The Doctoral Consortium (DC) at ECIR 2023 will provide a forum for PhD students in the field of Information Retrieval to present their research and thesis proposal to world-class senior researchers from academia and industry. Students will receive feedback on their work and have the opportunity to engage in detailed discussion with advisors through individual sessions.The DC also gives students an opportunity to meet and share their experiences of PhD research with other students at a similar stage of their studies.
We welcome submissions on any topic relevant to the general field of information retrieval, including those mentioned in the Call for Full Papers for ECIR 2023. Example topics of interest include — but are not limited to — theory, experimentation, practice, applications and societal impacts of retrieval, recommendation, representation, management, and usage of textual, visual, audio, and multi-modal information.
All candidates planning a submission must submit a preliminary Expression of Interest by November 6, 2022, as a single page of LNCS-formatted text that indicates:
The Expression of Interest will be used to select potential mentors who will be asked to provide feedback on the main submission.
The main DC submission is required one week later (November 13, 2022). It may contain previously-published material, as well as ongoing work. This submission must have two parts.
1) A research statement, which should be no more than four (4) pages long (excluding references). Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers.
It will be the basis for detailed discussions at the Consortium, and should include:
2) A one (1) page description of benefits to their PhD studies that the student expects to obtain by attending the DC. This should be added as an appendix to the research statement and must include:
All submissions must be written in English following the ECIR guidelines and the LNCS author guidelines and submitted electronically through EasyChair. The first page must contain the title of the paper, full author name, affiliation(s) and contact details, and an abstract of up to 250 words
Submission page: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=ecir23
Students accepted to the Consortium will have the option of publishing a 4-page extended abstract summarizing their research in the full ECIR conference proceedings.