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[ecrea] 6th IRF Conference : October 7-9 2013, Limassol, Cyprus

Mon Apr 08 21:33:43 GMT 2013

C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

6th IRF Conference : October 7-9 2013, Limassol, Cyprus

Organised by the Cyprus University of Technology and the MUMIA Cost Action


T H E   I R F   C O N F E R E N C E

The 6th Information Retrieval Facility Conference 2013 provides once again a multidisciplinary scientific forum for researchers in Information Retrieval and related areas. The conference aims at bringing young researchers into contact with the industry at an early stage, emphasizing the applicability of IR solutions to real industry cases and the respective challenges.

The 6th IRF Conference addresses 3 complementary research areas:

    * Information Retrieval

    * Machine Translation for search solutions

    * Interactive Information Access

The 6th IRF Conference targets researchers who are interested in:

* Learning about complementary technologies for the development of next generation search solutions

    * Applying their results to real business needs

    * Joining the international research network of the MUMIA Cost Action

* Discussing results obtained by using the IRF or other public data resources

All papers will undergo a review process with each paper being reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee.

The proceedings of all previous IRF Conferences have been published by Springer in the LNCS series, and we have contacted Springer regarding 2013.

All paper submissions must be written in English following the LNCS author guidelines. We welcome two different types of submissions (Science, Industry).

- Science Papers

For researchers and students in the fields of Information Retrieval, Machine Translation for Search Solutions and Interactive Information Access.

Papers submitted must refer to novel, unpublished research. Full papers must not exceed 12 pages including references and figures.

- Industry Papers

For developers and implementers of novel technology in the fields of Information Retrieval, Machine Translation for Search Solutions

and Interactive Information Access. For business and industry representatives using IR technologies to search and analyse large quantities

of information. Papers of this type should not exceed 4 pages including references and figures.

- Competitive Demonstrations

Research groups and industry members are invited to demonstrate their information access tools. In previous years, the PatOlympics have proven an exciting interaction driver between users and creators of patent search systems. This year, the competitive demo opens to general purpose IR tools and interested participants are invited to submit a 2 page description of their system. Details to follow.


General Chair:

    John Tait ( Ltd)

Programme Chairs:

    Evangelos Kanoulas (Google)

    Mihai Lupu (Vienna University of Technology)

Organising Chair:

Fernando Loizides (Cyprus University of Technology)

T O P I C S   T O   B E   A D D R E S S E D

We seek papers on novel, unpublished research in one or more topics

mentioned below:

    * IR Models

    * IR Evaluation

    * User Modeling, Personalization and Interactive IR

    * Machine Learning, Categorization, and Clustering for IR

    * Cross-Language IR

    * Visualization of Search Results

    * Ontologies

    * Reasoning

    * Semantic Annotation

    * Information Extraction and Summarization

    * Named Entity Recognition

    * Machine Translation

    * Question Answering

    * Patent Analytics

    * Scientific Paper Search

    * Biomedical Information Search

    * Enterprise Search

    * Web Search

    * Human Factors in IR

Multi-disciplinary papers combining topics from multiple areas are particularly welcome.

I M P O R T A N T   D A T E S

Deadline for paper submission: May 31, 2013

Acceptance decision and reviews to authors: July 7, 2013

Deadline for submission of final paper: July 22, 2013

Speaker registration: July 22, 2013

Early registration deadline: July 22, 2013

IRF Conference: Oct 7-9, 2013

For more information, please consult our website or,

contact the organising chairs via email: [TODO:create email alias for chairs]

IRFC 2013 is organised by the Cyprus University of Technology and the MUMIA Cost Action.


Dr. Fernando Loizides
Research Fellow
Cyprus Interaction Lab
Lab Administrator
Immersive and Creative Technologies Lab
Cyprus University of Technology

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