Information Retrieval and Theory Workshop
University of Glasgow - Monday, July 25th, 2005
The purpose of this workshop is to promote discussion and interaction on the theoretical foundations of information retrieval. Various prominent members of the information retrieval (IR) community have been invited to share and discuss their ideas about theory and information retrieval.
The workshop is intended to serve as a forum for disseminating research and experience about the use of theory in IR, but also to make the point on the current status of information retrieval research and possible future directions.
This workshop is part of the Information Retrieval Festival, which is a week full of IR activities in Glasgow. It is hosted and sponsored by the University of Glasgow and is part of the Department of Computing Science's Research Festival.
The workshop is meant to be a discussion forum for people actively involved in theoretical information retrieval research and therefore its participation is by invitation only. The number of participants is strictly limited.
If you have not been invited and wish to participate please apply to Dr. Iadh Ounis (email@example.com). In your e-mail, please state your research interests and reasons for wishing to participate. Participation is now closed. We do not have any more places left.
Registration to the workshop is free for all invitees. In order to register, please refer to the Festival's Registration Web page. Glasgow is a busy city in the summer. We provide guidelines regarding travel and accommodation in the Information Retrieval Festival main Web page.
The workshop will be held in the central Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, which is at a walking distance from the Department of Computing Science main building.
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.
We will provide delegates with a high-speed Internet wireless access in the conference venue. Moreover, there will be a dedicated Internet room in the Boyd Orr building (building D1 on the campus map).A private reception has been arranged by Keith's on Monday 25th July at 7pm, in 18A Westbourne Gardens. See map for information on how to reach Westbourne Gardens from the Department of Computing Science, which is located in Lilybank Gardens.
Theo Huibers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Iadh Ounis (email@example.com)
Keith van Rijsbergen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There will be various short talks. Each talk has a duration of 30 minutes: 20 minutes of talk and 10 minutes of discussion.
Each speaker will have two or more discussants, whose role is to facilitate and guide the discussion. The idea is to have lively discussions, where the discussants would challenge the speaker and involve the audience. A rough schedule of the program is given below.