[Infovis] Exploratory Search and Interactive Data Analytics (ESIDA) Workshop - CFP

Fernando Paulovich paulovic at icmc.usp.br
Mon Oct 24 14:58:35 CEST 2016

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*Exploratory Search and Interactive Data Analytics (ESIDA)*

Limassol, Cyprus, March 13, 2017

Hosted by IUI 2017, March 13-16, 2017

*Workshop Topic and Description*

In recent years, retrieval techniques operating on text or semantic
annotations, have become the industry standard for retrieval from large
data collections, such as documents, images, videos, music, medical data.
This approach works well with sufficient high-quality meta-data or tagging.
However, with the explosive growth of big data collections, it has become
apparent that tagging new data quickly and efficiently is not always
possible. Secondly, even if instantaneous high quality data tagging were
possible, there would still be many instances, where search by keyword
query is problematic. For example, in the case of image retrieval it might
be easier for a user to define their query if they are looking for an image
of a cat, but how would they specify that the cat should be of a particular
shade of ginger with sad looking eyes? A solution to these problems is
active engagement of the user in the information retrieval loop, thus
enabling the user to not only explore a given dataset more easily but also
gradually direct their search to a more specific area of the search space.

The aim of this workshop is to explore new methods and interface/system
design for interactive data analytics and management in various domains,
including specialised text collections (e.g. legal, medical, scientific),
multimedia, and bioinformatics, as well as for various tasks, such as
semantic information retrieval, conceptual organization and clustering of
data collections for sense making, semantic expert profiling, and
document/multimedia recommender systems. The primary audience of the
workshop are researchers and practitioners in the area of interactive and
personalised system design as well as interactive machine learning both
from academia and industry. IUI, with its focus on the intersection of HCI
and AI, is a perfect venue where researchers from system/interface design
community and the machine learning community can meet.

*Workshop Target Areas*

The workshop aims to solicit submissions in all areas of interactive data
analytics and exploratory search including:

- design, testing and assessment of interactive systems for data analytics

- interactive data visualisation for exploratory and investigative analysis

- interactive classification and clustering of data

- user assisted curation and validation of the analysis process, and
generation of data visualisations

- user engagement in the semantic analysis process via suitable annotation
and correction tools

- study of the trade-off between accuracy of the results and user effort

- personalisation and user modelling related to interactive system design

Submissions aimed at solving practical problems in specific application
domains are especially welcome, including:

- digital libraries

- legal document management

- personalized online learning systems

- news media

- biomedical data

- multimedia collections

- specialised image and video collections, e.g. medical images.

We encourage submissions of work in progress, concept papers, case studies,
and generally material that will stimulate discussion, generate useful
feedback to the authors, encourage research collaborations and vigorous
exchange of ideas on promising research directions, in one of the following

- full papers (up to 8 pages in the ACM format), which will presented
either as contributed talks or posters
- extended abstracts (up to 4 pages in ACM format), which will be presented
as posters with a possibility to be accompanied by a demo.

*Submission information: *Submissions to the workshop will be through
EasyChair, https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esida2017

The accepted workshop papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

In addition, a special issue with the title “Exploratory Search and
Interactive Data Analytics (ESIDA)” will be proposed to an appropriate
journal based on the contents of the accepted papers, for example the ACM
Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems,http://tiis.acm.org/. The
special issue will involve an open call, to which workshop authors will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers.

*Important dates:*

Submission deadline: December 16th, 2016 (midnight Hawaii time)

Acceptance notification: January 8th, 2017

Final manuscript due: January 13th, 2017

*Workshop date:*

March 13th, 2017

*Workshop location:*

St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus - http://iui.acm.org/2017/venue.html


- Dorota Glowacka, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki,
glowacka at cs.helsinki.fi

- Evangelos Milios, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University,
eem at cs.dal.ca

- Axel J. Soto, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester,
axel.soto at manchester.ac.uk

- Fernando V. Paulovich, University of Sao Paulo, paulovic at icmc.usp.br

*Program Committee*

Peter Bruzilovsky (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Giuseppe Carenini (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Patrik Floreen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Giulio Jacucci (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Alan Medlar (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Torsten Moller (University of Vienna, Austria)
Michael Sedlmair (University of Vienna, Austria)
John Stasko (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Julita Vassileva (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Eduardo Veas (University of Cuyo, Argentina; Know-Center, Austria)

Fernando V. Paulovich
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos/SP, Brazil

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