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      Fifth BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2013) (FDIA)

      Future Directions in Information Access

      3 September 2013



            In 2007, the 1st BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) was established to provide a forum for early career researchers to present, share and discuss their research ideas. The symposium was run in conjunction with the 6th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR), which was held in Glasgow. Since then the symposium has been run numerous times as part of the ESSIR.

            The objectives of the symposium are:

            • to provide an accessible forum for early researchers (particularly PhD students, and researchers new to the field) to share and discuss their research;

            • to create and foster formative and tentative research ideas;

            • to encourage discussion and debate about new future directions.

            These proceedings contain papers and posters presented at the 5th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access, held in Granada, Spain on the 3rd of September during the 2013 European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR). Each of the students gave a short seven minute presentation during the day and participated in a number of interactive sessions, where cross-pollination of ideas was encouraged and advice about doing a PhD was provided during a Q&A session. To provide inspiration from an up and coming researcher, this years’ keynote speaker was Dr Milad Shokouki from Microsoft Bing. Milad shared his opinions and thoughts with the students on how he approached his PhD and how he came up with a number of recipes to cook up his dissertation.

            The organisers would like to thank the programme committee for their time and effort in providing detailed reviews and helpful advice to students on how to improve their work. We are grateful for the support and assistance from our organising institutes: SERI, MUMIA, UGR-Empresa, and the BCS-IRSG, as well as all the volunteers that helped out on the day. We would also like to thank all the sponsors for supporting Future Directions in Information Access and the European Summer School on Information Retrieval (listed alphabetically): BCS’s Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS-IRSG), CEI BioTic Granada, Departmento de Clenclas de la Computacion e I.A at the University of Granada (DECSAI), European Science Foundation, Escuela Tec. Superior de Ing. Infomatic y de Telecmunication (ETSIIT), Facultad de Comunicacion y Documentacion, Google, Universidad de Granada and YAHOO! Labs.

            We would also like to thank the BCS eWiCs service, and in particularly Jutta Mackwell for her help and assistance publishing the proceedings.

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            General Chairs

            Pablo Castells, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

            Juan M. Fernández-Luna, Universidad de Granada, Spain

            Juan F. Huete, Universidad de Granada, Spain

            PC Chairs

            Liadh Kelly, Dublin City University

            Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow

            Programme Committee

            Maristella Agosti, University of Padua

            Giambattista Amati, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni

            Bettina Berendt, K.U. Leuven

            Fabio Crestani, University of Lugano

            David Elsweiler, University of Regensburg

            Juan M. Fernández-Luna, University of Granada

            Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen

            Martin Halvey, Glasgow Caledonian University

            Kal Jarvelin, University of Tampere

            Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba

            Gareth Jones, Dublin City University

            Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam

            Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex

            Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo! Labs Barcelona

            Monica Landoni, USI

            Andrew Macfarlane, City University London

            Massimo Melucci, University of Padua

            Josiane Mothe, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse

            Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland

            Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow

            Benjamin Piwowarski, CNRS / University Pierre et Marie Curie

            Tamara Polajnar, University of Glasgow

            Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge

            Stefan Rueger, Open University

            Paul Thomas, CSIRO

            Jun Wang, University College London

            Emine Yilmaz, Microsoft Research Cambridge



            Milad Shokouki PhD Recipes http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.1

            Full Papers

            Azhar Alhindi Towards Profile-Based Document Summarisation for Interactive Search Assistance http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.2

            Juan David Millan Cifuentes Context modelling for serendipitous discoveries in exploratory mobile search over social media http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.3

            Manika Kar Summarization of Changes in Dynamic Text Collections http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.4

            Piero Molino Semantic Models for Re-ranking in Question Answering http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.5

            Katja Niemann Usage Context-based Object Recommendation http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.6

            Cagri Toraman News Selection with Topic Modeling http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.7

            David Vilares Sentiment analysis for reviews and microtexts based on lexico-syntactic knowledge http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.8

            Short Papers

            Fawaz Alarfaj Adaptive Window Size Selection for Proximity Search http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.9

            Noa P Cruz Díaz Negation and Speculation Detection for Improving Information Retrieval Effectiveness http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.10

            Ignacio Fernández-Tobías Mining the Social Semantic Web for making cross-domain recommendations http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.11

            Alexandru Lucian Ginsca Estimating User Credibility in Multimedia Information Flows http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.12

            Parth Gupta On Dimensionality Reduction Techniques for Cross-Language Information Retrieval http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.13

            Mihai Lupu Credibility in Search Systems via Information Retrieval theory http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.14

            Francisco Rangel Author Profile in Social Media: Identifying Information about Gender, Age, Emotions and beyond http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2013.15

            Author and article information

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            Fifth BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2013)
            Granada, Spain
            3 September 2013
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Future Directions in Information Access
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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