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        1.    Iadh Ounis, 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval

Message 1: 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval
Date: 17-Jan-2008
From: Iadh Ounis <ounisdcs.gla.ac.uk>
Subject: 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval
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30th European Conference on Information Retrieval
Short Title: ECIR 2008

Date: 30-Mar-2008 - 03-Apr-2008
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Contact: Iadh Ounis
Contact Email: ounisdcs.gla.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) is the major
European forum for the presentation of new research results in the broad field
of Information Retrieval.

30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2008)
30th March - 3rd April
University of Glasgow
Organized by: University of Glasgow
In cooperation with: BCS-IRSG, ACM SIGIR

Conference programme (31st March - 2nd April)

The technical program will include 33 full research papers, 19 short
papers, and 28 posters. Details of accepted papers and posters are at

Tutorials and workshops (30th March)

ECIR 2008 will host three half-day tutorials and three full-day workshops
Tutorial: Advanced language modeling approaches (case study: expert
search) - Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Search and discovery in user-generate text content - Maarten
de Rijke and Wouter Weerkamp, ISLA, University of Amsterdam, The

Research and building IR applications using Terrier - Craig
Macdonald and Ben He, University of Glasgow, UK

Workshop on novel methodologies for evaluation in Information
Retrieval - organized by Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield, UK,
Martin Braschler, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland,
Nicola Ferro, University of Padova, Italy, and Julio Gonzalo, UNED, Spain

Efficiency issues in Information Retrieval Workshop -
organized by Roi Blanco, Universidade da Coruña, Spain and Fabrizio
Silvestri, ISTI CNR, Italy

Exploiting semantic annotations in Information Retrieval -
Omar Alonso, A9.com, USA and Hugo Zaragoza, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain

Industry day (3rd April)

A day of presentations and discussion dedicated to the interests and
needs of Information Retrieval practitioners.

Keynote speakers
ECIR 2008 is pleased to announce the following three keynote speakers:

Professor Nick Belkin Rutgers, University, US
Professor Bettina Berendt, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany
Dr Amit Singhal, Google Research Fellow, Google, US

Paper awards
Best paper award, best student paper award and best poster award, all
sponsored by Yahoo! Research

Social events

A social event every day, including a Banquet reception on 31st March at
the Kelvingrove Museum and a civic reception at the City Chambers on 1st
April. Further details will be posted on the ECIR 2008 Web site.

For registration and other information, please visit the ECIR 2008
home page at http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/registration.html

Main sponsors
Google http://www.google.com
Microsoft Research http://research.microsoft.com
Yahoo! Research http://research.yahoo.com
MatrixWare Information Services http://www.matrixware.com

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Glasgow,

The ECIR 2008 Chairs
(Ian Ruthven, Vassilis Plachouras, Ryen White and Iadh Ounis)

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