Track Chair: Herre van Oostendorp (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Navigating through the abundance of information on the Web is a complex cognitive process involving several factors. Many users find the experience of interacting unpleasant, distracting and unnecessarily time-consuming. Not all the relationships between the cognitive factors and processes involved when interacting with the Web are fully understood. That lack of understanding might be why such important issues are often overlooked in the design of systems that support interacting with the Web.
Interdisciplinary efforts from researchers across several disciplines such as cognitive psychology, cognitive science, Web design, human-computer interaction, information science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other aspects of computer science as well as hypertext are needed to make interaction with the Web an easy and effortless process.
This track seeks original submissions that either contribute to the overall understanding of the relationships between cognitive factors and cognitive processes when interacting with the Web or describe novel systems and applications that make interacting with the Web an easy and effortless process.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Experimental studies investigating cognitive factors that affect interaction with the Web
- Novel systems, applications, methods, practices and tools that make interacting with the Web easier
- Intelligent user interfaces
- Personalization systems
- Spatial Hypertext
- Modeling, prediction and simulation of user interactions with the Web
- Metrics for efficiency of information search and navigation
- Information foraging
- Challenges with the current state of the Web and the systems that support interacting with it
- Comprehensibility and credibility of Web information
- Adaptability navigation and search systems
- Usability evaluation of existing systems that help in interacting with the Web
- User studies involving specific population or a specific domain
- Systems designed especially for a specific population or domain