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Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Müller

Lernen. Wissen. Daten. Analysen. (LWDA 2016)


"Information Retrieval"

The Workshop "Information Retrieval 2016" held by the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Computing Society)

September 12-14, 2016 at Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany

The ubiquity of search systems has led to the application of information retrieval technology in many new contexts (e.g. mobile and international) and for new object types (products, patents, music, microblogs). To develop appropriate products, basic knowledge on information retrieval needs to be revisited and innovative approaches need to be applied, for example by allowing for more user interaction or by taking the user's situational context and the overall task into account. The quality of information retrieval needs to be evaluated for each context. Large evaluation initiatives respond to these challenges and develop new benchmarks.

The workshop Information Retrieval 2016 of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval within the German Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) provides a forum for scientific discussion and the exchange of ideas. The workshop takes place in the context of the LWDA "Learning, Knowledge ,Data, Analysis" workshop week (LWDA, September 12-14, 2016) at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam, Germany. This workshop continues a successful series of conferences and workshops of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval ( www.fg-retrieval.gi.de ). The workshop addresses researchers and practitioners from industry and universities. Especially Doctorate and Master students are encouraged to participate and discuss their ideas with world renowned experts. An Industry Session will stimulate the exchange between information retrieval professionals and academics. The workshop is expected to include German as well as English presentations.

Program Chairs

Dr. Claus-Peter Klas, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, Germany
Dr. Ingo Frommholz, Luton University, UK

Submission should address current issues in Information Retrieval. They include (but are not limited to):

  • Development and optimization of retrieval systems
  • Information retrieval theory
  • Retrieval with structured and multimedia documents
  • Evaluation and evaluation research
  • Text mining and information extraction
  • Cross-lingual and cross-cultural IR
  • Digital libraries User interfaces and user behavior, HCIR
  • Interactive IR
  • Collaborative Information Seeking and Searching
  • Machine learning in information retrieval
  • Information retrieval and knowledge management
  • Information retrieval and the semantic web
  • Databases and information retrieval
  • Social Search
  • Task-based IR
  • Web information retrieval (including blogs and microblogs)
  • Clustering
  • Patent retrieval
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Enterprise search
  • Expert search
  • Innovative concepts in IR teaching
  • Visualisation in Information Retrieval
  • Digital Humanities and Information Retrieval

We especially invite descriptions of running projects. Besides new work, we also invite resubmissions of articles published or disseminated at international conferences or journals no earlier than 2016.

Types of Submissions:

Full Papers ( max 12 pages)
Short Papers (6 pages): Position papers or work in progress
Poster and Demonstrations (2 pages): Poster and Presentation of systems or prototypes
Abstracts or Resubmissions (up to 1 page): Summaries for resubmissions recently published at other renowned conferences

Submissions are welcome in English and German. They have to follow the conference format (Springer LNCS Style) and should be submitted as PDF files to EasyChair. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. The proceedings will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings and will be indexed within DBLP.

Important Dates:

Submissions: June 30, 2016
Notification: July 15, 2016
Camera Ready Contributions: August 15, 2016
Workshop: September 12-14, 2016  

Further Information

Be aware, that the week before the TPDL http://www.tpdl2016.org/ will happen in Hannover, and it would be possible to visit both conferences.

LWDA 2016

Would be great to see you in Potsdam.