Conference Programme

Conference Schedule

Monday 6th April, 9:15-18:00: Workshops Programme (Manufacture des Tabacs, University of Toulouse 1)

Monday 6th April, 9:15-18:00: Tutorials (Manufacture des Tabacs, University of Toulouse 1)

Tuesday 7th April
(Pierre Baudis Center)
Wednesday 8th April
(Pierre Baudis Center)
Thursday 9th April
(Pierre Baudis Center)

09:30-10:30 Keynote1:
Query evolution
09:00-10:00 Keynote2:
searching user generated content: what's next ?
09:00-10:00 Keynote3:
upcoming industrial needs for search

11:00-12:30 Session 1.a:
retrieval model1

Session 1.b:
collaborative IR/filtering

10:30-12:30 Session 3.a:
expert search -advertising

Session 3.b:
retrieval model2

10:30-12:30 Session 5.a:
web IR

Session 5.b:

14:30-16:30 Session 2.a:

Session 2.b:

14:00-15:30 Session 4.a:

Session 4.b:
opinion detection

14:00-15:30 Session 6.a:

Session 6.b:
distributed IR

16:30-18:30 Poster session 16:00-18:00 Short paper session 15:30-16:00 Closing and ECIR2010
17:00/19:00 Welcome reception (Pierre Baudis) 19:30 Gala Dinner (Mediatheque)    

Tuesday, 07/04/2009

S1: Opening and Welcome

(Tuesday, 07/04/2009 9:15am - 9:30am - Ariane Hall)
Session chair: Pr. Mohand Boughanem, University of Toulouse, IRIT (FR)

Keynote 1

(Tuesday, 07/04/2009 9:30am - 10:30am - Ariane Hall)
Session chair: Pr. Mohand Boughanem, University of Toulouse, IRIT (FR)
    Query Evolution
    Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)

S1.a: Retrieval Model

(Tuesday, 07/04/2009 11:00am - 12 :30pm - Ariane Hall)
Session chair: Prof. Gabriella Pasi, Universitŕ degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (IT)
    Mean-Variance Analysis: A New Document Ranking Theory in Information Retrieval
    Wang, Jun
    Risk-aware Information Retrieval
    Zhu, Jianhan; Wang, Jun; Cox, Ingemar; Taylor, Michael
    A Comparative Study of Utilizing Topic Models for Information Retrieval
    Yi, Xing; Allan, James

S1.b: Collaborative IR/Filtering

(Tuesday, 07/04/2009 11:00am - 12:30pm - Spot Hall)
Session chair: Prof. Fabio Crestani, University of Lugano (CH)
    Synchronous Collaborative Information Retrieval:Techniques and Evaluation
    Foley, Colum; Smeaton, Alan F
    Movie Recommender: Semantically Enriched Unified Relevance Model for Rating Prediction in Collaborative Filtering
    Moshfeghi, Yashar; Agarwal, Deepak; Piwowarski, Benjamin; Jose, Jeomon M.
    Revisiting IR Techniques for Collaborative Search Strategies
    Joho, Hideo; Jose, Joemon M.

S2.a: Learning

(Tuesday, 07/04/2009 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Ariane Hall)
Session chair: Prof. Patrick Gallinari, University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6 (FR)
    Active Sampling for Rank Learning via Optimizing the Area Under the ROC Curve
    Donmez, Pinar; Carbonell, Jaime
    RegressionRank: Learning to Meet the Opportunity of Descriptive Queries
    Lease, Matthew; Allan, James; Croft, W. Bruce
    Active Learning Strategies for Multi-Label Text Classification
    Esuli, Andrea; Sebastiani, Fabrizio
    5. A Joint Ranking Model for Multilingual Web Search
    Gao, Wei; Niu, Cheng; Zhou, Ming; Wong, Kam-Fai

S2.b: Multimedia-Metadata

(Tuesday, 07/04/2009 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Spot Hall)
Session chair: Prof. Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University (IE)
    Diversity, assortment, dissimilarity, variety: A study of Diversity Measures using Low Level Features for Video Retrieval
    Halvey, Martin; Swamy, Punitha P.; Hannah, David; Villa, Robert; Hopfgartner, Frank; Jose, Joemon
    Bayesian Mixture Hierarchies for Automatic Image Annotation
    Stathopoulos, Vassilios; Jose, Joemon M.
    XML Multimedia Retrieval: From Relevant Textual Information To Relevant Multimedia Fragments
    TORJMEN, Mouna; Pinel-Sauvagnat, Karen; Boughanem, Mohand
    Effectively Searching Maps in Web Documents
    Tan, Qingzhao; Mitra, Prasenjit; Giles, C. Lee


