Call for Papers

DIR 2017 aims to serve as an international platform (with a special focus on the Netherlands and Belgium) for exchange and discussions on research & applications in the field of information retrieval as well as related fields. We invite quality research contributions addressing relevant challenges. Contributions may range from theoretical work to descriptions of applied research and real-world systems. We especially encourage doctoral students to present their research.

This year’s edition is co-organized by the CLARIAH project that is developing a Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities in the Netherlands. Use cases in this infrastructure cover a wide range of IR related topics. To foster discussions between the IR community and CLARIAH researchers and developers, DIR2017 organizes a special session on IR related to data-driven research and data critique.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Complex Search Scenarios and Tools
  • IR for Digital Humanities
  • Fairness, Transparency and Responsible IR
  • Document Representation and Content Analysis
  • Queries and Query Analysis
  • Retrieval Models and Ranking
  • Search Engine Architectures and Scalability
  • Users and Interactive IR
  • Filtering and Recommending
  • Evaluation
  • Web IR and Social Media Search
  • IR and Structured Data
  • Multimedia IR
  • Search applied to the Internet of Things
  • IR for social good
  • Other Applications (digital libraries, enterprise search, genomics IR, legal IR, patent search, text reuse, new retrieval problems)

We accept three types of submissions:

  1. Novel contributions: research papers describing original research that has not yet been presented to a wider audience. Submission of this type must use the ACM proceedings template. The maximum page length is four pages including figures and references.
  2. Research dissemination: proposals to present research, which has already been published in high-impact venues. The proposal should contain a summary of the research conducted, a clear reference to the original publication and a short motivation of why this work is interesting to the DIR community. The proposal is limited to one page in ACM proceedings format.
  3. Demos and tools: prototypes and applications that demonstrate an approach for dealing with the complexity of an IR scenario, for example in the context of data driven research in CLARIAH. The proposal should contain a description of the application scenario, the main components and why the approach (or future work) is relevant for the IR community. The proposal is limited to one page in ACM proceedings format.

We accept submissions for DIR through Easychair. Accepted submissions will be presented at the conference orally or as posters; the presentation mode will be determined based on the reviewers’ suggestions. The authors keep the copyright of their submissions. A submission implies willingness of at least one author to register for DIR 2017 and present the work.