Loads of good stuff (see full list of accepted papers), but here’s a few highlights which caught my eye:
- “Evaluating Personal Information Management Using an Activity Logs Enriched Desktop Dataset” (Sergey Chernov, Gianluca De martini, Eelco Herder, Michal Kopycki, Wolfgang Nejdl) – real-world evaluation is a key challenge for the PIM community. The very nature of personal information means its hard to get access, hence the need to construct data-sets of test corpora, similar to those used in the Information Retrieval community.
- ” From Novice to Expert: Personal Information Management Behaviors in Learning Contexts” (Deborah Barreau) – Deborah wrote one of the seminal early 90s papers on digital PIM so I look forward to hearing about what she’s working on now from the perspective of Educational IT.
- “ An Overview of Web-based Monitoring: Future Directions and Challenges” (Melanie Kellar) – Melanie, one of my colleagues at Google UX will be talking about her PhD work on online information seeking and associated management practices such as bookmarking.
- “Collaborative Personal Information Management With Shared, Interactive Tabletops” (Anthony Collins, Judy Kay) – I’m intrigued, dare I say it all sounds a bit oxymoronic ,”Collaborative personal” …?
See you there?