CURRICULUM VITAE (Short)

Carolyn Watters

ADDRESS: Faculty of Computer Science

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada

TELEPHONE: (902)-494-1430

EMAIL: watters@cs.dal.ca


REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS

  1. Kellar, M., C.Watters, and M.Shepherd. 2007. A Goal-based Classification of Web Information Tasks. Journal of American Society for Information Science & Technology. 58(7) p. 999-1018.
  2. Watters,C. and L.Dong. 2006. Genre and Web search effectiveness. Information Studies, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 169-178. Local copy.
  3. Kellar,M., K.Hawkey, K.Inkpen, and C.Watters. Accepted 2006. Challenges of Capturing Natural Web-based User Behavior. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction. InPress.
  4. Christie,J., R.Klein, and C.Watters. A Comparison of Simple Hierarchical and Grid Metaphors for Option Layouts on Small-Size Screens.2004. International Journal of Human Computer Studies. Local copy
  5. Shepherd,M. C.Watters, and A.Kennedy. 2004. Cybergenre: Automatic Identification of Home Pages on the Web. Journal of Web Engineering. Vol 3. p. 236-51.
  6. Watters, C., M.Shepherd, L.Manchester, and T. Chaisson. 2004. An Evaluation of Two Metaphors for the Presentation of Electronic News. Springer Verlag Finally in Print. Local copy you can download
  7. Kellar, M., MacKay, B., Zhang, R., Watters, C., Kaufman, D. & Borwein, J. (2003). Dynamic Composition of Math Lessons. Educational Technology and Society Journal. 6(4): 100 - 111. Preprint
  8. B.MacKay and C.Watters. The Impact of Migration of Data to Small Screens on Navigation. IT & Society. 2003. 1(3). 90-101. Preprint
  9. Watters,C., J.Duffy and K.Duffy.Using Large Table on Small Display Devices. International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 2003. Vol 58. 21-37 Local copy with tables but no figures
  10. Watters, C. and G. Amoudi.GeoSearcher: Location Based Ranking of Search Engine Results. Journal of the American Association for Information Science & Technology 54(2) 140-151. 2003. Local Version
  11. Shepherd, M. J.Duffy, C.Watters and N.Gugle.The Role of User Profiles for News Filtering. Journal of the American Association for Information Science & Technology Vol.52, No.2, p. 149-160. 2001. Local Copy
  12. Watters,C. and H.Wang. Automatic Rating of News Documents for Similarity. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 51(9) 793-804. 2000.
  13. Watters, C., M.Conley, and C.Alexander. Interaction and Learning in the Political Sciences IMEj (Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning) April, 1999.
  14. Watters, C. Information Retrieval and the Virtual Document Journal of the American Society for Information Science 50th edition. 1999.
  15. Verbyla, J. and C. Watters. Cooperative Hypermedia Models JODI (Journal of Online Digital Information January, 1999.
  16. Watters, C. and M.Shepherd. The Web and hypertext applications. Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, vol.30, p. 704-706. 1998.
  17. C.Watters, M.Conley and C.Alexander. The Digital Agora: Using Technology for Learning in the Social Sciences. Communications of the ACM. January 1998.
  18. Watters, C.R., Shepherd, M.A., and F.J. Burkowski. Electronic News Delivery. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. January 1998. 
  19. Carrick, C. and C.R. Watters. 1997. Automatic Association of News Items. Information Processing & Management. Vol.33, No.5. p. 615-632. E-copy
  20. Watters, C.R. 1996. Extending the Multimedia Class Hierarchy for Hypermedia Applications. The New Review of Hypermedia and MultiMedia. Vol.2, p.1-24.
  21. Watters, C.R., Shepherd, M.A., and L. Qiu. 1994. Task-Oriented Access to Data Files: An Evaluation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 45(4): 2551-262. 
  22. Watters, C.R. and M.A. Shepherd. 1994. Shifting the Information Paradigm from Data-Centered to User-Centered. Information Processing & Management. 30(4): 455-471.
  23. Salminen, A. and C.R. Watters. 1992. A Two-Level Structure for Textual Databases to Support Hypertext Access. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 43(6): 432-447.
