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.