Tuesday, 07/04/2009 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    1. Cover Coefficient-based Multi-document Summarization
    Ercan, Gonenc; Can, Fazli
    2. A Practitioner's Guide for Static Index Pruning
    Altingovde, Ismail Sengor; Ozcan, Rifat; Ulusoy, Özgür
    3. Revisiting N-gram Based Models for Retrieval in Degraded Large Collections
    Parapar, Javier; Freire, Ana; Barreiro, Álvaro
    4. A Simple Linear Ranking Algorithm Using Query Dependent Intercept Variables
    Ailon, Nir
    5. Measurement Techniques and Caching Effects
    Pohl, Stefan; Moffat, Alistair
    6. On Automatic Plagiarism Detection based on n-grams comparison
    Barron-Cedeńo, Alberto; Rosso, Paolo
    7. Exploiting Visual Concepts to Improve Text-Based Image Retrieval
    Tollari, Sabrina; Detyniecki, Marcin; Fakeri-Tabrizi, Ali; Amini, Massih-Reza; Gallinari, Patrick
    8. Choosing the best MT programs for CLIR purposes - can MT metrics be helpful?
    Kettunen, Kimmo
    9. Entropy Based Static Index Pruning
    Zheng, Lei
    10. Representing User Navigation in XML Retrieval with Structural Summaries
    Ali, Mir Sadek; Consens, Mariano; Larsen, Birger
    11. ESUM: An Efficient System for Query-specific Multi-document Summarization
    Chowdary, Ravindranath; P, Sreenivasa Kumar
    12. Sentence-Level Opinion-Topic Association for Opinion Detection in Blogs
    MISSEN, Malik Muhammad Saad
    13. Improving Opinion Retrieval Based on Query-Specific Sentiment Lexicon
    Na, Seung-Hoon; Lee, Ye-Ha; Nam, Sang-Hyob; Lee, Jong-Hyeok
    14. Automatically Maintained Domain Knowledge: Initial Findings
    Lungley, Deirdre Margaret; Kruschwitz, Udo
    15. A framework of evaluation for question-answering systems.
    EL AYARI, Sarra; GRAU, Brigitte
    16. Combining Content and Context Similarities for Image Retrieval
    Wan, Xiaojun
    17. Investigating the Global Semantic Impact of Speech Recognition Error on Spoken Content Collections
    Larson, Martha; Tsagkias, Manos; He, Jiyin; de Rijke, Maarten
    18. Supervised Semantic Indexing
    Bai, Bing; Weston, Jason; Collobert, Ronan; Grangier, David
    19. Split and Merge based Story Segmentation in News Videos
    Goyal, Anuj; P, Punitha; Hopfgartner, Frank; Jose, Joemon M
    20. Encoding Ordinal Features into Binary Features for Text Classification
    Esuli, Andrea; Sebastiani, Fabrizio
    21. Topic and Trend Detection in Text Collections using Latent Dirichlet Allocation
    Bolelli, Levent; Ertekin, Seyda; Giles, C. Lee
    22. Measuring Similarity of Geographic Regions for Geographic Information Retrieval
    Luedecke, Volker; Henrich, Andreas
    23. Towards the Selection of Induced Syntactic Relations
    Béchet, Nicolas; Roche, Mathieu; Chauché, Jacques
    24. DiffPost: Filtering Non-Relevant Content Based on Content Difference between Two Consecutive Blog Posts
    Nam, Sang-Hyob; Na, Seung-Hoon; Lee, Ye-Ha; Lee, Jong-Hyeok
    25. An Unsupervised Approach to Product Attribute Extraction
    Raju, Santosh; Pingali, Prasad; Verma, Vasudeva

Wednesday, 08/04/2009

Keynote 2

(Wednesday, 08/04/2009 9:00am - 10:00am - Ariane Hall)
Session chair: Pr. Catherine Berrut, University of Joseph Fourrier, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (FR)
    Searching User Generated Content: What's Next ?
    Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam (NL)