  24. Watters, C.R. and M.A. Shepherd. 1991. Hypertext Access and the New Oxford English Dictionary. Hypermedia. 3(1): 59-79. 
  25. Hartzman, C.S. and C.R. Watters. 1990. A Relational Approach to Querying Data Streams. IEEE Transactions in Knowledge and Data Engineering. 2(4): 401-409.
  26. Watters, C.R. and M.A. Shepherd. 1990. A Transient Hypergraph-Based Model for Data Access. ACM Transactions on Information Systems. 8(2): 77-102. 
  27. Shepherd, M.A., Watters, C.R., and Yao Cai. 1990. Transient Hypergraphs for Citation Networks. Information Processing and Management. 26(3): 395-412.
  28. Watters, C.R. 1989. Logic as a Framework for Information Retrieval. Journal of the American Society of Information Science. 40(5): 311-324.
  29. Watters, C.R. 1989. Information Science in the Information Age. Canadian Journal of Information Science. 14(3): 42-51.
  30. Watters, C.R. and Shepherd, M.A. 1987. A Logic Basis for Information Retrieval. Information Processing and Management. 23(5): 433-45.
  31. Watters, C.R. 1987. Expert Bibliographic Retrieval?? Canadian Journal of Information Science. 11(3/4): 80-87.
  32. Watters, C.R., Shepherd, M.A., Grundke, E.W., and P. Bodorik. 1985. Integration of Menu Retrieval and Boolean Retrieval. Online Review. 9: 391-402.
  33. Shepherd, M.A. and Watters, C.R. 1985. A Common Interface for Accessing Document Retrieval Systems and DBMS. Information Processing and Management. 21: 127-138.
  34. Shepherd, M.A. and Watters, C.R. 1984. PSI: A Portable Self-Contained Intermediary for Access to Bibliographic Database Systems. Online Review. 8: 451-463.
  35. Tague, J.M. and Watters, C.R. 1978. Community Information and the Computer: An Evaluation of the CACTIS Project. Ontario Library Review. 62: 181-188.
  36. Tague, J.M., Watters, C.R. and Shepherd, M.A. 1976. The Distribution of Community Information: The Role of the Computer and Computer-Based Networks. Aslib Proceedings. 28: 314-321.
  37. Shepherd, M.A. and Watters, C.R. 1975. Computer-Generation of Thesaurus. Library Science with a Slant to Documentation. 12: 40-54.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. Kellar, M., Watters, C. & Inkpen, K. (2007). An Exploration of Web-based Monitoring: Implications for Design. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2007), San Jose, CA. (Honorable Mention)
  2. Zhang, R., Shepherd,M., Duffy,J., and C.Watters. 2007. Automatic Web Page Categorization using Principal Component Analysis. Proc of 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Jan 3-6, Hawaii. (Best Paper).
  3. Marath, S., Shepherd, M. van Zanten, S., Duffy, J. and C.Watters. 2007. Evaluation of Health Information on the Web. International Conference on Semantic Web and Digital Libraries. Feb. 21-23. Bangalore.
  4. Kellar, K., C.Watters, and M.Shepherd. 2006. A Goal-based Classification of Web Information Tasks. Proc. of ASIS&T Conference. Nov 6-9. Austin Texas.
  5. Singh,S., M.Shepherd, C.Watters, and J.Duffy. 2006. An Adaptive User Profile for Filtering News Based on a User Interest Hierarchy. Proc. of ASIS&T Conference. Austin Texas, Nov. 6-9.
  6. Zhang, Richong., M.Shepherd, J.Duffy, and C.Watters. 2007. Genre Detection on Web Pages. HICSS.40.
  7. Zhang, Rui., C.Watters, and J.Duffy. 2006. Access to Tables on Small Screens. ECIS, June. Gotenborg, Sweden.Local Copy
  8. Jordan, C., C.Watters, and C.Gao. 2006. Using Controlled Query Generation to Evaluate Blind relevance Feedback Algorithms. Proc. of Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2006. June 11-15. Chapel Hill, USA. Local Copy
  9. Kellar,M., C.Watters, and M.Shepherd. 2006. The Impact of Task on the Usage of Web Browser Navigation Mechanisms. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI). June 7-9. Quebec City. Local Copy
  10. Abidi, S., K.Elvidge, H.Kharrazi, M.Shepherd, C.Watters, and J.Duffy. 2006. Reformulation of Consumer Health Queries with Standard Medical Vocabulalry. Proc. of iSHIMR 2006 Conference. International Symposium for Health Information Management Research.

Watters,C., S. Oore, M.Shepherd, A.Abouzied, A.Cox, M.Kellar, H.Kharrazi, F.Liu. A. Otley. 2006. Extending the Use of Games in Health Care. HICSS39. Hawaii, Jan 3-9.

