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Call for Papers

The Workshop “Information Retrieval” (IR-2013)

The ubiquity of search systems has led to the application of information retrieval technology in many new contexts (e.g. mobile and international) and for new object types (products, patents, music, microblogs). To develop appropriate products, basic knowledge on information retrieval needs to be revisited and innovative approaches need to be applied, for example by allowing for more user interaction or by taking the user's situational context and the overall task into account. The quality of information retrieval needs to be evaluated for each context. Large evaluation initiatives respond to these challenges and develop new benchmarks.

The workshop Information Retrieval 2013 of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval within the German Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) provides a forum for scientific discussion and the exchange of ideas. The workshop takes place in the context of the LWA "Learning, Knowledge and Adaptivity" workshop week (LWA, Oct 7-9, 2013) at the University of Bamberg in Germany. This workshop continues a successful series of conferences and workshops of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (http://www.fg-ir.de/). The workshop addresses researchers and practitioners from industry and universities. Especially Doctorate and Master students are encouraged to participate and discuss their ideas with world renowned experts. An Industry Session will stimulate the exchange between information retrieval professionals and academics. The workshop is expected to include German as well as English presentations.

Program Chairs

Topics of Interest

Submission should address current issues in Information Retrieval. They include (but are not limited to):

We especially invite descriptions of running projects.

Types of Submissions:

Submissions are welcome in English and German. They have to follow the conference format and should be submitted as PDF files to EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lwa2013). Please select the track Information Retrieval@LWA2013. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

Important Dates

SubmissionsJuly 1, 2013 July 15, 2013
NotificationJuly 29, 2013 August 12, 2013
Camera Ready ContributionsAugust 19, 2013 September 2, 2013
Workshop October 7-9, 2013

For any questions do not hesitate to contact the conference organizers at lwa2013[at]easychair.org.

Further Information


Would be great to see you in Bamberg!