CALL FOR PAPERS
SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR). The Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original full papers, short papers, and proposals for tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations of systems. SIGIR 2013 welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR theory and foundation, techniques, and applications. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
Representation and Content Analysis (e.g., text
representation, document structure, linguistic
analysis, multi-lingual IR, cross-lingual IR, NLP
for IR, information extraction, sentiment analysis,
clustering, classification, topic models, facets,
and Query Analysis (e.g., query representation,
query suggestion, query reformulation, query
intent, conversational search, query log analysis,
session analysis, question answering)
and Interactive IR (e.g., user models, user
studies, user feedback, search interface,
summarization, task models, personalized search)
Models and Ranking (e.g., IR theory, language
models, probabilistic retrieval models,
feature-based models, learning to rank, combining
Engine Architectures and Scalability ( e.g.,
indexing, compression, distributed IR, P2P IR,
and Recommending (e.g., content-based filtering,
collaborative filtering, recommender systems,
(e.g., test collections, effectiveness measures,
IR and Social Media Search (e.g., link analysis,
click models/behavioural modelling, social tagging,
social network analysis, advertising and search,
blog search, microblog search, forum search,
community-based QA (CQA), adversarial IR, vertical
and local search)
and Structured Data (e.g., XML search, ranking in
databases, desktop search, entity search)
IR (e.g., image search, video search, speech/audio
search, music IR)
Applications (e.g., digital libraries, enterprise
search, genomics IR, legal IR, patent search, text
21 January 2013: Abstracts for full research papers
28 January 2013: Full research papers due
4 February 2013: Workshop proposals due
18 February 2013: Short papers, demonstration, and
tutorial proposals due
11 March 2013: Notification of workshop acceptances
11 March 2013: Doctoral consortium proposals due
15 April 2013: All other acceptance notifications
28 July 2013: Conference begins in Dublin
Information on how to submit will be available in mid-December, 2012.
For details, please visit http://www.sigir2013.ie/.
Program Committee Chairs
Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Tetsuya Sakai, Microsoft Research Asia, China
General Conference Chairs
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Páraic Sheridan, CNGL, Dublin City University, Ireland
The next meeting of the CCCT seminar is devoted to information visualization. As usual, there will be two speakers, from two faculties, who will highlight different angles of the topic at hand.
Marcel Worring from the Informatics Institute will talk about “Multimedia Analytics: Easy Categorization of Large Multimedia Collections.” Bernhard Rieder from Media Studies will talk about “Between Tool and Research Object: Data Visualization in the Humanities”.
Location: Universiteitstheater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam, room 301.
For more information, visit http://ccct.uva.nl
CLEF 2011 Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 MAY 2011
CLEF2011 is the second CLEF conference continuing the popular CLEF campaigns. It will cover a broad range of issues in the fields of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation. It will consist of two main parts: a peer-reviewed conference on research papers, and a series of labs, which will continue the CLEF tradition of community-based evaluation and discussion on evaluation issues.
AIMS AND SCOPE
The CLEF2011 conference aims at advancing the evaluation of complex multimodal and multilingual information systems in order to support individuals, organizations, and communities who design, develop, employ, and improve such systems. The growth of the Internet has been exponential with respect to the number of users, media, and languages used regularly for global information dissemination. Language and media barriers are no longer seen as inviolable and they are constantly crossed and mixed to provide content that can be accessed on a global scale within a multicultural and multilingual setting.
Users need to be able to co-operate and communicate across language and media boundaries, going beyond separate search in diverse media/languages and exploiting interactions between different languages and media.
Experimental evaluation — both laboratory and interactive — is a key to fostering the development of multilingual and multimodal information systems that address increasingly complex information needs.
We invite submissions for presentation at the CLEF2011 conference. We welcome submissions on all aspects of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance, and clarity.
The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
Authors are invited to submit electronically original papers, which have not been published and are not under consideration elsewhere, using the LNCS proceedings format.http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0
Two types of papers are solicited:
• full papers: 12 pages max;
• short papers: 6 pages max.
Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. Papers should be submitted in PDF format to the following address:
• May 1st, 2011 Submission deadline
• June 10th, 2011 Notification of acceptance
• June 17th, 2011 Camera ready versions
• September 19th-22nd, 2011 CLEF Conference
Relevant topics for the CLEF2010 conference include but are not limited to:
• Novel methodologies for the design of evaluation tasks, especially user-centric ones;
• Analysis of the impact of multilingual/multicultural/multimodal differences in interface and search design;
• Assessing multilinguality and multimodality in relevant application communities, e.g. digital libraries, intellectual property, medical, music, video, and social media;
• Testing and evaluation of translation and summaries over documents and of linked documents in multilingual information retrieval;
• Benefits of multilingual information retrieval methods for different user groups or in different use cases, including those relevant to the developing world;
• Alternative methods for improving and automating ground-truth creation, for example crowd-sourcing or log-based;
• Alternatives and comparison of item-based, list-based, set-based, and session-based evaluation;
• Prediction of success and satisfaction rate;
• Task-oriented metrics of success and failure;
• Simulation (of queries, sessions, users) and information retrieval;
• Innovative and easy to communicate techniques for analysing the experimental results, including statistical analyses, data mining, and information visualization;
• Infrastructures for bringing automation and collaboration in the evaluation process;
• Living laboratories and evaluating live systems;
• Economic impact/sustainability of multilingual and multimodal information approaches, evaluation methodologies, and deployed systems.