The annual BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results.

The 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval will be held in Dublin, Ireland from the 18th to the 21st of April 2011. The conference is organised by Dublin City University in co-operation with the University of Sheffield, supported by BCS IRSG and ACM SIGIR.

Millenium bridge.
Oconnell street.
Grafton street.


The Program Chairs invite for the submission of original research papers and posters in all areas of Information Retrieval, including but not limited to:

  • IR Theory and Formal Models
  • Performance, Scalability, Architectures, Efficiency, Platforms
  • Indexing, Query representation, Query reformulation, Structure-based representation, XML
  • Metadata, Social tagging
  • Evaluation methods and metrics, Experimental design, Test collection
  • Interactive IR, User studies, User models, Task-based IR
  • User interfaces and visualization
  • Web IR (e.g. link analysis, query log analysis, ad targeting)
  • Digital libraries
  • Enterprise Search, Intranet, Desktop, Adversarial IR
  • Distributed IR, peer to peer IR, Mobile IR, Fusion/Combination
  • Cross-language retrieval, Multilingual retrieval, Machine translation for IR
  • Multimedia IR
  • Topic detection and tracking, Routing, Content-based filtering, Collaborative filtering, Agents, Spam filtering
  • Question answering, Natural language processing for IR, Summarization, Lexical acquisition
  • Text Data Mining
  • Text Categorization, Clustering
  • Other domain-specific IR (e.g., Genomic IR, legal IR, IR for chemical structures)
  • Blog and online-community search


Platinum Sponsor

  • Dublin City University
  • Google Ireland
  • Science Foundation Ireland

    • Gold Sponsor

    • Microsoft
    • Bing

        • Silver Sponsor

          • Fáilte Ireland
          • CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
          • CNGL Ireland
          • Yahoo Labs
          • Meet in Ireland

Supported By

  • Dublin City University
  • University of Sheffield
  • The British Computer Society