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.

Submissions describing proposed workshops and tutorials should be up to 1,000 words in PDF format. 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.

The submitted proposals should include a short summary and justification of the proposed topic, explaining its relevance to Information Retrieval and to the audience of ECIR. Furthermore, proposals should include a description of the format of the proposed workshop or tutorial (e.g., the structure of tutorials, or the type of accepted contributions, discussion groups, and panels for workshops). The proposals should provide the expected number of participants, potential invited speakers, a description of the process of selecting contributions and participants, a tentative or confirmed program committee (if a program committee is formed), as well as the planned outcomes of the proposed workshop or tutorial (e.g., proceedings or special issue in a journal for workshops, or course material for tutorials).

The submitted proposals will undergo peer review and decisions will be made by an international program committee.

Workshop submissions should be sent to Josiane Mothe, no later than the 31th of october 2008.
Intention to submit a tutorial (Title, brief summary of the topic, organizers) should be sent also no later than the 31th of october 2008 to the same address. Full tutorial submissions should be sent to Josiane Mothe no later than the 30th of november 2008.

Submit a workshop/tutorial via email

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Retrieval provides an opportunity for both new and established researchers to present research papers reporting new, unpublished, and innovative research results within information retrieval.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

Submissions must be written in English following the LNCS guidelines and must not exceed 12 pages including references and figures. All papers and posters will be refereed through blind peer review. Accepted papers and poster abstracts will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The proceedings will be distributed to all delegates at the Conference.

Research papers should be submitted through the conference submission website (above) as PDF documents. Please use the first author's surname as the filename of the pdf. If you are submitting more than one paper add a number after the surname, e.g. smith1.pdf, smith2.pdf.

Queries regarding full paper submission should be directed to the programme Chair:Mohand Boughanem.

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.

Submissions in this category should be formatted as per the instructions for full papers (above), the maximum length of poster papers is 5 pages including figures and references in PDF. Accepted posters papers will be presented at a dedicated session.

Queries regarding poster submission should be directed Catherine Berrut.

Submit a poster