Call for Papers
Many user information needs concern entities: people, organizations, locations,
products, etc. These are better answered by returning specific objects instead
of just any type of documents. Both commercial systems and the research
community are displaying an increased interest in returning “objects”,
“entities”, or their properties in response to a user’s query. While major
search engines are capable of recognizing specific types of objects (e.g.,
locations, events, celebrities), true entity search still has a long way to go.
The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum to discuss entity-oriented search, without restricting to any particular data collection, entity type, or user task, and to solicit research contributions on topics including entity mining, entity ranking, query log analysis, or user context. In sum, the workshop seeks to uncover the next research frontiers in entity-oriented search.
The workshop especially encourages submissions on the interface of IR and other disciplines, such as Databases, Semantic Web, Computational Linguistics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, or Human Computer Interaction. Examples of topic of interest include (but are not limited to):
Based on reviewers' comments, a subset of papers will be selected for oral presentation and the rest of authors will be asked to present posters. We plan to organize a boaster session for posters authors, where they will be given the opportunity to briefly present their work (in 3-5 minutes) to all workshop participants.
We invite submissions of regular research papers, position papers, and demo descriptions, with a maximum 6 pages (using the ACM SIG Proceedings style). Our recommendation is to not use more than 2-3 pages for demo descriptions, 3-4 pages for position papers, and 5-6 pages for research papers, but there are no particular restrictions on that.
All submissions will be reviewed by at least two program committee members, and will be assessed based on their novelty, technical quality, potential impact, and clarity of writing. Selection uses a standard double blind procedure.
All accepted papers will be published as part of the SIGIR workshop proceedings (with ISBN number), and will be available online from the workshop website. The organizers will discuss the opportunity of editing a special issue with the IR journal or IP&M, and authors of the best quality submissions will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers (subject to the overall standard of submissions).
Please, submit in PDF format to:
Using ACM SIG Proceedings style (for LaTeX, use the "Option 2" style):
We are delighted to announce that the workshop will feature the invited talks by:
The complete proceedings of EOS2011 can be downloaded here: EOS-proceedings.pdf