31st European Conference on Information Retrieval
Toulouse 6th-9th April 2009

Organised by IRIT , in cooperation with BCS-IRSG, and supported by ACM SIGIR and ARIA.

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

Proposals are solicited for one-day workshops and tutorials the first day of the conference. The purpose of ECIR workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. As such, they also offer a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community. Tutorials inform the Information Retrieval community on recent advancements in related fields, or on novel application areas related to Information Retrieval.

Workshop & Tutorials Programme Committee:

  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
  • Charles Clarkes , University of Waterloo, Canada
  • W. Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  • Kalervo Jarvelin, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Tie-Yan Liu, Microsoft Research Asia, China
  • Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano Bicocca, Itlay
  • Stefan Rueger, The Open University, UK

See submission guidelines

Submit a workshop/tutorial

Call for papers

The annual BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval provides an opportunity for both new and established researchers to present research papers reporting new, unpublished, and innovative research results within information retrieval. Poster submissions addressing any of the areas identified in the conference topics are also invited. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate work in progress and late-breaking research results.


The Program Chairs invite for the submission of original research papers and posters in all areas of Information Retrieval, including but not limited to:
  • IR Theory and Formal Models
  • Performance, Scalability, Architectures, Efficiency, Platforms
  • Indexing, Query representation, Query reformulation, Structure-based representation, XML
  • Metadata, Social tagging
  • Evaluation methods and metrics, Experimental design, Test collection
  • Interactive IR, User studies, User models, Task-based IR
  • User interfaces and visualization
  • Web IR (e.g. link analysis, query log analysis, ad targeting)
  • Digital libraries
  • Enterprise Search, Intranet, Desktop, Adversarial IR
  • Distributed IR, peer to peer IR, Mobile IR, Fusion/Combination
  • Cross-language retrieval, Multilingual retrieval, Machine translation for IR
  • Multimedia IR
  • Topic detection and tracking, Routing, Content-based filtering, Collaborative filtering, Agents, Spam filtering
  • Question answering, Natural language processing for IR, Summarization, Lexical acquisition
  • Text Data Mining
  • Text Categorization, Clustering
  • Other domain-specific IR (e.g., Genomic IR, legal IR, IR for chemical structures)
  • Blog and online-community search

See submission guidelines

Submit a paper

Call for Posters

Poster presentations offer researchers a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format, for which there is more time for discussion and questions than is sometimes available in a full paper session. Poster presentations are also a good way to present work applying information retrieval approaches and techniques to new domains and problems. Please note, however, that posters describing work at the proposal stage cannot be accepted. Poster submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the call for papers.

See submission guidelines

Submit a poster

Best Paper Award

An award will be presented to the author of the Best Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best Poster presented at the conference.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 5th October, 2008 (closed)
Poster submission deadline: 19th October, 2008 (closed)
Workshop submission deadline: 31th October, 2008 (closed)
Intention to submit a Tutorial deadline: 31th October, 2008 (closed)
Workshop acceptance notifications: 17th November, 2008 (closed)
Tutorial submission deadline: 30th November, 2008 (closed)
Paper and Poster acceptance notifications: 12th December, 2008 (closed)
Tutorial acceptance notifications: 2th December, 2008 (closed)
Workshop and Tutorial: 6th April, 2009
Technical papers: 7th, 8th and 9th April, 2009

The latest time for submission is the Pacific time (the planet's westernmost time zone).


The ECIR 2009 Proceedings (including full papers and posters) are published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.