Ingo is a senior lecturer in computer science at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton, UK. His research focuses on different aspects of information retrieval, in particular formal models for user-oriented search and digital libraries, with emphasis on polyrepresentation, annotation-based retrieval, interactive quantum-based IR and probabilistic and logic-based models. Consulting projects provide him with an opportunity to apply the knowledge he gained over several years to real life tasks. His research related activities include his engagement as managing editor of the International Journal on Digital Libraries and as editorial board member of the German Datenbank-Spektrum (the joint journal of the German IR and Database Special Interest Groups). As a member of the steering committees of both the German Information Retrieval Special Interest Group and the BCS Information Retrieval Study Group (BCS-IRSG) he is trying to bridge the gap between these groups. He has also been involved in organising workshops and conferences as local, programme and proceedings chair, as member of the programme committee and as a reviewer. Ingo is actively sharing his passion for information retrieval and digital libraries on Twitter where he is known as @iFromm.
By Ingo Frommholz on January 28, 2015
Following the tradition of past successful Information Foraging Summer Schools and the German Information Retrieval Autumn School, the Autumn School 2014 for Information Foraging and Retrieval took place from September 21-26, 2014, at Schloss Dagstuhl in Germany. It was co-organized by the German Information Retrieval Specialist Group and Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The [...]
By Ingo Frommholz on October 31, 2013
The 4th International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2013) took place from September 29, 2013 to October 2, 2013, in the beautiful Danish capital of Copenhagen hosted by the University of Copenhagen, Department of Computer Science. As the name suggests this conference is primarily concerned with theoretical aspects of IR, however there [...]
By Ingo Frommholz on January 30, 2013
Introduction – IR Made In Germany 2012 marked an exciting year for the German Information Retrieval community, when for the first time ever with Norbert Fuhr a German was awarded the prestigious Gerard Salton Award. Besides being a well-deserved personal award, this brings with it a nice appreciation of the work performed by the German [...]