[Elsnet-list] 3rd CfP: The 5th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) @ ESSIR 2013

Liadh Kelly lkelly at computing.dcu.ie
Tue Apr 9 18:39:46 CEST 2013



*FDIA 2013: 5th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access*



September 3, 2013, Granada, Spain


Paper submissions via

_*Paper Submission Deadline:  13th May 2013



The 5th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) will 
be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Information 
Retrieval (http://www.ugr.es/~essir2013/ 
<http://www.ugr.es/%7Eessir2013/>) in Granada, Spain. The symposium aims 
to provide a forum for participants of the summer school to share their 
research and interaction with senior researchers in an informal and 
relaxed atmosphere. The previous symposiums were held in Koblenz, 
Germany in 2011 <http://essir.uni-koblenz.de/> (with ESSIR 2011 
<http://essir.uni-koblenz.de/>), _Padova, Italy in 2009_ 
<http://essir2009.dei.unipd.it/%2522%20%255Cl%20%2522fdia> _(with ESSIR 
2009)_ <http://essir2009.dei.unipd.it/>,London, England in 2008 
<http://irsg.bcs.org/FDIA/2008/fdia2008.php>, and Glasgow, Scotland in 
2007 <http://irsg.bcs.org/FDIA/2007/fdia2007.php> (with ESSIR 2007 
<http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/essir2007/>) and have provided an entertaining 
and exciting forum for sharing new research ideas.

Why future directions, because we want to encourage submissions that 
focus on the early research such as pilot studies, presenting challenges 
and future opportunities, conceptual and theoretical work, and the 
contributions from doctoral work.

Why Information Access, because it captures the broader ideas of 
information retrieval, storage and management to include interaction and 

*Symposium Aims*

The IRSG FDIA Symposium is mainly turned to PhD students, researchers 
new to the field, and post doctoral researchers. The objectives are:

•To provide an accessible forum for new researchers to discuss their 
research and projects.

•To help foster formative and tentative research ideas.

•To encourage discussion and successful progression.

•To share outcomes of doctoral work.

*Call for Papers *

This symposium calls for research papers to be submitted on topics about 
Information Access. We especially encourage submissions on late breaking 
and formative research which presents initial work that survey and 
present future challenges and opportunities, present pilot studies, 
explore conceptual and/or theoretical models, or which present results, 
findings and future directions on experiments conducted using an 
existing approach in a new space or on a new collection.

Submissions focusing on new directions and emerging work in Information 
Access/Retrieval which create discussion and provoke reaction are 
strongly encouraged. Submissions should provide the necessary background 
and motivation of the topic, so as to maximize the benefit to the author 
and fellow participants.

A paper should aim to include the following:

•Motivation for the research

•Background and related work (with key references)

•Particular issues highlighted for discussion and main research 

Late breaking and formative research papers may also wish to include:

•Description of proposed or performed research

•Outline of Conceptual/Theoretical Models

•Research methodology and experiment

Use of existing approaches papers should also include:

•Outline of Conceptual/Theoretical Models

•Description of performed research methodology and experiment

•Experiment findings and future directions

Areas of research include, but are not limited to:


•Information Retrieval

•Human Computer Interaction

•Multimedia and Multimodal

•Knowledge Management

•Bio, Chemo, Med, Eco, etc. Informatics

All papers will be peer reviewed by at least one senior researchers on 
the Programme Committee. Papers should be up to 6 pages. All submissions 
should be in eWics Format <http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.7939> 
using the Word or Latex templates. Note submissions should be converted 
to PDF.

All submissions should be from a solo author: the idea is to encourage 
and promote one's own research.

*Call for Posters*

We would also like to invite shorter submissions which provide a summary 
of your current research to present as a poster during the symposium. 
This is an excellent opportunity to discuss your research with your 
peers and senior IR researchers and practitioners during FDIA / ESSIR.

All poster papers will be reviewed. Poster papers should be 1-2 pages in 
length in eWics Format <http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.7939> 
using the Word or Latex templates. Submissions should be converted to PDF.

The Proceedings will be printed online as part of the Ewics series.

All submissions should be uploaded via the EasyChair site 

*Important Dates*

_13th of May:_Paper/Poster*Deadline*

_18th of June:_Paper Notification

_10th of July:_Camera Ready Papers Due

_3rd of September:_FDIA as part of ESSIR 2013

*Tentative Programme (to be confirmed)*

*FDIA @ ESSIR 2013 *-3rd of September

*Welcome and Introduction*

*Keynote Speaker: *an inspirational talk by an awesome researcher

*Interactive Session:*a fast paced interactive session where you get to 
meet summer school participants and create new ideas

*Paper Sessions*: short 10-15 minute presentations on exciting new 
future directions

*Panel Session:*tbd

*Poster Sessions: *an informal setting with drinks to talk about your 


*General Chairs*

Pablo Castells (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

Juan M. Fernádez-Luna, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Juan F. Huete, Universidad de Granada, Spain

*PC Chairs*

Liadh Kelly, Dubin City University

Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow

*Programme Committee*

Massimo Melucci, University of Padua

Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland

Andrew Macfarlane, City University London

Bettina Berendt, K.U. Leuven

Kal Jarvelin, School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere

Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo! Labs Barcelona

Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex

Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam

Martin Halvey, Glasgow Caledonian University

Benjamin Piwowarski, CNRS / University Pierre et Marie Curie

David Elsweiler, University of Regensburg

Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow

Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen

Maristella Agosti, University of Padua

Jun Wang, University College London

Paul Thomas, CSIRO

Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba

Tamara Polajnar, University of Glasgow

Juan M. Fernández-Luna, University of Granada

Monica Landoni, USI

Gareth Jones, Dublin City University

Fabio Crestani, University of Lugano

Stefan Rueger, Knowledge Media Institute

Emine Yilmaz, Microsoft Research Cambridge




SEPTEMBER 2nd - 6th, 2013
Granada, SPAIN

http://www.ugr.es/~essir2013 <http://www.ugr.es/%7Eessir2013>
(essir2013 (AT) ugr.es <http://ugr.es/>)


The European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR) is a 
scientific event founded in 1990, which has given rise to a series of 
Summer Schools held on a regular basis to provide high quality teaching 
of Information Retrieval (IR) and advanced IR topics to an audience of 
researchers and research students. ESSIR is typically a week-long event 
consisting of guest lectures and seminars from invited lecturers who are 
recognized experts in the field.

The 9th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2013) 
will be held in Granada, Spain, hosted by the Department of Computer 
Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Granada.

ESSIR 2013 is configured as a 5 day event, from the 2nd till the 6th of 
September, 2013, which offers high quality teaching on IR and related 
research topics, in a friendly atmosphere. Some of the topics covered in 
the school are the following:

- IR Foundations and Formal Models,

- IR Diversity,

- Recommender Systems,

- Semantic Search,

- Indexing and MapReduce,

- Data Mining and IR,
- ...

All this will have as background the incomparable setting of the 
beautiful and magical city of GRANADA, one of the top visitor 
destinations in Spain.

A number of bursaries will be available for students. More information 
will be available at the School website in the coming weeks.


Contact the ESSIR 2013 organisers at: essir2013 (AT) ugr.es <http://ugr.es>

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