Tuesday, 28th and Wednesday, 29th of August,
Held in conjunction with the European Summer School on IR (ESSIR2007).
The proceedings can be donwloaded from here.
Promoting and Encouraging Early Research in IR
Information Retrieval conferences are now becoming highly
competitive. As such, it is difficult for many new researchers to
present and share their ideas which are at more formative or
tentative stages. The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum
where future directions of information access can be presented
and discussed in an open and friendly environment.
Why future directions, because we want to encourage
submission that focus on the possible paths so that they can be
discussed. Presenting the, what if scenarios, and solutions to
Why Information Access, because it captures the
broader ideas of information retrieval, storage and management to
include interaction and usage.
The objectives of the IRSG FDIA Symposium are:
- To provide an accessible forum for early researchers (particularly
PhD students, and researchers new to the field) to share and discuss their research.
- To create and foster the formative and tentative research ideas.
- To encourage discussion and debate.
The IRSG FDIA Symposium aims to provide researchers with an
excellent opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their
current and future research directions.
Tuesday, 28th of August, 15:30 - 19:00
15.30 - 15.40 Introduction to Part I of FDIA
15.40 - 17:30 Boaster Presentations
- Automatic Genre Identification: Towards a
Flexible Classification Scheme
- The Effect Of Smoothing In Language Models For
Ronald T. Fernandez
- How different social groups within the music industry
communicate meaning in order to satisfy their information needs
- Challenges in Urdu Stemming (A Progress Report)
- Named Entities Patterns across News Domains
- Moving Toward Web-Scale: Adapting Semantic
Components for Use in Large Collections
- Exploring Temporal Evidence in Web Information Retrieval
- Narrowing gaps in science
Ulises Cervino Beresi
- Focused Retrieval Using Topical Language and Structure
- Formulating XML-IR Queries
- A language model which integrates uncertainty Caroline
- Category labelling for automatic subject scheme generation
- Advanced Information Retrieval from Web Pages
- Multimedia Retrieval and Classification for Web Content
- Personalization of Social Media
- Using Genetic Algorithms for Query Reformulation
Jose R. Perez-Aguera
- Structured Text Retrieval by means of Affordances and Genre
- The Information Retrieval Challenge of Human Digital Memories
17:30 - 19:00 Poster Session with refreshments.
Includes posters of presentations above, plus:
- Empirical Stop Word Identification in Urdu Corpora
- Adaptive Algorithms for Weighted Queries on Weighted
Binary Relations and Labeled Trees
- Generating News Summaries at Indexing Time
Javier Parapar Lopez
- Topic specific association rules mining from social bookmarks
- A Hybrid Approach incorporating XML and NLP Techniques
for Focused Information Retrieval in the Biomedical Domain
19:30 - FDIA Social Event at The Primary
( 311 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG)
Wednesday, 29th of August, 14:00 - 17:30
14:00 - 14:05 Introduction to Part II of FDIA
14:05- 15:10 Session: How to write a good IR paper
- 14:05 - 14:30 Overview of guidelines for paper writers
and reviewers - Leif Azzopardi
- 14:30 - 14:50 How to write a good Evaluation Paper - Stephen Robertson
- 14:50 - 15:10 How to write a good Multimedia Paper - Arjen de Vries
15:10 - 15:40 Session: Industry Session
- IR and Business Talk - Theo Huibers
16:00 - 17:30 Panel Session: What makes a good IR PhD?
- Discussion with Panelists:
- Maristella Agosti
- Fidel Cacheda
- Yves Chiaramella
- Theo Huibers
- Andy MacFarlane
- Vassilis Plachouras
- Alan Smeaton
The event will be collocated with
the European Summer School on IR in Glasgow.
The venue is the
Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre in the University of Glasgow .
1st of August - Camera Ready Papers Due.
21st of August - Papers will be made available online via the
28th of August (15:30-19:00pm) - Symposium (Part i)
29th of August (14:00-17.30pm) Symposium (Part ii)
Registration fees are as follows: BCS or BCS-IRSG member
£69 Non-member rate:
Registration fees include tea, coffee, beer, wine and food, along
with a social event.
Save £30, and
register to become an BCS-IRSG member for free.
Visit our membership enquiry page,
if you are a BCS-IRSG member and would like to retrieve your membership number.
To register complete the registration form for ESSIR 2007 and
tick the FDIA box.
Program Committee Chair
Maarten de Rijke
Keith van Rijsbergen
Juan Manuel Fernandez