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CLEF 2017 : Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum Information. Access Evaluation meets Multilinguality, Multimodality and Interaction


Conference Series : Cross-Language Evaluation Forum
When Sep 11, 2017 - Sep 14, 2017
Where Dublin, Ireland
Submission Deadline Apr 28, 2017
Notification Due Jun 9, 2017
Final Version Due Jun 23, 2017
Categories    information retrieval   NLP

Call For Papers

CLEF 2017: Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum
Information Access Evaluation meets Multilinguality, Multimodality and Interaction

11-14 September 2017, Dublin - Ireland

Submission Deadlines: 28 April 2017 (long papers), 5 May 2017 (short papers)

The CLEF Conference addresses all aspects of Information Access in any
modality and language. The CLEF conference includes presentation of research
papers and a series of workshops presenting the results of lab-based
comparative evaluation benchmarks. CLEF 2017 is the 8th year of the CLEF
Conference series and the 18th year of the CLEF initiative as a forum for
information retrieval (IR) evaluation. The CLEF conference has a clear focus
on experimental IR as carried out within evaluation forums (CLEF Labs, TREC,
NTCIR, FIRE, MediaEval, RomIP, SemEval, TAC, ...) with special attention to
the challenges of multimodality, multilinguality, multilinguality, and
interactive search. We invite paper submissions on significant new insights
demonstrated on IR test collections, on analysis of IR test collections and
evaluation measures, as well as on concrete proposals to push the boundaries
of the Cranfield/TREC/CLEF evaluation paradigm.

All submissions to the CLEF main conference will be reviewed on the basis of
relevance, originality, importance, and clarity. CLEF welcomes papers that
describe rigorous hypothesis testing regardless of whether the results are
positive or negative. Methods are expected to be written so that they are
reproducible by others, and the logic of the research design is clearly
described in the paper. The conference proceedings will be published in the
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Relevant topics for the CLEF 2017 Conference include but are not limited to:

- Information Access in any Language or Modality: information retrieval,
image retrieval, question answering, search interfaces and design,
infrastructures, etc.

- Analytics for Information Retrieval: theoretical and practical results in
the analytics field that are specifically targeted for information access
data analysis.

- Evaluation Initiatives: conclusions, lessons learned, impact and
projection of any evaluation initiative after completing their cycle.

- Evaluation: methodologies, metrics, statistical and analytical tools,
component based, user groups and use cases, ground-truth creation, impact
of multilingual/multicultural/multimodal differences, etc.

- Technology Transfer: economic impact/sustainability of information access
approaches, deployment and exploitation of systems, use cases, etc.

- Interactive Information Retrieval Evaluation: the interactive evaluation
of information retrieval systems using user-centered methods, evaluation
of novel search interfaces, novel interactive evaluation methods,
simulation of interaction, etc.

- Specific Application Domains: Information access and its evaluation in
application domains such as cultural heritage, digital libraries, social
media, expert search, health information, legal documents, patents, news,
books, plants, etc.

Authors are invited to electronically submit original papers, which have not
been published and are not under consideration elsewhere, using the LNCS
proceedings format:

Two types of papers are solicited:

- Long papers: 12 pages max. Aimed to report complete research works.
- Short papers: 6 pages max. Position papers, new evaluation proposals,
developments and applications, etc.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program
committee. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical
quality. Papers should be submitted in PDF format to the following address:

- Submission of Long Papers: 28 April 2017
- Submission of Short Papers: 5 May 2017
- Notification of Acceptance: 9 June 2017
- Camera Ready Copy due: 23 June 2017
- Conference: 11-14 September 2017

Conference Chairs
Gareth J. F. Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
S´┐Żamus Lawless, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Program Chairs
Julio Gonzalo, UNED, Spain
Liadh Kelly, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Lab Chairs
Lorraine Goeuriot, Universit´┐Ż Joseph Fourier, France
Thomad Mandl, University of Hildesheim, Germany

Proceedings Chairs
Linda Cappellato, University of Padua, Italy
Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy

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