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Ricardo Campos <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 19 May 2014 17:43:25 +0100
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A special issue of Information Processing and Management


We invite submissions for a special issue of Information Processing and
Management on Time and Information Retrieval.


===== Motivation =====


With the rapid growth of digitised document resources, both on and off the
web, and increased variety in types of document collections, future search
systems will face growing difficulties in providing reliable, useful, and
timely results. The web already archives a lot of content; organizing and
searching by time will only become more critical as we move forward. 


This issue aims to explore opportunities and novel research on the
intersection of time and information retrieval. Unlike existing work that
focuses exclusively on the interesting problems related to adding time to
established methods of information retrieval (such as, e.g., how to
incorporate temporal relevance in ranking of retrieved results), we aim to
stimulate discussion on new or powerful uses of temporality in all kinds of
information systems.


===== Scope & Topics of Interest =====


We are particularly interested in work that describes novel advances on the
intersection of temporality and IR. For example, work that goes deeper than
metadata-level time (e.g. document creation timestamp), or that does
temporal analysis of document collections for, e.g., event identification,
tracking and prediction, or that works on temporal-based relevancy.


We especially welcome papers on the following topics:


* Time as a dimension of relevance

                - Time-aware ranking models

                - Opinion tracking

                - Media temporal similarity (e.g. text, video)

                - Longitudinal analysis

                - Document and sub-document timestamping

* Time as context

                - Time-sensitive search

                - Searching for temporal bounds

                - Future Information Retrieval

* Time as a query topic

                - Event-oriented Search

                - Temporal web image and video retrieval

                - Temporal clustering

                - Collective memory and web archiving

                - Cross-temporal information retrieval

* General issues

                - In-document temporality

                - Temporal query understanding

                - Temporal indexing

                - Evaluation metrics for temporal IR


===== Important dates =====


CFP: April 3, 2014

Manuscript due date: September 8th 2014

Acceptance Notification Date: December 2nd 2014 Final Manuscript Due Date:
Jan 30th, 2015 (for all revisions) Publication date: Spring 2015


Substantial, creative, articles are welcomed, according to the journal
format. After submission, we envisage a smooth and on-time progression
through review and toward publication of this special issue.


Contributions must not have been previously published or be under
consideration for publication elsewhere, although substantial extensions of
conference or workshop papers will be considered. All submissions should be
prepared according to the Guide for Authors at

Submissions should be made through EES at


===== Guest Editors =====


Leon Derczynski, University of Sheffield Jannik Strötgen, Heidelberg
University Ricardo Campos, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar / LIAAD-INESC TEC
Omar Alonso, Microsoft Corporation


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===== Note on open access policy =====


Posting of author accepted manuscripts IS PERMITTED on author websites,
uploaded to arXiv, etc., as stated in the publisher’s open access policies.
See also:




Ricardo Campos

Assistant Professor – ICT Department                                  

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal



LIADD – INESC TEC at University of Porto, Portugal


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