Personal Information Management: PIM 2009

Personal information intersections: What happens when PIM spaces overlap?
ASIS&T 2009 Workshop, November 7-8, 2009, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


(27-Oct-09) A tentative schedule for the workshop has been posted. Also, papers are available for download on the accepted papers page, or as a single large PDF
(25-Jul-09) Website updated to reflect correct dates for the workshop: Nov. 7-8, 2009
(12-Jun-09) Submissions deadline extended to June 17 (midnight Pacific Daylight Time)
(16-Apr-09) call for participation posted
(17-Mar-09) website started


Personal information management (PIM) is the practice and study of the activities people perform to acquire, organize, maintain, and retrieve information for everyday use. PIM is a growing area of interest as we all strive for better use of our limited personal resources of time, money, and energy, as well as greater workplace efficiency and productivity. Good research on the topic is being done in several disciplines, including human-computer interaction, database management, information retrieval, and artificial intelligence. This workshop will continue momentum towards building a community of researchers doing PIM-related research.

Past PIM Workshops

This workshop is part of a meeting held every year and a half on personal information management, organized in connection with related conferences including SIGCHI, SIGIR, and ASIS&T. Each related conference attracts a substantial subset of people conducting PIM-related research. The upcoming ASIS&T conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, represents an excellent opportunity to continue the existing momentum behind the topic and to engage a larger community of people involved in information science research that relates directly to PIM. Information about the previous three PIM meetings can be found at the following Web sites: