SCAI 2024

CHIIR 2024, March 14, Sheffield, United Kingdom

The Search-Oriented Conversational Artificial Intelligence workshop (SCAI) is a discussion platform on Conversational AI for intelligent information access, bringing together researchers and practitioners across natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning and human-computer interaction fields. SCAI is an established venue with a long-standing tradition of building bridges and integrating expertise from diverse research communities.

SCAI 2024 at CHIIR was the 8th iteration of SCAI. The workshop focused on the discussion between researchers from different fields as a strictly non-archival venue.

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Program (Thursday, March 14)

09:30 Welcome
09:45 Keynote: Made to Measure? People, Metrics, and Conversational AI
George Buchanan and Dana McKay [slides]
10:15 Panel: Big Ideas in SCAI
George Buchanan, Ehsan Kamalloo, and Dana McKay
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Panel: Human-centered Metrics for SCAI
Vaibhav Adlakha, Leif Azzopardi, Mateusz Dubiel, Satanu Ghosh
12:15 Discussion groups
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Panel: Challenges of Human-in-the-loop Evaluations in SCAI
Norbert Braunschweiler, Christin Kreutz, Markus Nilles
14:45 Discussion groups
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Pitches from discussion groups
16:45 Closing


  • Alexander Frummet, Universität Regensburg
  • Andrea Papenmeier, University of Twente
  • Maik Fröbe, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Johannes Kiesel, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar