NWSearch 2015

First International Workshop on Novel Web Search Interfaces and Systems
Co-located with CIKM 2015
Melbourne, Australia
October 23, 2015

Welcome to NWSearch 2015

The World Wide Web offers one of the largest and most diverse collection of documents, and this provides both challenges and opportunities in searching and mining the collection. The traditional method of searching the collection has been through using some keyword queries, browsing top few answers (referred to as "10 blue links") and sometimes navigating the links. While this simple interface is effective and serves many general needs, it is very primitive in expressing more complex tasks and search scenarios. For example, too many searches require more than one query, and once the relevant documents are found, not much else is done on those documents.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners who are interested in pushing this search boundary and exploring more novel forms of searches, interfaces, task formulations, and result organizations and presentations. In particular, the workshop seeks to identify some of the problems and challenges facing the development of such tools and interfaces and to flourish new ideas and findings that can shape or influence future research directions and developments. Within the scope of the stated goal, all contributions that fall within the large spectrum of human-computer interaction in one extreme and system production and development in the other extreme are encouraged.


  • Oct 11, 2015: The proceedings with links to the ACM digital library is added.
  • Sept 1, 2015: The┬áprogram is posted. Please register.

  • May 1, 2015: Marti Hearst (UC Berkeley) and Mark Sanderson (RMIT) are confirmed as keynote speakers. Check the program for details.