The 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) will be held in Aberdeen, Scotland from April 8-19, 2017. ECIR is the premier European research conference for the presentation of new results in the field of information retrieval (IR). ECIR 2017 has aimed to be inclusive of researchers stretching from the Northwest of Europe such as Scotland and Scandinavia, to Southeast on Eurasian boundary with Turkey. The programme now includes a new Doctoral Consortium for enabling wider student participation. To enable further opportunities for networking and social activities, we have provided the options of short trips to castles and distilleries nearby upon request.

We received a number of fantastic submissions to the conference and look forward to a very exciting program. The conference will start with a Doctoral Consortium on Saturday 8th. On Sunday 9th there are four workshops ( and one half day tutorial ( The main scientific programme will be from Monday 10th  to Wednesday 12th  March, and will include three keynotes, full papers sessions, poster and demo sessions, and social events. The titles of 36 accepted long papers, 35 accepted short papers and 7 demos have now been published on the ECIR 2017 website ( The exciting keynotes to start each day are all given by leading researchers:

  • Laura Dietz (University of New Hampshire) – Retrieving knowledge from the Web
  • Alexander Hauptmann (Carnegie Mellon University) – Efficient query results on the content of millions of videos
  • Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research) – Search, Re-Search

The final day of the conference, Thursday April 13th, will be the traditional Industry Day, we already have confirmed speakers from  Bloomberg, Schibsted and Flax.

Register now at We look forward to welcoming you to Aberdeen in April J

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