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ECIR 2009
31st European Conference on Information Retrieval
Event in series ECIR
Location: Toulouse, France
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Important dates
Workshops: 2008/10/19
Papers: 2008/10/05
Posters: 2008/10/19
Submissions: 2008/10/05
Notification: 2008/12/12
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The annual European Conference on Information Retrieval is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 5th Oct. 2008
  • Poster submission deadline: 19th Oct. 2008
  • Workshop and tutorial submission: 19th Oct. 2008
  • Acceptance notifications (papers and posters): 12th Dec. 2008
  • Workshop and Tutorial: 6th April 2009
  • Technical papers: 7, 8 and 9 April, 2009

Call for papers

The European Conference on Information Retrieval provides an opportunity for both new and established researchers to present research papers reporting new, unpublished, and innovative research results within information retrieval. Poster submissions addressing any of the areas identified in the conference topics are also invited. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate work in progress and late-breaking research results. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas: IR Theory and Formal Models Performance, Scalability, Architectures, Efficiency, Platforms. Indexing. Query representation, Query reformulation, Structure-based representation, XML, Metadata, Social tagging. Summarization. Natural language processing for IR. Evaluation methods and metrics, Experimental design, Test collection Interactive IR, User interfaces and visualization, User studies, User models, Task-based IR, User/Task-based IR theory Web IR, Digital libraries. Intranet, Desktop, Enterprise and Blog Search. Adversarial IR Distributed IR, Fusion/Combination. Mobile IR, Cross-language retrieval, Multilingual retrieval, Machine translation for IR Multimedia IR Topic detection and tracking, Routing, Content-based filtering, Collaborative filtering, Agents, Spam filtering Question answering, Information extraction, Summarization, Lexical acquisition Text Data Mining Text Categorization, Clustering Other domain-specific IR (e.g., Genomic IR, legal IR, IR for chemical structures) Blog and online-community search

Submissions must be written in English following the LNCS guidelines and must not exceed 12 pages including references and figures. All papers and posters will be refereed through blind peer review. Accepted papers and poster abstracts will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The proceedings will be distributed to all delegates at the Conference. Queries regarding full paper submission should be directed to the programme Chair: Mohand Boughanem (

Call for posters

Poster presentations offer researchers a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format, for which there is more time for discussion and questions than is sometimes available in a full paper session. Poster presentations are also a good way to present work applying information retrieval approaches and techniques to new domains and problems. Please note, however, that posters describing work at the proposal stage cannot be accepted. Poster submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the call for papers. Submissions in this category should be formatted as per the instructions for full papers (above), the maximum length of poster papers is 5 pages including figures and references. Accepted posters papers will be presented at a dedicated session. Queries regarding poster submission should be directed Catherine Berrut ( Call for Workshops and tutorials Proposals are solicited for one-day workshops and tutorials the first day of the conference. The purpose of ECIR workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. As such, they also offer a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community. Tutorials inform the Information Retrieval community on recent advancements in related fields, or on novel application areas related to Information Retrieval. Submissions describing proposed workshops and tutorials should be up to 1,000 words in PDF format. They should state the title and the goals of the proposed workshop or tutorial, as well as the full contact details of the organizers and presenters, including a one-paragraph biography with past experience in organizing relevant events. The submitted proposals should include a short summary and justification of the proposed topic, explaining its relevance to Information Retrieval and to the audience of ECIR. Furthermore, proposals should include a description of the format of the proposed workshop or tutorial (e.g., the structure of tutorials, or the type of accepted contributions, discussion groups, and panels for workshops). The proposals should provide the expected number of participants, potential invited speakers, a description of the process of selecting contributions and participants, a tentative or confirmed program committee (if a program committee is formed), as well as the planned outcomes of the proposed workshop or tutorial (e.g., proceedings or special issue in a journal for workshops, or course material for tutorials).

The submitted proposals will undergo peer review and decisions will be made by an international program committee. Queries regarding workshops and tutorials submissions should be directed to Josiane Mothe (

An award will be presented to the author of the Best Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best Poster presented at the conference.


  • General Chair:
    "Mohand Boughanem

Programme committee chairs

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    • Catherine Berrut (posters)
    • Josiane Mothe and Chantal Soul?-dupuy (workshops and tutorials)
Facts about "ECIR 2009"
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Has location countryCategory:France +
Has program chairCatherine Berrut + and Josiane Mothe +
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NotificationDecember 12, 2008 +
Paper deadlineOctober 5, 2008 +
Poster deadlineOctober 19, 2008 +
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Title31st European Conference on Information Retrieval +
Workshop deadlineOctober 19, 2008 +