The goal of the BIIRRR 2018 workshop is to serve as a starting point for a community-driven effort to design and implement a platform for the collection, organization, maintenance, and sharing of resources for interactive information retrieval (IIR) experimentation. Examples include search tasks, experimental protocols, questionnaire designs, reporting standards, evaluation procedures, data collections, and the search interaction data produced in such experiments.

While the idea of collecting such resources in a central location is perhaps not a new one, the effort required in designing, implementing, and maintaining such a platform can only be borne by the community as a collective effort.  The BIIRRR 2018 workshop will be held on March 15, 2018, co-located with the CHIIR 2018 conference. Please join us in a full-day workshop to brainstorm about the shape this iRepository should take.

If you yourself have conducted interactive IR experiments, we would love to hear about your experiences. Please fill out our survey at http://bit.ly/BIIRRR-survey, it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes of your time! The result of the survey will help us prepare the workshop and get an overview of the current state of re-use of IIR resources.