IIR 2016 offers an opportunity to present and discuss both theoretical and empirical research. Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to, the following subjects:
- Document Representation and Content Analysis (text representation, document structure, linguistic analysis, NLP for IR, cross- and multi-lingual IR, information extraction, sentiment analysis, clustering, classification, topic models, facets, text streams).
- Document Indexing (index granularity, distributed indexing and querying, compression of indices and documents).
- Queries and Query Analysis (query intent, query suggestion and prediction, query representation and reformulation, query log analysis, conversational search and dialogue, spoken queries, summarization, question answering, query log mining, query chains and missions).
- Retrieval Models and Ranking (IR theory, language models, probabilistic retrieval models, learning to rank, combining searches, diversity and aggregated search).
- Search Engine Architectures and Scalability (gathering, indexing, compression, distributed IR, P2P IR, mobile IR, cloud IR).
- Users and Interactive IR (user studies, user and task models, interaction analysis, session analysis, exploratory search, personalized search, social and collaborative search, search interface, whole-session support, user engagement).
- Filtering and Recommending (content-based filtering, collaborative filtering, recommender systems).
- Evaluation (test collections, experimental design, effectiveness measures, session-based evaluation, simulation).
- Web IR and Social Media Search (link analysis, click models/behavioral modeling, social tagging, social network analysis, blog and microblog search, forum search, community-based QA, adversarial IR and spam, vertical and local search, expert finding).
- IR and Structured Data (XML search, ranking in databases, desktop search, entity search)
Multimedia IR (image search, video search, speech/audio search, music search).
- Other Applications (digital libraries, enterprise search, genomics IR, legal IR, patent search, text reuse, new retrieval problems).
Papers may range from theoretical works to system descriptions. We particularly encourage PhD students or early-stage researchers to submit their research. We also welcome contributions from the industry. The conference languages are Italian and English.
Submissions must be written in English or Italian and follow the guidelines set by Springer (see here). Papers must be submitted through EasyChair (see here). Each paper will be reviewed by at least two PC members.
Authors are invited to submit:
- Full original papers (up to 12 pages)
- Short original papers (up to 8 pages)
- Extended abstracts containing descriptions of ongoing projects or summarizing already published results (up to 4 pages)
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the on-line post-proceedings, which will appear in the CEUR-WS on-line proceedings series. The post-proceedings will be indexed by DBLP (as happened for IIR 2010 to 2015 — see here for more details). Submission details will be notified to authors of accepted papers.
Accepted papers whose authors have not shown up at the workshop in order to present the paper will not be published in the post-proceedings.