LIS Doctoral student Sunny Xiao won best short paper award at the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) for her paper titled “Challenges and Supports for Accessing Open Government Datasets.” This paper was co-authored by Professor Daqing He, Doctoral student Yu Chi, LIS alumna Wei Jeng, and Associate Professor Christinger Tomer (advisor).

CHIIR provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval. CHIIR focuses on elements such as human involvement in search activities, and information seeking and use in context. The conference represents a merger of two successful past events: the Information Interaction in Context (IIiX) conference and the Human Computer Information Retrieval (HCIR) symposium.