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CERI-TIRT 2016 : 4th Spanish Conference in Information Retrieval: Teaching IR Track


When Jun 14, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016
Where Granada, Spain
Abstract Registration Due Mar 1, 2016
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2016
Notification Due Mar 31, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2016
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Call For Papers

Call for Papers - 4th Spanish Conference in Information Retrieval: Teaching IR Track

- CERI 2016 -

14-16 June 2016 – Granada, Spain


Information Retrieval (IR) is a research area that has generated a great deal of interest over the years, and is now has a high profile in the media etc. The research community has addressed many different problems that have arisen; disseminating new advances in knowledge through the usual scientific channels i.e. journals and conferences. Thus impact of work done is publically available to any interested party.

However, to maintain interest in the field, the community needs to pass this knowledge on to the next generation of researchers, or even to those whose main aim is just to find information using IR systems. Therefore teaching IR to students is a key way of enticing new people into the community, and to enthuse them with the many problems yet to be solved. For computer science students, IR is a useful and high profile application to reinforce knowledge acquired in programming, data structures, user interface design etc. For library and information science students, searching operationally is a key skill, and development in the field are key to their future professional development. Postgraduate research students who work in this area also need to know the fundamental aspects of the subject, as they may be building new solutions for them.

Therefore as important as research is to IR, the community can improve the profile of the subject by creating a common space where IR lecturers and researchers can share their experiences and opinions in the field of IR teaching. The aim of the track is to provide this common space. The focus of the track is broad, and submissions at any of the educational levels (primary, secondary and tertiary) are welcomed.

We invite theoretical or position papers on IR teaching related to educational goals, teaching and learning methods, assessment and feedback and curricula. All papers must be in English. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Level 1
[A] Technical Level (Non-technical Mid-way to Technical continuum)
[B] Educational Goals
[b1] Library and information Science
[b2] Computer Science
[b3] MIS
[b4] Linguistics

Level 2
[1] Teaching and Learning methods:
[1a] classroom;
[1b] elearning (distance learning);
[2] Assessment and feedback
[3] Curricula.

Local Organisers
Juan M. Fernández-Luna (
Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial. Universidad de Granada – Spain.

Programme Chair
Andrew MacFarlane (
Department of Computer Science. City University London, United Kingdom.

Programme Committee

David Bawden, City University London, U.K.
Daniel Blank, Univeristy of Bamberg, Germany.
Fidel Cacheda, University of A Coruña, Spain.
Ed Fox, Virginia Tech, U.S.A.
Charlie Inskip, University College London, U.K.
Monica Landoni, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switerland.
Rafael López García, Kyoto University, Japan.
Paul Matthews, University of the West of England, U.K.
Josiane Mothe, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France.
Michael Oakes, University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
Pauline Rafferty, University of Aberystwyth, U.K.
Clare Thornley, Maynooth University, Ireland.

Important Dates

• Deadline for abstract submission: 1 March 2016 (23:59 GMT)
• Deadline for paper submission: 15 March 2016 (23:59 GMT)
• Short paper submission: 20 March 2016 (23:59 GMT)
• Acceptance /rejection notification: 31 March 2016
• Deadline for camera ready submission: 15 April 2016
• Conference: 14-16 June 2016


Please email your submission to Andrew MacFarlane ( by 12 midnight on the dates above. Abstract submissions are not obligatory, but useful for the committee to gauge interest and undertake planning. Submissions could be long and short papers written in English up to 12 pages or 4 pages, respectively. All accepted works will be published in the conference proceedings book with ISBN, in electronic format, as well as on the website of the conference.

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