[Corpora-List] Call for Participation: IIR 2021 - Registration Deadline 9 September 2021

Stefano Marchesin stefano.marchesin at unipd.it
Fri Sep 3 11:25:20 CEST 2021

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Call for Participation

11th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR 2021)


September 13-15, 2021, Bari, Italy **************************************************************


The purpose of the Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR) is to provide a meeting forum for stimulating and disseminating research in Information Retrieval, where Italian researchers (especially young ones) and researchers affiliated with Italian institutions can network and discuss their research results in an informal way.

IIR 2021 is the 11th edition of the Italian Information Retrieval Workshop. It will take place on September 13-15, 2021 at the Department of Electrical & Information Engineering (http://deipoliba.azurewebsites.net/en/) of the Polytechnic University of Bari (http://www.en.poliba.it/), Italy.

This edition of the Italian Information Retrieval Workshop will include a number of invited lectures and tutorials from senior researchers.

IIR 2021 aims to be an in-presence event. Nevertheless, on-line presentations and participation is allowed.

Participation to the IIR 2021 workshop will be free of charge. However, advance registration will be strictly required. If you know whether and when you are coming, please register as soon as possible. You can register till Thursday, September 9th. To register, please follow the instructions available at https://sisinflab.github.io/iir2021/attendance/


IIR 2021 offers an opportunity to present and discuss both theoretical and empirical research. Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to:

* Search and Ranking. Research on core IR algorithmic topics, including IR at scale, covering topics such as:

-Queries and query analysis

-Web search, including link analysis, sponsored search, search advertising, adversarial search and spam, and vertical search

-Retrieval models and ranking, including diversity and aggregated search

-Efficiency and scalability

-Theoretical models and foundations of information retrieval and access * Future Directions. Research with theoretical or empirical contributions on new technical or social aspects of IR, especially in more speculative directions or with emerging technologies, covering topics such as:

-Novel approaches to IR

-Ethics, economics, and politics

-Applications of search to social good

-IR with new devices, including wearable computing, neuroinformatics, sensors, Internet-of-Things, vehicles * Domain-Specific Applications. Research focusing on domain-specific IR challenges, covering topics such as:

-Social search

-Search in structured data including email search and entity search

-Multimedia search



-Health, including genomics and bioinformatics

-Academic search

-Other domains such as digital libraries, enterprise, news search, app search, archival search * Content Analysis, Recommendation and Classification. Research focusing on recommender systems, rich content representations and content analysis, covering topics such as:

-Filtering and recommender systems

-Document representation

-Content analysis and information extraction, including summarization, text representation, readability, sentiment analysis, and opinion mining

-Cross- and multilingual search

-Clustering, classification, and topic models * Artificial Intelligence, Semantics, and Dialog. Research bridging AI and IR, especially toward deep semantics and dialog with intelligent agents, covering topics such as:

-Question answering

-Conversational systems and retrieval, including spoken language interfaces, dialog management systems, and intelligent chat systems

-Semantics and knowledge graphs

-Deep learning for IR, embeddings, and agents * Human Factors and Interfaces. Research into user-centric aspects of IR, including user interfaces, behavior modeling, privacy, and interactive systems, covering topics such as:

-Mining and modeling search activity, including user and task models, click models, log analysis, behavioral analysis, and attention modeling

-Interactive and personalized search

-Collaborative search, social tagging and crowdsourcing

-Information privacy and security * Evaluation. Research that focuses on the measurement and evaluation of IR systems, covering topics such as:

-User-centered evaluation methods, including measures of user experience and performance, user engagement and search task design

-Test collections and evaluation metrics, including the development of new test collections

-Eye-tracking and physiological approaches, such as fMRI

-Evaluation of novel information access tasks and systems such as multi-turn information access

-Statistical methods and reproducibility issues in information retrieval evaluation


The complete program is available at https://sisinflab.github.io/iir2021/program/

* Keynotes: - "Bad Practices" in the Evaluation of Recommender Systems, Paolo Cremonesi, abstract: https://sisinflab.github.io/iir2021/talks/talk-cremonesi/ - Domain-specific knowledge graphs construction: challenges and opportunities, Omar Alonso, abstract: https://sisinflab.github.io/iir2021/talks/talk-alonso/

- Taming the untameable: How Information Retrieval can be integrated into neuroscience to foster a naturalistic paradigm shift, Elvira Brattico, abstract: https://sisinflab.github.io/iir2021/talks/talk- brattico/ * Tutorials: - Tutorial 1 on pyTerrier by Nicola Tonellotto; - Tutorial 2 on psychology informed recommender systems by Markus Schedl and Elisabeth Lex.


* Registration deadline: September 9, 2021 * IIR 2021: September 13-15, 2021

Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone.


General Chairs - Vito Walter Anelli, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy - Tommaso Di Noia, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Program Chairs - Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy - Fedelucio Narducci, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Tutorial Chairs - Yashar Deldjoo, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy - Maria Maistro, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publicity Chair - Stefano Marchesin, University of Padua, Italy

-- Stefano Marchesin, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher

Information Management Systems (IMS) Group Department of Information Engineering University of Padua Via Gradenigo 6/a, 35131 Padua, Italy

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