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Collaborative and Social Information Retrieval and Access: Techniques for
Improved User Modeling

A book edited by
Max Chevalier, Christine Julien and Chantal Soulé-Dupuy
Université de Toulouse, IRIT - UMR 5505, France

Proposals Submission Deadline: 15 October 2007
Full Chapters Due: 20 February 2008

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Nowadays, information workers (individuals or professionals) are facing a
lot of information sources (intranet/internet...). The challenge is to
find relevant information within the huge amount of available information
within these numerous sources. Adaptive or Personalized approaches tend
to help users during this task. Besides these "solitary" approaches,
evolutions of such approaches can be seen through systems that take into
account a group (formal or informal) of users in order to improve search
access and retrieval: Collaborative and Social Information Retrieval and
Access systems. One of the main challenge of such approaches is the way
users and communities are modeled and the way these models are exploited
to improve the user's satisfaction. A variety of techniques have been
adopted to address this challenge: context acquisition, community model,
community of practice building... Research in these areas suggests an
alternative promising approach in helping users find relevant information.
User modeling for Collaborative and Social Information Retrieval and
Access refers to a family of techniques concerning the model of user's
information needs, relationships, behavior or context and their
exploitation in order to improve the relevance of information offered to
Collaborative and Social Information Retrieval and Access: Techniques for
Improved User Modeling presents current state-of-the-art developments in
this area and also includes case studies, challenges and trends.
Contributors will have the opportunity to inform and educate academics,
researchers, information retrieval product managers and software
developers, librarians and students in the area of information systems.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Models (profile, context, user and community needs and behavior, Social
information seeking)
* User Context Acquisition
* Mechanisms for Personalization
* Folksonomies, tagging and other collaboration-based information
retrieval systems
* Social navigation processes and metaphors for searching information
* Collaborative browsing
* Collaborative querying
* Adapted Content delivery
* Cooperative software agents for information retrieval
* Collaborative filtering and recommender systems
* Evaluation of adaptive systems, algorithms and interfaces
* Social informatics
* Social networks and information retrieval
* Architecture for Personalized Retrieval and Access
* Adaptive Information Retrieval and Access
* Personalization techniques
* Usability in Adapted Information Retrieval and Access
* Applications and case studies
* Trends and challenges


Potential contributors are invited to submit a 3-5 page chapter proposal
by 15 October 2007 detailing the background, motivations and structure of
the proposed chapter. All inquiries can be sent electronically
(PDF/RTF/DOC files). Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by 31
October 2007 on the status of their proposals and sent chapter
organizational guidelines. Full chapters are due on 20 February 2008 and
should be at least 8,500-10,000 words in length. All submitted chapters
will be reviewed on a three-blind review basis. Final revised manuscripts
are due on 15 May 2008.

The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the IGI Publishing (Idea Group Publishing),
Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and
Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference) imprints,
in early 2009.

Chapter proposal due: 15 October 2007
Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2007
Full chapter due: 20 February 2008
Notification: 20 April 2008
Revised chapter due: 15 May 2008
Final Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2008


Inquiries and submissions (PDF/RTF/DOC files) can be forwarded
electronically or by mail to:

Dr. Max CHEVALIER and Dr. Christine JULIEN,

Contact information:
Max Chevalier/Christine Julien/Chantal Soulé-Dupuy
Université De Toulouse
118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse cedex 09
Tel: (33) 56155-7443 or (33) 56155-6322
Fax: (33) 56155-6258

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