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TBAS 2012 : ECIR Workshop on Task-Based and Aggregated Search


When Apr 1, 2012 - Apr 1, 2012
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Feb 19, 2012
Notification Due Mar 4, 2012
Final Version Due Mar 11, 2012
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers

ECIR Workshop on Task-Based and Aggregated Search TBAS 2012
1 April 2012, Barcelona, Spain.


- Workshop themes
- Important dates
- Keynote speaker
- Organisation

This workshop aims to stimulate exploratory research in task-based and
aggregated search, and to investigate synergies between these two areas.

Research into task-based search aims to understand the user's current
task and desired outcomes, and how this may provide useful context for
the Information Retrieval (IR) process. The challenge is when and how
to capture and filter this context. Research into aggregated search
(also known as integrated search) addresses the increasingly common IR
paradigm of presenting to the user a result list with information from
heterogeneous document and media types, such as Webpages, user-authored
content, Wikipedia entries, images, locations, etc. The challenge is when
and how to fuse different document and media types, and how to present
results to the user.

A test collection (iSearch) that was designed to facilitate aspects of
task-based and aggregated search is now freely available as part of the
workshop (see Submissions using any
other dataset are welcome.

Full paper and poster submissions are now invited (submission details:

Submission Deadline: 19 February 2012
Author Notifications: 4 March 2012
Camera-Ready Papers Due: 11 March 2012
Workshop: 1 April 2012

Kalervo Jarvelin (University of Tampere, Finland)

Birger Larsen, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
Christina Lioma, Technical University of Denmark
Arjen de Vries, Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica, The Netherlands


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