The ESF Exploratory Workshop on Information Retrieval in Context (IRiX)
is part of the IR Festival,
which is a week full of IR activities in Glasgow. It is supported by
the European Sience Foundation (ESF)
and the University of Glasgow.
For more information please visit ESF's
announcement of the IRiX workshop or contact Joemon
Please note that the IRiX workshop is fully sponsored by the European
Sience Foundation (ESF). ESF insists the total number of participants
should be less than 30 to provide an interactive and explorative atmosphere.
We do not have any more places left.
University of Glasgow (UK)
Keith van Rijsbergen
University of Glasgow (UK)
The workshop will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26, 27,
2005. Here is a draft schedule for the two days:
|Tuesday, 26th July:
9:30 - 10:00
|10:00 - 11:00
||Invited talk "Leveraging
Context for Information Retrieval: A Matter of Control"
by Prof. Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina
|11:00 - 11:30
|11:30 - 13:00
||3 short presentations: What is context
and its relevance to IR
issues in context modelling" by Prof. Kalervo Jarvelin
- "Exploring Biometric Context
in Information Retrieval" by Dr. Gareth Jones and Prof.
- "Context through Query Mining" by Prof. Ricardo Baeza-Yates
|13:00 - 14:00
|14:00 - 15:30
Break out sessions: Role of Context
- Theoretical implications lead by Prof. Kalervo Jarvelin
- Contextual Applications lead by Prof. Alan Smeaton
- Dimensions of Context lead by TBD
|15:30 - 16:00
||Session responses and discussions
|Wednesday, 27th July:
9:00 - 10:00
|Key note speech "Thinking
Outside the IR Boxes" by Dr. Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research,
|10:00 - 10:30
|10:30 - 11:30
||3 short presentations:
- "Towards Context Modeling
Using Vector Space Bases" by Prof. Massimo Melucci
- "Representing IR through contextual graphs" by Prof.
IR test collections are so bad" by Dr. Mark Sanderson
|11:30 - 12:30
||Break out sessions: Research Directions
- "Contextual Relevance and Evaluation" lead by Prof.
Pia Borlund and Dr. Ian Ruthven
- "Emerging context based IR Applications and Systems"
- "Theoretical Modelling of Context"
|12:30 - 13:30
|13:30 - 15:00
Break out session: Responses and
|15:00 - 15:30
Panel: "Is Context Really So
Chair: Prof. Bruce Croft
Panelists: Gary Marchionini, Sue Dumais, Mark Sanderson, and Steve
The workshop will take place in the Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre.
This is very close to the Deaprtment of Computing Science, University
of Glasgow. The Western Informary Lecture Theatre is building B9 on
maps of the
campus. It is most easily accessed via University Place, off Byres
Road just south of University Avenue.
More details on how to reach Glasgow is available here.