ECIR 2013 Call For Tutorials

The goal of the ECIR 2013 Tutorials is to offer conference attendees and local participants a stimulating and informative selection of tutorials reflecting current topics in information retrieval and related areas. Proposals are invited for tutorials of either a half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks). Each tutorial should cover a single topic in detail on state-of-the-art methods in core information retrieval, related research or novel and emerging applications. The tutorials will take place on 24 March, 2013.

A tutorial proposal should include the following:
- Title of the tutorial
- Instructor(s) and their credentials (CV)
- Aims/Learning objectives
- Description of topics
- Scope of the tutorial, its relevance to the IR community
- Tutorial history (previous offerings of tutorial, if any)
- Format of tutorial (1/2 day or 1 day)
- 300 Word abstract (1-2 paragraphs for inclusion in conference materials)
- Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)
- Target audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge of audience
- Citations to publications covered by the tutorial

Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF by sending a mail to the tutorials chair Djoerd Hiemstra (hiemstra at with subject field "ECIR 2013 Tutorials". You will receive a confirmation of receipt. The submissions will undergo peer review and tutorials to be presented will be selected by a program committee.

A list of recent ECIR tutorials can be found at:
- ECIR 2012:
- ECIR 2011:
- ECIR 2010:

Important dates:
- Tutorial submission: 16 September 2012
- Tutorial notification: 30 October 2012