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IRJ Special Issue on Search As Learning

CfP: Special Issue on Search As Learning

Special Issue of Springer's Information Retrieval Journal: Search As Learning.

http://www.springer.com/10791

Guest editors:
* Carsten Eickhoff, ETH Zurich
* Jacek Gwizdka, University of Texas Austin
* Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology
* Jiyin He, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

Submission deadline: October 15, 2016


1. Call for Papers
Search systems today are mostly viewed as tools to satisfy immediate information needs
instead of complex information environments in which humans learn while
interacting with information content.
Research on the design, development and evaluation of search systems that foster
learning and enhance the learning experience is scarce. Equally scarce is our current
understanding of search as a human learning process. Opportunities exist today to not only
observe and interpret users' behavior through the lens of search logs but also to enrich this
information with detailed multimodal data streams gathered by tracking devices and
sensors.


2. Topics of Interest
* Log/lab-based studies on when and how learning occurs in the search process;
* The relationship between the learning process and searchers' work task contexts;
* Search system features that foster learning (both searching to learn and learning to search);
* Search interface designs in support of learning;
* The implications of search for learning for different populations (children, low-literacy searchers, etc.);
* The roles of affect and engagement on learning whilst searching;
* Methods and measures to assess searchers' learning;
* Measuring learning outcomes to assess IR system performance;
* Learning analytics for search contexts;
* Collaborative aspects of search as learning;
* Interaction monitoring, modeling and optimization for learning outcomes.


3. Submission guidelines
Papers submitted to this special issue for possible publication must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal or conference. Previously published or accepted conference papers must contain at least 30% new material to be considered for the special issue.
All papers are to be submitted by referring to http://www.springer.com/10791.
At the beginning of the submission processin Editorial Manager, under 'Article Type', please select the appropriate special issue.
All manuscripts must be prepared according to the journal publication guidelines which can also be found on the website provided above. Papers will be evaluated following the journal's standard review process


4. Important dates
* Initial submission due: October 15, 2016
* Initial reviewer feedback: November 21, 2016
* Revised submission due: December 21, 2016
* Final decision: February 15, 2017



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