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8 and 9 December 2003, DIR-2003 4th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop

Date: 8 and 9 December 2003
Location: Room Z.011, CWI, Kruislaan 413, 1090 GB Amsterdam
Target audience: researchers from NL and BE(neighboring countries) working in
information retrieval and related disciplines
Deadline: 1 October 2003

The 4th Dutch-Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval will take place on 8 and 9 December 2003 at CWI in Amsterdam. The primary aim of the workshop is to provide a meeting place where researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium (and neighboring countries) who are working in the domain of information retrieval and related disciplines can exchange information and present new research developments. Keynote speakers will include Charlie Clarke (University of Waterloo), Bjørn Olstad (FAST Search, 2bconfirmed), and Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh).

Call for papers

Authors who are interested in presenting original research at the workshop are invited to submit papers on or before October 1, 2003. Papers should be maximum 6 pages long, and formatted in ACM SIG Proceedings style. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two domain experts. Papers can cover any topic related to IR, including

  • Retrieval models, language models
  • Text representation, information extraction, text summarization, text categorization, topic tracking and event detection
  • Query processing, thesaurus construction, user models
  • Cross-language IR
  • IR for the Web, XML and metadata, link analysis
  • Multimedia IR, video retrieval, audio retrieval
  • Question answering systems
  • Domain-specific IR applications
  • IR evaluation

Papers may range from theoretical work to system-descriptions. We especially welcome contributions from industry.

Submit papers electronically, preferably in PDF format, to .

Important dates

Deadline for papers: October 1, 2003 Notification of acceptance: November 1, 2003 Deadline for final versions: November 25, 2003 Workshop: December 8 and 9, 2003

Program committee

  • Anne Diekema (Syracuse University)
  • Theo Huibers (University of Twente & KPMG)
  • Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam)
  • Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam, co-chair)
  • Erik Tjong Kim Sang (University of Antwerp)
  • Arjen de Vries (CWI Amsterdam, co-chair)


The workshop will be held at CWI, Room Z 011
Monday December 8, 11:00-18:00.
Tuesday December 9, 9:00-15:00.


The workshop is organised by CWI Amsterdam, with additional sponsoring by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC, University of Amsterdam), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS)

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