Collaborative Information Seeking: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

CIS'11 October 2011 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Overview  

The notion that information seeking is not always a solitary activity, and that people working in collaboration for information intensive tasks should be studied and supported, has become more prevalent in the recent years than ever before. The field of collaborative information seeking is re-emerging, and bringing many researchers and practitioners from various disciplines. We invite you to join a small and motivated set of such participants in a workshop with the theme of "Collaborative Information Seeking: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice". The workshop will focus on theoretical foundations of collaborative information seeking (CIS) as well as its applications, and provide an excellent platform for learning about collaborative/social aspects of information seeking as well as discuss various challenges and opportunities.