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Call for Tutorials

ECIR 2021 tutorials are an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share practical knowledge and best practices for specific problems and/or domains in which information retrieval research is applied. Tutorials can be either a half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or a full day (6 hours plus breaks) in length. In a similar way to workshops, tutorials are encouraged to be as interactive and hands-on as possible (e.g. having exercises that the participants can complete either during or after the tutorial).

We are planning for a physical ECIR 2021. In this case, you can expect that the majority of participants will have brought their own laptop, and you will be situated in a room with a projector. In the case that the physical event is not possible, you will be asked to instead provide the tutorial online via live conferencing software.

Tutorial proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title of the tutorial;
  • Presenter(s) and their credentials (brief CVs);
  • Aims and learning objectives;
  • Scope of the tutorial and its relevance to the information retrieval community;
  • Tutorial history (previous offerings of tutorial, if any);
  • Format of the tutorial (1/2 day or 1 day);
  • Full description (up to two pages to be used in the reviewing process);
  • Target audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and expected prerequisite knowledge of the audience;
  • Citations to publications covered by the tutorial.

There are no restrictions on who can present during a tutorial (e.g. PhD students may present), however it is recommended that an experienced academic or industry practitioner is involved.

Tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the tutorial committee. A summary of successful tutorial submissions will be published in the conference proceedings. All proposals should be submitted electronically through the conference submission system and must be in English.

Important dates

Tutorial proposal submission: November 15, 2020, 11:59 pm (AoE)
Notification: December 15, 2020

Tutorial Chairs

Richard McCreadie, University of Glasgow, UK
Alejandro Moreo, National Research Council of Italy, IT

Contact: TutorialsChairs@ecir2021.eu