Call for Tutorials

Link to accepted Tutorials

The European Conference on Information Retrieval provides an opportunity for both new and established researchers to present research papers reporting new, unpublished, and innovative research results within information retrieval. Proposals are invited for tutorials of either a half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) on all topics of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in detail on state-of-the-art methods in core information retrieval, related research or novel and emerging applications. The tutorials will be co-located with the ECIR 2011 workshops and will take place at the conference centre at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin City Centre.

Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should specify:

  1. the title and length of the tutorial;
  2. the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required, if any;
  3. complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters;
  4. a brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter.

The extended abstract should be 3 to 4 pages, and should include:

  1. description of the course objectives;
  2. its relevance to the information retrieval community;
  3. an outline of the tutorial content (along with citations);
  4. an indication of how the tutorial will be structured;
  5. planned course materials;
  6. any special requirements.

The deadline for submitting tutorial proposals is the 17th of September, 2010. Submissions to be sent in PDF format to Evangelos Kanoulas at with subject field "ECIR Tutorials". The submissions will undergo peer review and tutorials to be presented will be selected by a Program Committee. We anticipate notifications being sent on the 1st of November, 2010.

Important Dates

  • 17 September 2010: Tutorial proposals due
  • 1 November 2010: Acceptance notifications
  • 18-21 April 2011: ECIR Conference in Dublin

Supported By

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