FIRE 2020

Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation

Virtual Event Hosted by IDRBT, Hyderabad

16th-20th December

Call for Papers
FIRE 2020: 12th meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation
16th - 20th December 2020
Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, Hyderabad
Submission Deadline: 30th August 2020 (extended)

The 12th meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation 2020 will be held in Hyderabad, India. Given the current COVID-19 situation all the presentations will be conducted virtually. We are seeking the submission of high-quality and original full papers, short papers and demos. Submissions will be reviewed by experts on the basis of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen methodology, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of IR. Authors are encouraged to describe work in progress and late-breaking research results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • IR/NLP theory and practice
  • Web and social media IR/NLP
  • Natural Language Processing
  • IR system architectures
  • Machine Translation
  • Deep Learning for IR/NLP
  • Question Answering
  • Conversational Systems
  • Recommender Systems
  • User Interfaces
  • Content representation and processing
  • Summarization
  • Biomedical NLP
  • Evaluation
  • Multimedia and cross-media IR/NLP
  • IR/NLP Demos

Important dates

15th July 2020 Paper submission link available
30th August 2020 (extended) Short Papers and Full papers submission deadline
30th October 2020 (Revised) Full papers and Short papers acceptance notification
10th November 2020 (Revised) Camera ready copy submission deadline
16th-20th December 2020 Virtual conference

Note: All submission deadlines are 11:59 PM AoE Time Zone (Anywhere on Earth).

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must describe substantial, original and unpublished work.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 Such a paper, if accepted, should be withdrawn from all other places.

We are now accepting submissions. Papers have to be submitted at

Paper Template and Submission

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.

Paper Review Policy

All submissions to FIRE 2020 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.

Presentation Requirements

If accepted, at least one author will have to register for the conference and present their work virtually. The modalities of the virtual conference will be updated soon.

Overall co-ordinators
- Prasenjit Majumder (DA-IICT)
- Mandar Mitra (ISI Kolkata)

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