The 44th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR’22) will be held in Stavanger, Norway, between April 10 and 14, 2022. It will be the northern-most location in the history of ECIR, with the Norwegian fjord region offering some of the most majestic and spectacular scenery in the world. With its intimate and mostly pedestrian centre, the city is a truly unique destination, surrounded by mountains, beaches and the sea.
The conference is organized by the Information Access and Artificial Intelligence group at the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering at the University of Stavanger. The IAI group’s mission is to build novel information retrieval and web mining solutions for next generation search engines and intelligent systems, by combining data-driven approaches with human-centered design. The group plays a key role in two of the national AI centers by leading and contributing to work packages on language technology, personalization, and media content production and analysis. It also has a growing network of international collaborations, including top industry players (such as Google and Bloomberg) and academic institutions (e.g., Carnegie Mellon University, University of Amsterdam, and L3S Research Center).
The conference will start with a workshop day, followed by the main conference featuring full, short, and reproducibility papers as well as demonstrations spread over three days. The doctoral consortium and industry day are scheduled to run parallel on the fifth day, after the main conference.
The conference program will include plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking during lunches and coffee breaks, poster sessions, and organized social events (such as the welcome reception and conference dinner). After the conference, an optional day will be arranged with excursions. Participants may choose to hike to the famous Pulpit Rock or take a cruise up the Lysefjorden.
After having the last two ECIRs as online-only events, we are especially excited to have an in-person event and meet again face-to-face. Nevertheless, for those (less fortunate) who are unable to travel this time, a remote attendance option will also be provided.
ECIR’22 general co-chair