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Call for Chapters: Collaborative Information Seeking

call for chapters has been issued for a book on Collaborative Information Seeking (CIS) to be published in 2015 by Springer. Chapter submissions are due by October 15th.

CIS – also referred to as collaborative information retrieval and collaborative search – focuses on the notion that information seeking is not always a solitary activity, and that people working in collaboration to perform information-seeking tasks should be studied and supported. CIS occurs in many contexts, including healthcare, business intelligence, technical fields, strategic research, information analysis, planning tasks, and everyday activities such as shopping and travel.

While the submission could be a synthesis of some of the prior works, it should not be published before. Manuscripts may describe research, experiences, and software tools/algorithms/architectures focused on support for collaborative information seeking.

Full details, including a list of specific topics and instructions on how to submit are available in the full call. Any questions or comments should go to the guest editors for this book, Preben HansenChirag Shah, and Claus-Peter Klas.