Call for Participation: Autumn School for Information Retrieval and Information Foraging (ASIRF 2018)

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The Autumn School for Information Retrieval and Information Foraging (ASIRF) focuses on recent developments in information retrieval and information seeking behaviour and their applications. ASIRF provides a holistic perspective of the two fields and shows how Information Retrieval and Information Foraging interact. In addition to conceptual and methodological knowledge from both fields, ASIRF will also consider the application of methods from information retrieval and information behaviour in important application areas like digital humanities.

ASIRF 2018 will take place from September 16 to September 21, 2018 in Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany, the renowned meeting centre for computer scientists from throughout the world. It provides nine tutorials, from foundations of Information Retrieval and Information Foraging over recent research topics such as collaborative IR, searching and mining argumentation structure to the application of these methods. The lectures are complemented by case studies where students can apply their newly acquired knowledge to real research problems. Students and lecturers will live together for a week at Schloss Dagstuhl, which guarantees for a highly communicative and interactive atmosphere of the school. The intended audience of ASIRF are doctoral students, young researchers and practitioners from industry working in Information Retrieval, Information Foraging or using concepts or methods from these fields.

The following tutorials will be offered:
* Information Behaviour and User Interfaces (Christa Womser-Hacker, University of Hildesheim, Germany)
* Foundations of Information Retrieval (Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom)
* Interactive Information Retrieval (Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
* Collaborative Information Retrieval (TBA)
* Methodology of Interactive Information Retrieval Studies (Pia Borlund, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)
* Information Retrieval for the Digital Humanities (Andreas Henrich, University of Bamberg, Germany)
* Fake News Detection (Ahmet Aker, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
* Argumentation Retrieval and Analysis (Henning Wachsmuth, University of Paderborn, Germany)
* Information Retrieval Systems (Ralf Schenkel, University of Trier, Germany)

Further information on the school, including information on registration and accommodation fees and a registration form, can be found at http://asirf.uni-trier.de/ 

Early registration with reduced fees is possible until July 15, 2018.

Organisation:
* Ralf Schenkel, University of Trier, Germany
* Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, UK
* German Special Interest Group on IR

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