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University of Tampere
Faculty of Communication Sciences


D.Soc.Sci., Professor Emeritus
University of Tampere, Faculty of Communication Sciences

Research Interests
Selected publications
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Date of last update: August 7, 2018

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E-mail: "kalervo.jarvelin" "at" "uta" "dot" "fi"

Research interests

ACM SIGIR Gerard Salton Award 2018 for significant, sustained and continuing contributions to research in information retrieval.

If you are interested in research evaluation through the Discounted Cumulated Impact index (see JASIST) 59(9): 1433-1440 (DOI: 10.1002/asi.20847), you can download DCI software at the DCI Download Site.


The full list of publications is available as a separate document.

Find the book:

Ingwersen, P. & Järvelin, K. (2005). The Turn: Integration of Information Seeking and Retrieval in Context. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN 1-4020-3850-X. For more information on this book: Click here.

Selected publications in 2016-2018:

1. Jarvelin, K. (2018). Salton Award Keynote: Information Interaction in Context. In: Proceedings of SIGIR '18, The 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, Ann Arbor, MI, 2018. ACM New York, NY. pp. 1-2. doi>10.1145/3209978.3210230

2. Ong, K., Jarvelin, K., Sanderson, M. & Falk Scholer (2018). QWERTY: The Effects of Typing onWeb Search Behavior In Belkin, N. & al. (eds.), Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (ACM CHIIR 2018), New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 11-15 March 2018. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 281-284. DOI: 10.1145/3176349.3176872.

3. Chua, T-S., Fuhr, N., Greffenstette, G. Järvelin, K. & Peltonen, J. (eds.) (2018). User-Generated Content in Social Media (Dagstuhl Seminar 17301). Dagstuhl Reports 7(7), Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany. Online:, doi: 10.4230/DagRep.7.7.110.

4. Pääkkönen, T., Kekäläinen, J., Keskustalo, H., Azzopardi, L., Maxwell, D., and Järvelin, K. (2017). Validating Simulated Interaction for Retrieval Evaluation. Journal of Information Retrieval 20(xx): 1-25. doi: 10.1007/s10791-017-9301-2 . (online May 6, 2017).

5. Saastamoinen, M. & Järvelin, K. (2017). Work task types, complexity and usage time of information resources: a field study of relationships. Journal of Information Science (JIS) 44(2): 265-284. doi: 10.1177/0165551516687726. (online 1st Jan, 2017).

6. Skov, M., Järvelin, K. & Ingwersen, P. (2017). User-oriented and cognitive models of information retrieval. In: McDonald, J.D. & Levine-Clark, M. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences (ELIS), 4rd Ed. London, UK: Taylor & Francis, pp. 4872-4885. ISBN 9781466552593 DOI: 10.1081/E-ELIS4-120053496

7. Fuhr, N., Giachanou, A., …, Järvelin, K., … & Stein, B. (2017). An Information Nutritional Label for Online Documents: A Report from the Dagstuhl Seminar on “User-Generated Content in Social Media”. SIGIR Forum 51(3): 46-66. Online:,

8. Ferro, N., Fuhr, N., Järvelin, K., Kando, N., Lippold, M. & Zobel, J. (2016). Increasing Reproducibility in IR: Findings from the Dagstuhl Seminar on “Reproducibility of Data-Oriented Experiments in e-Science”. SIGIR Forum 50(1): 68-82. Online: doi>10.1145/2964797.2964808

9. Ferro, N., Fuhr, N., Järvelin, K., Kando, N. & Lippold, M. (2016). User Studies in IR. In: Freire, J., Fuhr, N., & Rauber, A. (ed.), Reproducibility of Data-Oriented Experiments in e-Science (Dagstuhl Seminar 16041). Dagstuhl Reports 2016 vol. 6 no. 1. Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany, pp. 152 – 157. doi =

10. Saastamoinen, M. & Järvelin, K. (2016). Search task features in work tasks of varying types and complexity. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) 68(5): 1111–1123. doi: 10.1002/asi.23766. (online 21st Dec, 2016).

11. Saastamoinen, M. & Järvelin, K. (2016). Queries in authentic work tasks: the effects of task type and complexity. Journal of Documentation 72(6): 1114-1133. doi: (online 3rd 09, 2016).

12. Mäkinen, I. & Järvelin, K. & Savolainen, R. & Sormunen, E. (2016). From library and in-formation science through information studies to information studies and interactive me-dia: emergence, expansion and integration of information studies at the university of Tampere illustrated in word clouds. Information Research 21(1), paper memo4. Online: .

13. Ferro, N. & Silvello, G. & Keskustalo, H. & Pirkola, A. & Jarvelin, K. (2016). The Twist Measure for IR Evaluation: Taking User’s Effort into Account. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) 67(3): 620-648. doi: 10.1002/asi.23416. (online 27th March, 2015).

14. Järvelin, K. & al. (2015). Task-Based Information Interaction Evaluation: The Viewpoint of Program Theory. ACM Transaction of Information Systems (ACM TOIS) 33(1), Arti-cle 3, Special Issue on Contextual Search and Recommendation, 30p. DOI:

15. Ong, K., Jarvelin, K., Sanderson, M. & Falk Scholer (2017). Using Information Scent to Understand Mobile and Desktop Web Search Behavior. In Kando, N & al. (eds.), Pro-ceedings of the 40th Annual Interna¬tional ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR 2017), Tokyo, Japan, 7-11 August 2017. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 295-304. DOI: 10.1145/3077136.3080817 .

16. Järvelin, K. & Kekäläinen, J. (2016). Discounted Cumulated Gain. In: Liu, L. & Özsu, M.T. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Database Systems. Springer New York. ISBN 978-1-4899-7993-3. 6 pp. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4899-7993-3_478-2. [revised ed. of Järvelin, K. & Kekäläinen, J. (2009)]

17. Damessie, T., Scholer, F., Jarvelin, K. & Culpepper, S. (2016). The Effect of Document Order and Topic Difficulty on Assessor Agreement. In Carterette, B., Fang, H., Lalmas, M. & Nie, J-Y. (eds.), Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 73-76. DOI:

18. Pedersen, C., Simonsen, J., Jarvelin, K. & Lioma, C. (2016). Adaptive Distributional Extensions to DFR Ranking. In Bertino, Elsa & al. (eds.) CIKM '16: Proceedings of the 25th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 2005-2008. doi>10.1145/2983323.2983895

19. Järvelin, K. (2016). Two Views on Theory Development for Interactive Information Retrieval. In: Sonnenwald, Diane (Ed.) Theory Development in Information Science: Re-flecting on the Process. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, pp. 116-140. doi: 10.7560/308240

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