Summer 2015

Editorial

Editorial

Welcome to our summer 2015 edition of Informer! What a great summer, what an action-filled year, what a good number of reasons to keep celebrating. Cheers! Now, first point: ECIR 2017 will be held in

Dynamic Group Formation for Search Personalisation

Dynamic Group Formation for Search Personalisation

In recent years, Search Personalisation has been attracting more and more attention in both academia and industry. Different from classical search methods in which the personalisation is not taken into account, personalised search engines utilise personal data of each user to tailor search results to the specific user, which depend not only on the input [...]

Benchmarking News Recommendations: The CLEF NewsREEL Use Case

Benchmarking News Recommendations: The CLEF NewsREEL Use Case

Many online news portals display at the bottom of their articles a small widget box labelled, “You might also be interested in”, “Recommended articles”, or similarly where users can find a list of recommended news articles. An example is shown in Figure 1.

Call for bids to host the ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR) 2017 and 2018

Call for bids to host the ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR) in 2017 and 2018: http://sigir.org/general-information/hosting-ictir/ The International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR) provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of research related to the foundational aspects of Information Retrieval (IR), including, for example, new [...]

Call for nominations: Karen Spärck Jones award 2015

Microsoft BCS/BCS IRSG Karen Spärck Jones Award 2015 - An award to commemorate Karen Spärck Jones Karen was a Professor Emerita of Computers and Information at the University of Cambridge and one of the most remarkable women in computer science. Her contributions to the fields of Information Retrieval (IR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), especially with [...]

Events Summer 2015

One Day Events Search Solutions 2015: The groups annual practitioner based meeting, with an associated tutorial day. http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2015/sse2015.php. 25-26 November 2015, BCS Offices Covent Garden. Conferences/Workshops SIGIR 2015: The 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference. The big conference in IR. 9-13 August 2015, Santiago, Chile. http://sigir2015.org/