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Ian Ruthven <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 5 Feb 2008 11:35:32 +0000
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*Full Programme Now Online*

30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2008)
30th March – 3rd April
University of Glasgow

Organized by: University of Glasgow
In cooperation with: BCS-IRSG, ACM SIGIR

* Conference programme (31st March – 2nd April)
The technical program will include 33 full research papers, 19 short 
papers, and 28 posters. Details of accepted papers and posters are at

Tutorials and workshops (30th March)
ECIR 2008 will host three half-day tutorials and three full-day workshops
Tutorial: Advanced language modeling approaches (case study: expert 
search) -  Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Tutorial: Search and discovery in user-generate text content - Maarten 
de Rijke and Wouter Weerkamp, ISLA, University of Amsterdam, The 
Tutorial: Research and building IR applications using Terrier - Craig 
Macdonald and Ben He, University of Glasgow, UK
Workshop: Workshop on novel methodologies for evaluation in Information 
Retrieval – organized by Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield, UK, 
Martin Braschler, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland, 
Nicola Ferro, University of Padova, Italy, and Julio Gonzalo, UNED, Spain
Workshop: Efficiency issues in Information Retrieval Workshop – 
organized by Roi Blanco, Universidade da Coruña, Spain and Fabrizio 
Silvestri, ISTI CNR, Italy
Workshop: Exploiting semantic annotations in Information Retrieval - 
Omar Alonso,, USA and Hugo Zaragoza, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain

*Industry day (3rd April)
A day of presentations and discussion dedicated to the interests and 
needs of Information Retrieval practitioners.

* Keynote speakers
ECIR 2008 is pleased to announce the following three keynote speakers:
Professor Nicholas J. Belkin Rutgers, University, US - Some(what) Grand 
Challenges for Information Retrieval
Professor Bettina Berendt, K.U. Leuven, Belgium - You are a document 
too: Web mining and IR for next-generation information literacy
Dr Amit Singhal, Google Research Fellow, Google, US - Web Search: 
Challenges and Directions

* Paper awards
Best paper award, best student paper award and best poster award, all 
sponsored by Yahoo! Research

* Social events
A social event every day, including a Banquet reception on 31st March at 
the Kelvingrove Museum and a civic reception at the City Chambers on 1st 
April. Further details will be posted on the ECIR 2008 Web site.

* Registration
For registration and other information, please visit the ECIR 2008
home page at

* Main sponsors
Microsoft Research
Yahoo! Research
MatrixWare Information Services

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Glasgow,

The ECIR 2008 Chairs
(Ian Ruthven, Vassilis Plachouras, Ryen White and Iadh Ounis)

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