Personal Information Management — PIM 2012

Call for Participation — PIM 2012

Workshop at CSCW 2012, February 11-12, 2012, Seattle, WA

The Fifth International Workshop on Personal Information Management (PIM 2012) will be held as part of CSCW 2012. Personal Information Management (PIM) is the practice and study of the activities people perform to acquire, organize, maintain, and retrieve personal information for everyday use.

The theme for this year’s workshop is “PIM in a Socially Networked World.” While PIM 2012 is a forum for a wide range of topics related to personal information management, special focus will be given to topics from the perspective of sharing personal information, PIM used in collaborative settings, and how PIM is an extension of the self.

We encourage participation based on, but not limited to, the following PIM-related topics:

PIM in a Socially Networked World

Understanding PIM Activities

Tools and Techniques in Support of PIM

We invite submissions related to the theme in the following categories:

  1. Research papers (research or theoretical papers): 8,000 words maximum (8 pages)
  2. Position papers: 2,000 words maximum (2-4 pages)

Submissions should be formatted using the ACM archival publications template (without page numbers) and submitted to: no later than Midnight PDT on November 25, 2011 Extended to November 30, 2011.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed and participants will be notified of acceptance by December 15, 2011 (in time for the CSCW early registration deadline). At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop.

For more information, please consult the PIM Workshop Web site at or contact the organizers directly.


Organizing Committee