people doing PIM-related research.
The upcoming SIGIR 2006 conference in Seattle represents an
excellent opportunity to continue the momentum begun by the original
workshop and also to engage a larger community of people involved in
information retrieval research that relates directly to PIM.
5.2 Workshop Topics
We encourage participation based on, but not limited to, the
following PIM-related topics:
- How Do People Find and Re-Find Information?
- How Do People Keep Information for Later Use?
- How Do People Organize?
- Methods and Methodologies of PIM Fieldwork
Tools & Techniques in Support
- Tools for Searching Personal Information
- Tools for Structuring Personal Information
- Underlying Data Representation and the Unification of Personal
- Email and PIM
- Teachable/learnable Strategies of PIM
- Methods and Methodologies for the Evaluation of PIM
PIM in the Larger World
Last Updated: April 27, 2006
- PIM and Other People
- Privacy and Projection of Personal Information
- Security, Law and Policies (Public and Corporate)
- PIM for Different People and Situations
- Patient PIM
- PIM for an Aging Population
- Individual Differences