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:
Multilingual and cross-lingual Information Access
Domain specific Information Access
Natural Language Processing
Interactive Information Retrieval / Human Computer Interaction
Other related fields (Social media analysis, Digital Library, Enterprise search, etc)
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
Submissions must describe substantial, original and unpublished work.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 http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. 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).
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
For queries related to the conference please email us at [firstname.lastname@example.org]