SIKS Course "Advances in Information Retrieval "



On October 07 and 08 2019, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes the new SIKS-course "Advances in Information Retrieval". The course will be given in English and is part of the Educational Program for SIKS-PhD -students. Although these courses are primarily intended for SIKS-PhD-students, other participants are not excluded. However, their number of passes will be restricted and depends on the number of SIKS-PhD -students taking the course.

LOCATION: Mitland Hotel , Utrecht

DATE: 07-08 October 2019

  • Dr. ir. D. Hiemstra (UT)
  • Dr. S. Verberne (UL)
  • Prof. dr. ir. A. de Vries (RUN)

PROGRAM: The program is not available yet but may cover a subset of the following topics now.

  • Foundations of Information Retrieval
  • Complex search tasks and professional search
  • Social media search and quality of online content
  • User aspects and interactive IR
  • Personalized search
  • Document representation and content analysis
  • IR and scientometrics
  • Knowledge graphs for IR
  • Retrieval models and ranking
  • Filtering and recommendation
  • Evaluation
  • Multimedia IR
  • Search engine architectures and scalability
  • Fairness, transparency, privacy preserving and responsible IR

    In the conference center there is a limited number of places and there is interest from other groups in the topic as well. Therefore, an early registration is required.

    Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: 10 September 2019

    After that date, applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

    For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

    Arrangement 1 includes single room, all meals, and course material.
    Arrangement 2 includes two lunches, one dinner and course material. So no stay in the hotel and no breakfast.