Zhang, R., C.Watters, J.Duffy. 2006. Lookahead Cascade for Table Access on Small Devices. HICSS39. Hawaii, Jan 3-9.

Dong, L., C.Watters and J.Duffy. 2005. Comparison of Two One Handed Input Methods. MobileHCI. Austria. Sept 19-22.

Zhang,R. C.Watters, and J.Duffy. 2005. Using Cascade Method for Table Access on Small Devices. Mobile HCI. Poster.

Bonnie MacKay, David Dearman, Kori Inkpen, Carolyn Watters. 2005. Walk 'n Scroll: A Comparison of Software-based Navigation Techniques for Different Levels of Mobility MobileHCI'05. Austria. Sept 19-22.

C.Watters. 2005 Game Genre Evolution for Educational Games. DiGRA.2005, Vancouver, Canada.

Kellar, M., Watters, C. & Duffy, J. 2005. A Comparison of Motivational Factors between Game Players. DiGRA.2005, Vancouver, Canada.

C.Watters and B.MacKay. IA and the Small Screen. (ppt) Proceedings of 6th IA Summit. Montreal, Que. March 4-7, 2005. Conference handout

Kellar, M., C. Watters, J.Duffy, and M.Shepherd. 2004. Effect of Task on Time Spent Reading as an Implicit Measure of Interest. Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. November. Rhode Island. Local copy

Jordan, C. and C.Watters. Extending the Rocchio Relevance Feedback Algorithm to Provide Contextual Retrieval. Proceedings of AWIC04 Conference, Mexico, February 2004. Local Version

Watters, C. and B.MacKay. 2004. Transformation Volatility and the Gateway Model for Web Page Migration to Small Screen Devices. HICSS37, Jan4-8 2004.

Shepherd, M., C.Watters, and J.Young. 2004. Context Thesaurus for the Extraction of Metadata from Medical Research Papers. HICSS37, Jan4-8 2004.

Keller, M. B.MacKay, R.Zhang, C.Watters, D.Kaufman, and J. Borwein. 2003. Architecture to Support Dynamic Composition of Math Lesson Plans. Proc. of ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC.03. March 9-12. Melbourne, Florida. 569-574. Preprint

Basu,A.,C.Watters and M. Shepherd. Support Vector Machines for Text Categorization. HICSS'36. January, 2003. HICSS digital library.

C.Watters and R.Zhang. PDA Access to Internet Content: Focus on Forms. HICSS site. January, 2003.

C.Watters, W.Zheng and E. Milios. Filtering for Medical News Items. Proc. of Annual ASIST Conference. Philadelphia, November, 2002. Preprint

C.Watters and G. Amoudi. GeoSearcher: GeoSpatial Based Web Searching. Proc. of ASIST Conf. Philadelphia, November, 2002. Preprint

Zheng, W., E. Milios and C.Watters. Filtering for Medical News Items Using a Machine Learning Approach American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. San Antonio, Nov 9-13, 2002.

Daigneau, M. M. Shepherd, S. MArche and C.Watters. Enabling Trust Online. ISEC'02 Conference. Raleigh, Oct18-21, 2002.

Patterson,G., M. Shepherd, X.Wang, C.Watters, and D.Zitner. Using XML-based Clinical Document Archtiecture for Exchange of Structured Discharge Summaries. HICSS'35. January, 2002. HICSS digital library

Shepherd, M. C.Watters, A.Marath. Adaptive Filtering for Electronic News. HICSS'35. January, 2002. HICSS digital library

Shepherd, M. C.Watters, R.Kashuk.Lessons from Reading e-news for Browsing the Web: The Roles of Genre and Task.Proc. of Annual ASIS Conference. November, 2001.

Shepherd, M., A.Dhonde, and C.Watters. Building Trust for E-commerce: Collaborating Label Bureaus. 2nd International Symp on Electronic Commerce. May 2001.

Watters,C. M.Shepherd, and M.Conley. the Potential for Effective Web Content Control Based on Current Technology. Proc. of the UNESCO InfoEthics Conference Vienna, September, 2000.

