NTCIR-13 Conference

The 13th NTCIR Conference
Evaluation of Information Access Technologies

EVIA 2017
a Satellite Workshop of the NTCIR-13 Conference

December 5(Tue)-8(Fri), 2017
at National Center of Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
National Institute of Informatics (NII)

The NTCIR-13 Conference and EVIA 2017 ended successfully.
Thank you very much for your participation, cooperation, support, and interest.

Online Proceedings

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DAY-1 (December 5th): EVIA 2017
[ EVIA 2017 ]
DAY-2 (December 6th): NTCIR-13
[ Welcome, Keynote, Task Overview, and NTCIR 20th Anniversary Session ]
DAY-3 (December 7th): NTCIR-13
[ Task Sessions, Poster&Demo Session, Break-out Sessions, and Banquet ]
DAY-4 (December 8th): NTCIR-13
[ Task Sessions, Poster&Demo Session, Invited Talks, Intruduction to the NTCIR-14 Tasks, and Wrap Up ]

The Thirteenth NTCIR conference (NTCIR-13) and the Seventh International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2017) would like to welcome all of you who are interested in and/or working on information access research. This sesquiannual event was first held in 1999, and has grown steadily ever since. About 200 people from 20 different countries attended NTCIR-12/EVIA 2016 and we are hoping that the event will be even more successful this time. NTCIR covers diverse information access tasks including, but not limited to, information retrieval, question answering, text summarisation and text mining, with an emphasis on East Asian languages and English.

At the NTCIR-13 conference, we will hear exciting reports from the following tasks:

- Lifelog: (Personal Lifelog Organisation & Retrieval Task)
- MedWeb: (Medical Natural Language Processing for Web Document)
- OpenLiveQ: (Open Live Test for Question Retrieval)
- QALab: (QA Lab for Entrance Exam)
- STC: (Short Text Conversation)
- AKG: (Actionable Knowledge Graph)
- ECA: (Emotion Cause Analysis)
- NAILS: (Neurally Augmented Image Labelling Strategies)
- WWW: (We Want Web)

While the NTCIR conference is a venue for task participants and organisers to discuss the official task results, open problems and future task designs, our door is open even to those who did not participate in any of the NTCIR-13 tasks. For the previous Conference, among them about half were researchers participated in the "task(s)" set by NTCIR, and others contributed to fruitful discussion.
EVIA is a one-day workshop for information access researchers to present their work on evaluation methods, measures, test collections, experimental designs and so on. EVIA papers are peer-reviewed; please see the Call for Papers for details.

We look forward to seeing you all at NII in December!

Call For Conference Participation

Call for Conference Participation [Flyer]

Keynote & Invited Talk

Keynote (DAY-2: Dec 6 (Wed), 2017)

Invited tark 1 (DAY-2: Dec 6 (Wed), 2017)

Invited tark 2 (DAY-2: Dec 6 (Wed), 2017)


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Thank you to our sponsors!

Contact Us

For further information, please contact NTCIR Project Office (Conference) at ntc-mtg-sec@nii.ac.jp

Thank you very much for your participation, cooperation, support, and interest.

NTCIR-13 Program Co-Chairs:
Makoto P. Kato (Kyoto University, Japan)
Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University, China)
EVIA Chairs:
Nicola Ferro (University of Padua, Italy)
Ian Soboroff (NIST, USA)
NTCIR-13 General Co-Chairs:
Charles L.A. Clarke (Facebook, USA)
Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Tetsuya Sakai (Waseda University, Japan)

Last Modified: 2018-02-27