S3.a: Expert search-Advertising

(Wednesday, 08/04/2009 10:30am - 12:30pm - Spot Hall)
Session chair: Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam (NL)
    Enhancing Expert Finding Using Organizational Hierarchies
    Karimzadehgan, Maryam; White, Ryen; Richardson, Matthew
    A Vector Space Model for Ranking Entities and Its Application to Expert Search
    Demartini, Gianluca; Gaugaz, Julien; Nejdl, Wolfgang
    Sentiment-Oriented Contextual Advertising
    Fan, Teng-Kai; Chang, Chia-Hui
    Lexical Graphs for Improved Contextual Ad Recommendation
    Papadopoulos, Symeon; Menemenis, Fotis; Kompatsiaris, Yiannis; Bratu, Ben

S3.b: Retrieval Model2

(Wednesday, 08/04/2009 10:30am - 12:30pm - Ariane Hall)
Session chair: Dr. Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente (NL)
    A Probabilistic Retrieval Model for Semistructured Data
    Kim, Jinyoung; Xue, Xiaobing; Croft, W. Bruce
    Model Fusion in Conceptual Language Modeling
    Maisonnasse, Loic; Gaussier, Eric; Chevallet, Jean-Pierre
    Graded Inclusion-Based Information Retrieval Systems
    BOSC, Patrick; CLAVEAU, Vincent; PIVERT, Olivier; UGHETTO, Laurent
    Multidimensional Relevance: A New Aggregation Criterion
    da Costa Pereira, Célia; Dragoni, Mauro; Pasi, Gabriella

S4.a: Evaluation

(Wednesday, 08/04/2009 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Spot Hall)
Session chair: Prof. Stephen E Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK)
    Using multiple query aspects to build test collections without human relevance judgments
    Efron, Miles
    If I Had a Million Queries
    Carterette Ben; Pavlu, Virgil; Kanoulas, Evangelos; Aslam, Javed; Allan, James
    The Combination and Evaluation of Query Performance Prediction Methods
    Hauff, Claudia; Azzopardi, Leif; Hiemstra, Djoerd

S4.b: Opinion detection

(Wednesday, 08/04/2009 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Ariane Hall)
Session chair: Prof. Marie-Francine Moens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE)
    Investigating Learning Approaches for Blog Post Opinion Retrieval
    Gerani, Shima; Carman, Mark James; Crestani, Fabio
    Integrating Proximity to Subjective Sentences for Blog Opinion Retrieval
    Santos, Rodrygo; He, Ben; Macdonald, Craig; Ounis, Iadh
    Adapting Naive Bayes to Domain Adaptation for Sentiment Analysis
    Tan, Songbo

Short Papers

(Wednesday, 08/04/2009 4:00pm - 6:00pm - Ariane Hall)
    43. List, Group or Menu: Organizing Suggestions in Autocompletion Interfaces
    Amin, Alia
    44. Building a Graph of Names and Contextual Patterns for Name Classification
    de Pablo Sánchez, César; Martínez Fernández, Paloma
    45. Combination of Documents Features Based on Simulated Click-through Data
    Zareh Bidoki, Ali Mohammad; Thom, James A.
    46. Discovering Association Rules on Experiences from Large-scale Blog entries
    Kurashima, Takeshi; Fujimura, Ko; Okuda, Hidenori
    47. Extracting Geographic Context from the Web: GeoReferencing in MyMoSe
    Zubizarreta, Álvaro; de la Fuente, Pablo; Cantera, José M.; Arias, Mario; Cabrero, Jorge; García, Guido; Llamas, César;
    48. What else is there? Search Diversity Examined
    Sanderson, Mark; Tang, Jiayu; Arni, Thomas; Clough, Pau
    49. Using second order statistics to enhance automated image annotation
    Llorente Coto, Ainhoa; Rüger, Stefan
    50. Classifying and Characterizing Query Intent
    Ashkan, Azin; Clarke, Charles; Agichtein, Eugene; Guo, Qi
    51. Design and Evaluation of a University-wide Expert Search Engine
    Liebregts, Ruud; Bogers, Toine
    52. A study of the impact of index updates on distributed query processing for Web search
    Sarigiannis, Charalampos; Plachouras, Vassilis; Baeza-Yates, Ricardo
    53. Generic and Spatial Approaches to Image Search Results Diversification
    Sanderson, Mark; Tang, Jiayu; Paramita, Monica Lestari
    54. Studying Query Expansion Effectiveness
    He, Ben; Ounis, Iadh
    55. Correlation of Term Count and Document Frequency for Google N-Grams
    Klein, Martin; Nelson, Michael L.
    56. A Cost-Aware Strategy for Query Result Caching in Web Search Engines
    altingovde, ismail sengor; ozcan, rifat; ulusoy, özgür
    57. Quality-oriented search for depression portals
    Tang, Thanh; Hawking, David; Sankaranarayana, Ramesh; Griffiths, Kathleen M.; Craswell, Nick
    58. Evaluation of Text Clustering Algorithms with N-Gram-Based Document Fingerprints
    Parapar, Javier; Barreiro, Álvaro
    59. Exploiting Flickr Tags and Groups for Finding Landmark Photos
    Abbasi, Rabeeh; Chernov, Sergey; Nejdl, Wolfgang; Paiu, Raluca; Staab, Steffen
    60. Refining Keyword Queries for XML Retrieval by Combining Content and Structure
    Petkova, Desislava Ivova; Croft, W. Bruce; Diao, Yanlei

