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CAIP2011 is the fourteenth in the CAIP series of biennial international conferences devoted to all aspects of Computer Vision, Image Analysis and Processing, Pattern recognition and related fields. CAIP2011 will be held in August 29-31, 2011, in Sevill… → Read More: CAIP2011

The IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing and Applications ~SIPA 2011~

http://www.iasted.org/conferences/cfp-738.html CONFERENCE CHAIR Prof. Ioannis AndreadisDemocritus University of Thrace, Greece LOCATION Situated in the warm and sunny Mediterranean, Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. It is renowned in myth and … → Read More: The IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing and Applications ~SIPA 2011~

“Economic Impact Assessment of NIST’s Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) Program”

Thanks to your feedback,
“…this study estimates that TREC’s existence was responsible for approximately one-third of an improvement of more than 200% in web search products that was observed between 1999 and 2009.”
More here.
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The latest iteration of the NTCIR effort, NTCIR-8, has concluded. NTCIR is a collaborative information retrieval forum, focusing on tasks in East Asian languages (currently Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, plus English); it is otherwise known as “the Asian TREC”. The proceedings are available online.

This year was my first at NTCIR. [...] → Read More: EVIA and NTCIR

CIKM reviewing: too much and too little

I’ve just finished my CIKM 2010 reviewing assignments, and have come out of the process with a number of questions:

Is nine papers too many to review?
This year, I was assigned nine papers to review. Last year it was five. For SIGIR (if my own local cache of reviews is to be believed) it [...] → Read More: CIKM reviewing: too much and too little

SIGIR 2010 Best Paper Nominees

SIGIR has posted best paper nominees.

A comparison of general vs personalized affective models for the prediction of topical relevance, I. Arapakis, K. Athanasakos, J. Jose
Assessing the Scenic Route: Measuring the Value of Search Trails in Web Logs, R. White, J. Huang
Caching Search Engine Results over Incremental Indices, F. Junqueira, R. Blanco, E. Bortnikov, R. Lempel, [...] → Read More: SIGIR 2010 Best Paper Nominees

EVIA deadline extended

We’ve received a couple of requests for more time to complete EVIA submissions, and so have extended the deadline to 23:59, GMT-12 on Friday, 2nd April. (Yes, I realize that the consequent does not necessarily follow from the antecedent, but we’re just naturally accommodating.) Note the timezone: the submission system is open as [...] → Read More: EVIA deadline extended


One of the most important emerging fields within information retrieval is that of complaining about SIGIR. It is a field of work with a very wide participation. Researchers complain about the upcoming deadline in January; reviewers complain about their reviewing load and the quality of submissions during February; the senior program committee complains [...] → Read More: SIGSIGIR

TREC Survey

There is a survey being conducted about the impact of TREC on information retrieval research.  This feedback is important for organizers and I encourage researchers to participate.  If you are outside of the IR community and have ever used TREC colle… → Read More: TREC Survey


SIGIR Poster decisions have been mailed. Full paper decisions should be soon as well. Authors are encouraged to post preprints/drafts of accepted publications in the comments section.
The program committee reviewed 494 full paper submissions and accepted 78, about a 16% acceptance rate.
In 2008, 497 submitted, 85 accepted, about a 17% acceptance rate.
The program [...] → Read More: SIGIR 2009 ACCEPTED PAPERS THREAD