Shepherd, M. C.Watters, J.Duffy, and R.Kaushic. Browsing and Keyword Based Profiles. HICSS'34. January, 2001. HICSS digital library

Watters,C. and D.Comeau. Adaptive Portals with Wireless Components. Distributed Communities on the Web Workshop: Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1830,34-44. 2000.Word version

Watters,C. M.Shepherd, and D.Zitner. Medical Portals: Web Access to Medical Information. HICSS'33January. 2000. HICSS digital library

Watters,C. and M.Shepherd. Adaptive Hypertext and Medical Portals. ACM SIGIR Workshop on Customized Information Delivery San Francisco, Aug, 1999.

Watters, C.and M.Shepherd. The Functionality Attribute of Cybergenre. Proc. of Thirty-second Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Hawaii, Jan.5-10, 1999. HICSS digital library, Vol 2

Watters, C.,M.Conley and C.Alexander. Collaboration in Critical Analysis. WebNet98, Orlando. November 1998.

M. Conley and C.Watters. Info-ethics and Cyberspace. InfoEthics'98. Monaco. Oct. 1-3, 1998.

M.Shepherd and C.Watters. Why aren't all Hypertext Applications on the Web? WWW7 Conference, Brisbane, April 1998.

Watters, C., M.Shepherd, C.Alexander, M.Conley. Digital Agora: Pushing the web envelope. Thirty-first Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Hawaii, Jan. 1998.

M.Shepherd and C.Watters. Evolution of Cybergenre. Thirty-first Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Hawaii, Jan.1998.

M.Kendall, D.Spencer, C.Watters, C.Alexander, and M.Conley. The Digital Agora: Implementing a web application for the social sciences. APICS. October, 1997.

C.Watters, J.Garvock, and D.Robinson. Treating Math Concepts as Objects. APICS. October, 1997.

Shepherd, M.A. and C.R. Watters. Reading Electronic News: Why Fine-Grained Filtering is so Tough. Canadian Association for Information Science/Association canadienne des sciences de l’information. St. John’s, Newfoundland. 8-10 June , 1997.

Watters, C.R. and M.A. Shepherd. The Role of Genre in the Evolution of Interfaces for the Internet. Internet’97. Halifax. 22-25 June 1997.

Watters, C.R. and M.A. Shepherd. The Digital Broadsheet: An Evolving Genre. Proceedings of the Thirtieth annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. Vol. VI., pp. 22-29. Maui, Hawaii. 7-10 January 1997.

Watters, C.R. 1996. Dynamic Links to Computations. ACM Workshop on Incorporating Hypertext into Software Solutions II. Washington, 16-17 March 1996.

Shepherd, M.A., Watters, C.R., and F.J. Burkowski. 1995. Delivery of Electronic News. The Second International Workshop on Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems. Naharia, Israel. 27-29 June 1995. pp. 124-131.

Shepherd, M.A., Watters, C.R. and F.J. Burkowski. 1995. Digital Libraries for Electronic News. A Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries. 15-19 May 1995. McClean, Virginia. pp. 13-20. 

Burkowski, F.J., Shepherd, M.A., and C.R. Watters. 1994. Delivery of Electronic News: A Broadband Application. CASCON'94: Integrated Solutions. Toronto. October 31 - November 3.

Watters, C.R. and J. Ho. 1994. More Than a Math Dictionary. 10th Annual New Oxford English Dictionary Conference. Waterloo, October 20-21. pp. 26-32.

Watters, C.R. and J. Ho. 1994. MathProbe: Active mathematical Dictionary. RIAO 94 Conference Proceedings. New York. October 11-13. pp. 552-569.

Watters, C.R. and M. Young-Lai. 1994. Scanning Compressed Full Text Files. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on Information Science. Montreal. May 25-27. pp. 224-235.

Shepherd, M.A. and C.R. Watters. 1993. Integrating Access Strategies with the Transient Hypergraph-Based Data Access Model. INFOTEX'93. Bangalore, India. 28 November - 1 December. pp. 164-183.

Shepherd, M.A. and C.R. Watters. 1993. Integrating Access Methods to Text Data Files. Information As a Global Commodity -- Communication, Processing and Use. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Canadian Associ ation for Information Science. Antigonish, Nova Scotia. 12-14 July. 163-172.

Watters, C.R. and M.A. Shepherd. 1993. Task-Oriented Access to Data Files. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference for Communicating Knowledge in Organizations. 155-162. Montreal. May 4-7.

Shepherd, M.A. and C.R. Watters. 1992. Characterization of Information Retrieval Systems in a Network Environment. 1992 ASIS Mid-Year Meeting. 63-74. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 27-30 May.

Shepherd, M.A. and C.R. Watters. 1991. Virtual Structures for Hypertext. Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Information Systems. McGraw-Hill. 201-220. Singapore, 16-18 January.

