Call for Tutorials

ECIR 2016 solicits proposals for tutorials of either half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) duration. The goal of the ECIR 2016 Tutorials is to offer conference attendees and local participants a stimulating and informative selection of tutorials reflecting current topics in information retrieval and related areas. Proposals are welcomed on all topics of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover in detail a single topic out of state-of-the-art methods in core information retrieval, related research, or novel and emerging applications. For example, tutorials may cover an established information retrieval topic in depth, introduce an emerging application of information retrieval technologies, or update the information retrieval community on recent advances in related fields.

Submission guidelines

A tutorial proposal should include the following:

  • Title of the tutorial;
  • Instructor(s) and their credentials (brief CVs);
  • Aims/Learning objectives;
  • Description of topics;
  • Scope of the tutorial, its relevance to the IR community;
  • Tutorial history (previous offerings of tutorial, if any);
  • Format of the tutorial (1/2 day or 1 day);
  • Resources required (computer teaching labs are available);
  • a 300 Word abstract (1-2 paragraphs to be included in conference materials);
  • Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation);
  • Target audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and expected prerequisite knowledge of the audience;
  • Citations to publications covered by the tutorial.

Tutorial proposals must be written in English. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format.

The submissions will be reviewed by senior members of the Information Retrieval research community. Presenters of accepted tutorials will be invited to submit a brief description of the tutorial for inclusion in the ECIR conference proceedings.

Important dates

11 September 2015: Tutorial proposals submission due
19 October 2015: Acceptance notifications
Previous ECIR tutorials:
ECIR 2015
ECIR 2014
ECIR 2013
Tutorial Chairs
Christina Lioma, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Stefano Mizzaro, University of Udine, Italy
Tutorial PC
Leif Azzopardi
Alejandro Bellogin
Ronan Cummins
Julio Gonzalo
Djoerd Hiemstra
Evangelos Kanoulas
Diane Kelly
Jian-Yun Nie
Thomas Roelleke
Falk Scholer
Fabrizio Sebastiani
Theodora Tsikrika