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TIR’18 -  15th International Workshop on Technologies for Information Retrieval

In conjunction with the DEXA 2018
29th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Regensburg, Germany
September 03 - September 06


About this Workshop


In recent years, information channels have become increasingly distributed, opinionated, and vary in their infor-mation quality and trustworthiness of the stated facts and arguments. The development of advanced retrieval solutions requires the understanding and the combination of methods from different research areas, including machine learning, (big) data mining, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, user interaction and modeling, and Web engineering.

The TIR workshop provides a platform for presenting and discussing new solutions, novel ideas, or specific tools for future retrieval systems. The following list organizes classic and recent topics for which contributions are welcome, but not limited to:

  • Theory. Retrieval models, similarity measures, formal analysis
  • Evaluation. Corpus construction, experiment design, performance measures, reproducibility, benchmarking of Information Retrieval and Machine Learning algorithms
  • Information Quality and Provenance. Text quality assessment, text reuse, trust and author reputation, provenance analytics
  • Natural Language Technologies for IR Applications. Opinion mining, text summarization and simplifica-tion, question answering, discourse and argument mining
  • Personalization. Personalized retrieval, context detection, user profiling, user modeling
  • Search User Interfaces. General purpose search, special purpose search, adaptive interfaces, retrieval in cognitive settings
  • Web Search. Ranking and recommendation, query classification and segmentation, vertical search, dynamic taxonomy generation
  • Social Media Analytics. People analytics, social network analysis, trend analysis
  • Semantic Web. Meta data analysis and tagging, knowledge extraction, inference and linking
  • Deep Learning. Representation learning for text mining

The TIR workshop is held for the fifteenth time. Past workshops could attract high-quality and innovative contributions and were characterized by an open and stimulating atmosphere.

Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of DEXA’18 Workshops published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) of IEEE Computer Society.


Important Dates


April 6, 2018: Deadline for paper submission (23:59 CET)

May 23, 2018: Notification to authors

June 08, 2018: Camera-ready copy due


Workshop Organizers


Christin Seifert (Co-Chair), University of Twente, The Netherlands

Benno Stein (Co-Chair), Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

Michael Granitzer (Co-Chair), University of Passau, Germany


Information about the workshop can be found at

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