14th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop

27 November, 2015 Amsterdam

Call for Abstracts

We are seeking the submission of high-quality research results already published in international conferences or journals.

Papers that have been accepted after 1 May 2014 for Information Retrieval-related refereed conferences or journals can be resubmitted as abstracts. Authors are invited to submit the officially published version (without page restriction) together with a one-page abstract (including references).

Accepted abstracts will be accepted either for oral or poster presentation. The abstract of the paper will be published in the proceedings. However authors can opt for their accepted papers not to be included in the proceedings. Every author may at most submit one abstract of which they are the corresponding author.

Please refer to the submission instructions for more information.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

IR Theory and Practice

  • Searching, browsing, meta-searching
  • Data fusion, filtering and indexing
  • Language models, probabilistic IR, neural network based models
  • Learning to rank
  • Content classification, categorisation, clustering
  • Relevance feedback, query expansion, faceted retrieval
  • Topic detection and tracking, novelty detection
  • Recommender systems
  • Content-based filtering, collaborative filtering
  • Spam detection and filtering
  • Personalised, collaborative or user-adaptive IR
  • Adversarial IR
  • Privacy in IR
  • Contextual IR
  • Mobile, Geo and local search
  • Temporal IR, time-based modelling
  • Entity IR

Web and Social Media IR

  • Link analysis
  • Query log analysis
  • Advertising and ad targeting
  • Spam detection
  • Trust, authority, reputation, ranking
  • Blog and online-community search, microblogs
  • Social search
  • Social tagging
  • Social networking and Web based communities
  • Trend identification and tracking
  • Time series and forecasting

User aspects

  • User modelling, user studies, user interaction and history
  • Interactive IR
  • Task-based IR
  • Click models
  • Novel user interfaces for IR systems
  • Visualisation of queries, search results or content
  • Multimodal aspects, multimodal querying

IR system architectures

  • Distributed and peer to peer IR
  • Cloud IR
  • Federated IR
  • Aggregated Search
  • Fusion/Combination
  • Open, interoperable and flexible systems
  • Performance, scalability, efficiency
  • Architectures and platforms
  • Crawling and indexing
  • Compression, optimisation
  • Map/Reduce for IR

Content representation and processing

  • IR for semi-structured documents
  • IR for semantically annotated collections, semantic search
  • Reasoning for IR
  • Meta information and structures, metadata
  • Query representation, query reformulation
  • Text categorisation and clustering
  • Text data mining
  • Opinion mining, sentiment analysis, argumentation mining
  • Cross-language retrieval, multilingual retrieval
  • Machine translation for IR
  • Question answering
  • Natural language processing
  • Summarization for IR


  • Evaluation methods and metrics
  • Building test collections
  • Experimental design
  • Crowdsourcing for evaluation, human computing
  • User-oriented and user-centred test and evaluation
  • Metric comparison and evaluation
  • Offline vs online evaluation

Multimedia and cross-media IR

  • Speech retrieval
  • Image and video retrieval
  • Entity retrieval
  • Digital music, radio and broadcast retrieval
  • Virtual reality and information access
  • Cross-modal processing and search


  • Digital libraries
  • Enterprise and intranet search
  • Desktop search
  • Mobile IR
  • Genomic IR, IR for chemical structures
  • Medical IR
  • Legal IR, patent search
  • eScience
  • The Internet of Things