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8th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop - IIR 2017 - Call for Papers

From: Tommaso Di Noia <tommaso.dinoia@poliba.it>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 18:18:23 +0000
To: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
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8th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop - IIR 2017
http://iir2017.usi.ch/


June 5-7, 2017
Università della Svizzera Italiana
Via G. Buffi, 13
Lugano, Switzerland

SCOPE
The purpose of the Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR) is to provide a meeting forum for stimulating and disseminating research in Information Retrieval are related areas. It aims at being a place where Italian-speaking researchers (especially young ones) and researchers affiliated with Italian-speaking institutions can network and discuss their research results in an informal way.

IIR 2017 is the 8th edition of the Italian Information Retrieval Workshop. The event has been held annually in Italy since 2010. This year it will take place outside of Italy, but still in an Italian speaking region, on June 5-7, 2017 at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland.

!!! For its 8th edition, IIR will host a track completely devoted to Recommender Systems together with the first meeting of the RecSys Italian chapter !!!

TOPICS
IIR 2017 offers an opportunity to present and discuss both theoretical and empirical research. Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to, the following subjects:
Document Representation and Content Analysis (text representation, document structure, linguistic analysis, NLP for IR, cross- and multi-lingual IR, information extraction, sentiment analysis, clustering, classification, topic models, facets, text streams).
Document Indexing (index granularity, distributed indexing, compression).
Queries and Query Analysis (query intent, query suggestion and prediction, query representation and reformulation, query log analysis, conversational search and dialogue, spoken queries, summarization, question answering, query log mining).
Retrieval Models and Ranking (IR theory, language models, probabilistic retrieval models, learning to rank, combining searches, diversity and aggregated search).
Search Engine Architectures (gathering, indexing, distributed IR, mobile IR, cloud IR).
Users and Interactive IR (user studies, user and task models, interaction analysis, session analysis, exploratory search, personalized search, social and collaborative search, search interface, whole-session support, user engagement).
Filtering and Recommending (content-based filtering, collaborative filtering, recommender systems).
IR and the Web of Data (Linked Data, Open Data, data mashups)
Knowledge-enabled IR (Knowledge graphs, ontologies, Semantic Web, entity extraction and linking)
Evaluation (test collections, experimental design, effectiveness measures, session-based evaluation, simulation).
Web IR and Social Media Search (link analysis, click models/behavioral modeling, social tagging, social network analysis, blog and microblog search, forum search, community-based QA, adversarial IR and spam, vertical and local search, expert finding).
IR and Structured Data (XML search, ranking in databases, desktop search, entity search)
Multimedia IR (image search, video search, speech/audio search, music search).
Application of neural network models in IR tasks.
Other Applications (digital libraries, enterprise search, genomics IR, legal IR, patent search, text reuse, new retrieval problems).

SUBMISSIONS
Submissions must be written in English and follow the guidelines set by Springer in the LNCS series (see the web site for details). Submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the CEUR-WS on-line proceedings series (indexed by DBLP), as happened for all previous IIR editions. Authors of accepted papers can choose not to have their papers published in the CEUR-WS collection.

We particularly encourage PhD students or early-stage researchers to submit their work and also welcome contributions from industry. The conference languages are Italian and English.
Authors are invited to submit one of the following types of contributions:

* Full original papers (up to 12 pages);
* Short original papers (up to 8 pages);
* Extended abstracts containing descriptions of ongoing projects or presenting already published results (up to 4 pages).

Submission page : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iir2017


IMPORTANT DATES

* Submission deadline        : 31 March 2017
* Notification of acceptance : 5 May 2017
* IIR 2017 takes place on    : 5-7 June 2017

REGISTRATION
For the first time since the first edition in 2010, this year IIR will require a small registration fee to cover the costs of coffee breaks and social dinner. Università della Svizzera Italiana will organize and host the workshop for free.
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