Moscow, Russia, 24 March 2013
In the early years of information retrieval (IR), the focus of research was on systems aspects such as crawling, indexing, and relevancy ranking. Over the years, more and more user-related information such as click information or search history has entered the equation, creating more and more personalized search experiences, though still within the scope of the same overall system.
Though fully personalized search is probably desirable, this individualistic perspective does not exploit the fact that a lot of a user's behavior can be explained through their group membership. Children, despite individual differences, share many challenges and needs; as do men, Republicans, Chinese or any user group.
This workshop takes a group-centric approach to IR and invites contributions that either (i) propose and evaluate IR systems for a particular user group or that (ii) describe how the search behavior of specific groups differ, potentially requiring a different way of addressing their needs.
GRUMPS welcomes contributions on any issue concerning adapting search for specific user groups and, in particular, on:
Papers deadline: January 18, 2013
Acceptance notification: January 28, 2013
Camera-ready version: February 8, 2013
Workshop: March 24, 2013
All due dates are defined in terms of times before 11:59pm, Hawaii time (i.e., UTC/GMT - 10 hours) of the due date.
We welcome 2-4 page position papers to be presented as short talks and 6-8 page full papers to be presented as regular talks. Please submit your papers through Easychair Grumps 2013.
All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Please ensure that any special fonts used are included in the submitted documents. All papers must be original and must not have been published or under review elsewhere.