[Asis-l] CLEF'16: 3rd CFP on Information Access, deadlines extended: April 24 (long) - May 1 (short).

Birger Larsen birger at hum.aau.dk
Wed Apr 6 08:52:05 EDT 2016

CLEF 2016: Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum

Information Access Evaluation meets Multilinguality, 
Multimodality and Interaction

5-8 September 2016, Évora - Portugal

Submission Deadlines: 
- Sunday April 24, 2016 (long papers),
- Sunday May 1 (short papers)

Twitter: @clef_initiative / #clef2016


The CLEF Conference addresses all aspects of Information Access in any 
modality and language. The conference is teamed up with a series of workshops 
presenting the results of lab-based comparative evaluation. CLEF 2016 is the 
7th year of the CLEF Conference and the 17th year of the CLEF initiative as a 
forum for IR Evaluation. The CLEF conference has a clear focus on experimental 
IR as done at the evaluation forums (CLEF Labs, TREC, NTCIR, FIRE, MediaEval, 
RomIP, SemEval, TAC, ...) with special attention to the challenges of 
multimodality, multilinguality, and interactive search. We invite submissions 
on significant new insights demonstrated on the resulting IR test collections, 
on analysis of IR test collections and evaluation measures, as well as on 
concrete proposals to push the boundaries of the Cranfield/TREC/CLEF paradigm.

All submissions to the CLEF main conference will be reviewed on the basis of 
relevance, originality, importance, and clarity. CLEF welcomes papers that 
describe rigorous hypothesis testing regardless of whether the results are 
positive or negative. Methods are expected to be written so that they are 
reproducible by others, and the logic of the research design is clearly 
described in the paper. The conference proceedings will be published in the 
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).


Relevant topics for the CLEF 2016 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.
- Analytics for Information Retrieval: theoretical and practical results in 
  the 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, use cases, etc.
- Interactive Information Retrieval Evaluation: the interactive evaluation of 
  IR systems using user-centered methods, evaluation of novel search 
  interfaces, novel interactive evaluation methods, simulation of 
  interaction, etc.
- Specific Application Domains: Information access and its evaluation in 
  application domains such as cultural heritage, digital libraries, 
  social media, expert search, health information, legal documents, patents, 
  news, books, plants, etc.

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


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=clef2016


- Submission of Long Papers: April 24, 2016
- Submission of Short Papers: May 1, 2016
- Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2016
- Camera Ready Copy due: June 17, 2016
- Conference: September 5-8, 2016


Conference Chairs
- Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
- Paulo Quaresma, University of Évora, Portugal

Program Chairs
- Birger Larsen, University of Aalborg, Denmark
- Teresa Gonçalves, University of Évora, Portugal

Lab Chairs
- Craig Macdonald, University of Glasgow, UK
- Krisztian Balog, Uinversity of Stavenger, Norway

Proceedings Chairs
- Linda Cappellato, University of Padua, Italy
- Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy

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