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.)
ECIR also strongly encourages the submission of papers that repeat and analyze prior work. In particular we solicit replicability papers, which repeat prior experiments to show how, why, and when the methods work (or not), and reproducibility papers, which repeat prior experiments in new contexts (e.g., different time, location, access device, task) to further generalize and validate (or not) previous work.
Submissions are welcome in any of the areas related to aspects of Information Retrieval and should be up to 6 pages in length plus additional pages for references.
In both replicability and reproducibility papers, we expect authors to provide all materials required for repeating the tests performed, including code, data, and clear instructions on how to run the experiments.
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.
Reproducibility submission: 15 October 2019
Notification: 30 November 2019
Camera-ready copy: 27 December 2019
Workshops and tutorials: 14 April 2020
Main Conference: 15-17 April 2020
Reproducibility Track Chairs (reproducibility_at_ecir2020.org)
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal