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.
2nd Workshop on Social Aspects of the Web (SAW 2008)
in conjunction with 11th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2008)
May 5, 6 or 7, 2008
Deadline for submissions:
January 12, 2008
Extended to: February 3, 2008