[Infovis] Special issue on Time and Information Retrieval

Ben Shneiderman ben at cs.umd.edu
Fri May 30 03:50:41 CEST 2014

Since some of you work on temporal visualization, this opportunity may interest you.
       Sincerely… Ben Shneiderman


A special issue of Information Processing and Management http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~leon/time_and_ir_ipm.html

We invite submissions for a special issue of Information Processing and Management on Time and Information Retrieval.

 ===== Motivation =====
With the rapid growth of digitised document resources, both on and off the web, and increased variety in types of document collections, future search systems will face growing difficulties in providing reliable, useful, and timely results. The web already archives a lot of content; organizing and searching by time will only become more critical as we move forward.

This issue aims to explore opportunities and novel research on the intersection of time and information retrieval. Unlike existing work that focuses exclusively on the interesting problems related to adding time to established methods of information retrieval (such as, e.g., how to incorporate temporal relevance in ranking of retrieved results), we aim to stimulate discussion on new or powerful uses of temporality in all kinds of information systems.

===== Scope & Topics of Interest =====
We are particularly interested in work that describes novel advances on the intersection of temporality and IR. For example, work that goes deeper than metadata-level time (e.g. document creation timestamp), or that does temporal analysis of document collections for, e.g., event identification, tracking and prediction, or that works on temporal-based relevancy.

We especially welcome papers on the following topics:

* Time as a dimension of relevance
                - Time-aware ranking models
                - Opinion tracking
                - Media temporal similarity (e.g. text, video)
                - Longitudinal analysis
                - Document and sub-document timestamping

* Time as context
                - Time-sensitive search
                - Searching for temporal bounds
                - Future Information Retrieval
* Time as a query topic
                - Event-oriented Search
                - Temporal web image and video retrieval
                - Temporal clustering
                - Collective memory and web archiving
                - Cross-temporal information retrieval

* General issues
                - Evaluation metrics for temporal IR
                - Visualizing and presenting time
                - In-document temporality
                - Temporal query understanding
                - Temporal indexing

===== Important dates =====
CFP: April 3, 2014
Manuscript due date: September 8th 2014

Acceptance Notification Date: December 2nd 2014 Final Manuscript Due Date:
Jan 30th, 2015 (for all revisions) Publication date: Spring 2015

Substantial, creative, articles are welcomed, according to the journal format. After submission, we envisage a smooth and on-time progression through review and toward publication of this special issue.

Contributions must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere, although substantial extensions of conference or workshop papers will be considered. All submissions should be prepared according to the Guide for Authors at

Submissions should be made through EES at http://ees.elsevier.com/ipm/default.asp

===== Guest Editors =====
Leon Derczynski, University of Sheffield Jannik Strötgen, Heidelberg University Ricardo Campos, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar / LIAAD-INESC TEC Omar Alonso, Microsoft Corporation

Primary contact: leon at dcs.shef.ac.uk<mailto:leon at dcs.shef.ac.uk>

===== Note on open access policy =====
Posting of author accepted manuscripts IS PERMITTED on author websites, uploaded to arXiv, etc., as stated in the publisher's open access policies.
See also:

Ricardo Campos
Assistant Professor - ICT Department
Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal
LIADD - INESC TEC at University of Porto, Portugal
e-mail:  <mailto:ricardo.campos at ipt.pt<mailto:ricardo.campos at ipt.pt>> ricardo.campos at ipt.pt<mailto:ricardo.campos at ipt.pt>
web: http://www.ccc.ipt.pt/~ricardo
Leon R A Derczynski
Research Associate, NLP Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield, UK

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