Call for Demonstrations
The European Conference on Information Retrieval is the prime European forum for the
presentation of original research in the field of Information Retrieval.
ECIR 2023 is seeking original, high-quality submissions addressing innovative research in the
broad field Information Retrieval. ECIR 2023 wishes to highlight significant contributions
addressing the main challenges of providing
effective search and retrieval, but also the related and equally important issues of
multimedia and multi-modal content management, user interaction, large-scale search, machine
learning, and societal and technical challenges.
Topics of Interest
ECIR 2023 encourages the submission of high-quality and original papers on the theory,
experimentation, and practice of information retrieval and interaction; this primarily
includes textual information but could also include
audio, and multi-modal information. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
User aspects, including information interaction, contextualisation,
personalisation, simulation, characterisation, and behaviours;
- System and foundational aspects, including retrieval models and
architectures, content analysis and classification, recommendation algorithms, query
processing and ranking, efficiency and scalability;
- Machine learning, deep learning and neural models, natural language
processing, and graph models applied to information retrieval and interaction;
- Applications, such as web search, recommender systems, web and social
media apps, professional and domain-specific search, novel interfaces to search tools,
intelligent search, and conversational agents;
- Evaluation research, including new metrics and novel methods for the
measurement and evaluation of retrieval systems, users, and/or applications.
- New social and technical challenges, such as bias, ethics, fake news
and hate speech, wearable devices and neuroinformatics.
Demonstration Paper Track
The Demo track provides the opportunity for researchers to present their research
prototypes and operational systems which they wish to share with the community, obtain
feedback from experts, and exchange knowledge on implementing and developing such systems.
- Submissions should clearly define their purpose, scope, and audience of the demo.
- All submissions should provide a URL to a live online version of their demo or,
alternatively, provide a URL to a video showcasing the main features of their demo.
- Demonstrations that make their source code freely available are especially
- Demo papers are up to 4 pages in length plus additional pages for
references. Appendices count toward the pagelimit.
- Demo papers will be refereed through single-blind peer review
(demo submissions are not anonymous).
Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates,
either for LaTeX or for Word (to be found at https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines),
for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their
ORCIDs in their papers (https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/orcid).
All submissions must be written in English. All papers should be submitted electronically
through the EasyChair submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecir23).
In addition, the corresponding author of each accepted paper, acting on behalf of all of the
authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding
author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper.
Once the paper has been submitted, changes relating to its authorship cannot be made.
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in the Springer Lecture Notes
in Computer Science series. The proceedings will be distributed to all delegates at the
conference. Accepted papers will have to be presented at the conference – and at least one
author will be required to register. ECIR intends to publish the proceedings as open access
if sufficient funding is acquired.
Dual submission policy
Papers submitted to ECIR 2022 should be substantially different from papers that have
been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that are under review at
other venues. Exceptions to this rule are:
- Submission is permitted for papers presented or to be presented at conferences or
workshops without proceedings.
- Submission is permitted for papers that have previously been made available as a
technical report (e.g., in institutional archives or preprint archives like arXiv).
However, we discourage this since it places anonymity at risk; in particular, please
do not publish your paper at arXiv and submit to ECIR at the same time, some days
before, or during the reviewing period of ECIR.
- If your paper already is available as a technical report:
- You might not want to use the exact same title and abstract for your ECIR
submission (in case of acceptance at ECIR, the title of your submission
still might be changed “back”).
- Please do not cite your technical report and make some effort to avoid any
issues that may harm the double-blindness of your submission. Reviewers will
receive guidance that ask them to refrain from trying to break blindness if
at all possible too, but be aware that the availability of an available
technical report for an ECIR submission can cause issues.
Ethics and professional conduct
ECIR 2023 expects authors (as well as the PC, and the organizing committee) to adhere
to accepted standards on ethics and professionalism, such as:
Demo paper track dates
- Demo paper submission: October 21, 2022, 11:59pm
- Demo paper notification: December 12, 2022
- Main conference: April 3-5, 2023
Demo paper track chairs
- Frank Hopfgartner (University of Sheffield, UK)
- Liting Zhou (Dublin City University, Ireland)
- Contact: ecir23-demo at easychair.org