[Elsnet-list] Final CfP: The 5th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) - deadline 13 May

Liadh Kelly lkelly at computing.dcu.ie
Tue May 7 13:47:54 CEST 2013

**Paper submission deadline is next Monday, 13th May**


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



September 3, 2013, Granada, Spain


  Paper submissions via

**Paper Submission Deadline:  13th May 2013


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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/) 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
*Padova, Italy in
*(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
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 questions/challenges

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 findings and future directions

Areas of research include, but are not limited to:

•                   Databases

•                   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

*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

*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


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SEPTEMBER 2nd - 6th, 2013
Granada, SPAIN

(essir2013 (AT) 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
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