Scientific Programme

ECIR 2017 programme here.  Please check the notice board at the foyer area of the AECC for any last minute amendments.

Sunday - 9th April 2017

Sir Ian Wood Building, RGU

08.30 - 09.00:  Registration check-in, and refreshments

09.00 – 12.30: Half Day Tutorial: 

  1. Efficient Query Processing Infastructure - Nicola Tonellotto and Craig Macdonald

09.00 – 12.30:  

  1. 2nd International Workshop on Online Safety, Trust and Fraud Prevention (OnST'17) - morning - Marco Fischella, Nattiya Kanhabua, Sven Kurras
  2. 5th International Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval (BIR2017) - Philipp Mayr,  Ingo Frommholz, Guillaume Cabanac
  3. Exploitation of Social Media for Emergency Relief and Preparedness (SMERP) - Saptarshi Ghosh, Marie-Francine Moens, Gareth Jones, Debasis Ganguly, Tanmoy Chakraborty, Kripabandhu Ghosh

12.30 – 13.30:  Lunch

13.30 – 17.00:  Doctoral Consortium (invitees only)
13.30 – 17.00:

  1. Social Media for Personalization and Search (SoMePeAS) - Ludovico Boratto, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Giovanni Stilo
  2. 5th International Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval (BIR2017) - Philipp Mayr,  Ingo Frommholz, Guillaume Cabanac
  3. Exploitation of Social Media for Emergency Relief and Preparedness (SMERP) - Saptarshi Ghosh, Marie-Francine Moens, Gareth Jones, Debasis Ganguly, Tanmoy Chakraborty, Kripabandhu Ghosh

Monday – 10th April 2017

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration
9:00-9:15 – Opening
9:15-10:45 – Laura Dietz (University of New Hampshire) - Retrieving knowledge from the Web
Chair: Claudia Hauff
10:45 – 11:15  - Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 - Short Presentations - Session 1
12:15- 14:00 - Short Presentation Posters + lunch
Chair: Fabio Crestani

  • Daniel Hienert and Maria Lusky. Where Do All These Search Terms Come From? – Two Experiments in Domain-Specific Search
  • Rob Capra, Jaime Arguello and Yinglong Zhang. The Effects of Search Task Determinability on Search Behavior
  • Yashar Moshfeghi, Leif Azzopardi and Peter Triantafillou. A Task Completion Engine to Enhance Search Session Support for Air Traffic Work Tasks
  • David Brazier and Morgan Harvey. E-government and the digital divide: A study of English-as-a-Second-Language Users' Information Behaviour
  • Adrian-Gabriel Chifu, Sébastien Déjean, Stefano Mizzaro and Josiane Mothe. Human-Based Query Difficulty Prediction
  • Kai Hui and Klaus Berberich. Transitivity, Time Consumption, and Quality of Preference Judgments in Crowdsourcing

14:00-15:30: Long Presentations
Chair: Julio Gonzalo

  • Chuwei Luo, Wenjie Li, Qiang Chen and Yanxiang He. A Part-of-Speech Enhanced Neural Conversation Model
  • Jaime Arguello, Sandeep Avula and Fernando Diaz. Using Query Performance Predictors to Reduce Spoken Queries
  • Arunav Mishra and Klaus Berberich. How do Order and Proximity Impact the Readability of Event Summaries?

15:30 - 16:00 - Coffee break
16:00-17:30 : 2 minute Boaster session- 7 Demos & 35 Short Papers
Chairs: Dyaa Albakour, Stuart Watt, Ismail Sengor Altingovde, Dawei Song
17.30-20:00 – 7 Demo & 35 Short Paper Posters, and Welcome Reception
Chairs: Dawei Song & Ismail Sengor Altingovde

(see list of Demos and Short Papers here)

Tuesday 11th April 2017

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

9:00-10:30 - Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research) - Search, Re-Search
Chair: Stefan Ruegar
10:30-11:00 - coffee
11:00-12:00 - Short Presentations - Session 2
12:00- 14:00 - Short Presentation Posters + lunch
Chair: Jaime Arguello

14:00-15:00 - Short Presentations - Session 3
15:00-16:00 - Short Presentation Posters + coffee
Chair: Udo Kruschwitz

  • Anastasia Giachanou, Julio Gonzalo, Ida Mele and Fabio Crestani. Sentiment Propagation for Predicting Reputation Polarity
  • Qiang Chen, Wenjie Li, Yu Lei and Yanxiang He. Cross-lingual Sentiment Relation Capturing for Cross-lingual Sentiment Analysis
  • Graham McDonald, Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis. Enhancing Sensitivity Classification with Semantic Features using Word Embeddings
  • Salvatore Romeo, Giovanni Da San Martino, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño and Alessandro Moschitti. A Multiple-Instance Learning Approach to Sentence Selection for Question Ranking
  • Morteza Haghir Chehreghani. Feature-Oriented Analysis of User Profile Completion Problem
  • Fattane Zarrinkalam, Hossein Fani, Ebrahim Bagheri and Mohsen Kahani. Predicting Users’ Future Interests on Twitter

