Industry Day

Call for Talk Proposals

The ECIR 2016 industry track aims to bring together IR researchers, practitioners and analysts from industry and academia. Since the first ECIR industry day at ECIR 2006 in London, these events have been very successful and provided many interesting talks.

We aim to bring an exciting programme mixing invited talks by industry leaders with presentations of novel and innovative ideas from the search industry. We explicitly do not seek sales presentations. We encourage startups working on new ideas to showcase working systems. We welcome presentations about:

  • New search and discovery solutions
  • Working systems that showcase new IR perspectives
  • Novel industrial applications that introduce new IR problems
  • IR related R\&D challenges in industry
  • Data science findings on real-world data sets
  • Case studies showing successful industrial adaptations of IR theory and principles in practice
  • Successful industry-academy collaborations on real-life problems
  • Publicly available benchmarks and datasets, and their ability to predict performance of real systems

Proposal Submission

Industry authors are invited to submit presentation proposals by email (with the subject "ECIR Industry Day Talk Proposal") to both Industry track co-chairs by November 30th, 2015 at:


The proposals should consist of:

  • Title and abstract of the proposal presentation (1 page);
  • Short CV of the presenter(s) (up to 300 words).
When submitting a proposal, please bear in mind the following:
  • Ensure the presentation is relevant to IR researchers and practitioners;
  • Try to highlight interesting R&D challenges in the work you present;
  • Please do not propose a sales or funding pitch;
  • All slides and links to any demos will be made public. Please do not include any confidential information on the slides. Make sure your slides are approved by your company before being presented.

Important Dates

  • Talk proposals due: 30 November 2015
  • Notification of proposal acceptance: 22 December 2015
  • Industry day: 23 March 2016
Industry Day Chairs
Omar Alonso, Microsoft Bing, USA
Pavel Serdyukov, Yandex, Russia