Knowledge and Data Engineering
Uni Kassel

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Workshop IR

Workshop "Information Retrieval 2010"

held by the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Computing Society)

October 4-6, 2010
University of Kassel, Germany


Workshop registration is now open. Please have a look at our registration page


Please also have a look at the overall LWA programme overview.

Monday, 4.10.

Session Time Papers
IR1 15:30 - 17:00 Multimedia IR (Chair: Ingo Frommholz)
SIG meeting 17:00 - 18:00 Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval

Tuesday, 5.10.

Session Time Papers
JOINT2 WM+IR 9:30 - 10:30 1 IR talk (Semantic Retrieval, DB+IR; IR chair: Reginald Ferber) + 1 WM talk, 25min presentation + 5min discussion:
JOINT3 KDML+IR 11:00 - 12:30 1 IR talk (Language Models; IR Chair: tba) + 2 KDML talks, 25min presentation + 5min discussion:
JOINT6 ABIS+IR 14:00 - 15:30 1 IR talk (Evaluation, Geographic and Temporal Search; IR chair: tba) + 2 ABIS talks, 25min presentation + 5min discussion:
IR2 16:00 - 17:30 Evaluation (Chair: tba)
POSTER 19:00 - 21:00 A cozy poster session, including some wine and snacks. If you have some poster, demo or anything else you'd like to show to the poster session crowd, don't hesitate to bring it along!

Wednesday, 6.10.

Session Time Papers
IR3 9:00 - 10:00 Named Entity Disambiguation, Evaluation (Chair: tba)
IR4 10:30 - 11:30 Invited Talk (Chair: tba)
  • IR between Science and Engineering, and the Role of Experimentation (Norbert Fuhr)

Each talk will be 20-25 minutes, with 5-10 minutes discussion (30 minutes in total per paper). Talks can be in German or English, but with regard to our non German speaking participants, English is preferred.


The ubiquity of search systems has led to the application of information retrieval technology in many new contexts (e.g. mobile and international) and for new object types (products, patents, music). To develop appropriate products, basic knowledge on information retrieval needs to be revisited and innovative approaches need to be applied, for example by allowing for user interaction or by taking the user's situational context into account. The quality of information retrieval needs to be evaluated for each context. Large evaluation initiatives respond to these challenges and develop new benchmarks.

The workshop Information Retrieval 2010 of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval within the German Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) provides a forum for scientific discussion and the exchange of ideas. The workshop takes place in the context of the LWA "Learning, Knowledge and Adaptivity" workshop week (LWA, Oct 4-6, 2010) at the University of Kassel in Germany. This workshop continues a successful series of conferences and workshops of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval. The workshop addresses researchers and practitioners from industry and universities. Especially Doctorate and Master students are encouraged to participate. An Industry Session will stimulate the discussion between information retrieval professionals and academics. The workshop is expected to include German as well as English presentations.

Program Chairs:

Important Dates

  • Submissions: June 27, 2010 July 11, 2010
  • Notification: August 2, 2010 August 16, 2010
  • Camera Ready Contribution: August 13, 2010 August 27, 2010
  • Workshop: October 4-6, 2010

Program Committee

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