FGIR 2018 – Call for Papers

Workshop on „Information Retrieval“

The Workshop „Information Retrieval 2018“
held by the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval of the
Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Computing Society)
22–24 August 2018 at University Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
The ubiquity of search systems has led to the application of information
retrieval technology in many new contexts (e.g. mobile and
international) and for new object types (products, patents, music,
microblogs). To develop appropriate products, basic knowledge on
information retrieval needs to be revisited and innovative approaches
need to be applied, for example by allowing for more user interaction or
by taking the user's situational context and the overall task into
account. The quality of information retrieval needs to be evaluated for
each context. Large evaluation initiatives respond to these challenges
and develop new benchmarks.
The workshop Information Retrieval 2018 of the Special Interest Group on
Information Retrieval within the German Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)
provides a forum for scientific discussion and the exchange of ideas.
The workshop takes place in the context of the LWDA „Learning,
Knowledge, Data, Analysis“ workshop week (LWDA, 22–24 August 2018) at the  
University Mannheim, Germany. This workshop continues a successful
series of conferences and workshops of the Special Interest Group on
Information Retrieval (http://fg-retrieval.gi.de/). The workshop addresses
researchers and practitioners from industry and universities. Especially
Doctorate and Master students are encouraged to participate and discuss
their ideas with world renowned experts. An Industry Session will
stimulate the exchange between information retrieval professionals and
academics. The workshop is expected to include German as well as English
Program Chairs
Dr. Claus-Peter Klas, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, Germany
Dr. Ingo Frommholz, Luton University, UK
Submission should address current issues in Information Retrieval. They
include (but are not limited to):
* Development and optimization of retrieval systems
* Information retrieval theory
* Retrieval with structured and multimedia documents
* Evaluation and evaluation research
* Text mining and information extraction
* Cross-lingual and cross-cultural IR
* Digital libraries
* User interfaces and user behavior, HCIR
* Interactive IR
* Collaborative Information Seeking and Searching
* Machine learning in information retrieval
* Information retrieval and knowledge management
* Information retrieval and the semantic web
* Databases and information retrieval
* Social Search
* Task-based IR
* Web information retrieval (including blogs and microblogs)
* Clustering
* Patent retrieval
* Plagiarism detection
* Fake News detection
* Enterprise search
* Expert search
* Innovative concepts in IR teaching
* Visualization in Information Retrieval
* Digital Humanities and Information Retrieval
* Conversational agents
* Search for Learning
* Argument mining
* Data retrieval
We especially invite descriptions of running projects. Besides new work,  
we also invite resubmissions of articles published or disseminated at international
conferences or journals no earlier than 2017.
Types of Submissions:
Full Papers (max 12 pages)
Short Papers (6 pages): Position papers or work in progress
Poster and Demonstrations (2 pages): Poster and Presentation of systems or prototypes
Abstracts or Resubmissions (up to 1 page): Summaries for resubmissions recently published at other renowned conferences
Submissions are welcome in English and German. They have to follow the
conference format (Springer LNCS Style www.springer.com/computer/lncs) and  
should be submitted as PDF files to EasyChair easychair.org/conferences/.  
All submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. The proceedings will
be published at ceur-ws.org and indexed within DBLP. All workshop participants have to register for the LWDA 2018 conference.
Important Dates:
Submissions: 17 June 2018 (extended)
Notification: 08 July 2018
Camera Ready Contributions: 22 July 2018
Workshop: 22–24 August 2018
Would be great to see you in Mannheim!