This two-volume set LNCS 12035 and 12036 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 42nd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2020, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in April 2020.*
The 55 full papers presented together with 8 reproducibility papers, 46 short papers, 10 demonstration papers, 12 invited CLEF papers, 7 doctoral consortium papers, 4 workshop papers, and 3 tutorials were carefully reviewed and selected from 457 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named:
Part I: deep learning I; entities; evaluation; recommendation; information extraction; deep learning II; retrieval; multimedia; deep learning III; queries; IR – general; question answering, prediction, and bias; and deep learning IV.
Part II: reproducibility papers; short papers; demonstration papers; CLEF organizers lab track; doctoral consortium papers; workshops; and tutorials.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference was held virtually.