Proceedings of the Workshop on Understanding the User -- Logging and Interpreting User Interactions in Information Search and Retrieval Workshop on Understanding the User -- Logging and Interpreting User Interactions in Information Search and Retrieval (UIIR-2009), located at SIGIR, July 23, Boston,, MA, USA
Modern information search systems can benefit greatly from using additional information about the user and the user's behavior. Feedback data based on direct interaction (e.g., clicks, scrolling, etc.) as well as on general user profiles/preferences has been proven valuable for personalizing the retrieval process. New technology has made it inexpensive and easy to collect more feedback data and more different types of data (e.g., gaze, emotional, or biometric data). The workshop focuses on discussing and identifying most promising research directions with respect to logging, interpreting, integrating, and using feedback data. Ultimately, it will be aimed at arranging a commonly shared collection of user interaction logging tools for various purposes and based on a variety of feedback data sources. The workshop brings together researchers from IR as well as from human-computer interaction.