Sixth BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2015) (FDIA)
Future Directions in Information Access
31 August - 4 September 2015
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 research, which is at a more formative or tentative stage. The symposium was run in conjunction with the 6th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR) which was held in Glasgow. The second symposium was held in London, UK in September, 2008 collocated with Search Solutions, while the third symposium was again collocated with ESSIR in Padua, Italy in 2009. In 2011, it was held in Koblenz, Germany as part of ESSIR 2011 and then in Granada, Spain with ESSIR 2013. Now, in its sixth year, the 2015 Future Directions in Information Access Symposium was held as part of the 10th European Summer School in Information Retrieval.
The objectives of the Symposium on the Future Directions in Information Access 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 6th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access, which was held in Thessalonki, Greece on the 2nd of September during the 2015 European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR).
This year’s programme comprised of two parts a series of eighteen fast paced presentations followed by a poster presentation session. During the presentation phase, students gave a five-minute talk explaining their research in succinct and engaging manner, while during the poster phase presenters and participants could discuss the research in detail, form acquaintances and receive advice and mentorship from senior IR attendees. The programme featured a variety of novel and emerging topics including: temporal and location based information retrieval, visualizing user models, topic centric classification of tweets, opinionated learners, gamification of searching and learning along with work on social media analysis, emotion aware recommender systems, energy efficiency systems and reputation management systems.
The organizers would like to thank: the members of the program committee for all their hard work and effort in providing excellent feedback and reviews. We would also like to thank ESSIR 2015. We would also like to thank all the sponsors including the ACM-SIGIR for providing travel grants, the Elias Network, Yahoo! Labs, Alpha Bank and the BCS-IRSG, for sponsoring the event and the BCS EWICS Service for the online publication services.