Thursday, 09/04/2009

Keynote 3

(Thursday, 09/04/2009 9:00am - 10:00am - Ariane Hall)
Session chair: Pr. Chantal Soulé Dupuy, University of Toulouse, IRIT (FR)
    Upcoming Industrial Needs for Search
    Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead (FR)

S5.a: Web IR

(Thursday, 09/04/2009 10:30pm - 12:30pm - Ariane Hall)
Session chair: Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain (SP)
    PathRank: Web Page Retrieval with Navigation Path
    Li, Jianqiang; Zhao, Yu
    Query Expansion Using External Evidence
    Yin, Zhijun; Shokouhi, Milad; Craswell, Nick
    Selective Application of Query-independent Features in Web Information Retrieval
    Peng, Jie; Ounis, Iadh
    Measuring the Search Effectiveness of a Breadth-First Crawl
    Fetterly, Dennis Craig; Craswell, Nick; Vinay, Vishwa

S5.b: Representation

(Thursday, 09/04/2009 10:30pm - 12:30pm - Spot Hall)
Session chair: Dr. Birger Larsen, Royal School of Library and Information Science (DK)
    Using Contextual Information to Improve Search in Email Archives
    Weerkamp, Wouter; Balog, Krisztian; de Rijke, Maarten
    Part of speech based term weighting for information retrieval
    Lioma, Christina; Blanco, Roi
    Word Particles Applied to Information Retrieval
    Gouvea, Evandro B.; Raj, Bhiksha
    "They are out there, if you know where to look": Mining Transliterations of OOV Query Terms for Cross-Language Information Retrieval
    Udupa, Raghavendra; K, Saravanan; Bakalov, Anton; Bhole, Abhijit

S6.a: Clustering/Categorization

(Thursday, 09/04/2009 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Ariane Hall)
Session chair: Dr. Fabrizio Silvestri, Italian National Research Council (CNR)
    E-Mail Classification for Phishing Defense
    Gansterer, Wilfried N.; Pölz, David
    Multi-Facet Rating of Product Reviews
    Baccianella, Stefano; Esuli, Andrea; Sebastiani, Fabrizio
    Exploiting Surface Features for the Prediction of Podcast Preference
    Tsagkias, Manos; Larson, Martha; de Rijke, Maarten

S6.b: Distributed IR

(Thursday, 09/04/2009 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Spot Hall)
Session chair: Dr. Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University (IE)
    A Topic-based Measure of Resource Description Quality for Distributed Information Retrieval
    Baillie, Mark; Carman, Mark J.; Crestani, Fabio
    Simple adaptations of data fusion algorithms for source selection
    Paltoglou, Georgios; Salampasis, Michail; Satratzemi, Maria
    Document Compaction for Efficient Query Biased Snippet Generation
    Tsegay, Yohannes; Puglisi, Simon J.; Turpin, Andrew; Zobel, Justin

S8: Closing and ECIR'2010

(Thursday, 09/04/2009 3:30pm - 4:00pm - Ariane Hall)

Workshops (Manufacture des Tabacs, University of Toulouse 1)

    1. Contextual Information Access, Seeking and Retrieval Evaluation
    Bich-Lięn Doan, Joemon Jose, Massimo Melucci, Lynda Tamine-Lechani
    2. Geographic Information on the Internet
    Florence Sčdes, Pierre-Alain Moëllic, and Gregory Grefenstette
    3. Information Retrieval over Social Networks
    Stéphane Marchand-Maillet and Arjen P. de Vries

Tutorials (Manufacture des Tabacs, University of Toulouse 1)

    1. Current Developments in Information Retrieval Evaluation
    Thomas Mandl
    2. Information Extraction and Linking in a Retrieval Context
    Marie-Francine Moens and Djoerd Hiemstra
    3. Mining Query Logs
    Salvatore Orlando, Fabrizio Silvestri