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IIR 2012 : 3rd Italian Information Retrieval workshop


Conference Series : Italian Information Retrieval Workshop
When Jan 26, 2012 - Jan 27, 2012
Where Bari, Italy
Submission Deadline Nov 21, 2011
Notification Due Dec 21, 2011
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers

Call for papers

3rd Italian Information Retrieval workshop (IIR 2012)

January 26-27, 2012

Dipartimento di Informatica
Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
Bari, Italy

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The purpose of the Italian Information Retrieval (IIR) workshop series is to
provide a meeting forum for stimulating and disseminating research in
Information Retrieval and the related disciplines, where Italian
researchers, especially early stage researchers, can exchange information
and present results in an informal way.

The first two successful editions took place in Padua (2010, and Milan (2011,
IIR 2012 will take place at the Dipartimento di Informatica (DIB),
Università di Bari "Aldo Moro" (, Bari, Italy, on
January 26-27, 2012 (just after EVALITA 2011, that will be held on January
24-25, 2012 in Rome – about 4 hours from Bari by train).

IIR 2012 will offer an opportunity to present and discuss theoretical and
empirical research. Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to, the
following subjects:
* Ranking (e.g., retrieval models, learning to rank, diversity, combining
* Queries (e.g., query intent, query log analysis, query reformulation,
question answering)
* Content analysis (e.g., document representation, information extraction,
clustering, classification, sentiment analysis, cross-lingual IR)
* Efficiency (e.g., indexing, compression, distributed IR)
* Filtering (e.g., content-based filtering, collaborative filtering,
recommender systems)
* Evaluation (e.g., test collections, effectiveness measures, experimental
* Users (e.g., user models, user studies, search interface, personalized
* Web IR (e.g., link analysis, social network analysis, blog search,
computational advertising)
* Multimedia IR (e.g., image search, video search, music IR)
* Structured IR (e.g., XML search, desktop search, entity search)
* Other applications (e.g., genomics IR, legal IR, mobile IR, patent search,
digital libraries, IR for cultural heritage, enterprise search, geographic

Papers may range from theoretical works to system descriptions and each
paper will be reviewed by at least two PC members. We particularly encourage
Ph.D. students or early stage researchers to submit their research, and we
also welcome contributions from the industry. While the conference languages
are Italian and English, submissions must be written in English and follow
the guidelines set by Springer at

Authors are invited to submit:
-- Full original papers (up to 12 pages)
-- Short original papers (up to 8 pages)
-- Short papers, that is, extended abstracts containing descriptions of
ongoing projects or presenting already published results (up to 4 pages)

Accepted papers will be published on-line in the CEUR-WS proceedings series
(, and they will be indexed by DBLP (as it happened for
IIR 2011 and IIR 2010, Submission
details will be published on the IIR 2012 website.

* Submission deadline: November 21, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: December 21, 2011
* IIR 2012: January 26-27, 2012

* Giovanni Semeraro (Università di Bari “Aldo Moro")

* Gianni Amati (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni)
* Claudio Carpineto (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni)

* Massimo Melucci (Università di Padova)
* Stefano Mizzaro (Università di Udine)
* Gabriella Pasi (Università di Milano “Bicocca”)

* Roberto Basili (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”)
* Gloria Bordogna (IDPA-CNR Dalmine, Bergamo)
* Fabio Crestani (Università della Svizzera Italiana)
* Pasquale De Meo (Università di Messina)
* Giorgio Di Nunzio (Università di Padova)
* Giorgio Gambosi (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”)
* Antonio Gulli (Search Technology Center, Bing Search, Microsoft)
* Monica Landoni (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
* Marco Maggini (Università di Siena)
* Massimo Melucci (Università di Padova)
* Alessandro Micarelli (Università di Roma Tre)
* Stefano Mizzaro (Università di Udine)
* Roberto Navigli (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
* Gabriella Pasi (Università di Milano “Bicocca”)
* Raffaele Perego (ISTI-CNR, Pisa)
* Fabrizio Sebastiani (ISTI-CNR, Pisa)
* Fabrizio Silvestri (ISTI-CNR, Pisa)

* Pierpaolo Basile (Università di Bari “Aldo Moro")
* Annalina Caputo (Università di Bari “Aldo Moro")
* Marco de Gemmis (Università di Bari “Aldo Moro")
* Leo Iaquinta (Università di Bari “Aldo Moro")
* Pasquale Lops (Università di Bari “Aldo Moro")
* Cataldo Musto (Università di Bari “Aldo Moro")
* Fedelucio Narducci (Università di Bari “Aldo Moro")

Aula 2, Palazzo delle Aule della Facoltà di Scienze
Campus Universitario
Dipartimento di Informatica (DIB)
Università di Bari "Aldo Moro" (
Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy.

Participation to the IIR 2012 workshop will be free, but advanced
registration is required.

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