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EVIA 2008
The Second International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access
Dates Dec 16, 2008 (iCal) - Dec 16, 2008
Homepage: ntcir.nii.ac.jp/index.php/EVIA-2008
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Important dates
Submissions: Sep 1, 2008
Notification: Oct 10, 2008
Table of Contents

The Second International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA
A Satellite Workshop of NTCIR-7

December 16, 2008 at NII, Tokyo, Japan.

Evaluation of Information Retrieval, Question Answering and Text
Summarisation systems has been central to Information Access research
for decades. As retrieval becomes more pervasive and diverse, the need
for effective and efficient evaluation has never been more important.
Recognising a need to provide a forum for discussing the evaluation
issues intensively,The First International Workshop on Evaluating
Information Access (EVIA 2007) was held on May 15, 2007 -- Day 1 of the
NTCIR-6 Workshop Meeting -- at the National Institute of Informatics
(NII), Tokyo, Japan. The EVIA 2007 Workshop consisted of invited paper
sessions, a regular paper session and a poster session, and attracted
participants from Asia, Europe and America. All the papers are available


A SIGIR Forum report on EVIA 2007 is available at:

Following the success of EVIA 2007, The Second International Workshop on
Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2008) will be held on December 16,
2008 --
Day 1 of the NTCIR-7 Workshop Meeting -- at NII again. We will welcome
papers addressing one or more of the following topics:
- Test collections, their formation, evaluation metrics and evaluation
- Cross-conference comparison: NTCIR, CLEF, TREC, DUC and others
- Evaluation of specific information access tasks, e.g., for education
and training
- Evaluation of query-specific approaches
- Evaluation of multilingual, multimedia and/or mobile information access
- Real-world search topics and/or evaluation in vivo
- Novel information access tasks and their evaluation

Submission instructions can be found on the EVIA 2008 webpage:


September 1, 2008 Submissions due
October 10, 2008 Notification of acceptance
November 1, 2008 Final manuscripts due
December 2008 EVIA 2008 / NTCIR-7


Iadh Ounis
Diane Kelly
Norbert Fuhr
James Allan
Nicholas Belkin
Noriko Kando
Akiko Aizawa
Javed Aslam
Jaana Kekalainen
Maarten de Rijke
Djoerd Hiemstra
Gareth Jones
Gary Geunbae Lee
Mun-Kew Leong
Ian Ruthven
Ian Soboroff
Andrew Turpin
Ross Wilkinson
Carol Peters
Fred Gey
Mounia Lalmas
Donna Harman
Ben Carterette
Mark Sanderson
Tetsuya Sakai

*** EVIA 2008 CO-CHAIRS ***

Mark Sanderson (University of Sheffield, UK) and Tetsuya Sakai
(NewsWatch, Inc.)

If you have any questions, please contact
m.sanderson@sheffield.ac.uk or tetsuyasakai@acm.org

Mark Sanderson
Reader in Information Retrieval

Room 225, Dept. of Information Studies
University of Sheffield, Regent Court
Portobello St, Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 114 22 22648, Fax: +44 (0) 114 27 80300
mailto:m.sanderson@shef.ac.uk, http://dis.shef.ac.uk/mark

Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement

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Facts about "EVIA 2008"
AcronymEVIA 2008 +
End dateDecember 16, 2008 +
Event typeWorkshop +
Has coordinates35° 40' 58", 139° 45' 34"Latitude: 35.682838888889
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Has location cityTokyo +
Has location countryCategory:Japan +
Homepagehttp://ntcir.nii.ac.jp/index.php/EVIA-2008 +
IsAEvent +
NotificationOctober 10, 2008 +
Start dateDecember 16, 2008 +
Submission deadlineSeptember 1, 2008 +
TitleThe Second International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access +