[CFP]: FIRE 2021, The 13th Annual meeting of Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation

Call for Papers

FIRE 2021: 13th meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation

13th - 17th December 2021

Virtual Conference

Submission Deadline: 31st August 2021

Website : fire.irsi.res.in  <http://fire.irsi.res.in/>

Submission Link : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fire2


The 13th meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation 2021
will be a virtual conference. Given the current COVID-19 situation all the
presentations will be conducted virtually. We are seeking the submission of
high-quality and original paper. 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 IR and NLP. Authors are encouraged to describe work in progress
and late-breaking research results.

Program Committee members: http://fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2021/organization

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to


   Search and Ranking: Research on core algorithmic topics in IR:

      Queries and query analysis (e.g., Query understanding, query
      reformulation, query representation etc.)

      Retrieval models and ranking (e.g., Cross lingual IR, ranking
      algorithms, language models, retrieval algorithms, learning to rank etc)

      Efficiency and scalability (e.g., distributed search, search engine
      architecture, indexing, crawling etc)

   Domain Specific: Research on domain specific IR and NLP:

      Applications in Social Media (e.g., Hate speech recognition, social
      network in search etc.)

      Applications in Finance (e.g., Stock market prediction, other
      applications in finance)

      Applications in Legal (e.g., Patent discovery, verdict summarization,
      other applications in law)

      Applications in Health (e.g., Biomedical IR, medicine, genomics,
      other applications in health)

      Other applications and domains

   Recommendation Systems: Research on Recommendation systems, content
   representation and content analysis:

      Recommendation algorithms (e.g., Content based filtering,
      collaborative filtering etc.)

   Document representation and analysis (e.g., Summarization, text
   representation, sentiment analysis etc.)

   Knowledge acquisition (e.g., Information extraction, event extraction

   Applications of AI in IR and NLP: Research bridging the gap between AI
   and IR & NLP:

      Supervised/Weakly supervised deep neural networks

      Word Embedding Methodologies

      Question answering

      Conversational systems

      Machine Translation


   Evaluation: Research on evaluation of IR and NLP systems:

      User centric evaluation (e.g., User experience, user engagement etc)

      System centric evaluation (e.g., Evaluation metrics)

*Important dates*
15th July 2021 Paper submission link available
31st August 2021 Paper submission deadline
30th October 2021 Paper acceptance notification
10th November 2021 Camera ready copy submission deadline
13th-17th December 2021 Virtual conference

Note: All submission deadlines are 11:59 PM AoE Time Zone (Anywhere on

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must describe substantial, original and unpublished work.
Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis must be included. If
the paper being submitted is under review at any other venue, the same
should be explicitly mentioned when making the submission. Such a paper, if
accepted, should be withdrawn from all other places.

We are now accepting submissions. Papers have to be submitted at

Paper Template and Submission

The submitted papers must follow ACM SIG's template available on
https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow . The only
accepted format of submissions is PDF. Papers which do not conform to the
requirements may get rejected without review. Please note that it is the
responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been
uploaded successfully (we suggest that you try downloading your paper again
yourself, to check).

Paper Length

From this year, instead of having two separate categories for long and
short papers, we invite submissions of length varying in the range of 2 to
9 pages of content with any number of pages for references. The longer
papers will be allocated more time during the presentation.

Paper Review Policy

All submissions to FIRE 2021 will be reviewed on the basis of originality,
relevance, importance and clarity by at least two reviewers. The review
process will be double blind and the authors should not mention their names
or institutional details anywhere in the paper. Authors should refer to
themselves in third person when citing their own work. Expressions like "In
our earlier work..." or "We previously showed that..." should be avoided
when submitting the paper for review.

Presentation Requirements

If accepted, at least one author will have to register for the conference
and present their work virtually. The author can also send their pre
recorded presentation video but should be available during the question
answer session at the end of the presentation.

Overall co-ordinators
- Prasenjit Majumder (DA-IICT)
- Mandar Mitra (ISI Kolkata)

For queries related to conference please email us at [ clia@isical.ac.in ]
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