Calls for papers


International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence
International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence


Special Issue on: "Personalised Information Retrieval"

Guest Editors:
Rahat Iqbal, Coventry University, UK
Adam Grzywaczewski, Trinity Expert Systems, UK
Neeraj Kumar, SMVD University, Katra (J&K), India
John Halloran, Coventry University, UK

Information retrieval (IR) systems such as Google and Yahoo provide access to different resources available on the World Wide Web (WWW). Usually, current IR systems produce results based on specific keywords and therefore do not take into account user context such as location, browsing history, previous interaction patterns, emotional state and domain expertise. In order to produce accurate search results according to a user’s current needs, it is necessary to investigate search engine personalization for optimization purposes.

The motivation for this special issue is to deepen our understanding of how individual user or user groups’ needs can be supported by personalised information retrieval systems. For example,

  • What information about a user’s needs does a system need to be aware of, and how can this be gathered?
  • How can this process be automated?
  • Can systems adapt to changing user needs, including changes of context and task?

We envisage that submissions will mainly apply, but not be limited to, web and enterprise information systems.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not be limited to:
  • Personalised information retrieval
  • New interaction techniques and models for information retrieval
  • User modelling and information behaviour for information and recommender systems
  • Personalised information display, information visualisation, communication of information to the user and HCIR
  • Models, theories and algorithms for information system personalisation, implicit and explicit relevance feedback, click through analysis and active learning approaches for the design of information systems
  • User studies and ethnographic studies that are relevant to the design of personalised information systems
  • Intelligent web search, Web-based adaptive systems, recommender systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscript due: 28 January, 2011

Notification of acceptance: 29 April, 2011

Revised paper due: 24 June, 2011

Submission of final revised paper: 22 July, 2011