3rd Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
CERI 2014
Thursday, 19 June 2014 to Friday, 20 June 2014
Contact Email: 
A Coruña
Submission Deadline: 
Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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3rd Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval (CERI 2014)
A Coruña (Spain), June 19-20th, 2014

* Regular papers submission deadline: Â March 25th, 2014
* Posters submission deadline: April 1st, 2014

===== AIM AND SCOPE ==============

The continuous growing of the web makes more important the use Information Retrieval (IR) based tools in order to locate, filter, manage and access the huge amount of information available on internet. Nowadays, there are multiple IR tools which are part of our everyday life so, encouraging and supporting IR research is a key issue to keep on improving this field.

The Spanish Information Retrieval Society (SERI), organizer of this event, has as main goal to support IR in Spain. This conference aims to continue with the work developed on its previous editions and to provide an international forum where researchers from both academia and industry can meet, exchange experiences and present innovative works. CERI welcomes contributions from a wide range of knowledge areas. Specifically, we encourage the participation of not only researchers and professionals from the Computer Science field, but also researchers with background and experience on Documentation, Linguistics, or any other related area to IR.

All scientists interested in IR related fields are welcome to participate. We encourage national and international researchers from both academia and industry to submit original papers, written either in Spanish or English, related to any aspect of IR including, but not limited to the following:

* IR models
* Performance, scalability, architectures and efficiency
* Data structures on IR
* Web IR
* IR Quality Evaluation
* User aspects: interaction, user studies and interfaces
* Filtering and recommendation systems
* Structured retrieval (XML, etc.)
* Semantic search
* Digital libraries
* IR in social networks
* Opinion mining
* Vandalism detection in the Web, in Wikipedia and opinion spam
* Detection of pedophilia, stalking and bullying
* Multimedia retrieval
* Text mining (classification and clustering)
* Natural Language Processing in IR
* Passage Retrieval and Question Answering
* Multilingual and cross-language IR
* IR in specific domains (biomedical, patents, law, etc.)
* Geographical IR
* Collaborative IR

===== PAPER SUBMISSION ============

All accepted works will be published in the conference proceedings book with ISBN, in electronic format, as well as in the website of the conference. Moreover, after the conference, the organizers will propose the publication of a *special issue of the «Journal of Web Engineering»* (http://www.rintonpress.com/journals/jwe/), *indexed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Science Edition*, with extended versions of a selection of the best papers submitted in English and presented in the conference.

Organizers will also award the "Best student paper" presented in this edition of CERI. To be eligible for this award at least one of the co-authors of the paper must be an student, and it should be indicated during the submission process.

In CERI 2014 submission is divided into two categories, regular papers and posters:

* *Regular papers* must not exceed 12 pages following the LNCS Springer-Verlag format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) and will be presented at the scientific sessions of the conference.

* *Posters* must not exceed 4 pages in the same format and will be exhibited and presented in a special poster session.

Contributions either in Spanish or English will be accepted, *but only those written in English would be considered for publication in the special issue*.

CERI specially encourages PhD students and researchers in the early stage of their careers to submit their works. Also, works from the industry will be considered in the area of IR applications.

All papers must be submitted in anonymized form. Thus, author names and organization, references, acknowledgements, and any other information that might allow to identify the authors should be removed from the initial submissions. Papers already published, accepted or under review in any other conference or journal will not be accepted. We also expect that authors do not submit their works to any other event during the reviewing period of CERI 2014. Regarding the plagiarism considerations, ACM Plagiarism Policy will be applied.

Papers will be submitted as PDF files through the online submission system (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ceri2014). At least one author of each accepted work must register to the conference, by the date indicated by the organizers, and present his paper.

===== IMPORTANT DATES =============

* Regular papers submission deadline: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â March 25th, 2014
* Posters submission deadline: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â April 1st, 2014
* Acceptance notification: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â May 7th, 2014
* Camera ready: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â May 14th, 2014
* Conference: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â June 19th nd 20th, 2014

===== CONTACT =====================

For any questions or comments, please send a message to the e-mail address: ceri2014@udc.es

===== PAST EDITIONS ===============

* CERI 2012 (Valencia, Spain): http://users.dsic.upv.es/grupos/nle/ceri/
* CERI 2010 (Madrid, Spain): Â Â http://ir.ii.uam.es/ceri2010/