Nowadays, intelligent information systems, especially the interactive information systems (conversational interaction systems; news feed recommender systems, and interactive search engines, etc.), are ubiquitous in real-world applications. These systems either converse with users explicitly through natural languages, or mine users interests and respond to users requests implicitly. Interactivity has become a crucial element towards intelligent information systems. Despite the fact that interactive information systems have gained significant progress, there are still many challenges to be addressed when applying these models to real-world scenarios. This half day workshop explores challenges and potential research, development, and application directions in applied interactive information systems. We aim to discuss the issues of applying interactive information models to production systems, as well as to shed some light on the fundamental characteristics, i.e., interactivity and applicability, of different interactive tasks. We welcome practical, theoretical, experimental, and methodological studies that advances the interactivity towards intelligent information systems. The workshop aims to bring together a diverse set of practitioners and researchers interested in investigating the interaction between human and information systems to develop more intelligent information systems.


08:30-08:40 Opening
08:40-09:25 Keynote (TBD)
09:25-10:00 Invited talk (TBD)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:15 Keynote (TBD)
11:20-11:50 Hands-on panel ( TBD, TBD, TBD )


Jianfeng Gao

Microsoft Research
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Invited Talks


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Call for Papers

We welcome technical contributions and position papers from a wide range of topics focusing on interactive information systems, including but not limited to interactive and dialogue system, conversational recommendation, interactive recommendation, interactive search, evaluation of interactivity, etc.

Papers will appear in the workshop proceedings, which will be publicly available online for no charge. Accepted papers will have a presentation (oral and/or poster) at the workshop. Papers must be submitted in PDF according to the new two-column ACM format published in the ACM guidelines, selecting the generic "sigconf" sample. Long and short papers should accord with the SigIR 2020 format guidelines ( Long , Short). AIIS 2020 submissions are double-blind. All submissions and reviews will be handled electronically. Papers must be submitted to easychair at by 23:59, AoE (Anywhere on Earth) on May 20th, 2020.

For inquires about the workshop and submissions, please email to

Important Dates

All time are 23:59, AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
May 20, 2020: Submission due
June 12, 2020: Paper notification
June 20, 2020: Camera ready submission
July 30, 2020: Workshop day


Hongshen Chen

Research Scientist at Data Science Lab,

Zhaochun Ren

Professor at Shandong University.

Pengjie Ren

Postdoctoral researcher at the Information and Language Processing Systems (ILPS) group, University of Amsterdam.

Dawei Yin

Senior Director of Research at

Xiaodong He

Vice President of Technology of JD.COM Inc., Deputy Managing Director of JD AI Research, and Head of the Deep learning, NLP and Speech Lab