Call for Contributions ------------------------
SCOPE ****** CIRCLE 2020 arose from a twofold wish to gather three national Information Retrieval (IR) conferences and to offer young researchers the opportunity to meet and discuss with senior researchers.
CIRCLE is supported by the ARIA French conference (CORIA, COnférence en Recherche d’Information et Applications), the Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval (CERI, Congreso Español de Recuperación de Información), the Italian Information Retrieval Workshop, and the Swiss IR community.
The main objective of CIRCLE 2020 is to propose a unique place for stimulating and disseminating research in IR, where senior/industrial and early stage researchers (including MSc and PhD students) can network and discuss their research results in a friendly environment. CIRCLE 2020 will take place on July 6-9, 2020 at Samatan, Gers, south of France (50 minutes from Toulouse). More information at https://www.irit.fr/CIRCLE/
Participation in CIRCLE 2020 will be low fare charged.
IMPORTANT DATES ***************** • 10 February 2020: Intention of submission (title and short abstract) • 28 February 2020: Deadline for long paper submission • 20 March 2020: Deadline for short papers and demos submissions • 30 April 2020: Long paper, short paper, and demos notifications • 29 May 2020: Deadline for camera-ready papers
TOPICS ******** CIRCLE 2020 offers an opportunity to present and discuss both theoretical and empirical research. Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to: . Search and ranking . Content analysis, recommendation and classification . Domain-specific applications . Artificial intelligence, semantics and dialog . Human factors and interfaces . Evaluation . Future directions See details at www.irit.fr/CIRCLE/call-for-papers/
SUBMISSIONS ************* For the common track, submissions must be in English and in PDF using the current ACM two-column conference format. The conference language for this track will be English. Submission will be peer reviewed by at least 3 reviewers in a double blind process by the CIRCLE common program committee. Submission will be through Easychair at https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=circle2020. The proceedings will be sent to CEUR-WS.org for online publication. Papers may range from theoretical work, experimental research, to system and project descriptions.
Authors are invited to submit one of the following types of contributions: . Long original papers (up to 8 pages + 1 page for references) . Short original papers (up to 4 pages + 1 page for references) . Extended abstracts containing descriptions of ongoing projects or presenting already published results (up to 2 pages)
While long papers (max. 8 pages plus up to 1 page for references) describe mature and original research results, short papers (max. 4 pages plus up to 1 page for references) typically discuss exciting new work that is not yet mature enough for a long paper, such as for example doctoral papers. In particular, novel but significant proposals will be considered for acceptance into this category despite not having gone through sufficient experimental validation or lacking strong theoretical foundation. Extended abstracts (max. 2 pages) may include a system demonstration, a project presentation, an already published piece of work (e.g. in a top level IR journal or conference). Applications of information retrieval to novel areas are especially welcome. Intention of submission (title and short abstract) will be used for reviewers to bid on papers. Each accepted paper will be included in the conference proceedings and orally presented.
There will be also CERI submissions: the Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval will organize sessions with oral presentations in Spanish for certain papers written in either Spanish or English. Special interest will be devoted to papers on applications with municipal, regional or national impact in Spain, collaborations from Spanish institutions and companies, or using corpuses in Spanish. Short original papers or extended abstracts are allowed. Note: as in previous editions of CERI (details will be given by the Spanish IR association http://seri.org.es) defended thesis from June 2018 to May 2020 could qualify for the SERI Award to the best Spanish PhD dissertation in IR.
Program Chairs Iván Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain Max Chevaleir, IRIT, France Massimo Melucci, University of Padova, Italy
Program Committee Juan Antonio-Martínez-Comeche, universidad complutense madrid, Spain Ismail Badache, Laboratoire d’Informatique et Systèmes, INSPE Aix-Marseille University, France Alvaro Barreiro, University of A Coruña, Spain Roberto Basili, Dept. of Enterprise Engineering – Univ. of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy Luca Becchetti, Sapienza University of Roma, Italy Alejandro Bellogin, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain Patrice Bellot, Aix-Marseille Université – CNRS (LSIS), France Rafael Berlanga, Universitat Jaume I, Spain Catherine Berrut, LIG, Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble I, France Emanuele Di Buccio, University of Padua, Italy Fidel Cacheda, Universidade da Coruña, Spain Sylvie Calabretto, LIRIS, France Luis M. de Campos, University of Granada, Spain Claudio Carpineto, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy Pablo Castells, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain Jean-Pierre Chevallet, Grenoble Alpes University, France Adrian-Gabriel Chifu, Aix Marseille Univ, Université de Toulon, CNRS, LIS, France Vincent Claveau, IRISA – CNRS, France Elías Fernández-Combarro, University of Oviedo, Spain Pablo Castells, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain Fabio Crestani, University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland Antoine Doucet, University of La Rochelle, France Juan M. Fernández-Luna, University of Granada, Spain Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy Lorraine Goeuriot, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, France Gilles Hubert, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France Juan F. Huete, University of Granada, Spain Javier Nogueras Iso, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain Sylvain Lamprier, LIP6 – UPMC, France David Losada, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain Miguel A. Martinez-Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain Stefano Mizzaro, University of Udine, Italy Josiane Mothe, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France Franco Maria Nardini, ISTI-CNR, Italy Tommaso Di Noia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, University of Padua, Italy Salvatore Orlando, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy Javier Parapar, IRLab, Computer Science Dept., University of A Coruña, Spain Raffaele Perego, ISTI-CNR, Italy Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France Benjamin Piwowarski, CNRS / University Pierre et Marie Curie, France Georges Quénot, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble, CNRS, France Eric Sanjuan, Laboratoire Informatique d’Avignon- Université d’Avignon, France Fabrizio Sebastiani, Italian National Council of Research, Italy Christophe Servan, QWANT, France Chantal Soulé-Dupuy, IRIT, Univ. Toulouse 1 Capitole, France Laure Soulier, Sorbonne Universités UPMC-LIP6, France Marko Tkalcic, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy Jesus Tramullas, University of Zaragoza, Spain Raquel Trillo-Lado, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain Jesús Vilares, Universidade da Coruña, Centro de Investigación CITIC, Spain Manuel Vilares, University of Vigo, Spain Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain Catherine Roussey, Irstea Clermont-Ferrand Center, France Haifa Zargayouna, University Paris 13, France Aris Anagnostopoulos, Sapienza University of Roma, Italy Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari, Italy Julien Velcin, University of Lyon 2, France Julio Gonzalo, National University of Distance Education, Spain Lynda Tamine, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France Mathias Géry, Jean Monnet University, France Mohand Boughanem, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France Nicola Tonellotto, Information Science and Technologies Institute, Italy Paolo Boldi, University of Milano, Italy Philippe Mulhem, Grenoble Computer Science Laboratory, France Sebastien Fournier, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Organization Committee Josiane Mothe, INSPE, Université de Toulouse, IRIT URM CNRS, France (Chair) Adrienne Gaultier, Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, France Nabil El Malki, Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, France Jose G. Moreno, Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, France Nathalie Neptune, Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, France Daria Novoseltseva, Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, France Md Zia Ullah, CNRS, France
Contact Information If you have any questions or queries about CIRCLE2020, please send email to circle2020 AT irit DOT fr.
Nathalie Neptune IRIT - Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier