Call for Demo papers

The European Conference on Information Retrieval is the prime European forum for the presentation of original research in the field of Information Retrieval.

ECIR 2020 is seeking high-quality and original submissions on theory, experimentation, and practice regarding the retrieval, representation, management, and usage of textual, visual and multi-modal information.

Topics of Interest

ECIR strongly supports user, system, application, and evaluation focused papers:

  • User aspects including information interaction, contextualisation, personalisation, simulation, characterisation, and information behaviours.
  • System aspects including retrieval and recommendation algorithms, machine learning, deep learning, content representation, natural language processing, system architectures, and efficiency methods.
  • Applications such as search and recommender systems, web and social media apps, domain specific search (professional, bio, chem, etc.), novel interfaces, intelligent search agents/bots, and related innovative search tools.
  • Evaluation research including new measures and novel methods for the measurement and evaluation of users, systems and/or applications.

In addition to these traditional topic areas, ECIR 2020 will be encouraging the submissions of papers on a specialised theme (eHealth, DeepLearning, education IR etc.)

Demonstration Track

The Demo Track provide the opportunity for researchers to present their research prototypes and operational systems which they wish to share with the community, obtain feedback from experts, and exchanges knowledge on implementing and developing such systems. Submissions should clearly define their purpose, scope, and audience. All submissions should provide a URL to a live online version of their demo or, alternatively, provide a URL to a video showcasing the main features of their demo. Demonstrations that make their source code freely available are especially encouraged.
Demonstration submissions are welcome in any of the areas related to Information Retrieval (IR), as identified in the Topics of Interest listed above. Demo submissions should be 4 pages in length plus additional pages for references.

Submission Guidelines

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

All submissions must be written in English. Authors should consult ECIR’s paper guidelines and Fuhr’s guide to avoid common IR evaluation mistakes, for the preparation of their papers. All papers should be submitted electronically through the conference submission system.

Full papers (e.g. main paper track) are up to 12 pages in length plus additional pages for references, short papers track and reproducibility track are up to 6 pages in length plus additional pages for references, and demonstration papers are to be 4 pages in length plus additional pages for references.

Full paper and short paper submissions will be refereed through double-blind peer review. Demonstration and Reproducibility papers will undergo single-blind review. Accepted full papers, short papers, reproducibility papers, and demo papers will be published in the conference proceedings published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The proceedings will be distributed to all delegates at the conference. Accepted full papers, reproducibility papers, short papers, and demos papers will have to be presented at the conference–and at least one author will be required to register.

Timeline

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Demo submission: 15 October 20 October 2019, 11:59 pm (AoE)

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Notification: 30 November 6 December 2019

Camera-ready copy: 27 December 2019

Workshops and tutorials: 14 April 2020
Main Conference: 15-17 April 2020

Demo Chairs (demos_at_ecir2020.org)

Nuno Correia
   Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Ana Freire
   Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain