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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

*Full Programme Now Online*

30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2008)
30th March – 3rd April
University of Glasgow
http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/

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
http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/programme.html

Tutorials and workshops (30th March)
http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/tutorials_workshops.html
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 
Netherlands
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, A9.com, USA and Hugo Zaragoza, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain

*Industry day (3rd April)
http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/industry.html
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 http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/registration.html

* Main sponsors
Google  http://www.google.com
Microsoft Research  http://research.microsoft.com
Yahoo! Research  http://research.yahoo.com
MatrixWare Information Services  http://www.matrixware.com


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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