30th March - 3rd April 2008, Glasgow, Scotland

Research papers

The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers that have not been previously published and are not under review for another conference or journal. Submissions are welcomed in any of the conference topics of interest. All accepted papers will be published in Springer-Verlag's LNCS series and distributed to all delegates at the Conference. Authors are asked to prepare their papers according to the LNCS guidelines.

Submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee on the basis of the originality of the research presented, the quality of the theoretical contribution made by the research, the validity and robustness of the methodology chosen, the significance of the results presented and the overall contribution to our understanding of Information Retrieval.

Research papers should be submitted through the conference submission website (above) as a PDF document. Please use the first author's surname as the filename of the pdf. If you are submitting more than one paper add a number after the surname, e.g. smith1.pdf, smith2.pdf.

All submissions should be anonymous. No page should identify the authors or their affiliations. Authors who cite their previous work should refer to themselves in the third person, e.g. “In [9] Smith and Akkerman demonstrated that…”.

Papers should contain no more than 12 pages in the LNCS style, including figures and references. Papers that are clearly longer than the limit will be rejected immediately. All correspondence with authors will be through email.

One author per paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the paper if accepted for publication. The working language of the conference is English.

Queries regarding paper submissions should be directed to the Programme Chair: Ian Ruthven. (Ian.Ruthven at cis.strath.ac.uk).

Submit a research paper

Poster papers

Poster papers should describe novel research that is at an early stage in development and is not sufficiently mature to warrant a full paper. These papers should describe research that is ongoing not merely proposals for research. Poster papers will be reviewed as ongoing research but quality criteria will apply as to the full papers. Submissions in this category should be formatted as per the instructions for full papers (above), the maximum length of poster papers is 5 pages including figures and references. Accepted posters papers will be presented at a dedicated session.

Queries regarding poster submission should be directed to the Posters Chair: Ryen White (ryenw at microsoft.com).

Submit a poster paper

Workshop and Tutorial proposals

ECIR encourages workshops that facilitate interaction and collaboration among participants, while opening new directions for future research in Information Retrieval, as well as tutorials that inform the Information Retrieval community on recent advancements in related fields, or on novel application areas related to Information Retrieval.

Submissions describing proposed workshops and tutorials should be up to 1,000 words in PDF format. They should state the title and the goals of the proposed workshop or tutorial, as well as the full contact details of the organizers and presenters, including a one-paragraph biography with past experience in organizing relevant events.

The submitted proposals should include a short summary and justification of the proposed topic, explaining its relevance to Information Retrieval and to the audience of ECIR. Furthermore, proposals should include a description of the format of the proposed workshop or tutorial (e.g., the structure of tutorials, or the type of accepted contributions, discussion groups, and panels for workshops). The proposals should provide the expected number of participants, potential invited speakers, a description of the process of selecting contributions and participants, a tentative or confirmed program committee (if a program committee is formed), as well as the planned outcomes of the proposed workshop or tutorial (e.g., proceedings or special issue in a journal for workshops, or course material for tutorials).

The submitted proposals will undergo peer review and decisions will be made by an international program committee.

Queries regarding workshop and tutorial submissions, as well as the submitted workshop and tutorial proposals, should be directed to the Workshops and Tutorials Chair: Vassilis Plachouras (vassilis at yahoo-inc.com).