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CERI 2014 : 3rd Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval


When Jun 19, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014
Where A Coruña, Spain
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2014
Notification Due May 7, 2014
Final Version Due May 14, 2014
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers



3rd Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval (CERI 2014)
A Coruña (Spain), June 19-20th, 2014

* Regular papers submission deadline: April 1st, 2014 EXTENDED!
* Posters submission deadline: April 8th, 2014 EXTENDED!

Aim and scope
The continuous growing of the web makes more important the use Information
Retrieval (IR) based tools in order to locate, filter, manage and access the
huge amount of information available on internet. Nowadays, there are
multiple IR tools which are part of our everyday life so, encouraging and
supporting IR research is a key issue to keep on improving this field.

The Spanish Information Retrieval Society (SERI), organizer of this event,
has as main goal to support IR in Spain. This conference aims to continue
with the work developed on its previous editions and to provide an
international forum where researchers from both academia and industry can
meet, exchange experiences and present innovative works. CERI welcomes
contributions from a wide range of knowledge areas. Specifically, we
encourage the participation of not only researchers and professionals from
the Computer Science field, but also researchers with background and
experience on Documentation, Linguistics, or any other related area to IR.

All scientists interested in IR related fields are welcome to
participate. We encourage national and international researchers from both
academia and industry to submit original papers, written either in Spanish
or English, related to any aspect of IR including, but not limited to the

* IR models
* Performance, scalability, architectures and efficiency
* Data structures on IR
* Web IR
* IR Quality Evaluation
* User aspects: interaction, user studies and interfaces
* Filtering and recommendation systems
* Structured retrieval (XML, etc.)
* Semantic search
* Digital libraries
* IR in social networks
* Opinion mining
* Vandalism detection in the Web, in Wikipedia and opinion spam
* Detection of pedophilia, stalking and bullying
* Multimedia retrieval
* Text mining (classification and clustering)
* Natural Language Processing in IR
* Passage Retrieval and Question Answering
* Multilingual and cross-language IR
* IR in specific domains (biomedical, patents, law, etc.)
* Geographical IR
* Collaborative IR

Paper submission
All accepted works will be published in the conference proceedings book with
ISBN, in electronic format, as well as in the website of the
conference. Moreover, after the conference, the organizers will propose the
publication of a *special issue of the "Journal of Web Engineering"
(, *indexed in the Journal Citation
Reports (JCR) Science Edition*, with extended versions of a selection of the
best papers submitted in English and presented in the conference.

Organizers will also award the "Best student paper" presented in this
edition of CERI. To be eligible for this award at least one of the
co-authors of the paper must be an student, and it should be indicated
during the submission process.

In CERI 2014 submission is divided into two categories, regular papers and

* Regular papers must not exceed 12 pages following the LNCS Springer-Verlag
format ( and
will be presented at the scientific sessions of the conference.

* Posters must not exceed 4 pages in the same format and will be exhibited
and presented in a special poster session.

Contributions either in Spanish or English will be accepted, *but only those
written in English would be considered for publication in the JWE special

CERI specially encourages PhD students and researchers in the early stage of
their careers to submit their works. Also, works from the industry will be
considered in the area of IR applications.

All papers must be submitted in anonymized form. Thus, author names and
organization, references, acknowledgements, and any other information that
might allow to identify the authors should be removed from the initial
submissions. Papers already published, accepted or under review in any other
conference or journal will not be accepted. We also expect that authors do
not submit their works to any other event during the reviewing period of
CERI 2014. Regarding the plagiarism considerations, ACM Plagiarism Policy
will be applied.

Papers will be submitted as PDF files through the online submission system
( At least one author
of each accepted work must register to the conference, by the date indicated
by the organizers, and present his paper.

Invited speakers
[1] Peter Mika (Yahoo! Research)

SHORT BIO: Peter Mika is a Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo!, based in
Barcelona, Spain. Peter is working on the applications of semantic
technology to Web search. He received his MSc and PhD in computer
science (summa cum laude) from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is the
author of the book "Social Networks and the Semantic Web" (Springer,
2007). In 2008 he has been selected as one of "AIs Ten to Watch"
by the editorial board of the IEEE Intelligent Systems journal. Peter is
a regular speaker at both academic and technology conferences and serves
on the advisory board of a number of public and private initiatives. He
represents Yahoo! in the leadership of the collaboration with
Google, Bing and Yandex.

[2] Enrique Alfonseca (Google Research)

SHORT BIO: Enrique Alfonseca is a research scientist at Google Research
Zurich where he currently manages the language understanding
team. During the past four years he has been a member of areas of ads
quality, search quality and natural language understanding, contributing
in areas such as query expansion and relevance estimation for sponsored
search, ranking for web search, information extraction, unsupervised
semantic parsing, lexical semantics and automatic text summarization. He
received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Universidad Autónoma de
Madrid in 2003, and he has over 60 research publications, mainly in the
fields of computational linguistics and information retrieval.

Important dates
* Regular papers submission deadline: April 1st, 2014 EXTENDED!
* Posters submission deadline: April 8tH, 2014 EXTENDED!
* Acceptance notification: May 7th, 2014
* Camera ready: May 14th, 2014
* Conference: June 19th nd 20th, 2014

For any questions or comments, please send a message to the e-mail address:

Past editions
* CERI 2012 (Valencia, Spain):
* CERI 2010 (Madrid, Spain):

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