FIRE 2015

Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation

DAIICT , Gandhinagar

4 - 6 December

Call for Papers

FIRE 2015: Seventh meeting of Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation

Submission Deadline: 25th August 2015 3rd September 2015 (Extended)

December 4th-6th 2015

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

FIRE 2015 invites submissions of full papers and short papers from Information retrieval, Natural language processing and related domains.

The 7th meeting of Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation will be held in Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, India. Started in 2008 with the aim of building a South Asian counter part of TREC, CLEF and NTCIR, FIRE has since evolved continuously to meet 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.


Relevant topics for FIRE 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Evora, Portugal

  • Pushpak Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna


  • 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

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must describe substantial, original and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis must be included. All submissions to FIRE 2015 will be reviewed on the basis of originality, relevance, importance and clarity by at least three reviewers. The review process will be double blind and the authors should not mention their names or institutional details anywhere in the paper. Authors should refer to themselves in third person when citing their own work. Expressions like "In our earlier work..." or "We previously showed that..." should be avoided when submitting the paper for review.

There will be two categories of papers:

  • Full papers: Full paper submissions should not exceed 6 pages with 2 additional pages for references or appendices if needed/applicable.

  • Short papers: Short paper submissions should not exceed 3 pages with one additional page for references or appendices if needed/applicable.

Authors will decide the category of their paper depending on the length of the paper. They will also decide the area/track of their submissions. The submitted papers must follow ACM SIG's template available on Submission links will be made available on FIRE website soon. The only accepted format of submissions is PDF. Papers which do not conform to the requirements may get rejected without review.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully (we suggest that you try downloading your paper again yourself, to check).

Important Dates

  • Jul 25, 2015 September 3, 2015 - Full and Short papers due (Extended Deadline)

  • October 15, 2015 - Full and Short paper acceptance notification

  • October 31, 2015 - Camera ready copies due

  • October 31, 2015 - Early bird registration deadline

  • November 15, 2015 - Latest possible working notes due

  • December 4 -6, 2015 - Conference to be held in Gandhinagar, India

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