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Subject: [ E-CFP ] 3rd CfP: The 5th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) @ ESSIR 2013
From: <lkelly_(on)_computing.dcu.ie>
Date received: 09 Apr 2013
Deadline: 13 May 2013
Start date: 03 Sep 2013


FDIA 2013: 5th Symposium on Future Directions in Information



September 3, 2013, Granada, Spain


Paper submissions via

Paper Submission Deadline: 13th May 2013


The 5th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access
(FDIA) will be held in conjunction with the European Summer
School in Information Retrieval (http://www.ugr.es/~essir2013/)
in Granada, Spain. The symposium aims to provide a forum for
participants of the summer school to share their research and
interaction with senior researchers in an informal and relaxed
atmosphere. The previous symposiums were held in Koblenz, Germany
in 2011 (with ESSIR 2011), Padova, Italy in 2009 (with ESSIR
2009), London, England in 2008, and Glasgow, Scotland in 2007
(with ESSIR 2007) and have provided an entertaining and exciting
forum for sharing new research ideas.

Why future directions, because we want to encourage submissions
that focus on the early research such as pilot studies,
presenting challenges and future opportunities, conceptual and
theoretical work, and the contributions from doctoral work.

Why Information Access, because it captures the broader ideas of
information retrieval, storage and management to include
interaction and usage.

Symposium Aims

The IRSG FDIA Symposium is mainly turned to PhD students,
researchers new to the field, and post doctoral researchers. The
objectives are:

? To provide an accessible forum for new researchers to discuss
their research and projects.

? To help foster formative and tentative research ideas.

? To encourage discussion and successful progression.

? To share outcomes of doctoral work.

Call for Papers

This symposium calls for research papers to be submitted on
topics about Information Access. We especially encourage
submissions on late breaking and formative research which
presents initial work that survey and present future challenges
and opportunities, present pilot studies, explore conceptual
and/or theoretical models, or which present results, findings and
future directions on experiments conducted using an existing
approach in a new space or on a new collection.

Submissions focusing on new directions and emerging work in
Information Access/Retrieval which create discussion and provoke
reaction are strongly encouraged. Submissions should provide the
necessary background and motivation of the topic, so as to
maximize the benefit to the author and fellow participants.

A paper should aim to include the following:

? Motivation for the research

? Background and related work (with key references)

? Particular issues highlighted for discussion and main research

Late breaking and formative research papers may also wish to

? Description of proposed or performed research

? Outline of Conceptual/Theoretical Models

? Research methodology and experiment

Use of existing approaches papers should also include:

? Outline of Conceptual/Theoretical Models

? Description of performed research methodology and experiment

? Experiment findings and future directions

Areas of research include, but are not limited to:

? Databases

? Information Retrieval

? Human Computer Interaction

? Multimedia and Multimodal

? Knowledge Management

? Bio, Chemo, Med, Eco, etc. Informatics

All papers will be peer reviewed by at least one senior
researchers on the Programme Committee. Papers should be up to 6
pages. All submissions should be in eWics Format using the Word
or Latex templates. Note submissions should be converted to PDF.

All submissions should be from a solo author: the idea is to
encourage and promote one's own research.

Call for Posters

We would also like to invite shorter submissions which provide a
summary of your current research to present as a poster during
the symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss your
research with your peers and senior IR researchers and
practitioners during FDIA / ESSIR.

All poster papers will be reviewed. Poster papers should be 1-2
pages in length in eWics Format using the Word or Latex
templates. Submissions should be converted to PDF.

The Proceedings will be printed online as part of the Ewics

All submissions should be uploaded via the EasyChair site.

Important Dates

13th of May: Paper/Poster Deadline

18th of June: Paper Notification

10th of July: Camera Ready Papers Due

3rd of September: FDIA as part of ESSIR 2013

Tentative Programme (to be confirmed)

FDIA _(at)_ ESSIR 2013 - 3rd of September

Welcome and Introduction

Keynote Speaker: an inspirational talk by an awesome researcher

Interactive Session: a fast paced interactive session where you
get to meet summer school participants and create new ideas

Paper Sessions: short 10-15 minute presentations on exciting new
future directions

Panel Session: tbd

Poster Sessions: an informal setting with drinks to talk about
your research


General Chairs

Pablo Castells (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

Juan M. Fernádez-Luna, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Juan F. Huete, Universidad de Granada, Spain

PC Chairs

Liadh Kelly, Dubin City University

Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow

Programme Committee

Massimo Melucci, University of Padua

Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland

Andrew Macfarlane, City University London

Bettina Berendt, K.U. Leuven

Kal Jarvelin, School of Information Sciences, University of

Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo! Labs Barcelona

Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex

Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam

Martin Halvey, Glasgow Caledonian University

Benjamin Piwowarski, CNRS / University Pierre et Marie Curie

David Elsweiler, University of Regensburg

Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow

Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen

Maristella Agosti, University of Padua

Jun Wang, University College London

Paul Thomas, CSIRO

Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba

Tamara Polajnar, University of Glasgow

Juan M. Fernández-Luna, University of Granada

Monica Landoni, USI

Gareth Jones, Dublin City University

Fabio Crestani, University of Lugano

Stefan Rueger, Knowledge Media Institute

Emine Yilmaz, Microsoft Research Cambridge




SEPTEMBER 2nd - 6th, 2013 Granada, SPAIN

http://www.ugr.es/~essir2013 (essir2013 (AT) ugr.es)


The European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR) is a
scientific event founded in 1990, which has given rise to a
series of Summer Schools held on a regular basis to provide high
quality teaching of Information Retrieval (IR) and advanced IR
topics to an audience of researchers and research students. ESSIR
is typically a week-long event consisting of guest lectures and
seminars from invited lecturers who are recognized experts in the

The 9th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR
2013) will be held in Granada, Spain, hosted by the Department of
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of

ESSIR 2013 is configured as a 5 day event, from the 2nd till the
6th of September, 2013, which offers high quality teaching on IR
and related research topics, in a friendly atmosphere. Some of
the topics covered in the school are the following:

- IR Foundations and Formal Models,

- IR Diversity,

- Recommender Systems,

- Semantic Search,

- Indexing and MapReduce,

- Data Mining and IR,
- ...

All this will have as background the incomparable setting of the
beautiful and magical city of GRANADA, one of the top visitor
destinations in Spain.

A number of bursaries will be available for students. More
information will be available at the School website in the coming


Contact the ESSIR 2013 organisers at: essir2013 (AT) ugr.es

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