CFP: FIRE 2018, The 10th Annual meeting of Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation

Call For Papers

FIRE 2018: Tenth meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation
7th – 9th December, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of information and
communication technology, Gandhinagar
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2018


The 10th meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation 2018
will be held in Gandhinagar, India. 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 theory and practice
– Web and social media IR
– User Aspects
– IR system architectures
– Content representation and processing
– Evaluation
– Multimedia and cross-media IR
– Text Mining
– Natural Language Processing
– Deep Learning for IR/NLP
– Applications

Invited Speakers:

– Doug Oard, University of Maryland, USA
– Stephen Robertson, City University, London
– Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
– Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
– Allan Hanbury, TU Wien, Austria
– Gareth Jones, Dublin City University
– Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Important dates:

– August 31, 2018 – Short Papers due, Full papers due
– October 15, 2018 – Full papers and Short paper acceptance notifications
– October 25, 2018 – Camera-ready copies due
– October 30, 2018 – Early bird Registration deadline
– November 20, 2018 – Regular Registration closes. Spot Registration fee
applicable after this deadline
– December 7-9, 2018 – Conference held in Gandhinagar, India

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Submissions must describe substantial, original and unpublished work.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accepted, should be withdrawn from all other places.

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 the 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, at least 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 a visa or other unavoidable circumstances.

Submission Link:

Looking forward to seeing you in Gandhinagar.

Overall co-ordinators:

– Prasenjit Majumder (DA-IICT)
– Mandar Mitra (ISI Kolkata)

For queries related to the conference please email us at []

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Parth Mehta
Organizing Committee, FIRE 2018

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