Events Summer 2013


TSD 2013: Sixteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE. Of interest to members working in the area of the search for both spoken and written documents. Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 1-5 September 2013.

MCW2013: The 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World.  Of interest to members working in the area of search in the context of information management.  Limerick, Ireland, 4-6 September, 2013.

2013 International Conference on Social Media and Society. Members who use social media data or work on social search will find this of interest. September 14-15, 2013, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

IEEE ICSC2013: Seventh IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, Of interest to members working in the area of semantic search and/or the semantic web. Irvine, CA, USA, 16th-18th September 2013.

FQAS 2013: Tenth International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems. Of interest to members working questioning and answering using search technologies. University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 18th-20th September 2013.

KDIR 2013. International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval. Of interest to members working on KD and search. Vilamoura, Portugal, 19 – 22 September 2013.

17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries. Of interest to members working on the search aspect of digital libraries. Valletta, Malta, 22-26 September 2013.

GSCL 2013: Bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL). Of interest to members working in NLP and search. 25th to 27th September at Technische Universität,  Darmstadt.

CIKM 2013: The 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. A well regarded conference with a theme on searching.  27 Oct– 1Nov 2013. San Francisco Airport Marriot Waterfront, Burlingame, CA, USA.

4th  International Conference on  the Theory  of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2013). The IRSG’s biannual conference on theory in IR. 29 September – 2 October 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark.

SISAP 2013: 6th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications. A general data conference with a theme on IR. 2-4 October 2013. A Coruna, Spain.

HCIR 2013: Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction & Information Retrieval. Of interest to members working in the area of UI’s and search. 3-4 October 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

SKG 2013: 9th International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge and Grids. Of interest to members working in the area of semantic search. 3-4 October, Beijing, China.

IRFC 2013: 6th Information Retrieval Facility Conference. A General IR conference but includes themes on machine learning for search and interactive information access. 7-9 October 2013. Limassol, Cyprus.

IEEE BigData 2013: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. Collections which need to be searched are becoming very large now – many members will be particularly interested in this area. 6-9 October 2013, Silicon Valley, CA,  USA.

RecSys 2013: ACM Recommender System conference. Of interest to members working in the area of Recommender Systems. 12-16 October 2013. City University of Hong Kong.

IJCNLP 2013: 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing. An NLP conference of interest to members using such techniques in IR. 14-18 October 2013, Nagoya, Japan.

10th International Symposium on Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval/Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research 2013 “Sound, Music & Motion”. Of interest to members  working in the area of music retrieval. 15th – 18th October 2013, CNRS – Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique, Marseille, France.

OM-2013: Eighth International Workshop on  ONTOLOGY MATCHING. Of interest to members working in the area of knowledge organisation and IR. 21st or 22nd October 2013. ISWC Workshop Program, Sydney, Australia.,

9th International Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web In conjunction with the 12th International Semantic Web Conference. Of interest to members working in the area of semantic web and search. October 21-22, 2013. Sydney, Australia.

CLASSIFICATION AND VISUALIZATION:  INTERFACES TO KNOWLEDGE International UDC Seminar 2013. Of interest to members working in the area of knowledge organisation and IR. 24-25 October 2013, The Hague, National Library of the Netherlands.

76th Annual Meeting of ASIST. A general LIS conference with many themes on information retrieval. 1-6 November 2013, Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

ISMIR 2013 14th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. Of interest to members working in the area of music retrieval. 4th – 8th November 2013, Curitiba, Brazil.

GIR’13: 7th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval. Of interest to members working in the area of Geographical IR. Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. 5th November 2013.

IAT’13: IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. Of interest to members working in the area of intelligent agents and search. 17-20 November 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.

WPRSM’13: 2013 International Workshop on Web Personalization, Recommender Systems and Social Media, joint with WI/IAT2013. A conference of interest to more user focused IR practitioners and searchers. 18 – 20 November 2013, Atlanta, Georgia.

MTSR 2013: 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference. Of interest to members who use meta-data in the context of search and/or search technologies. 19-22 November 2013. Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece.

SocInfo2013: The Fifth International Conference on Social Informatics. Of interest to members working in the area of Social Search.  25-27 November 2013, Kyoto, Japan.

ADCS 2013: Australasian Document Computing Symposium. A general document focused conference with themes on search. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

AdSent 2013: The First Workshop on Internet Advertising Using Sentiment Analysis. Those members interesting in using sentiment analysis in search will find this workshop useful. 8-11 December 2014, Dallas, Texas, USA.

ICADL 2013: International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries. Of interest to members working in the area of digital libraries and IR. 9-11 December , 2013, Bangalore, India.

AIRS 2013: The Ninth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference. A general conference with a focus on Asian issues. December 9-11, 2013. Singapore.

MMM 2014: The 20th Anniversary International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling. Of interest to members working on multimedia IR. 8 – 10 January 2014, Dublin, Ireland.

CLIN 2014: 24th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands. Of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 17th January 2014, Leiden, the Netherlands.

The Second Australasian Web Conference (AWC 2014). Of interest to members working in the area of web search. 20 – 23 January, 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.

Document Recognition and Retrieval XXI (2014). A conference focusing on the artifacts of search, namely different types of documents. 4-6  February 2014, San Francisco, USA.

WSDM2014: Seventh ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining. A conference focusing on web search issues. 24 – 28 February 2014, New York City, NY, USA.

IUI 2014: 19th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. Of interest to members working on UI’s in IR.  24-27 February 2014. Haifa, Israel.

iConference 2014: annual iSchools Conference. A general information conference with of relevant to the IR community.  4-7 March, 2014, Berlin, Germany.

ECIR 2014: The European Conference on Information Retrieval. The groups annual conference. April 13-17, 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

EACL 2014: 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Of interest to members working in the area of NLP and search. 26–30 April 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden.

ICAES 2014: The Second International Workshop on Informatics for Intelligent Context-Aware Enterprise Systems, held in conjunction with The 28th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2014). Of interest to members working in the area of context aware search.  13-16 May 2014. Victoria, BC, Canada.

Summer Schools

3rd European Summer School on Information Foraging. A summer school focusing on the area of information seeking generally. 18-30 August  2013. Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

ESSIR 2013: 9th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (). In conjunction with Future Directions in Information Access Symposuim – (FDIA). A biannual summer school in IR. 2-6 September 2013, Granada, Spain.

RuSSIR 2013: 7th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval. An annual summer school in Russia, this year focusing on audio search. Kazan, Russia, 16-20 September 2013.

WMPA 2014: 1st Winter School on Multimedia Processing and Applications. Of interest to members who wish to focus on multimedia search. Dublin, Ireland, January 6-8, 2014.

NASSLLI 2014: North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information 2014. A broad based conference with themes of interest to those who work in search. June 23-27 2014, University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

About Andy Macfarlane
Andy Macfarlane

Andy is a Reader in Information Retrieval in the Department of Computer Science at City, University of London, and is a member of the Centre for HCI Design. He is the past Chair of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group and is a long standing member of that SG.