FIRE 2018

Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation

DAIICT , Gandhinagar

6th - 9th December

Submissions must describe substantial, original and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis must be included. If the paper being submitted is under review at any other venue, the same should be explicitly mentioned when making the submission. Such a paper, if accepted, should be withdrawn from all other places.

The submitted papers must follow ACM SIG's template available on 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).

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

Upon acceptance, authors will be allowed 1 additional page of content in order to incorporate suggestions from the reviewers. All submissions to FIRE 2018 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.

If accepted, atleast one author will have to register for the conference and present their work in person. Exceptions can be made only in case of refusal of visa or other unavoidable circumstances.

Submission Link:

Looking forward to seeing you in Gandhinagar.

Important Dates

  • September 15, 2018 - Full Papers, Short papers and Tutorial Proposals due
  • October 15, 2018 - Full Paper, Short Paper and Tutorial acceptance notification
  • October 25, 2018 - Camera Ready Copies Due
  • October 30, 2018 - Author Registration Deadline
  • December 7 -9, 2018 - Conference to be held in Gandhinagar, India

Note: All submission deadlines are 11:59 PM AoE (Anywhere on Earth). This means the submissions will be accepted as long as the deadline has not passed anywhere on earth.

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