CFP: SIGIR 2011 Workshop on Entity-Oriented Search (EOS 2011) - deadline extended until 13th June, 23h59m59s, Apia Samoa time

Final Call for Papers (deadline extended!)

SIGIR 2011 Workshop on Entity-Oriented Search (EOS 2011)
July 28, 2011, Beijing, China


Many user information needs concern entities: people, organizations,
locations, products, etc. These are better answered by returning specific
objects instead of just any type of documents. Both commercial systems 
and the
research community are displaying an increased interest in returning
"objects", "entities", or their properties in response to a user's query.
While major search engines are capable of recognizing specific types of
objects (e.g., locations, events, celebrities), true entity search still 
has a
long way to go.

Entity retrieval is challenging as "objects" unlike documents, are not
directly represented and need to be identified and recognized in the mixed
space of structured and unstructured Web data. While standard document
retrieval methods applied to textual representations of entities
do seem to provide reasonable performance, a big open question remains how
much influence the entity type should have on the ranking algorithms


The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum to discuss 
search, without restricting to any particular data collection, entity 
type, or
user task, and to solicit research contributions on topics including entity
mining, entity ranking, query log analysis, or user context. In sum, the
workshop seeks to uncover the next research frontiers in entity-oriented


The workshop especially encourages submissions on the interface of IR and
other disciplines, such as Databases, Semantic Web, Computational 
Data Mining, Machine Learning, or Human Computer Interaction. Examples of
topic of interest include (but are not limited to):

    * Identification, resolution, and representation of entities (in 
      and in queries)
    * Detecting, modeling, and understanding entity-oriented search intents
    * Novel search tasks concerning entities (e.g., search by example,
      attribute extraction, local/geographical search, etc.)
    * Entities in various media: Web, user generated content (social media
      sites, weblogs, microblogs, wikis, etc.), Linked Open Data
    * Integration of data from multiple sources
    * Personalizing entity-oriented search (e.g., using location or personal
      social network)
    * Test collections and evaluation methodology
    * Interfaces for entity-oriented search systems (including result
    * Case studies and applications


Based on reviewers' comments, a subset of papers we be selected for oral
presentation and the rest of authors will be asked to present posters. 
We plan
to organize a boaster session for posters authors, where they will be given
the opportunity to briefly present their work (in 3-5 minutes) to all 


We invite submissions of regular research papers, position papers, and demo
descriptions, with a maximum 6 pages (using the ACM SIG Proceedings style).
Our recommendation is to not use more than 2-3 pages for demo descriptions,
3-4 pages for position papers, and 5-6 pages for research papers, but there
are no particular restrictions on that.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least two program committee members,
and will be assessed based on their novelty, technical quality, potential
impact, and clarity of writing. Selection uses a standard double blind

All accepted papers will be published as part of the SIGIR workshop
proceedings (with ISBN number), and will be available online from the 
website. The organizers will discuss the opportunity of editing a special
issue with the IR journal or IP&M, and authors of the best quality 
will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers (subject to the
overall standard of submissions).

Please, submit in PDF format to:
Using ACM SIG Proceedings style (for LaTeX, use the "Option 2" style):


We are delighted to announce that the workshop will feature the invited 
talks by:

- Paul Ogilvie (Senior Soft. Engineer, LinkedIn Today)
- Andrey Plakhov (Senior Soft. Engineer, Search Quality Group, Yandex)


The best paper/presentation will receive an award sponsored by Yandex.


    * Submissions due:

      June 13, 2011 (deadline extended!)
      23h59m59s, Apia Samoa time
      (GMT -11 hours,

    * Notification of acceptance: June 25, 2011
    * Camera-ready submission: July 1, 2011 (provisional, awaiting 
    * Workshop date: July 28, 2011


    * Krisztian Balog (NTNU, Norway)
    * Arjen P. de Vries (CWI/TU Delft, The Netherlands)
    * Pavel Serdyukov (Yandex, Russia)
    * Ji-Rong Wen (Microsoft Research Asia, China)


    * Ioannis (Yanni) Antonellis (Nextag, USA)
    * Wojciech M. Barczynski (SAP Research, Germany)
    * Indrajit Bhattacharya (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)
    * Roi Blanco (Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain)
    * Paul Buitelaar (DERI - National University of Ireland, Galway, 
    * Wray Buntine (NICTA Canberra, Australia)
    * Jamie Callan (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
    * Nick Craswell (Microsoft, USA)
    * Gianluca Demartini (L3S, Germany)
    * Lise Getoor (University Maryland, USA)
    * Harry Halpin (University of Edinburgh, UK)
    * Michiel Hildebrand (VU University Amsterdam, NL)
    * Prateek Jain (Wright State University, USA)
    * Arnd Christian K├Ânig (Microsoft, USA)
    * Nick Koudas (University of Toronto, Canada)
    * David Lewis (Independent, USA)
    * Jisheng Liang (Microsoft Bing, USA)
    * Peter Mika (Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain)
    * Marie Francine Moens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
    * Iadh Ounis (Univsersity of Glasgow, UK)
    * Ralf Schenkel (Max-Planck Insitute for Computer Science, Germany)
    * Shuming Shi (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
    * Ian Soboroff (NIST, USA)
    * Fabian Suchanek (INRIA, France)
    * Duc Thanh Tran (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
    * Wouter Weerkamp (University of Amsterdam, NL)
    * Jianhan Zhu (Open University, UK)

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