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CLEF 2013 : Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum

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Conference Series : Cross-Language Evaluation Forum
 
Link: http://clef2013.org/
 
When Sep 23, 2013 - Sep 26, 2013
Where Valencia, Spain
Submission Deadline Apr 28, 2013
Notification Due Jun 15, 2013
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2013
Categories    IR   NLP
 

Call For Papers

We invite submissions for the CLEF 2013 Conference on all aspects of Information Access in any modality and language. A series of workshops presenting the results of lab-based comparative/competitive evaluations are attached to the main Conference. This is the 14th edition of the CLEF initiative as a forum for Information Access Evaluation with special attention to multimodality and multilinguality.

All submissions to the CLEF main conference will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance, and clarity. The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

TOPICS

Relevant topics for the CLEF 2013 Conference include but are not limited to:

- Information Access in any language or modality: Information retrieval, Image Retrieval, Question Answering, Search Interfaces and design, infrastructures, etc.

- Visual Analytics for Information Retrieval: theoretical and practical results in the Visual Analytics field that are specifically targeted for Information Access data analysis.

- Evaluation initiatives: Conclusions, lessons learned, impact and projection of any evaluation initiative after completing their cycle.

- Evaluation: methodologies, metrics, statistical and analytical tools, component based, user groups and use cases, ground-truth creation, impact of multilingual/multicultural/multimodal differences, etc.

- Technology transfer: Economic impact/sustainability of information access approaches, deployment and exploitation of systems, market studies, etc.

FORMAT

Authors are invited to submit electronically original papers, which have not been published and are not under consideration elsewhere, using the LNCS proceedings format:

http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0

Two types of papers are solicited:

. Long papers: 12 pages max. Aimed to report complete research works.
. Short papers: 6 pages max. Position papers, new evaluation proposals, developments and applications, etc.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical quality. Papers should be submitted in PDF format to the following address:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=clef2013

DATES

- Submission of Papers: April 28 2013
- Notification of Acceptance: June 15 2013
- Camera Ready: June 30 2013
- Conference: September 23-26 2013

ORGANIZATION

General Chairs
Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain Benno Stein, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

Program Chairs
Henning Müller, HES-SO, Sierre, Switzerland Roberto Paredes, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Evaluation Lab Chairs
Roberto Navigli, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Dan Tufis, RACAI, Romania

Organization Chair
Pamela Forner, CELCT, Italy

Local organizers
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
- Centro de Formación Permanente,
- Enrique Flores, Parth Gupta, and Mauricio Villegas

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