Are the participants invited for presentation of their work in the workshop?
I have submitted a run, and I will write the working note too, but I cannot attend the workshop in person. Do I need to register and pay the registration fee?
That's unnecessary. You need not register or pay the fee if you can not attend the worshop. Your run submissions and write-ups will be accepted for evaluation and review.
I am planning to attend the workshop, is there any travel fellowship or other forms of funding that are available?
As of now, our level of funding will not allow us to extend any sort of travel support. We will make an announcement on the fire-list if the situation changes.
Since I don't see any option for Credit Card payment, is it possible to make the payment by check at the time of the workshop?
Right, we don't take Credit Cards. If you can't manage an electronic transfer, give us a 'Cashier's Cheque' (in stead of a 'Banker's Cheque'). Snail-mail it to us, or you may give it to us at the venue. Cash is best avoided.
Will you acknowledge receiving the payment? How will you know I sent it?
Yes we will, but it might take us some time to get back to you. We'll to match the Demand Draft / Cheque number you have filled in during registration. The transaction description string / transaction ID should give us some hints in the case of an electronic transfer. It's best if you can mention your name in the transaction string.
Will the registration fee cover my accommodation expenses?
No. The food and lodging expenses has to be borne by the participant.
Will you arrange for accommodation?
We will try to reserve space for the participants in the guest houses / hostels at the venue. Participants need to book them over phone / email. Please keep a tab on the Logistics page for details.
Of course you can! Participation is open to all. You may be interested to hear the keynotes / talks. You have to register and pay the registration fee to attend the workshop.
I have submitted a run, but I haven't submitted a working note. Will I get a mention in the post-proceedings?
Unlikely. All those (and only those) who submit papers for the working notes will be invited to submit revised versions of their papers for this volume.
What 'Title' should we use for the working notes?
For the title, you can use "FIRE 2011 Working Notes".
Who do we mention as 'Editors' for the working notes?
Since the working notes will simply be a collection of pdf files put together with no editorial intervention, there are no editors for these notes. We're sure you can fool BiBTeX (or similar) into accepting a no-editors compilation.
What are the formatting guidelines for the working notes?
As at TREC, there are no constraints on the length / format of the working notes paper. Please mail a single pdf file containing your paper to firstname.lastname@example.org. The pdf files will be uploaded to the web-site and (most likely) distributed to participants on a CD. There may or may not be a hard copy version of the notes.
How do we submit the working notes?
Email a single PDF file to email@example.com
What to follow up the working notes with?
The revised version of the working notes should include details of the approach(es) used, and a proper analysis of the results. All submissions will go through a peer-review process. Papers that do not contain adequate details about the approach / analysis of the results will be rejected.
Who is publishing the post-proceedings of FIRE 2015?
FIRE 2015 post proceedings will be published by CEUR-WS.