Important Dates


Mar 2021:
NTCIR-16 Kickoff event online(zoom)
Jul 2021:
Dataset release*
Jul-Dec 2021:
Dry run*
Sep 2021-Feb 2022:
Formal run *
Feb 1, 2022:
Evaluation results return
Feb 1, 2022:
Task overview release (draft)
Mar 1, 2022:
Submission due of participant papers (draft)
May 1, 2022:
Camera-ready participant paper due
Jun 14-17, 2022:
NTCIR-16 Conference in NII, Tokyo, Japan

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



  • Please understand that we are out of business on Saturday, Sunday and the national holidays.
    National holidays in Japan:
    - 2021: Apr 29th(Tue), from May 3rd(Mon) to 5th(Wed), from July 22th(Thu) to 23th(Fri), from Aug 8th(Sun) to 9th(Mon), Sep 20th(Mon) and 23th(Thu), Nov 3rd(Wed) and 23th(Tue)
    - 2022: Jan 1st(Sat) and 10th(Mon), Feb 11th(Fri) and 23th(Wed), Mar 21th(Mon), Apr 29th(Fri), from May 3rd(Tue) to 5th(Thu)

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Last Modified: 2021-06-01