Maria Soledad Pera, Monica Landoni, Emiliana Murgia, Theo Huibers, and Jerry Alan Fails. 2022. “6th KidRec Workshop: Information Retrieval Systems for Children in the COVID-19 Era”. In Proceedings of the 21th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2022).
The role that technology plays in supporting children at school and at home is more prominent than ever before due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This has prompted us to focus the 6th International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems (KidRec) workshop on what the lasting changes will be to the design and development of child information retrieval systems. After two years, are information retrieval systems used more in and out of the classroom? Are they more interactive, more or less personalized? What is the impact on the research and business community? Are there long-term and unexpected changes on the design, ethics, and algorithms? The primary goal of our workshop continues to be to build community by bringing together researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders from various backgrounds and disciplines to understand and advance information retrieval systems for children.