WEPIR 2020

Third Annual Workshop on the Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval

18 March, 2020 • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

To be held in conjunction with the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2020, 14–18 March, 2020 • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Third Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval (WEPIR 2020) at CHIIR 2020 will bring together researchers interested in developing methods for the evaluation of personalisation in information retrieval. WEPIR 2020 will build on the successful previous WEPIRs at CHIIR 2018 and CHIIR 2019, and will have a strong emphasis on active participation by workshop attendees. The focus of WEPIR 2020 will be on the exploration of a number of specific uses cases in the evaluation of personalisation in information retrieval. Workshop participants will be assigned to a breakout group to work together on the development of a method to address one of the use cases. Each group will seek to identify specific relevant factors relating to their use case in terms of factors including user activities, data to be collected, ethical issues, and evaluation metrics. Groups will share their findings in a final plenary session. The overall goal of the workshop being to work towards developing a general set of principles and guidelines for addressing the evaluation of specific instances of the use of personalisation in information retrieval tasks.


Keynote Speaker

Professor Diane Kelly
Director, School of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee


WEPIR 2020 Programme and Use Cases

Further details of the WEPIR 2020 programme including summaries of the planned use cases for analysis at the workshop are contained in the overview paper.


Past Editions

WEPIR 2019

  • Report on the CHIIR 2019 Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval (WEPIR 2019)
  • Website of WEPIR 2019

WEPIR 2018

  • Report on the CHIIR 2018 Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval (WEPIR 2018)
  • Website of WEPIR 2018