Welcome to the homepage of the Chair of Information Science in Regensburg! You'll find information regarding Information Science, its research topics in Regensburg as well as its team members on our website. All information you need to know about IIiX 2014 is found at the conference website.
Research activities at the Chair of Information Science focus on two topics: Information Retrieval with a special emphasis on Information Behaviour and interactive information and recommender systems, alike. A third area of research deals with natural language.
IR has a long tradition in Regensburg, dating back to 1993, when renowned IR experts (e.g. Karen Spärck Jones, Nicholas Belkin etc.) participated in an IR workshop in Regensburg. The workshop's title "Von der Modellierung zu Anwendung" (IR models need IR applications) stresses the way IR research has gone in Regensburg since then. Today's focus is on the parctical use of IR systems, i.e. the information needs users have.