Personal Information Management — PIM 2013



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.

PIM 2013 — an ASIS&T 2013 Workshop

PIM 2013 is affiliated with ASIST 2013, the Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, held in Montreal, Canada. General information related to logictics, location, and registration can be found directly at the ASIS&T 2013 web site.

For this year's PIM workshop, we are interested in motivating the PIM community to examine ways we can positively influence and inform the evolution of PIM technologies in an ever changing communications landscape. The proposed workshop involves a change of format and focus from previous PIM workshops. We plan do this by using the workshop as a gathering to perform real, productive, focused work, as opposed to a forum for sharing existing findings. This format is a departure from a presentation style workshop and a move toward a working style similar to the approaches of recent "-camp" gatherings such as CrowdCamp at CHI/CSCW. More details about the format and structure will be posted in the comming weeks.

Past PIM Workshops

This workshop is part of a series of meeting held (approximately) 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. Information about previous PIM meetings can be found at the following Web sites: