Call for Papers

The 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2011) will take place in Dublin, Ireland from 18-21 April 2011. ECIR provides an opportunity for both new and established researchers to present research papers reporting new, unpublished, and innovative research results within Information Retrieval. ECIR has traditionally had a strong student focus and papers whose sole or main author is a postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher are especially welcome. As an added incentive at ECIR2011, accepted full-papers whose first author is a student will be given the opportunity to be paired with a senior mentor who will interact with them during the course of the conference. Each mentor will be an expert in the relevant area of the student's work, and will provide questions and subsequent feedback after their presentation.

We are seeking the submission of high-quality and original full-length research papers, short-papers, posters and demos, which will be reviewed by experts on the basis of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen methodology, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of Information Retrieval. Papers that demonstrate a high level of research adventure or which break out of the traditional IR paradigms are particularly welcome.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Enterprise Search, Intranet Search, Desktop Search, Adversarial IR
  • Web IR and Web log analysis
  • Multimedia IR
  • Digital libraries
  • IR Theory and Formal Models
  • Distributed IR, Peer-to-peer IR,
  • Mobile IR, Fusion/Combination
  • Cross-language retrieval, Multilingual retrieval, Machine translation for IR
  • Topic detection and tracking, Routing
  • Content-based filtering, Collaborative filtering, Agents, Spam filtering
  • Question answering, NLP for IR
  • Summarization, Lexical acquisition
  • Text Data Mining
  • Text Categorization, Clustering
  • Performance, Scalability, Architectures, Efficiency, Platforms
  • Indexing, Query representation, Query reformulation,
  • Structure-based representation, XML Retrieval
  • Metadata, Social networking/tagging
  • Evaluation methods and metrics, Experimental design, Test collections
  • Interactive IR, User studies, User models, Task-based IR
  • User interfaces and visualization
  • Opinion mining, Sentiment Analysis
  • Blog and online-community search
  • Other domain-specific IR (e.g., Genomic IR, legal IR, IR for chemical structures)

Guidelines for authors submitting to ECIR 2011 can be found here

Important Dates

  • 18 October 2010: Full and short paper submissions due
  • 29 October 2010: Poster and demo submissions due
  • 10 December 2010: Acceptance notifications
  • 18-21 April 2011: ECIR Conference in Dublin

Supported By

  • Dublin City University
  • University of Sheffield
  • The British Computer Society