Call for Full 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.)

Full Paper Track

The Full paper track provides the opportunity for researchers to present their state of the art research in Information Retrieval, which makes, or have the potential to make, a significant contribution to the field. Full paper submissions should be 12 pages in length plus additional pages for references.

Selected papers from ECIR 2020 will be published in a special issue of the Information Retrieval Journal in early 2021.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be written in English and be formatted according to the LNCS author guidelines. Additionally, authors should consider the ECIR guidelines when crafting their paper and see Fuhr’s guide to avoid common IR evaluation mistakes. 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, 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, short papers, and demos papers will have to be presented at the conference–and at least one author will be required to register.

Timeline

Full paper submission: 1 October 2019
Notification: 30 November 2019
Camera-ready copy: 27 December 2019

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

Program Committee Chairs (program_at_ecir2020.org)

Joemon Jose
   The University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Emine Yilmaz
   University College London, United Kingdom