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OAIR 2013 : Open Research Areas in Information Retrieval


When May 22, 2013 - May 24, 2013
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Dec 21, 2012
Notification Due Feb 16, 2013

Call For Papers

OAIR 2013 - Open research Areas in Information Retrieval - Searching the Web of People and Data
(the 10th International Conference in the RIAO series)

22 to 24 of May 2013
Lisbon - Portugal
Venue: ISEL

ACM in-Cooperation / SIGIR

The World Wide Web is the largest source of openly accessible data, and the most common means to connect people and share resources.
However, exploiting these interconnected Webs to obtain information is still an unsolved problem.
This conference calls for papers describing recent research in Information Retrieval concerning the integration between a Web of Data and a Web of People, to transform pure data into information, and information into usable knowledge.
Submissions are invited to present recent, original and unpublished research addressing the OAIR 2013 theme: Searching the Web of People and Data.

Submissions may address one or more of the following subjects, but are not limited to:

•Adapting search to Users
•Advertising and ad targeting
•Aggregation of Results
•Community and Context Aware Search
•Community-based Filtering and Recommender Systems
•Community-based IR Theory
•Community-oriented Content Representation
•Evaluation of Social IR
•Improving Web via Social Media
•Including Crowdsourcing in Search
•Merging Heterogeneous Web Data
•Modeling the web of people
•Personal semantics search
•Query log analysis
•Personal semantics search
•Search over Social Networks
•Sentiment analysis
•Social Multimedia and Multimodal IR
•Social Topic detection
•Structuring Unstructured Data
•System Architectures for Social IR
•User Interfaces and Interactive IR

We welcome submissions from both research and industrial communities addressing the main conference theme.
Papers must be submitted electronically using the following link:

Accepted papers must follow the

Submitted papers must describe unpublished original work, emphasizing completed or advanced research.
A parallel submission to other venues should be clearly indicated to the program committee.
Submissions are double-blind and will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.
Submissions must contain no information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s): Do not put the author(s) names or affiliation(s).
The submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, relevance, technical quality, and presentation.
Papers can be submitted as full papers, short papers and demo papers.
Full papers are appropriate for describing substantial research with relevant evaluation. Short papers may describe ongoing research and preliminary results.
All accepted papers in both categories will be published in the conference proceedings.

Full papers must not exceed 8 pages, short papers must not exceed 4 pages and demo papers must not exceed 2 pages including the abstract.

Submissions should be in PDF.
Papers exceeding the limits will be rejected without review.
At the conference, full papers will be presented as a talk and short papers will be presented as a poster.
The conference proceedings will be available to conference attendees and will be publish in the ACM Digital Library. All submissions must be in English.

For help and further information, please contact:

Important dates:
Paper submission deadline December 21, 2012
Notification to authors February 16, 2013
Camera-Ready copies due March 1, 2013

Program Chairs
Pável Calado (IST - Instituto Superior Técnico – Portugal)
Don Metzler (Google – USA)
Tetsuya Sakai (Microsoft Reseach Asia – China)

Demo Chairs
Nivio Ziviani (UFMG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Brazil)
R. Manmatha (UMass - University of Massachusetts – USA)

Conference Chairs
João Ferreira (ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa – Portugal)
João Magalhães (UNL - Universidade Nova Lisboa – Portugal)

Program Committee
Sérgio Matos, IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Ichiro Ide, Nagoya University, Japan
Ana Madureira, Departamento de Engenharia Informática, Portugal
Evangelos Kanoulas, Google, Inc., USA
Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead, France
Craig Macdonald, University of Glasgow, UK
Cristina Ribeiro, FEUP / INESC Porto, Portugal
Christian Fluhr, GEOLSemantics, France
Bruno Martins, IST - Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Rui Jesus, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow, UK
Arjen de Vries, CWI, Amsterdam
Meng Wang, AKiiRA Media Systems Inc., USA
Jun Wang, University College London, UK
B. Barla Cambazoglu, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Paul Clough, University of Sheffield, UK
Patrick Gallinari, LIP6 - University of Paris 6, France
Edleno Silva De Moura, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil
Makoto P. Kato, Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan
Pedro Jorge, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Falk Scholer, RMIT University, Australia
Javed Aslam, Northeastern University, USA
Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo! Labs Barcelona, Spain
Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow, UK
James Caverlee, Texas A&M University, USA
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Luciano Barbosa, AT&T Labs – Research, USA
Ben Carterette, University of Delaware, USA
Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Paulo Trigo, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Yi Zhang, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Viriato M. Marques, ISEC, Portugal
Marco Cristo, UFAM, Brazil
Martin Halvey, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Ilmerio Silva, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Adriano Veloso, UFMG, Brazil
Young-In Song, NHN Corp., South Korea
Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina, USA
Vassilios Stathopolous, University of Glasgow, UK
Stefanos Vrochidis, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Dolf Trieschnigg, University of Twente, Netherlands
Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Oren Kurland, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Douglas Oard, University of Maryland, USA
Marcos Goncalves, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Porfírio Filipe, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, UK
Altigran S. Da Silva, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil
Wagner Meira Jr. , UFMG, Brazil
Filip Radlinski, Microsoft, UK
David Hawking, Funnelback, UK
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Jose Borbinha, IST / INESC-ID, Portugal
Fernando Diaz, Microsoft Research, USA
Ismet Zeki Yalniz, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA
Gabriel P. Lopes, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Jeff Dalton, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA
Zhicheng Dou, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Virgil Pavlu, Northeastern University, USA

RIAO conferences have been held since 1985
The Open research Areas in Information Retrieval (OAIR) conference is a triennial conference, addressing research topics related to the design of robust and large-scale scientific and industrial solutions to information processing.
Previous OAIR editions organized by the C.I.D. (under the name RIAO, this is the 10th RIAO conference) were held at Grenoble (1985), MIT (1988), Barcelona (1991), Rockefeller University (1994), Montreal (1997), Paris (2000), Avignon (2004), Carnegie Mellon University (2007) and Paris VI University – Paris (2010).
OAIR conferences provide peer-reviewed scientific sessions and peer-reviewed demonstrations of innovative industrial applications and advanced research prototypes.
OAIR Conferences are distinguished by the conjunction of both high-level, selected scientific research resulting from a global call-for-papers with the presentation of selected, innovative prototypes. Recently appearing innovative products are also showcased at the Conferences. Both the scientific paper and product selections are made by committees of International experts. Products are chosen uniquely on the basis of their innovativeness.

Conference Secretariat
OAIR 2013 - Open research Areas in Information Retrieval
Web of Data and a Web of People
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