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ECIR 2015 : 37th European Conference on Information Retrieval


Conference Series : European Conference on Information Retrieval
When Mar 29, 2015 - Apr 2, 2015
Where Vienna
Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2014
Notification Due Dec 1, 2014
Final Version Due Jan 11, 2015
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers

The 37th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2015) will take place in Vienna, Austria from 29 March to 1 April 2015. The ECIR is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. As the amount of data being produced in the world is increasing rapidly, IR techniques are being applied beyond the traditional search for documents — papers on IR applied to eScience and to the Internet of Things are particularly encouraged.

The ECIR encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results. It has a strong student focus, hence papers whose sole or main author is a postgraduate student or a postdoctoral researcher are especially welcome. Submissions 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. Through the student mentoring programme, PhD students can request the assistance of a mentor, who can give advice and suggest improvements to an almost complete paper. Poster submissions addressing any of the areas identified in the conference topics are also invited. Authors are encouraged to describe work in progress and late‐breaking research results. Demonstrations present research prototypes or operational systems. They provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing IR systems and to obtain feedback from expert users. Demonstration submissions are welcomed in any of the conference topic areas. Tutorials inform the Information Retrieval community on recent advances in core IR research, related research, or on novel application areas related to Information Retrieval. They may focus on specific problems or specific domains in which IR research may be applied. Tutorials can be of either a half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or a full day (6 hours plus breaks). Tutorials are encouraged to be as interactive as possible. A university computer teaching laboratory (including multiple computers for students and projection of the instructor’s screen) could be made available for hands-on tutorials. The information required for a tutorial proposal is on the conference website. Tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the tutorial committee. A summary of the tutorial will be published in the conference proceedings.

The purpose of workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas and research results in a focused and more interactive way. Workshops can be of either a half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or a full day (6 hours plus breaks). Workshops are encouraged to be as dynamic and interactive as possible and should lead to a concrete outcome, such as the publication of a summary paper. The information required for a workshop proposal is on the conference website. Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the workshop committee. A summary of the workshop will be published in the conference proceedings. All submissions must be written in English following the ECIR guidelines ( and the LNCS author guidelines and submitted electronically through the conference submission system. Full papers must not exceed 12 pages and poster and demonstration papers must not exceed 4 pages, including references and figures. All paper and poster submissions will be refereed through double‐blind peer review. Demonstration papers will undergo single‐blind review. Accepted papers, poster papers and demonstration papers will be published in the conference proceedings published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The proceedings will be distributed to all delegates at the Conference. Accepted papers, posters and demos will have to be presented at the conference.

An award will be presented to the author of the Best Student Paper.


Topics of interest 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, faceted retrieval
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
Contextual IR
Mobile, Geo and Local Search
Temporal IR, Time-based modelling

Web and Social Media IR:

Link analysis
Query log analysis
Advertising and ad targeting
Spam detection
Authority, Reputation, Ranking
Blog and online-community search, Microblogs
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, Federated search, Aggregated Search
Parallel IR
Open, interoperable and flexible systems
Performance, Scalability, Architectures, Efficiency, Platforms
Compression, performance, optimisation

Content representation and processing

IR for semi-structured documents
IR for semantically annotated collections, semantic search
Reasoning for IR
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, Summarization for IR


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, Entity retrieval
Digital music, radio and broadcast retrieval


Digital libraries
Enterprise Search, Intranet search, Desktop search
Mobile IR
Genomic IR, IR for chemical structures
Medical IR, legal IR, patent search, eScience
Internet of Things

Important Dates:

Workshops / Tutorials submission deadline: 01 September 2014
Paper submission deadline: 01 October 2014
Poster / Demo submission deadline: 08 October 2014
Notification on Workshops / Tutorials: 08 October 2014
Notification on Posters, Papers, Demos: 01 December 2014
Student Grant application deadline: 15 December 2014
Final paper submission and author registration deadline: 11 January 2015

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