Saturday, April 4, 2009

ASC presents 8 papers related to Web2.0 and Social Web Research

The entire ASC group is in Boston this week to present 8 papers at the ACM SIGCHI annual conference. The CHI conference is a well-known academic conference that is considered to be the most prestigious platform for presenting Human-Computer Interaction research. Attended by around 2000 researchers, the acceptance rate for papers are generally in the 14-20%, and thus highly competitive.

Our group is presenting the following papers during the following sessions:

Information Foraging: Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Studying Wikipedia: Wednesday, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Social Search and Sensemaking: Wednesday, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Annotate Once, Appear Anywhere: Collective Foraging for Snippets of Interest Using Paragraph Fingerprinting, Lichan Hong, Ed H. Chi
  • With a Little Help from My Friends: Examining the Impact of Social Annotations in Sensemaking Tasks, Les Nelson, Christoph Held, Peter Pirolli, Lichan Hong, Diane Schiano, Ed H. Chi

Computer Mediated Communication 2: Thursday, 2.30pm - 4:00 PM

  • Gregorio is also presenting this paper on work he did while at Penn State:
    Supporting Content and Process Common Ground in Computer-Supported Teamwork

If you're at the conference, please come see us!


Jodi Schneider said...

Productive meeting, it sounds like! Do update us when proceedings are available.

I'm particularly interested in hearing more about this one:
Remembrance of Things Tagged: How Tagging Effort Affects Tag Production and Human Memory, Raluca Budiu, Peter Pirolli, Lichan Hong

I tend to find tagging more useful for helping me remember readings, than for finding them later. I'll be interested to hear if that agrees or disagrees with the research to date!

Ed H. Chi said...


The proceedings are available from ACM as soon as the conference starts. I've been slowing adding links in this blog as I blog about our research results.

I'll get to the paper you're interested in eventually. You're absolutely right that tagging is often is used as a note-taking practice, and there are plenty of research suggesting "deeper processing" when people take notes. Our findings so far suggest it's all an attention effect. So if the note-taking practice promotes greater attention, then it will result in better learning and memory outcomes.