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 International Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval (CAIR) will 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-model 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.
- Jaime Arguello (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- Lawrence Cavedon (RMIT University)
- Fernando Diaz (Spotify)
- Dilek Hakkani-Tür (Google)
- Hideo Joho (University of Tsukuba)
- Filip Radlinski (Google)
- Mark Sanderson (RMIT University)
- Milad Shokouhi (Microsoft)
- Damiano Spina (RMIT University)
Please contact the workshop organisers via cair-organisers at googlegroups dot com for any enquiries.