Report on the Information Retrieval Festival (IRFest2017)

Azzopardi, L., Macdonald, C. , Ounis, I. and Halvey, M. (2017) Report on the Information Retrieval Festival (IRFest2017). ACM SIGIR Forum, 51(1), pp. 12-28. (doi:10.1145/3130332.3130336)

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The Information Retrieval Festival took place in April 2017 in Glasgow. The focus of the workshop was to bring together IR researchers from the various Scottish universities and beyond in order to facilitate more awareness, increased interaction and reflection on the status of the field and its future. The program included an industry session, research talks, demos and posters as well as two keynotes. The first keynote was delivered by Prof. Jaana Kekalenien, who provided a historical, critical reflection of realism in Interactive Information Retrieval Experimentation, while the second keynote was delivered by Prof. Maarten de Rijke, who argued for more Artificial Intelligence usage in IR solutions and deployments. The workshop was followed by a "Tour de Scotland" where delegates were taken from Glasgow to Aberdeen for the European Conference in Information Retrieval (ECIR 2017)

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Macdonald, Dr Craig and Ounis, Professor Iadh and Azzopardi, Dr Leif and Halvey, Dr Martin
Authors: Azzopardi, L., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I., and Halvey, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:ACM SIGIR Forum
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 ACM
First Published:First published in ACM SIGIR Forum 51(1): 12-28
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Editor

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