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Call for Workshops

ECIR 2021 workshops provide a platform for presenting novel ideas and research results in a focused and interactive way. ECIR 2021 encourages the submission of workshops on the theory, experimentation, and practice of retrieval, representation, management, and usage of textual, visual, audio, and multi-modal information. 

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • User aspects, including information interaction, contextualisation, personalisation, simulation, characterisation, and behaviours.
  • System and foundational aspects, including retrieval models and architectures, content analysis and classification, recommendation algorithms, query processing and ranking, efficiency and scalability.
  • Machine learning, deep learning, neural IR, natural language processing, as applied to textual, visual, audio, and multi-modal information.
  • Applications such as web search, recommender systems, web and social media apps, domain-specific search, enterprise search, novel interfaces to search tools, intelligent search, and conversational agents.
  • Evaluation research, including new measures and novel methods for the measurement and evaluation of systems, users, and/or applications. 
  • Cross-disciplinary workshops, including IR and another domain such as NLP, data science, etc, are also particularly welcome.

Workshops can be either a half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or a full day (6 hours plus breaks). Workshops are encouraged to be as dynamic and interactive as possible and should lead to a concrete outcome, such as the publication of a summary paper and/or workshop proceedings.

Workshop proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title and abstract of the workshop;
  • Motivation and relevance to ECIR;
  • Workshop goals/objectives coupled with desired outcomes;
  • Format/structure of the workshop: planned activities, tentative schedule of events etc.;
  • Intended audience, including how participants will be selected/invited;
  • Duration: full day or half day workshop;
  • Resources: what resources will be needed to deliver the workshop;
  • Indicate if the workshop is related to or follows on from another workshop; if so, please, identify which conference it was previously held at, the past attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed;
  • Organisers with brief bio (2-3 sentences) of each with respect to the content of the workshop;
  • Any other relevant information to support your proposal (e.g., programme committee, list of invited speakers, overall vision/approach etc.)

All proposals should be submitted electronically through the  conference submission system and must be in English. Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the ECIR 2021 workshop committee. A summary of the workshop will be published in the conference proceedings. 

Important dates

Workshop proposals submission: September 1, 2020, 11:59 pm (AoE) EXTENDED September 13 2020, 11:59 pm (AoE);

Notification: October 1, 2020

Workshops day: April 1, 2021

Workshop Chairs

Lorraine Goeuriot, Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Nicola Tonellotto, University of Pisa, Italy