Increasingly, people are utilizing collaboration and sharing technologies to address needs in their work and personal lives. Information plays a key role in today’s world, and many problems require us to use social and collaborative ties to search for and locate information. Examples range from corporate teams doing business intelligence gathering to a couple planning their vacation to a diabetes patient looking for information and support regarding treatment options.
The workshop on social and collaborative information seeking (SCIS), sponsored by NSF-sponsored Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), is designed to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds who are experts and innovators in studying SCIS, with a goal of outlining a “research roadmap” of challenges as an outcome of the workshop. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
The workshop will last 1.5 days, with invited short talks, poster/demo session, and breakout groups to chart research agenda and discuss methods in the area of SCIS. Invited guests include distinguished scholars from industry and academia.