Oswald Barral, a PhD candidate at University of Helsinki was rewarded with best Doctoral Consortium paper at the 2nd International Conference on Physiological Computing in Anger, France. The paper, titled Bringing Psychological, Affective and Motivational Relevance Frameworks to Real Information Retrieval Systems was written as part of the MindSee project.
The aim of the paper was to raise a discussion around the possibility to bring state-of-the-art physiological computing methods to model subjective components of relevance. The author centers the discussion on the relevance types known in the information science literature as psychological, affective and motivational relevance. The paper presents a definition of these concepts, as well as an overview of the recent advances in physiological computing methods developed in information science and information retrieval.