A typical conference experience in pandemic times

Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval – BIR 2020 10th Anniversary Edition at Home

Searching for scientific data and literature is a long-lived user need as academic search defines a complex task for IR researchers. IR veterans like Salton were already trying to enhance the retrieval process by including clues inferred from bibliographic citations. The development of citation indexes pioneered by Garfield proved determinant for such a research endeavour […]

The notorious Dagstuhl group photo.

Conference Review: Information Foraging and Retrieval Autumn School

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 […]

"And the award goes to the best dressed man in the room" - Norbert Fuhr receiving the Salton Award at SIGIR 2012

IR Made In Germany – The German IR Special Interest Group

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 […]