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PESE 2014 : Workshop on Personalized Search: From Search Engines to Exploratory Search Systems


When Jul 7, 2014 - Jul 11, 2014
Where Aalborg, Denmark
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2014
Notification Due May 10, 2014
Final Version Due May 20, 2014
Categories    user modeling   information retrieval   recommender systems   exploratory search

Call For Papers


1st Workshop on Personalized Search: From Search Engines to
Exploratory Search Systems (PESE2014)

In conjunction with UMAP2014
7-11 July 2014- Aalborg, Denmark

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2014

It is widely accepted that personalized search is extremely powerful when facing realities
such as the increasing amount of information available, the potential ambiguity of searched
queries, or the between-users and between-tasks differences in search behaviors. Available
information retrieval systems are particularly optimized for retrieving facts or answering
specific questions. However, when the aim of the search is to learn or investigate, the
systems are far from being optimized. In opposition to search for facts, exploratory search
involves a continuous change of the state of the users, while they explore, learn or
investigate. Consequently, relevance of items is no longer a static concept, as the perception
of relevance varies according to the learning or investigation phase. Therefore, user modeling
in exploratory search systems need to find mechanisms to track, recognize, or even predict
perception of relevance, which is continuously evolving while in the search task.

The workshop will focus on challenges, trends and solutions of personalizing search tasks.
We aim to particularly discuss personalization in exploratory search scenarios, yet we
enthusiastically welcome the discussion of any kind of personalized search.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers from multiple fields such as information
retrieval, user modeling, exploratory search, information visualization, recommender
systems, and psychophysiology, among others.


We invite original contributions in a variety of areas related to personalized search,
especially in the areas related with exploratory search.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Visualization approaches
• Implicit interaction and relevance approaches
• Harvesting of profile of users from history of interaction approaches
• Context-awareness approaches
• Combining recommender and retrieval systems approaches
• Physiological interfaces for implicit relevance feedback approaches


Papers should not exceed 6 pages including references and must be formatted according
to Springer’s LNCS style guidelines.

Papers should be submitted in PDF through the EasyChair Conference System.

All the submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two of the Program Committee

Accepted papers will be published online in a CEUR-WS UMAP Workshop and
poster proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop.


*April 15, 2014 – Paper submission deadline

*May 10, 2014 – Notification to authors

*May 20, 2014 – Camera-ready paper

*July 7 or July 11, 2014 – PESE Workshop day (confirmation pending)

The submissions times are 11:59pm Hawaii time.


Giulio Jacucci – Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT,
University of Helsinki (Finland)

Peter Brusilovsky – University of Pittsburgh (USA)

Samuel Kaski – Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT,
Aalto University (Finland)

Tuukka Ruotsalo – Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT,
Aalto University (Finland)

Oswald Barral – Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT,
University of Helsinki (Finland)

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