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CAIR 2020 : 3rd International Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval

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Link: https://sites.google.com/view/cair-ws/cair-2020
 
When Mar 18, 2020 - Mar 18, 2020
Where Vancouver, Canada
Submission Deadline Jan 10, 2020
Notification Due Jan 24, 2020
Final Version Due Feb 14, 2020
Categories    NLP   information retrieval
 

Call For Papers

Apologies for cross-posting

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CALL FOR WORKSHOPS PAPERS --------------------

3rd
International Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval

(CAIR'20)

at CHIIR 2020


18th of March 2020, Vancouver, Canada

https://sites.google.com/view/cair-ws/cair-2020

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Recent
advances in commercial conversational services that allow naturally spoken and typed interaction, particularly for well-formulated questions and commands, have increased the need for more human-centric interactions in information retrieval. The Third International
Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval (CAIR'20) will again bring together academic and industrial researchers to create a forum for research on conversational approaches to search. A specific focus will be on techniques that support
complex and multi-turn user-machine dialogues for information access and retrieval, and multi-modal interfaces for interacting with such systems. We invite submissions addressing all modalities of conversation, including speech-based, text-based, and multimodal
interaction. We also welcome studies of human-human interaction (e.g., collaborative search) that can inform the design of conversational search applications, and work on evaluation of conversational approaches.


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TOPICS
OF INTEREST

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The
workshop welcomes a broad range of studies that can contribute to the development of conversational approaches to IR and IIR. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

+++Query
understanding and search process management.+++

-Processing
verbose natural language queries

-Processing
noisy ASR queries

-Relevance
feedback in conversational search

-Voice-based
search engine operations

-Dialogue
schema for conversational search

+++Search
result description (presentation) and organisation.+++

-Audio-based
search result presentation and summarization

-Conversational
navigation of search results

-Knowledge
graph presentation in conversational search

-Conversational
navigation of search results

-Advertisements
in audio-based search result presentation

System
participation, modality, and personality.

-Pro-active
search and recommendation interactions

-Mixed-initiative

-Search
need elicitation

-Personality
traits of conversational systems

-Interaction
behaviours in conversational search

+++Evaluation,
training, and assessment.+++

-Building
test collections for conversational search

-Development
of new metrics to measure effectiveness, engagement, satisfaction of conversational search

-Conversational
search tasks

+++Usage,
applications, and context.+++

-Intelligent
personal assistance

-Intelligent
home assistance using voice/speech oriented devices

-Collaborative
search

-Hands-free
search (e.g., in car, kitchen)

-Search
for medical purposes

-Search
for visually impaired users

-Search
for low literacy users

-Integration
with existing technologies

+++Development.+++

-Conversational
systems as a standalone application

-Usage
of existing applications (such as APIs) enabling further research

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HOW
TO SUBMIT

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Long
paper: 6 pages max.

Short
paper: 4 pages max.

Format:
http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

Easychair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cair20

Accepted
full papers will be granted an optional +2 pages to address comments from the reviewers and will have an oral presentation at the workshop. Short papers can include position papers and panel discussion proposals, in addition to the latest findings of your
work. Accepted short papers will have a poster presentation at the workshop.

All
submissions will be reviewed by the PC committee chaired by the workshop organizers. Submission must include the name and affiliations of authors.

Papers
must be submitted to Easychair by 23:59, AoE (Anywhere on Earth) of the paper submission deadline below.

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IMPORTANT
DATES

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Deadline for workshop papers: January 10, 2020

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Notification of paper acceptance: January 24, 2020

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Deadline for early bird conference registration: 31 January, 2020

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Deadline for final paper versions: February 14, 2020

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Workshop date: March 18, 2020

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COMMITTEES

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Organizing
Committee

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-
Hideo Joho (University of Tsukuba)

-
Damiano Spina (RMIT University)

-
Paul Thomas (Microsoft)

-
Johanne R. Trippas (RMIT University)

Steering
Committee

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-
Jaime Arguello (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

-
Lawrence Cavedon (RMIT University)

-
Fernando Diaz (Microsoft)

-
Dilek Hakkani-Tür (Amazon)

-
Julia Kiseleva (Microsoft & University of Amsterdam)

-
Filip Radlinski (Google)

-
Mark Sanderson (RMIT University)

(and
organizers)


Program
Committee

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-
Mohammad Aliannejadi (Università della Svizzera Italiana)

-
Sandeep Avula (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

-
Leif Azzopardi (University of Strathclyde)

-
Nicholas J. Belkin (Rutgers University)

-
Aleksandr Chuklin (Google Research)

-
Ido Guy (eBay)

-
Jiepu Jiang (Virginia Tech)

-
Gareth Jones (Dublin City University)

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Evangelos Kanoulas (University of Amsterdam)

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Johannes Kiesel (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

-
Karthik Raghunathan (MindMeld)

-
Alexandra Vtyurina (University of Waterloo)

-
Liu Yang (Google)

-
Imed Zitouni (Google)

(and
more to be confirmed)


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