1st Workshop on Information Retrieval for Understudied Users (IR4U2)

Maria Soledad Pera*, Federica Cena, Theo Huibers, Monica Landoni, Noemi Mauro, Emiliana Murgia

*Corresponding author for this work

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Information Retrieval (IR) remains an active, fast-paced area of research. However, most advances in IR have predominantly benefited the so-called “classical” users, e.g., English-speaking adults. We envision IR4U2as a forum to spotlight efforts that, while sparse, consider diverse, and often understudied, user groups when designing, developing, assessing, and deploying the IR technologies that directly impact them. The key objectives for IR4U2 are: (1) raise awareness about ongoing efforts focused on IR technologies designed for and used by often understudied user groups, (2) identify challenges and open issues impacting this area of research, (3) ignite discussions to identify common frameworks for future research, and (4) enable cross-fertilization and community-building by sharing lessons learned from research catering to different audiences by researchers and (industry) practitioners across various disciplines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Retrieval - 46th European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2024, Proceedings
EditorsNazli Goharian, Nicola Tonellotto, Yulan He, Aldo Lipani, Graham McDonald, Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783031560682
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event46th European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2024 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Mar 202428 Mar 2024

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume14612 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference46th European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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  • Information Access
  • Information Retrieval
  • Understudied users


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