Call for nominations: Microsoft BCS/BCS IRSG Karen Spärck Jones Award - An Award to Commemorate Karen Spärck Jones https://irsg.bcs.org/ksjaward.php
We extended the deadline for FDIA 2019 submissions to May 24 - https://easychair.org/cfp/FDIA2019.
Our BIR big sister BIRNDL awaits your submissions. Deadline coming soon (May 15)!
PhD students and supervisors - FDIA (Future Directions in Information Access) is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to present their work in information retrieval and access. FDIA 2019 will be held in conjunction with ESSIR, the European Summer School on Information Retrieval in Milan, Italy. CfP https://easychair.org/cfp/FDIA2019 . Deadline May 18. Please spread the word!
Gabrielle Pasi's excellent keynote talk on information credibility on social media. #dir2018
See you at DIR 2018!
Our 8th International Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval (BIR 2019) will take place at ECIR 2019 in Cologne. Here's the CfP - deadline January 27. https://www.gesis.org/en/services/events/events-archive/conferences/ecir-workshops/ecir-workshop-2019/
The new BCS Informer Autumn Edition is out - http://irsg.bcs.org/informer/. Among other very interesting articles it also includes the review of our 2018 Autumn School for Infomation Retrieval and Foraging at Schloss Dagstuhl (http://irsg.bcs.org/informer/2018/10/conference-review-autumn-school-for-information-retrieval-and-information-foraging-2018/)
Nov 23rd in Leiden we will have the 17th (!) Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval workshop; looking forward to two great keynotes by Gabriella Pasi and Ludo Waltman:
Search Solutions 2018 coming up Nov 26/27 in London, cool program:
International Journal on Digital Libraries (IJDL) Volume 19, Issue 4 is out now: https://link.springer.com/journal/799/19/4
In this issue:
Neural ParsCit: a deep learning-based reference string parser
Open information extraction as an intermediate semantic structure for Persian text summarization
Promoting user engagement with digital cultural heritage collections
Image libraries and their scholarly use in the field of art and architectural history
BCS Search Solutions is the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group's annual event focused on practitioner issues in the arena of search and information retrieval. The registration for BCS Search Solutions is now open - please visit http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2018/sse2018.php. Early bird ends October 31. The same for Search Solutions Tutorials - please have a look at http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2018/ss2018tutorials.php
Submit your ECIR short papers before October 23. We are looking for novel, thought-provoking ideas; the inclusion of promising (preliminary) results is encouraged but not required!
Now listening to Andreas Henrich’s tutorial on Digital Humanities, with an IR flavour. Currently discussing the DARIAH-DE project. Shame I've got to leave after this session, there are many more interesting talks coming up this week at #ASIRF2018.
Lots of user orientation in yesterday’s tutorials at #ASIRF2018 - Pia Borlund and Christa Womser-Hacker talking about interactive IR, information foraging, UX and user interfaces, respectively. System-oriented side was covered by Ralf Schenkel’s talk on efficient IR.
En route to Dagstuhl to attend the Autumn School on Information Retrieval and Foraging at Dagstuhl. Will give a talk about IR models there. An earlier version of my talk is available at https://www.slideshare.net/ifrommholz/asirf-ir-modelspt1 #asirf2018
Maarten de Rijke, winner of the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Award, will give his award lecture on 'Retrieval as Interaction' on November 23 in London. Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-tony-kent-strix-annual-memorial-lecture-2018-tickets-47392237458 (free entry). Looking forward to this!
Senior lecturer at University of Bedfordshire. Interested in all things Information Retrieval.
The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.
Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.
Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.