The BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG) has been running a successful annual conference for young researchers in Information Retrieval since 1979. Originally the event was started as a BCS-IRSG Colloquium for Information Retrieval, but now has developed into a European conference to reflect the increased popularity and importance of the event.
The BCS-IRSG Committee is interested in hearing from bidders for organizing ECIR 2018 in a European country. This will be the 40th ECIR. ECIR 2017 is to be held in Aberdeen. Recent ECIR events have been held in Padua, Italy (2016), Vienna, Austria (2015), Amsterdam, Netherlands (2014), Moscow, Russia (2013), Barcelona, Spain (2012), Dublin, Ireland (2011), Milton Keynes, UK (2010), Toulouse, France (2009), Glasgow, UK (2008).
Detailed guidelines can be found at http://csee.essex.ac.uk/staff/udo/ecir2018/ECIR2018_BID_CALL.pdf (and a costings template at http://csee.essex.ac.uk/staff/udo/ecir2018/ECIR_budget_template.xls).
Interested parties should submit their proposal by email to the IRSG Secretary (udo at essex.ac.uk), and a copy to chair.irsg at bcs.org.uk.
Deadline for ECIR 2018 proposals: Midnight UTC Friday 26th August 2016.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Udo Kruschwitz Secretary BCS-IRSG