10th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2015)

10th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2015)
August 31 – September 4, 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece – http://mklab.iti.gr/essir2015/

The 10th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2015) will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece between August 31 – September 4, 2015 hosted by the Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Laboratory (MKLab) of the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH).

Online registration is open in: http://mklab.iti.gr/essir2015/?page_id=45

Thanks to sponsorships by the ELIAS network and ACM SIGIR, we are also offering a number of scholarships. You may submit an application for scholarship in: http://mklab.iti.gr/essir2015/?page_id=47 by 15 July.

ESSIR 2015 will offer high quality tutorials on IR and related research topics, in a friendly atmosphere. The lecture programme will cover a wide range of: (i) foundational topics that provide a broad overview of key concepts upon which the IR field is built, (ii) recent and emerging topics on the current and future developments in the field, and (iii) special topics on the inherently interdisciplinary nature of IR.

The list of lectures includes the following:
– IR Foundational Concepts & Models by Professor Maarten de Rijke
– IR Evaluation & Experimental Design
— Axiometrics – An axiomatic approach to evaluation metrics by Professor Stefano Mizzaro
— Evaluation Metrics for Clustering and Filtering Tasks by Dr. Julio Gonzalo
— Evaluation Metrics for Document Retrieval by Dr. Enrique Amigo
— Experimental design for collection-based comparative evaluation of search engines by Dr. Evangelos Kanoulas
– Effectiveness and efficiency issues in web retrieval systems by Dr. Barla Cambazoglu
– Human Information Interaction & Retrieval by Professor Diane Kelly
– IR System Infrastructures (Development, Efficiency, Scalability) by Dr. Iadh Ounis
– Social Media Mining and Retrieval by Dr. Carlos Castillo
– Recommendation & Personalisation by Professor Arjen de Vries
– Text Classification, Sentiment Analysis & Opinion Mining by Dr. Fabrizio Sebastiani
– Graph-of-words: boosting text mining with graphs by Professor Michalis Vazirgiannis
– Machine Learning for IR by Dr. Katja Hofmann
– Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval by Dr. Vasileios Mezaris
– Integrating Language, Semantics, and Multimedia for IR by Professor Marie-Francine Moens
– Multilingual summarisation by Professor Leo Wanner

A new edition of the Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) will also be held at ESSIR 2015, which will provide a forum for early researchers to present their research in a friendly environment, whilst among senior researchers.

We would like to thank our sponsors:
– ELIAS network (Platinum)
– SIGIR (Gold)
– Yahoo Labs (Silver)
– BCS-IRSG (Bronze)

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ESSIR organising committee:
Ioannis (Yiannis) Kompatsiaris (Information Technologies Institute, CERTH, Greece)
Symeon Papadopoulos (Information Technologies Institute, CERTH, Greece)
Theodora Tsikrika (Information Technologies Institute, CERTH, Greece)
Stefanos Vrochidis (Information Technologies Institute, CERTH, Greece)

Contact: essir2015@iti.gr

Source: SIG-IR List

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