Call for participation

We invite students and researchers to participate in ESSIR 2019.

The mission of the school is to enable students to learn about modern research challenges and methods in information retrieval and related disciplines; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in these fields; and to grow a community of researchers, students, and industry professionals working on information retrieval with collaborations all around the world.

The target audience are master students, PhD students, PostDoc students and junior faculty.

The last day of the school there will be a small exam to award 1.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) to the attendees.


  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, NTENT, USA / Northeastern University, USA
  • Nicholas J. Belkin, Rutgers University, USA
  • Carlos Castillo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Paolo Cremonesi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
  • Julio Gonzalo, UNED, Spain
  • Claudia Hauff, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
  • Diane Kelly, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • Henning Müller, HESSO, Switzerland
  • Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Nicola Tonellotto, ISTI CNR, Italy
  • Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Emine Yilmaz, University College London, UK


ESSIR 2019 will address the following topics:

  • Foundations of Information Retrieval
  • Foundations of Evaluation
  • Foundations of User-oriented Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning for Information Retrieval
  • Efficiency and scalability in Information Retrieval
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Recommender Systems
  • Medical Information Retrieval
  • Personalized Information Retrieval
  • Task-based Information Retrieval
  • Biases in Web Search and Recommender Systems

Panel on Teaching and Learning IR in Academia and Industry

ESSIR 2019 will host a panel on Teaching and Learning IR in Academia and Industry

  • Chair: Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy

ESSIR 2019 Program, Registration, and Scholarships

For detailed information, please visit the following links: