Workshop "Information Retrieval 2011"

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

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 more user interaction or by taking the user's situational context and the overall task 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 2011 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, Sep 28-30, 2010) at the University of Magdeburg 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


Submission should address current issues in Information Retrieval. They include (but are not limited to):

  • Development and optimization of retrieval systems
  • Retrieval with structured and multimedia documents
  • Evaluation and evaluation research
  • Text mining and information extraction
  • Multilingual systems
  • Digital libraries
  • User interfaces and user behavior
  • Interactive IR
  • Combination of structured and unstructured search
  • Machine learning in information retrieval
  • Information retrieval and knowledge management
  • Information retrieval and the semantic web
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Search
  • Task based IR
  • Innovative concepts in IR teaching

We especially invite descriptions of running projects.

Types of Submissions:

  • Full Papers (6 to 8 pages)
  • Short Papers (4 pages): Position papers or work in progress
  • Poster and Demonstrations (2 pages): Poster and Presentation of systems or prototypes

Submissions are welcome in English and German. They have to follow the conference format and should be submitted as PDF files to EasyChair. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

Important Dates

  • Submissions: July 1, 2011 July 13, 2011
  • Notification: July 29, 2011 August 10, 2011
  • Camera Ready Contributions: August 13, 2011 August 17, 2011
  • Workshop: September 28-30, 2011