The 8th European Summer School on Information Retrieval (ESSIR) just closed its gates. This year’s edition was held in Koblenz, Germany and featured an interesting and well-balanced program taught by some of the leading minds in IR research and application.
- Hinrich Schütze – IR Foundations & Formal Models
- Vladimir Batagelj – Graph models and methods in IR
- Stefan Rüger – Multimedia IR
- Ricardo Baeza-Yates – Web Retrieval, IR in the Cloud
- Andreas Hotho – IR in Social Media
- Peter Ingwersen – Evaluation Methodology and Experimental Design
- Duc Thanh Tran – IR for Structured Data
This broad range of lectures was accompanied by a keynote address on future directions in IR by Nigel Shadbolt, two co-located workshops and a beautiful late summer in the Rhine-Mosel area.