WEPIR 2021

Third Annual Workshop on the Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval

19 March, 2021 (Online Event)

To be held in conjunction with the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2021, 14–19 MARCH, 2021

The Third Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval (WEPIR 2021) at CHIIR 2021 will bring together researchers interested in developing methods for the evaluation of personalisation in information retrieval. WEPIR 2021 will build on the successful previous WEPIRs at CHIIR 2018 and 2019, and will have a strong emphasis on active participation by workshop attendees.

The focus of WEPIR 2021 will be on the exploration of a number of specific use cases in the evaluation of personalisation in information retrieval. Workshop participants will be assigned to a breakout group to work together on the development of a method to address one of the use cases. Each group will seek to identify specific relevant factors relating to their use case in terms of factors including user activities, data to be collected, ethical issues, and evaluation metrics. Groups will share their findings in a final plenary session.

The overall goal of the workshop being to work towards developing a general set of principles and guidelines for addressing the evaluation of specific instances of the use of personalisation in information retrieval tasks.

Keynote Speakers

Hideo Joho
Associate Professor
Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Evangelos Kanoulas
Information Retrieval Lab, University of Amsterdam

More information on the two keynote speakers on the dedicated page of the WEPIR 2021 site.

WEPIR 2021 Programme and Use Cases

Further details of the WEPIR 2021 programme, including summaries of the planned use cases for analysis at the workshop, are contained in the overview paper.

You can find the general schedule and timetable for WEPIR 2021 here (PDF), and on the dedicated page.