Doctoral Consortium

The ECIR 2020 Doctoral Consortium is an excellent forum for PhD students to discuss their research ideas with world-class researchers in the area of information retrieval.

The consortium will take place on 14th April 2020 with the following procedure: Student presentations are followed by discussions and individual meetings with established information retrieval researchers who are members of the Doctoral Consortium Committee (also called “mentors”).


09:00 Opening and welcome
09:15 Keynote: Dyaa Albakour, Applied research meets product development
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Student presentations (4x 20 minutes)
11:50 Lunch
13:00 Student presentations (3x 20 minutes)
14:00 Keynote: Vanessa Murdock, Science in Industry
14:45 Break-out session 1-to-1 between student and mentor
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Break-out discussion in 2 groups of students
16:15 Plenary student reporting
17:15 Closing
The DC is an online meeting, times are Lisbon time.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs (

Stefan Rueger Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, United Kingdom

Suzan Verberne
   Leiden University, Netherlands