[Corpora-List] CFP SIGIR 2009 Workshop on the Future of IR Evaluation: Deadline June 15

Jaap Kamps kamps at science.uva.nl
Wed Jun 10 22:12:59 CEST 2009


SIGIR 2009 Workshop on the Future of IR Evaluation July 23, Boston http://staff.science.uva.nl/~kamps/ireval/

Submissions due: June 15

Call for Papers

Evaluation is at the core of information retrieval: virtually all progress owes directly or indirectly to test collections built within the so-called Cranfield paradigm. However, in recent years, IR researchers are routinely pursuing tasks outside the traditional paradigm, by taking a broader view on tasks, users, and context. There is a fast moving evolution in content from traditional static text to diverse forms of dynamic, collaborative, and multilingual information sources. Also industry is embracing "operational" evaluation based on the analysis of endless streams of queries and clicks.

We invite the submission of papers that think outside the box:

- Are you working on an interesting new retrieval task or aspect? Or

on its broader task or user context? Or on a complete system with

novel interface? Or on interactive/adaptive search? Or ...?

Please explain why this is of interest, and what would be an

appropriate way of evaluating.

- Do you feel that the current evaluation tools fail to do justice to

your research? Is there a crucial aspect missing? Or are you

interested in specific, rare, phenomena that have little impact on

the average scores? Or ...? Please explain why this is of

interest, and what would be an appropriate way of evaluating.

- Do you have concrete ideas how to evaluate such a novel IR task? Or

ideas for new types of experimental or operational evaluation? Or

new measures or ways of re-using existing data? Or ...? Please

explain why this is of interest, and what would be an appropriate

way of evaluating.

The workshop brings together all stake-holders ranging from those with novel evaluation needs, such as a PhD candidate pursuing a new IR-related problem, to senior IR evaluation experts. Desired outcomes are insight into how to make IR evaluation more "realistic," and at least one concrete idea for a retrieval track or task (at CLEF, INEX, NTCIR, TREC) that would not have happened otherwise.

Help us shape the future of IR evaluation!

- Submit a short 2-page poster or position paper explaining your key

wishes or key points,

- and take actively part in the discussion at the Workshop.

The *revised* deadline is Monday June 15, 2009, further submission details are on http://staff.science.uva.nl/~kamps/ireval/

Shlomo Geva, INEX & QUT, Australia Jaap Kamps, INEX & University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Carol Peters, CLEF & ISTI-CNR, Italy Tetsuya Sakai, NTCIR & Microsoft Research Asia, China Andrew Trotman, INEX & University of Otago, New Zealand Ellen Voorhees, TREC/TAC & NIST, USA



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