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FIRE 2015 : Seventh meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation


When Dec 4, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015
Where Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Submission Deadline Aug 25, 2015
Notification Due Oct 15, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 31, 1015
Categories    information retrieval   natural language processing   semantic web   human computer interaction

Call For Papers


Call for Papers

FIRE 2015: Seventh meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation

4th - 6th December, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar

Submission Deadline: August 25, 2015



FIRE 2015 invites submissions of full and short papers in information retrieval, natural language processing and related domains.

The 7th meeting of Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation 2015 will be held in Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, India. Series of FIRE workshops were started in 2008 under the aegis of Information Retrieval Society of India, with the aim of building a South Asian counterpart for TREC, CLEF, INEX and NTCIR, and have since evolved continuously to meet the new challenges in multilingual information access. It has since expanded to include new domains like plagiarism detection, legal information access, mixed script information retrieval and spoken document retrieval to name a few.

This year's edition of FIRE will show a marked departure from its status as an evaluation workshop for South Asian languages. FIRE 2015 while continuing its traditional evaluation activities, will for the first time introduce a peer-reviewed conference track. ACM DL will publish the conference proceedings, and the workshop proceedings will be published by CEUR-WS. We are happy to announce that like past couple of years FIRE is supported by ACM and is now an ACM in-cooperation event.


Relevant topics for FIRE 2015 include, but are not limited to:

Information Retrieval

Multilingual and cross-lingual information access

Domain specific Information Access

Natural Language Processing

Interactive Information Retrieval / Human Computer Interaction

Computational Linguistics

Semantic Web

Other related fields (Social media analysis, Digital Library, Enterprise search, etc.)

Invited Speakers

Following Speakers have agreed to give an Invited talk at FIRE 2015:

Bimal K Roy, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Charles L. A. Clarke, University of Waterloo, Canada

Doug Oard, University of Maryland, USA

Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland

Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Kareem Darwish, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Qatar

Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Évora, Portugal.

Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna

Sree Hari Nagaralu, Bing ,Microsoft India


There are five confirmed tracks apart form the main conference. Further details are available on the website.

Arabic Plagiarism Detection (AraPlagDet)
Cross-Language detection of SOurce COde re-use (CL-SOCO)
Mixed Script Information Retrieval
Information Access in Legal Domain
Automated Story Illustration
Entity Extraction from Social Media Text - Indian Languages (ESM-IL)

Submission Guidelines

Detailed submission guidelines are available at

Important dates

August 25, 2015 – Full and Short papers due
Oct 15, 2015 – Full and short papers acceptance notifications
Oct 31, 2015 – Camera ready copies due
Oct 31, 2015 – Early bird Registration deadline
Nov 15, 2015 – Latest possible working notes due
Dec 4-6, 2015 – Conference held in Gandhinagar, India

Program Committee

Michel Beigbeder - Mines Saint-Étienne, France
Pinaki Bhaskar - IIT CNR, Pisa, Italy
Arnab Bhattacharya - IIT Kanpur
Somnath Chandra - Department of Electronics and Information Technology, India
Charlie L.A Clarke - University of Waterloo, Canada
Paul Clough - University of Sheffield, UK
Kevyn Collins-Thompson - University of Michigan, USA
Danish Contractor - IBM India
Kareem Darwish - Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Sourish Dasgupta - DAIICT
Asif Ekbal - IIT Patna
Luanne Freund - University of British Colombia, Canada
Debasis Ganguly - Dublin City University, Ireland
Manuel Gomez - National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico
Brigitte Grau - Informatics Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, France
Mark Hall - Edge Hill University , UK
Donna Harman - National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Hideo Joho - Information and Media Studies Yubinbango, Tsukuba, Japan
Hardik Joshi - Gujarat University
Hiren Joshi - Dr. BabaSaheb ambedkar Open University, India
Jaap Kamps - University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Evangelos Kanoulas - Google Inc., Switzerland
Diane Kelly - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Ravi Kumar - Google
Tukaram Kumbar – IIT Gandhinagar
Krishna Kummamuru - IBM, India
Michael Kurtz - Centre for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Johannes Leveling - Dublin City University, Ireland
Mihai Lupu - Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Walid Magdy - Quatar Computing Research Institue, Qatar
Debapriyo Majumdar – ISI Kolkata
Pabitra Mitra – IIT Kharagpur
Suman Mitra – DA-IICT Gandhinagar
Namita Mittal - MNIT Jaipur
Marie Moens - Departement Computerwetenschappen - KU Leuven, Netherlands
K Mohit – Flipkart, India
Henning Muller - University of Geneva, Switzerland
Sarif Naik - Philips Research, India
Sudip Naskar - Jadavpur University, India
Jian Nie - University of Montreal, Canada
Doug Oard - University of Maryland, USA
Jiaul Paik - University of Maryland, USA
Sukomal Pal - ISM Dhanbad
Girish Palshikar – TRDDC, India
Swapan Kr. Parui – ISI Kolkata
Yatrik Patel – Inflibnet Gandhinagar
Hemant Patil - DAIICT
Carol Peters - Institute of Science and Technology Information, Pisa, Italy
Vivien Petras - HU Berlin, Germany
Florina Piroi - Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Rajendra Prasath - University College Cork, Ireland
Paulo Quaresma - Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Nitin Ramrakhiyani - TRDDC, India
Paolo Rosso - Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Jacques Savoy - University of Neuchâtel, Portugal
Ian Soboroff - National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Efstathios Stamatatos - University of the Aegean, Greece
Bart Thomee - Yahoo! Research, USA
Eliane Toms - University of Sheffield, UK
Theodora Tsikrika - Centre for Research and Technolog-Hellas, Greece
Jerome White - New York University, Abu Dhabi
David Zellhoefer - BTU Cottbus, Germany

Overall co-ordinators

Prasenjit Majumder (DA-IICT)
Mandar Mitra (ISI Kolkata)

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