© 2016

Advances in Information Retrieval

38th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2016, Padua, Italy, March 20–23, 2016. Proceedings

  • Nicola Ferro
  • Fabio Crestani
  • Marie-Francine Moens
  • Josiane Mothe
  • Fabrizio Silvestri
  • Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio
  • Claudia Hauff
  • Gianmaria Silvello
Conference proceedings ECIR 2016

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9626)

Also part of the Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI book sub series (LNISA, volume 9626)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIX
  2. Social Context and News

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ahmet Aker, Emina Kurtic, A. R. Balamurali, Monica Paramita, Emma Barker, Mark Hepple et al.
      Pages 15-29
    3. Arunav Mishra, Klaus Berberich
      Pages 30-42
  3. Machine Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Weinan Zhang, Tianming Du, Jun Wang
      Pages 45-57
    3. Zhiwei Zhang, Jingang Wang, Tao Wu, Pengjie Ren, Zhumin Chen, Luo Si
      Pages 58-71
    4. Cheng Li, Bingyu Wang, Virgil Pavlu, Javed A. Aslam
      Pages 72-87
    5. Pengfei Wang, Jiafeng Guo, Yanyan Lan, Jun Xu, Xueqi Cheng
      Pages 88-99
  4. Question Answering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Liu Yang, Qingyao Ai, Damiano Spina, Ruey-Cheng Chen, Liang Pang, W. Bruce Croft et al.
      Pages 115-128
    3. Liora Braunstain, Oren Kurland, David Carmel, Idan Szpektor, Anna Shtok
      Pages 129-141
  5. Ranking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Yubin Kim, Jamie Callan, J. Shane Culpepper, Alistair Moffat
      Pages 145-158
    3. Liu Yang, Qi Guo, Yang Song, Sha Meng, Milad Shokouhi, Kieran McDonald et al.
      Pages 171-184
  6. Evaluation Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Jiepu Jiang, James Allan
      Pages 187-199

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 38th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2016, held in Padua, Italy, in March 2016.

The 42 full papers and 28 poster papers presented together with 3 keynote talks and 6 demonstration papers, were carefully reviewed and selected from 284 submissions. The volume contains the outcome of 4 workshops as well as 4 tutorial papers in addition. Being the premier European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval, ECIR features a wide range of topics such as: social context and news, machine learning, question answering, ranking, evaluation methodology, probalistic modeling, evaluation issues, multimedia and collaborative filtering, and many more.


Information retrieval machine learning multimedia recommender systems social media IR data modeling document representation document structure evaluation information filtering micro blogging natural language processing question answering ranking reproducibility social context and news summarization user interaction user modeling user studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola Ferro
    • 1
  • Fabio Crestani
    • 2
  • Marie-Francine Moens
    • 3
  • Josiane Mothe
    • 4
  • Fabrizio Silvestri
    • 5
  • Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio
    • 6
  • Claudia Hauff
    • 7
  • Gianmaria Silvello
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of InformaticsUniversity of Lugano (USI)LuganoSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenHeverleeBelgium
  4. 4.Systèmes d’informations, Big Data et Recherche d’InformationInstitut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse IRIT/équipe SIGToulouse Cedex 04France
  5. 5.Yahoo! Labs LondonLondonUK
  6. 6.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaPadovaItaly
  7. 7.TU Delft - EWI/ST/WISDelftThe Netherlands
  8. 8.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaPadovaItaly

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