16:00-17:30 - Panel on Information Retrieval and Artificial Intelligence -  
Moderator:  Maarten de Rijke.  Panelists:  Laura Dietz, Alex Hauptmann, Julio Gonzalo

19.00 - Conference Banquet & ceilidh, Rox Hotel

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

9:00-10:30 - Alexander Hauptmann (Carnegie Mellon University) - Efficient query results on the content of millions of videos
Chair: Joemon Jose
10:30-11:00 - coffee
11:00-12:00 - Short Presentations - Session 4
12:00- 14:00 - Short Presentation Posters + lunch
Chair: Gareth Jones

  • Aldo Lipani, Joao Palotti, Mihai Lupu, Florina Piroi, Guido Zuccon and Allan Hanbury. Fixed-Cost Pooling Strategies based on IR Evaluation Measures
  • Guangyuan Piao and John G. Breslin. Inferring User Interests for Passive Users on Twitter by Leveraging Followee Biographies
  • Anna Sepliarskaia, Filip Radlinski and Maarten de Rijke. Simple Personalized Search Based on Long-Term Behavioral Signals
  • Ahmed Mourad, Falk Scholer and Mark Sanderson. Language Influences on Tweeter Geolocation
  • Georgeta-Cristina Garbacea and Evangelos Kanoulas. A Systematic Analysis of Temporal Summarization Methods
  • Xinyi Li and Maarten de Rijke. Do Topic Shift and Query Reformulation Patterns Correlate in Academic Search?

14:00-15:00 : Short Presentations - Session 5
15:00-16:00 poster + coffee
Chair: Georges Quenot

  • Guillaume Dubuisson Duplessis, Franck Charras, Vincent Letard, Anne-Laure Ligozat and Sophie Rosset. Utterance Retrieval based on Recurrent Surface Text Patterns
  • Enrique Amigó, Julio Gonzalo, Fernando Giner and Felisa Verdejo. Formal and Empirical Study of Unsupervised Signal Combination for Textual Similarity Tasks
  • Hajer Ayadi, Mouna Torjmen, Mariam Daoud, Jimmy Huang and Maher Ben Jemaa. Learning to Re-rank Medical Images Using a Bayesian Network-Based Thesaurus
  • Callum Fare and Ognjen Arandjelovic. Ancient Roman Coin Retrieval: A New Dataset and A Systematic Examination of the Effects of Coin Grade
  • Leonidas Valavanis, Spyridon Stathopoulos and Theodore Kalamboukis. Fusion of Bag-of-Words Models for Image Classification in the Medical Domain
  • Ralph Ewerth, Matthias Springstein, Lo An Phan-Vogtmann and Juliane Schütze. "Are Machines Better Than Humans in Image Tagging?" - A User Study Adds to the Puzzle

15:30-17:00 - Long Presentations -  Session 2
Chair:  Morgan Harvey

17:00-17:30 - Closing session
Georges Quenot; Stefan Rueger; Joemon Jose; Claudia Hauff;

19.00-20.00 - Welcome Industry Day, Aberdeen Town House

Thursday 13th April 2017 - Industry Day

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

8.00 - Registration check-in
9.00-17.00 - Industry Day Confirmed speakers:

9.30-10:00 - Registration check-in & refreshments
10:00-11.40 - Session 1

  • Introduction
  • Peter Mika (Senior Director of Engineering, Schibsted) - Search and Recommendations at Schibsted
  • Edgar Meij (Senior Scientist Bloomberg) - Semantic Search at Bloomberg
  • James McMinn (Founder & Social News Analyst, Scoop Analytics) - Breaking news before it breaks: Using Social Media to get the Scoop

11:40-12:00 - Refreshment Break
12:00-13:00 - Session 2

  • Michaela Regneri (Product Manager BI Analytics, OTTO) - Science-savvy search on an enterprise scale
  • Ross McLean (Business Intelligence Analyst, Independent Data Services) - Text mining operational reports

13:00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:30 - Session 3

  • Richard Boulton (Head of Software Engineering, Government Digital Service) - Building a taxonomy for all published government content
  • Ehud Reiter (Chief Scientist, Arria NLG) - Data-To-Text: Generating English Summaries of
    Complex Data
  • Elizabeth Daly (Research Scientist, IBM Research) - Supporting Actionable Insights

15:30-15:45 - Refreshment Break
15:45-17:15 - Session 4

  • Will Moy (Director, Full Fact) - Automated Factchecking in the Era of Fake News
  • Charlie Hull (Owner & CEO, Flax) - How to build an automated factchecker with Apache Solr
    and Luwak
  • Fishbowl Session