Organizers

Gene Golovchinsky

Gene Golovchinsky is a Senior Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc. He holds a PhD in Human Factors form the University of Toronto. Gene’s research interests include HCIR, collaborative information seeking, interfaces for information exploration, dynamic hypertext, pen-based computing, among others. Gene is a Theme Editor for the Journal of Digital Information (JoDI).

Gene Golovchinsky was a co-organizer of the previous two workshops on Collaborative Information Seeking, held in 2008 and 2010. He has also co-organized workshops held in conjunction with CSCW, JCDL, SIGIR, and CHI conferences.

Jeremy Pickens

Jeremy Pickens is a Senior Applied Research Scientist at Catalyst Repository Systems. He has a PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, having studied at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR). Dr. Pickens’ research area is information retrieval, in particular algorithms that support iterative and interactive retrieval. He has worked in a number of different IR domains, including text, music, images, and video.

Jeremy Pickens was a co-founding organizer of the first International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) in 2000, and well as ISMIR 2005 and 2008. With Drs. Golovchinsky and Morris he is the co-organizer of the previous two Collaborative Information Seeking workshops.

Meredith Ringel Morris

Meredith Ringel Morris is a research scientist in the Adaptive Systems & Interaction group at Microsoft Research. She is also an affiliate assistant professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Dr. Morris’s research area is human-computer interaction, with particular emphasis on computer-supported cooperative work and social computing. She recently co-authored the book Collaborative Web Search: Who, What, Where, When, and Why? (Morgan & Claypool, 2010).

Merrie Morris was a co-organizer of the previous two workshops on Collaborative Information Seeking, held in 2008 and 2010. She has also taken on organizing roles in several major HCI conference, including serving as technical program chair of CHI 2009, a papers subcommittee chair of CHI 2011, and demonstrations chair of CSCW 2008.

Juan Manuel Fernández Luna

Juan M. Fernández-Luna is an assistant professor at University of Granada, Spain. He received his PhD degree in Information Retrieval, a subject that is still his research area. His interests have shifted from the design of probabilistic retrieval models to structured retrieval, recommender systems and collaborative Information Retrieval, among others. He has been guest co-editor in several journal special issues.

Besides serving as a PC member of SIGIR and ECIR, he was the co-chair of the 27th European Conference on Information Retrieval Research (ECIR) and of the I and II International Workshop on Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval, and the SIGIR’07 Workshop on Information Retrieval and Graphical Models.

Juan F. Huete

Juan F. Huete (jhg@decsai.ugr.es, Universidad de Granada, Spain) is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Granada. He received his PhD in 1995, researching on the uncertainty treatment in Artificial Intelligence under the formalism of Bayesian networks. From 1998, his research interests have focused on Information Retrieval, and later recommender systems, designing several models based on these graphical models.

He served as co-chair of the I and II International Workshops on Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval and the SIGIR’07 Workshop on Information Retrieval and Graphical Models.

Julio C. Rodríguez-Cano

J. C. Rodríguez-Cano is PhD candidate from the University of Granada (UGR), Spain. He received his Diploma of Advanced Studies in 2010 at the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the UGR. Rodríguez-Cano received his Software Engineering degree in 2006 at the University of Holguín (UHO), Cuba. Since 2006, he has worked on CSCW projects within the Research Group in Distributed Systems at the UHO. Currently, he is professor at the Department of Informatics at the UHO and CEO at the Software Development Center attached to the University of the Informatics Sciences, Cuba. His research interests include collaborative information retrieval (IR) techniques, search-driven software development, and P2P retrieval.

He has been co-chair of the I International Workshop on Modern Applications of IR held at V International Conference UHO 2011.

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