32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
ECIR 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010 to Wednesday, 31 March 2010
United Kingdom
Milton Keynes
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 1 October 2009

Full Title: 32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval
Short Title: ECIR 2010

Date: 28-Mar-2010 - 31-Mar-2010
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Udo Kruschwitz
Meeting Email: ecir2010@computing.dcu.ie
Web Site: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/ecir2010/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2009

Meeting Description:

32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
28 - 31 March 2010

The 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new, unpublished, and innovative research results within information

In cooperation with: BCS-IRSG, ACM SIGIR, The Open University, Dublin City
University, University of Essex


Call for Papers:

We are seeking the submission of high-quality and original research papers
that have not been previously published and are not under review for another
conference or journal. Submissions 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. ECIR has traditionally had a strong student focus.
Papers whose sole or main author is a young researcher and in particular,
postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher are especially welcome.
Poster and demo 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. Papers that demonstrate
a high level of research adventure or which break out of the traditional IR
paradigms are particularly welcome.

The Program Chairs invites the submission of original research papers and
posters in all areas of Information Retrieval, including but not limited to:

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

Authors are invited to submit research papers presenting original,
previously unpublished, work on or before 1 October 2009. Submissions must
be written in English following the LNCS guidelines and must not exceed 12
pages including references and figures. All papers will be refereed through
blind peer review. Accepted papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series. To allow a high degree of interaction, ECIR 2010
will have two presentation formats for full papers. They will either be
presented orally or in poster format. The 12 page limit in the proceedings
applies equally to these papers. There will be a separate call for
posters/demos and workshops/tutorials. The proceedings will be distributed
to all delegates at the Conference.

Important Dates:

01 Oct 2009: Paper submission deadline
10 Sep 2009: Workshop/tutorial submission deadline
22 Oct 2009: Poster and demo submission deadline
31 Oct 2009: Notification of acceptance (workshops/tutorials)
23 Nov 2009: Notification of acceptance for Papers
20 Dec 2009: Camera-ready copy of papers due
28 Mar 2010: ECIR Workshops/Tutorials
29-31 Mar 2010: Main conference

Organising Committee:

Honorary chair: Keith van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow)
General Chair: Stefan RĂ¼ger (KMi, The Open University)
Programme co-chair: Udo Kruschwitz (University of Essex) & Cathal Gurrin
(Dublin City University & University of Tromso)
Workshops/Tutorials Chair: Thomas Roelleke (Queen Mary, University of
Poster/Demo Chair: Gabriella Kazai (Microsoft Research Cambridge)
Local organization Chair: Suzanne Little (KMi, The Open University)

For any questions contact : ecir2010@computing.dcu.ie