Expertise Retrieval Workshop at SIGIR 2008

I’m co-organizing a workshop at SIGIR 2008 (together with Yong Yu) titled Future Challenges in Expertise Retrieval (fCHER). Since the introduction of the Expert Finding task at TREC 2005, a rapid progress has been made in terms of modeling, algorithms, and evaluation over the past 3 years. In fact, expertise retrieval has reached the point where it is appropriate to assess progress, bring people from different research communities together, and define a research agenda for the next years. This workshop aims to determine what we have accomplished and where we need to go from here in expertise retrieval.

fCHER website and CfP