Doctoral Consortium @ Forum for Information Retrieval, 2023
The 15th meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE) 2023 will be held at Goa Business School, Goa University, Panjim, India. It will be an in-person
conference. In its milestone fifteenth year, FIRE brings in the Doctoral Consortium (DC) to provide a unique opportunity for doctoral students to share their work with peers as
well as with senior researchers and also further shape up their research and develop new ones under an extended mentorship program under the guidance of distinguished researchers
from both academia and industry.
The goals of the symposium are to:
- provide the participants with an independent and constructive assessment of their current research and possible future research scopes;
- develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research;
- provide a platform for the doctoral participants to share and discuss their ideas with distinguished researchers from their domain; and support the participants further with an individual mentorship session with a distinguished researcher.
Who should participate?
Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Consortium if they are at least twelve months away from completing their dissertation at the time of the event, but after having
settled on a research area or thesis topic.
In the area of research which largely covers AI / ML, information science related, we do not have any fixed set of research areas for the DC. However, it
would be desirable to have information retrieval as a paradigm in your research that can be in any domain like software engineering, machine translation or image processing, etc.
Submissions can be based on early ideas, or results (communicated elsewhere) for further feedback, or well-rounded study, results, and analysis, on approach
to convert PhD work into a product, and the like.
The paper should be 4 pages long (including references) and may contain the following aspects:
- the problem to be solved in the research; a justification of why the problem is important; a summary of the previous research and related work has not yet solved that problem,
- the expected contributions of the research,
- how the student aims to evaluate and analyze the results; acceptable evidence of the results to the community,
- an outline and characterization of the results achieved so far, and
- the planned timeline for completion.
Students, whose submissions are accepted, will be invited to present a poster at the consortium. They will also need to give a short talk at the consortium.
Paper submission link: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/FIRE2023
The submitted papers must follow ACM SIG's template available on https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow.
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). Authors are invited to submit in any of the following tracks:
Paper Length: 4 page single column
The author names and affiliations of the PhD Student or supervisors should be included in the paper during submission. The first author of the paper should
be the PhD Student.
Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Doctoral Symposium Committee. Participants will be selected on the basis of their anticipated contribution
to the Doctoral Consortium goals as well as the potential benefit to the participants. Among the criteria that will be considered in reviewing submissions are:
- the potential quality of the anticipated contributions
- the stage of the research;
- the diversity of backgrounds, research topics, and approaches.
An additional review would be done to assess if the participants are eligible for the PhD clinic, where potential research work can be reviewed and
discussed individually by a distinguished researcher.
Consortium and PhD Clinic
Authors of submissions selected for participation will have the opportunity to present their work during the Doctoral Consortium and to have a camera-ready
version of their papers published in a companion volume to the FIRE 2023 Conference Proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.
The presentation is expected to be delivered in person, unless this is impossible due to travel limitations (related to, e.g., health, visa, or COVID-19
Selected participants will be also be eligible for the PhD clinic wherein they will be assigned to a distinguished researcher who will conduct an individual
mentoring session with the participants. This session can be constructively used by the participants to discuss their ideas, get more insights and feedback and also directions for
|10th April 2023
||DC Paper submission link will be available
|22nd September 2023
||Paper submission deadline
|30th October 2023
||Paper acceptance notification
|11th November 2023
||Camera ready copy submission deadline
|15th-18th December 2023
Note: All submission deadlines are 11:59 PM AoE Time Zone (Anywhere on Earth).
- Srijoni Majumdar
- Soumen Paul
If there are queries regarding the CFP, please contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org