NOTE: There will be no HCIR Symposiums in 2014 or 2015. Starting in 2016, the HCIR Symposium and the Information Interaction in Context (IIiX) conference will be merged to create the Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR). Please visit http://chiir.org/.
Human-computer Information Retrieval (HCIR) combines research from the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI) and information retrieval (IR), placing an emphasis on human involvement in search activities.
The HCIR Symposium (formerly known as the "HCIR Workshop") ran annually from 2007 to 2013. The event united academic researchers and industrial practitioners working at the intersection of HCI and IR to develop more sophisticated models, tools, and evaluation metrics to support activities such as interactive information retrieval and exploratory search. It provided an opportunity for attendees to informally share ideas via posters, small group discussions and selected short talks.
Participants presented interfaces (including mockups, prototypes, and other early-stage designs), research results from user studies of interfaces, and system demonstrations related to the intersection of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information Retrieval (IR). The intent of the event was not primarily archival publication, but rather to provide a forum to build community and to stimulate discussion, new insight, and experimentation on search interface design.
The HCIR Symposium steering committee comprised: