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EVIA 2010: The 3rd International Workshop
on Evaluating Information Access

(A satellite workshop of NTCIR-8)

June 15, 2010 @ National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan.

EVIA 2010 ended successfully.
Thank you for your participation, cooperation and interest.
[EVIA 2010: Online Proceedings]

[EVIA 2010 Program is available now!]

***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****

The Third International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access
(EVIA 2010), a Satellite Workshop of NTCIR-8

June 15, 2010 at NII, Tokyo, Japan.

Information Access technologies provide the interface between human information needs and digital information resources. The reliable evaluation of these technologies has long been recognized as central to technological development in the field.
As information retrieval becomes more pervasive, the forms of retrieval more diverse, and retrieval tools richer, the importance of effective, efficient, and innovative evaluation grows as well.

In recognition of the need for a forum dedicated to the intensive discussion of evaluation issues, we have held two successful International Workshops on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2007 and 2008). Proceedings and reports can be found below:

EVIA 2007 online proceedings:
EVIA 2008 online proceedings:

SIGIR Forum Report on EVIA 2007:
SIGIR Forum Report on EVIA 2008:

Following these successes, we are happy to announce the Third International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2010), to be held on June 15, 2010 (coinciding with Day 1 of the NTCIR-8 Workshop Meeting) at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan. We invite papers addressing one or more of the following topics:

- Test collection formation, evaluation metrics, and evaluation environments
- Statistical issues in retrieval evaluation - User studies and the evaluation of human-computer interaction in information retrieval (HCIR)
- Evaluation methods for multilingual, multimedia, or mobile information access
- Novel information access tasks and their evaluation - Evaluation and assessment using implicit user feedback, crowdsourcing, living labs, or inferential methods
- Evaluation issues in industrial and enterprise retrieval systems


Submissions will be subject to double-blind reviewing. Accepted papers will be included in the EVIA 2010 online proceedings, and summarized in a report to SIGIR Forum.

We invite submissions of regular papers (up to 9 pages) and short papers (up to 5 pages).
Submitted papers should be in the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX, use the "Option 2" style) and must be submitted as pdf files. Templates are available at:
Papers exceeding the page limits will be rejected without review.

The pdf files must be submitted via our submission page.


- April 2, 2010 (GMT-12) *submissions due*
- April 20, 2010 notification of acceptance
- May 10, 2010 final manuscripts due
- June 15, 2010 EVIA 2010@NII, Tokyo, Japan
- June 15-18, 2010 NTCIR-8@NII, Tokyo, Japan


Akiko Aizawa NII Japan
Javed Aslam Northeastern University USA
Nicholas Belkin Rutgers University USA
Ben Carterette University of Delaware USA
Charlie Clarke University of Waterloo Canada
Georges Dupret Yahoo! Research Chile
Norbert Fuhr Universitaet Duisburg-Essen Germany
Atsushi Fujii Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
Donna Harman NIST USA
Hideo Joho University of Tsukuba Japan
Gareth Jones Dublin City University Ireland
Noriko Kando NII Japan
Evangelos Kanoulas University of Sheffield UK
Jaana Kekalainen University of Tampere Finland
Mounia Lalmas University of Glasgow UK
Gary Geunbae Lee POSTECH Korea
Mun-Kew Leong National Library Board Singapore
Chin-Yew Lin Microsoft Research Asia China
Iadh Ounis University of Glasgow UK
Carol Peters IEI-CNR Italy
Ian Ruthven University of Strathclyde UK
Tetsuya Sakai Microsoft Research Asia China
Mark Sanderson University of Sheffield UK
Falk Scholer RMIT University Australia
Ian Soboroff NIST USA
Paul Thomas CSIRO Australia
William Webber University of Melbourne Australia
Emine Yilmaz Microsoft Research Cambridge UK

*** EVIA 2010 CO-CHAIRS ***

Tetsuya Sakai (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
Mark Sanderson (University of Sheffield, UK)
William Webber (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Last updated: July 5, 2010