Shepherd, M.A. and C.R. Watters. 1990. Hyperdatabase: A Schema for Browsing Multiple Databases. International Symposium on the Future of Scientific, Technological and Industrial Information Services. Sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency, FAO, UNESCO, UNIDO. 28-31 May 1990. Leningrad. To appear in Information Technology for Development.

Watters, C.R., Shepherd, M.A., Robertson, W. 1987. Towards an Expert System for Bibliographic Retrieval: a Prolog Prototype. Proceedings of the Tenth Annual International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. ACM-SIGIR. 272-281. New Orleans, June 3-6.

Watters, C.R., Shepherd, M.A., Robertson, W., Hee, K.H. 1987. An Expert System for Bibliographic Retrieval using Prolog. Proceedings of the 1987 Fifteenth Annual Computer Science Conference. ACM. 120-127. St. Louis, Missouri. February 17-19. 

Watters, C.R., Robertson W. and Shepherd, M.A.. 1986. Prolog for Bibliographic Retrieval. 3rd Int. Conf. on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics. Baden Baden. August 19-24. Proceedings to be published.

Shepherd, M.A. and Watters, C.R. 1985. Implementation of Facet-Based Retrieval using a Relational Database Management System. Invited Paper. International Conference on Ranganathan's Philosophy: Assessment, Impact and Relevance. Edited by T.S. Rajogopalan. pp. 649-658. New Delhi, November 11-14.

Watters, C.R. 1985. Extended Hardware Sequential Search. Computer Science and Information Science: At the Crossroads. Thirteenth Annual Conference on Information Science. 69-76. Montreal, June 4-6.

Shepherd, M.A., Watters, C.R., Grundke, E.W., and Bodorik, P. 1985. Multiple Access Methods to Hierarchically Structured Fulltext Databases. Computer Science and Information Science: At the Crossroads. Thirteenth Annual Canadian Conference on Information Science. 30-38. Montreal, June 4-6.

Watters, C.R. and McLellan, D. 1983. VLSI Design for Universities. Proceedings of the First Canadian VLSI Conference. Waterloo, Canada. 24-25. October.

Shepherd, M.A., Watters, C.R., and Lee, B.C. 1983. An EPROM Resident Intelligent Interface for Access to Multiple Bibliographic Database Systems. In Communication: From Originator to End-User. Proceedings of the Eleventh Canadian Conference on Information Science. 56-66. Halifax, 24-26 May.

Shepherd, M.A. and Watters, C.R. 1979. Hierarchical Retrieval from Structured Text. In Ordering Systems for Global Information Networks. Proceedings of the Third International Study Conference on Classification Research. pp. 466-472. Bombay, India, 6-11 January 1975. Edited by A. Neelameghan, Bangalore, India: FID/CR and Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science.

Watters, C.R., Tague, J.M., and Shepherd, M.A. 1976. CACTIS: Computer Assisted Community Telephone Information System. In Information Services in Canada. Proceedings of the Fourth Canadian Conference on Information Science. 35-40. 11-14 May. Ottawa.


BOOKS AND SOFTWARE

MathResources. 1997. The MathProbe: Interactive Math. CD-ROM. MathResources Inc. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

C.Alexander, M.Conley, and C.Watters. 1997. The Digital Agora. CD-ROM. Acadia University.

MathResources. 1996. The MathResource: Interactive Math Dictionary. CD-ROM. MathResources, Halifax, Canada.

Watters, C.R. 1992. Dictionary for Information Science and Technology. Academic Press, New York.

 

CHAPTERS OF BOOKS

Marche, S. and C.Watters. 2004. Mobile Banking: A Strategic Assessment. in Wireless Communications and Mobile Commerce. (ed) Shi Nansi. Idea Group Publishing.

Shepherd, M.A., Watters, C.R. and F.J. Burkowski. Electronic News. In, Electronic Publishing: Standards and Applications. Ed., M. Gluck and E. Logan. Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, U.S.A. Letter of acceptance dated January 15, 1996.

Shepherd, M.A. and C.R. Watters. 1991. Hypertext: User-Driven Interfaces. In, Interfaces for Information Retrieval and Online Systems: The State of the Art. Ed., Martin Dillon. pp. 159-168. Greenwood Press, New York.

BEST SOFTWARE AWARD

EDDIE 1997 Software Review Awards - The MathResource for the post secondary reference category.