European Summer School on IR: FDIA Symposium’s Call for Sun Loving Student Papers

Fancy a stimulating summer holiday in Greece?
This year the European Summer School on Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2015, ) will be held in the beautiful beach side city of Thessaloniki.
As part of the summer school we will be holding a Student Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access.
Therefore, we cordially invite masters and doctoral students to submit a short 2-4 page paper on their research topic to the symposium! You’ll learn a lot about Information Retrieval while at the school and get great feedback on your topic, meet lots of other students, as well as hear inspiring talks!
The Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for students to provide pointers to their work and obtain experience in presenting and communicating their research. The call for papers is at: but details are below.

ESSIR participants who will submit FDIA papers will be given priority for the ESSIR scholarships.
We especially encourage submissions on formative research ideas which present a summary of their doctoral work, initial empirical findings/ pilot studies, explore conceptual and/or theoretical models, and/or describe current challenges and opportunities. Submissions focusing on new directions and emerging work in Information Access/Retrieval which create discussion and provoke reaction are strongly encouraged. Note the work need not be original and can be a summary of past and current work.
Areas of research include, but are not limited to:
· Information Retrieval

· Human Computer Interaction

· Multimedia and Multimodal

· Knowledge Management

· Recommender Systems

· Databases

All papers will be peer reviewed by at least one senior researcher on the Programme Committee. Papers should be 2-4 pages in length, and be submitted in Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) Format using the Word or Latex templates. Submissions should be converted to PDF and submitted via Easy Chair:

Deadline is currently 21st of June, 2015.

We strongly encourage students to submit as a solo author papers. A selection of papers will be invited to give a short oral presentation, while all participants will be asked to present a poster.

Hope to see you Greece!

Source: SIG-IR

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