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ECIR 2008 Call for full papers, posters, workshop and tutorial proposals
30th European Conference on Information Retrieval, Glasgow, UK.
30th March – 3rd April, 2008.
The Annual European Conference on Information Retrieval is the main
European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field
of Information Retrieval. ECIR 2008 is the 30th anniversary of this
conference series and will take place in Glasgow, Scotland.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We encourage the submission of high-quality research papers reporting
original and innovative research within Information Retrieval. The
conference intends to cover all aspects of accessing digital information
with or without explicitly specified semantics. Papers solely or mainly
authored by a student 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.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
• Theory and Models for Information Retrieval.
• Efficiency and Performance of IR. Platforms, Architectures.
Applications of IR.
• Evaluation and Test collections.
• Indexing. Query representation, Query reformulation, Structure-based
representation, XML, Metadata. Summarization. Natural language
processing for IR.
• Tracking, Filtering, Topic detection, Collaborative filtering, Agents,
Routing and Email spam.
• Categorization and clustering.
• User studies and interfaces. Interactive IR. Task-based IR.
• Web IR, Distributed IR, Digital libraries. Intranet, Desktop,
Enterprise and Blog Search. Adversarial IR.
• Question answering and information extraction. Text Data Mining and
Machine Learning for IR.
• Multimedia IR.
• Cross-language and multilingual Information Retrieval.
All papers will be refereed through blind peer review. Authors are
invited to submit research papers representing original, previously
unpublished work, on or before 1st October, 2007 (Midnight GMT),
following the paper submission guidelines available on the conference
homepage (12 pages LNCS format including references and figures). All
accepted papers will be published in Springer-Verlag's LNCS series and
distributed to all delegates at the Conference.
The proceedings will appear as a special commerative edition of LNCS to
celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ECIR conference series. It is also
planned that some selected outstanding papers from the conference will
be invited to contribute to an edited volume of papers marking this
CALL FOR POSTERS
Poster submissions addressing any of the areas identified in the
conference topics are also invited. Poster authors are encouraged to
demonstrate work in progress and late-breaking research results. Poster
abstracts (maximum 5 pages) will also be included in the proceedings.
CALL FOR WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL PROPOSALS
Submissions are solicited for workshops and tutorials on all topics of
Information Retrieval and its applications. Especially encouraged are
workshops that facilitate interaction and collaboration among
participants, while opening new directions for future research, as well
as tutorials that inform the Information Retrieval community on recent
advancements in related fields, or on novel application areas related to
Submissions describing proposed workshops and tutorials should be up to
1,000 words. They should state the title and the goals of the proposed
workshop or tutorial, as well as the full contact details of the
organizers and presenters, including a one-paragraph biography with past
experience in organizing relevant events.
An award will be presented to the author of the Best Paper, Best Student
Paper, and Best Poster presented at the conference.
Paper Submission: 1st October 2007
Poster Submission: 15th October 2007
Workshop/Tutorial Submission: 15th October 2007
Notifications: 11th December 2007
If you have any queries regarding a submission, please contact any of
the organising chairs:
Ian Ruthven (full papers)
email: ir at cis.strath.ac.uk
Ryen White (posters)
Email: ryenw at microsoft.com
Vassilis Plachouras (tutorials and workshops)
email: vassilis at yahoo-inc.com
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