CFP - 9th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop - IIR, May 28 – May 30, 2018

*** Preliminary Call for Papers ***

9th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop - IIR 2018

May 28 – May 30, 2018
Sapienza Università di Roma
Via Ariosto 25
Roma, Italy

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 2018 will be the 9th edition of the Italian Information Retrieval 
Workshop. The event has been held annually in Italy and Switzerland 
since 2010. This year it will take place on May 28 - May 30, 2018 at 
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

!!! For its 9th edition, IIR will host a track completely devoted to 
Recommender Systems together with the second meeting of the RecSys 
Italian chapter !!!

IIR 2018 offers an opportunity to present and discuss both theoretical 
and empirical research. Relevant topics include, but are not restricted 
to, the following topics:
- 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).
- Novel approaches to IR (e.g, for future IR scenarios)
- 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).
- 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 and 
behavioral modeling, social tagging, blog and microblog search, forum 
search, community-based QA, adversarial IR and spam, vertical and local 
search, expert finding).
- Social-network analysis (community detection, social mining, social 
search, link prediction, social reputation and trust management, 
influence propagation and information diffusion, algorithms for subgraph 
and motif discovery, methods for graph representation, sparsification, 
sketching, and compression)
- IR and Structured Data (XML search, ranking in databases, desktop 
search, entity search)
- Multimedia IR (image search, video search, speech and 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).

In addition to these IR topics, submitters to the Recommender Systems 
track may address the following topics:

- Conversational recommender systems
- Novel recommender algorithms
- Evaluation metrics and studies
- Explanations and evidence
- Scalability, performance, and implementations
- Preference elicitation
- Privacy and Security
- Personalisation
- Social recommenders
- User modelling

Submissions must be written in english and follow the guidelines set by 
Springer in the LNCS series (see the Website for details). Submissions 
will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the CEUR-WS 
on-line proceedings series (indexed by DBLP and Scopus), 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 Ph.D. 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 :

- Submission deadline:          16 April 2018
- Notification of acceptance: 11 May 2018
- IIR 2018 takes place on:      28 May - 30 May 2018

Dr. Marko Tkalcic
Skype : markotkalcic
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