NTCIR-11 Conference

Call for Participation

NTCIR-11 Conference
Evaluation of Information Access Technologies

EVIA 2014
The 6th International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access

December 9(Tue)-12(Fri), 2014
at National Center of Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
National Institute of Informatics (NII)

Online registration for NTCIR-11 is here.

Call for Participation (Flyer)

NTCIR-11 Conference

The NTCIR-11 Conference and the 6th International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2014) will be held on December 9-12, 2014, at NII in Tokyo, Japan.

NTCIR-11 Conference and EVIA 2014 are open event and anyone who is interested in research areas related to NTCIR, such as Information Retrieval, Question Answering, Information Extraction, Text Mining and Data Engineering is welcome.

For the previous NTCIR Conference, NTCIR-10, held in June 2013, had a total of 243 attendees from 20 different countries contributed to discussion and exchanging the experiences with one another. Among them about half were researchers participated in the "task(s) -- shared experiment task(s)" set by NTCIR, and others contributed to fruitful discussion.

We are especially fortunate to have an distinguished Keynote speaker Susan T. Dumais, Microsoft Research. At the Conference, active information access (IA) researchers will get together again and share their experiences, and discuss the future plan and the roadmap for leveraging the IA research.

Please come and join the discussion!

NTCIR-11 Tasks

NTCIR-11 has hosted the following six core tasks and three pilot tasks, under a new organization structure.
Evaluation Tasks

  • IMine: mining and satisfying different user intents for a query
  • Math: mathematical content access based on both natural language text and mathematical expression
  • MedNLP: Medical Natural Language Processing
  • MobileClick: satisfying a user’s need by the first output
  • RITE-VAL: Recognizing Inference in Text
  • SpokenQuery&Doc: Retrieval for Spoken Documents
  • QA Lab: Question Answering for Entrance Exam
  • Temporalia: Document access related temporal information
  • RecipeSearch: Cooking Recipe document search



The final program is available from the website soon. Please see NTCIR-11 Program at a glance [ Program at a glance (PDF)]

DAY 1 (December 9(Tue), 2014)
The 6th International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access(EVIA 2014)

DAY 2-4 (December 10(Wed)-12(Fri), 2014)
The 11th NTCIR Conference

DAY 2 AM (December 10(Wed), 2014)
Keynote: Susan T. Dumais, Microsoft Research

DAY 2 Evening (December 10(Wed), 2014)
Banquet (at Gakushi-kaikan)

  • The first day of the Conference will have an Introduction to NTCIR followed by EVIA 2014(the Sixth International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access).
  • The overview and system papers will be presented at the Conference on DAY 2-4(Dec. 10-12).
  • Moreover, NTCIR-11 features exciting special talks on DAY 2 (AM, Dec. 10(Wed)).

Keynote: December 10 (Wed), 2014 (10:30 am - )

  • Title: Personalized Search: Potential and Pitfalls
  • Speaker: Susan T. Dumais, Microsoft Research
    - ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award, 2014-1015.
    - Tony Kent Strix Award, 2014.
    - ACM SIGIR Salton Award (for lifetime achievement), 2009.
    Keynote Lecture is here.


Registration instruction is here.

Online registration :
From: November 14th - To: November 30th December 2nd (*expanded*), 2014 (Eary registration due: Nov. 21th.)

Category: Full(non-student) / Student / EVIA Only

  • "Full(non-student)" registration category includes access to all the sessions in the conference (both EVIA 2014 and NTCIR-11), access to the online proceedings*, a Banquet(Dec. 10), 3 Lunces(Dec. 10-12), and coffee.
  • "Student" registration category includes access to all the sessions in the conference (both EVIA 2014 and NTCIR-11), access to the online proceedings*, 3 lunches (Dec.10-12) and coffee.
    Please notice that the banquet is not included. You can parchase a banquet ticket for student.
  • "EVIA Only" registration category includes access to EVIA 2014 on Dec. 9 (lunch is not provided), access to the online proceedings* and coffee.
  • For the students from the cordinate organizations**, special invitation is available. Students include the internship students who are currently working at the organizations. It is free of charge to join the conference and you can access to the online proceedings, but lunches and banquet are not included.

  • Online proceedings will be available for free from Dec. 9, 2014.
    It is also available to access at the conference venue by wireless LAN.
*Proceedings will be available only online and no CD-ROM or USB media will be provided this year.
** please see 'List of Cordinate Organizations'.

Please note for students needed VISA support:
When you apply your visa to Japan for attend NTCIR canference and if you need any document issued by our office, please register "Student" category and complete the payment.
For more please see VISA support page.


Travel Support

Travel support (Student Travel Support) is available for overseas active task participants.
For more information announced soon.

Thank you to our sponsors for support 'Student Travel Support'. NTCIR-11 Suponsors

Contact Us

For further information, please contact NTCIR Conference Office at: ntc11mtg-sec@nii.ac.jp

Looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo!

Hideo Joho and Kazuaki Kishida
NTCIR-11 Program Co-Chairs

Stefano Mizzaro, Ruihua Song
EVIA 2014 Program Co-Chairs

Noriko Kando, Tsuneaki Kato, Douglas W. Oard, Tetsuya Sakai, and Mark Sanderson
NTCIR-11 General Co-Chairs

Last Modified: 2014-11-27