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University of Tampere
School of Information Sciences


D.Soc.Sci., Professor
University of Tampere, School of Information Sciences

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Date of last update: August 2, 2017

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Research interests

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 2015-2017:

1. 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).

2. 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) xx(x): xx-x. doi: 10.1177/0165551516687726. (online 1st Jan, 2017).

3. 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).

4. 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).

5. 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: .

6. 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).

7. Saarikoski, J, & Joutsijoki, H. & Järvelin, K. & Laurikkala, J. & Juhola, M (2015). On the influence of training data quality on text document classification using machine learning methods. Int. J. Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, 3 (2): 143-168. DOI:-.

8. 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:

9. Skov, M., Järvelin, K. & Ingwersen, P. (2017). User-oriented and cognitive models of information retrieval. In: XX & al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Library and Information Scienc-es (ELIS), 4rd Ed. London, UK: Taylor & Francis, to appear.

10. 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. xx-xx. DOI:

11. 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)]

12. 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:

13. 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

14. 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

15. Pääkkönen, T., Järvelin, K., Kekäläinen, J., Keskustalo, H., Baskaya, F., Maxwell, D., & Azzopardi, L. (2015). Exploring Behavioral Dimensions in Session Effectiveness. In: Mothe, J. et al. (Eds.): CLEF 2015, LNCS 9283, pp. 1–12. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24027-5_15

16. Maxwell, D. & Azzopardi, L. & Järvelin, K. & Keskustalo, H. (2015). Searching and Stopping: An Analysis of Stopping Rules and Strategies. In: Bailey, J. et al. (Eds.), Pro-ceedings of the 24th Interna¬tional Conference on Information and Knowledge Manage-ment (CIKM 2015), Melbourne, AU, Oct. 19-23 2015. New York, NY: ACM Press, pp. 313-322. doi:

17. Maxwell, D. & Azzopardi, L. & Järvelin, K. & Keskustalo, H. (2015). An Initial Investigation into Fixed and Adaptive Stopping Strategies. In: Baeza-Yates, R. et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR 2015), Santiago, Chile, 9-13 August 2015. New York, NY: ACM Press, pp. 903-906. doi:

18. Verberne, S. & Sappelli, M. & Järvelin, K. & Kraaj, W. (2015). User simulations for exploratory search: evaluating personalized query suggestion. In: Proceedings of the 37th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2015), Vienna, April 2015. Heidelberg: Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 678-690, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16354-3.

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Editorial Boards and Program Committees

Current Interests and Links

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