Chapter: Europe

  • 1.  CFP: PIM workshop at CHIIR'24 (Sheffield, UK)

    Posted 24 days ago

    CFP for PIM 2024 WorkshopThe Information We Need, When We Need It…As We Get Ever Closer, Is this Ideal Still Ideal?

    Thursday, March 14, 2024 @CHIIR2024 | Halifax Hall, Sheffield, UK

    Deadline for submission: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    Workshop Website:

    An oft-repeated ideal of personal information management (PIM) is to have "the right information, at the right time, in the right place…" for the current need. But the technologies and innovations that bring us ever closer to this ideal carry costs as well as benefits. In this ninth in a series of PIM workshops, we give closer, critical consideration to the "right time, right place" ideal of PIM. Can we manage the potential downsides involved in achieving this ideal, while preserving its obvious benefits? Or should we revise our ideal of PIM?

    Submission Instructions

    We aim to engage even those who can't attend the in-person workshop itself, but who are doing relevant work, in an online, asynchronous, pre-workshop discussion, during which contributions can help shape the format and discussion of the workshop itself. All participants, online and in-person, are also invited to contribute to the post-workshop article and to submit a paper for inclusion on the workshop website.

    All who are interested in participating (online or in-person), should submit a one- to two-thousand-word position statement via EasyChair  (1-to 4-page, excluding references, preferably in APA format, written in English, PDF or MS Word) describing their position and work they are doing as this relates to the workshop theme and objectives. Brevity is encouraged! Please DO NOT anonymize. Please also indicate whether you are able to participate in the in-person workshop or only in the online discussion.

    Those accepted are expected to:

    ·    Provide a "bio slide" (4:3) as a PDF file. The slide should describe your background, your recent/current research as this relates to the workshop theme and (optional) include a recent picture of you.

    ·    Participate (ideally at least 1 hour of time) in an online, asynchronous, pre-workshop discussion designed to elicit/elaborate on key issues and areas -- the better to use the limited time of the in-person workshop itself.

    ·    (Optional) Provide a full paper (approx. 10 pages) for inclusion on the workshop website.

    Those who plan to attend in-person are also expected to:

    • Register for the workshop via ACM CHIIR 2024. Registration for the full CHIIR 2024 Annual Meeting is optional.

    Expected Key Outcomes

    PIM workshops in general, beginning with the first PIM 2005 workshop (, have fostered a sense of community and willingness to collaborate among researchers doing PIM-related work. Past workshops have directly inspired papers at subsequent conferences, most recently, for example, with an alt.CHI paper for CHI 2023 as a follow-on to the PIM 2022 workshop. Most notably, is the well-cited CHI conference paper describing the application of the Delphi Method to PIM inquiry that followed directly from the PIM 2013 workshop ( Given the timeliness and importance of the theme for PIM 2024, we expect several papers to follow. In addition, we expect a report, authored by all workshop participants, to follow from the workshop itself.

    Important Dates

    ·    Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Deadline for submission of position statement via EasyChair. (You may submit earlier for earlier feedback & notification).

    ·    Sunday, February 25, 2024. Notification

    ·    Sunday, February 25, 2024 to Sunday, March 10, 2024. Extended online discussion in preparation for the workshop and to include participants who cannot attend the in-person workshop.

    ·    Sunday, March 10, 2024. Bio slide and (optional) full paper due for upload to the workshop website.

    ·    Thursday, March 14, 2024. Day of in-person workshop

    Workshop Organizers

    Rob Capra ( is a Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on how people search for information and on developing tools supporting tools. He served as the CHIIR Steering Committee Chair from 2017-2020.

    Mary Czerwinski ( is a Partner Research Manager of the Human Understanding and Empathy group at Microsoft Research. Mary's research focuses on information worker task management, health and wellness for individuals and groups. She was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2022.

    Jesse Dinneen ( is a Junior Professor of in the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he researches personal information management and information ethics.

    Jacek Gwizdka ( is an Associate Professor and Information eXperience Lab Director in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. He investigates human information interaction, search and retrieval and applies methods from experimental cognitive psychology and neurophysiology to understand information searchers and improve search experience. He served as a general co-chair for CHIIR 2023.

    William Jones ( is a Research Associate Professor Emeritus in the Information School at the University of Washington. He works on the challenges of "Keeping Found Things Found" and, recently, the relationships between information, knowledge, and successful aging.

    Unmil Karadkar ( works at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging & Care (CIRAC) at the University of Graz, Austria, focusing on socio-geotechnology, human-data interaction, and digital humanities. He leads data governance activities for the Aging in Data project. He holds a courtesy appointment as a Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

  • 2.  RE: CFP: PIM workshop at CHIIR'24 (Sheffield, UK)

    Posted 12 days ago

    The deadline for applying to participate in this event has been extended to next Monday, 26.2.2024. Only a 1-4 page position statement is required. More info here:   Feel free to contact me with any questions.


    Jesse Dinneen
    workshop co-organiser

    Jesse Dinneen