SIGIR 2012 Workshop on
Open Source Information Retrieval16 August 2012
|Workshop Homepage||Proceedings||Call for Participation||Organizers|
The open source IR community has been strong for many years. Early search engines (such as MG) continue to be used in larger open source projects (such as Greenstone). More recent open source search engines (such as Apache Lucene) are used to power the search facilities of some of the largest technology companies (such as IBM, AOL, and Apple). In the academic community, such search engines are routinely used to test ranking functions, compression algorithms, user interfaces, and so on. Open Source IR is now an essential component of research and commerce. This workshop is providing a venue for users and authors of open source IR tools to get together and discuss their joint future.
Research papers, position papers, posters on open source IR as well as demos of exciting packages are sought. Topics include, but are not limited to: Software Engineering; Hardware Engineering; Evaluation; Needs, Desires, and Demos; Protocols. Participants are encouraged to demonstrate and discuss their software during the demo session.
Of particular interest is how to work together to build OpenSearchLab, an open source, live and functioning, online web search engine for research purposes. We believe that the tools to build OpenSearchLab mostly exist and by working together we can build it and transform the future of research in IR.
|•||Proceedings of the SIGIR 2012 Workshop on Open Source Information Retrieval published online (20 August 2012)|
|•||What a great SIGIR and workshop - thanks everyone (20 August 2012)|
|•||List of Demos published (8 August 2012)|
|•||Deadline for Demos extended to 6 August 2012 (25 July 2012)|
|•||List of Papers and Posters published (23 July 2012)|
|•||Titles and abstracts of Keynotes published (12 July 2012)|
|•||Program Committee Announced (15 June 2012)|
|•||Jamie Callan (Carnegie Mellon University) to give keynote (12 June 2012)|
|•||Grant Ingersoll (Lucene) to give keynote (28 May 2012)|
|•||Workshop proposal accepted by ACM SIGIR 2012 (1 May 2012)|
The workshop was part of SIGIR 2012 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
|July 2, 2012||Deadline for Paper, and Poster Submissions|
|Prepare your PDF using the ACM format|
8 page full papers, 4 page posters
Submit online using EasyChair OSIR 2012 Site
|July 23, 2012||Notification of Acceptance|
|July 30, 2012||Deadline for Camera Ready Copies|
|August 6, 2012||Deadline for 2-Paragraph Demo Abstracts|
|Submit a one-paragraph description and a one-paragraph resource requirements|
using on the EasyChair OSIR 2012 Site
|August 8, 2012||Notification of Demo Acceptance|
|August 16, 2012||SIGIR 2012 Workshop on Open Source Information Retrieval|
This workshop will be held as part of the 35th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval, Portland, Oregon, USA; August 12-16, 2012. Information on Portland can be found in the Wikipedia.
Parts of this web site were taken from previous web sites including the SIGIR 2008 Workshop on Focused Retrieval, and the 2012 Australasian Document Computing Symposium