Professional Collaborative Information Seeking: On Traceability and Creative Sensemaking

  • Andreas NürnbergerEmail author
  • Dominic Stange
  • Michael Kotzyba
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9398)


The development of systems to support collaborative information seeking is a challenging issue for many reasons. Besides the support expected for an individual user, such as query formulation, relevance judgement, result set organization and summarization, the smooth exchange of search related information within the team of users seeking information has to be supported. This imposes strong requirements on visualization and interaction to enable user to easily trace and interpret the search activities of other team members and to jointly make sense of gathered information in order to solve the initial information need. In this paper, we briefly motivate specific requirements with a focus on collaborative professional search, review existing work and point out major challenges. In addition, we briefly introduce a system that has been specifically developed to support collaborative technology search.


Collaborative search Information behaviour Search user interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Nürnberger
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dominic Stange
    • 2
  • Michael Kotzyba
    • 1
  1. 1.DKE Group, Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Volkswagen AGWolfsburgGermany

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