One-day workshop on Evaluation of Information Management Systems

15 September 2000
Evaluation of Information Management Systems

With a growing amount of electronic, multi-media data being accessed by an increasing number and variety of end-users, it is becoming ever more important to design and build effective information management systems which meet users' needs. An essential part of this process is the identification of suitable techniques and systems for particular users, or groups of users, in particular information-seeking situations.

Considerable research has already been carried out into methods of evaluating the effectiveness, efficiency and usability of information management systems. However, there are still many theoretical and practical issues that remain unsolved. Much more work is required in order to move towards the development of a comprehensive framework for evaluation of information management systems.

This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in information system evaluation, including academic and industrial researchers and practitioners working in the areas of information retrieval, library and information management science, databases, artificial intelligence, digital libraries, the Web, and other related areas.


Papers discussing work in progress or completed work on evaluation of information management systems are invited. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Problem issues in evaluation
  • Application of existing or traditional evaluation techniques
  • Novel evaluation techniques and methodologies
  • System-centred or user-centred evaluation, or integration of these two approaches
  • Theoretical or empirical evaluation, or integration of these two approaches
  • Evaluation of quality of results or quality of interaction, or integration of these two approaches
  • Evaluation of multi-media information management systems
  • Application of HCI principles and techniques to evaluation

    The programme and list of accepted papers can be foun dhere.

    Camera Ready Copies

    Two copies of the papers should be sent to:

    Jane Reid
    Department of Computer Science
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    University of London
    E1 4NS
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5236
    Fax: +44 (0)20 8980 6533

    The CRC copies should be no more than 10 pages (of A4) in length, and should be formatted according to Springer Verlag's formatting guidelines for workshops in the electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) series. The guidelines can be found at

    Final submission of camera-ready copy: Friday 21 July 2000


    Workshop organisers:

  • Jane Reid - Queen Mary & Westfield College, England
  • Mounia Lalmas - Queen Mary & Westfield College, England
  • Programme committee:

  • Pia Borlund - Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
  • Nathalie Denos - CLIPS IMAG, France
  • Mark Dunlop - Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark
  • Theo Huibers - KPMG Consulting, The Netherlands
  • Frances Johnson - Manchester Metropolitan University, England
  • Tony Rose - Canon Research Centre Europe, England
  • Local organiser:

  • Sue White - Queen Mary & Westfield College, England

    Direct correspondence, inquiries related to this workshop should be addressed to:

    Jane Reid
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5236

    Mounia Lalmas
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 8882 5200

    Department of Computer Science
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    University of London
    London, E1 4NS,


    The workshop will be held at Queen Mary and Westfield College Mile End campus, in the Arts lecture theatre. Directions to the campus and a campus map can be found at Registration will take place in the foyer of the Arts building between 9:15 and 9:45 am.


    Authors and other participants should register for the workshop in advance. The cost of registration is:

    Full-time students GBP 30
    BCS / BCS-IRSG / IEE members GBP 50
    Others GBP 70

    This price includes lunch, morning and afternoon coffee, and a copy of the workshop proceedings.

    Registration may be paid either by certain credit or debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Visa Delta, Switch, Solo) or a cheque (in pounds sterling) made payable to "Queen Mary and Westfield College".

    To register, please complete the Registration form (Pdf format), and post or fax it to the Local Organiser:

    Sue White
    Department of Computer Science
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    University of London
    London E1 4NS
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5217
    Fax: +44 (0)20 8980 6533


    Accommodation is not provided. However, we can recommend Imperial London Hotels, which has six hotels throughout the Bloomsbury area of London. Prices range from approximately GBP 59 to GBP 70 per night for a single room. The central reservation number is +44 (0)20 7882 278 7871.

    Alternatively, the British Tourist Authority can help with accommodation, covering a range of prices and localities. Details can be found on-line at


    This event in sponsored by the Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary and Westfield College, and supported by the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group, in association with the IEE Informatics Professional Group A4 (Artificial intelligence).