Important Dates

Upcoming Events

Dec 15, 2016:
Task registration due*
Jan 2017:
Dataset release*
Jan-Mar 2017:
Dry run*
Mar-July, 2017:
Formal run *
Sep 1, 2017:
Evaluation results return
Sep 1, 2017:
Task overview release (draft)
Oct 1, 2017:
Submission due of participant papers (draft)
Nov 1, 2017:
Final submission due of all camera-ready papers (task overview papers / participant papers)
Dec 5-8, 2017:
NTCIR-13 Conference & EVIA 2017 in NII, Tokyo, Japan

Event with * vary across tasks. For the latest and detailed schedule, please visit each task website.


Past Events

Aug 24, 2016:
NTCIR-13 Kickoff event in NII, Tokyo, Japan



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    - 2017:
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Last Modified: 2016-09-02