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ECIR 2014 : The European Conference on Information Retrieval


Conference Series : European Conference on Information Retrieval
When Apr 13, 2014 - Apr 17, 2014
Where Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Submission Deadline Oct 14, 2013
Notification Due Dec 2, 2013
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers


* First Call for Papers *

The European Conference on Information Retrieval 2014

April 13-17, 2014
Amsterdam, the Netherlands


The 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2014) will be
hosted by the Intelligent System Labs Amsterdam (ISLA) in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands from April 13-17, 2014.

ECIR provides an opportunity for both new and established researchers to
present research papers reporting new, unpublished, and innovative research
results within Information Retrieval. ECIR has traditionally had a strong
student focus and papers whose sole or main author is a postgraduate student
or postdoctoral researcher are especially welcome.

We are seeking the submission of high-quality and original full-length research
papers, short-papers, posters and demos, which will be reviewed by experts on
the basis of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen
methodology, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of
Information Retrieval.


October 14th, 2013 Full paper submission deadline
October 28th, 2013 Posters/Demo submission deadline
September 9th, 2013 Workshop/Tutorial proposal deadline
December 2nd, 2013 Notification of acceptance
April 13-17, 2014 ECIR Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam
Arjen de Vries, CWI Amsterdam
ChengXiang Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow
David Carmel, Yahoo! Research
Thijs Westerveld, Teezir Search Solutions
Katja Hofmann, University of Amsterdam
Tom Kenter, University of Amsterdam


Topics include, but are not limited to:

* IR Theory and Formal Models:
- Searching, browsing, meta-searching, data fusion, filtering and indexing
- Text and content classification, categorisation, clustering
- Relevance feedback, query expansion
- Topic detection and tracking, novelty detection
- Content-based filtering, collaborative filtering, Spam filtering
- Personalised, collaborative or user-adaptive IR, recommender systems
- Adversarial IR
- Privacy in IR
- Mobile, Geo and Local Search

* Web and Social Media IR:
- Link analysis
- Query log analysis
- Advertising and ad targeting
- Spam detection
- Authority, Reputation, Ranking
- Blog and online-community search
- Social Tagging

* User aspects:
- User modelling, user studies, user interaction in IR systems
- Interactive IR, User studies, User models, Task-based IR
- Novel user interfaces for IR systems
- User interfaces, visualisation and presentation of queries, search
results or content
- Multimodal aspects

* IR system architectures
- Distributed and peer to peer IR
- Parallel IR
- Fusion/Combination
- Open, interoperable and flexible
- Performance, Scalability, Architectures, Efficiency, Platforms
- Compression, performance, optimisation

* Content representation and processing
- IR for semi-structured documents
- IR for semantically annotated collections, semantic search
- Meta information and structures, metadata
- Query representation, Query reformulation
- Text Categorisation and clustering
- Text data mining
- Opinion mining
- Cross-language retrieval, Multilingual retrieval
- Machine translation for IR
- Question answering, Natural language processing for IR, Summarization

* Evaluation
- Evaluation methods and metrics
- Building test collections and metrics
- Experimental design
- Crowdsourcing for evaluation
- User-oriented and user-centred test and evaluation

* Multimedia and cross-media IR
- Speech retrieval
- Image and video retrieval
- Digital music, radio and broadcast retrieval

* Applications
- Digital libraries
- Enterprise Search, Intranet search, Desktop search
- Mobile IR
- Genomic IR, IR for chemical structures, etc.
- Medical IR, legal IR, patent search


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