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      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.

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            General Chairs

            Ioannis (Yiannis) Kompatsiaris, CERTH, Greece

            Symeon Papadopoulos, CERTH, Greece

            Theodora Tsikrika, CERTH, Greece

            Stefanos Vrochidis, CERTH, Greece

            Programme Chairs

            Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow, UK

            Max Wilson, University of Nottingham

            Programme Committee

            M-Dyaa Albakour, University of Glasgow, UK

            B. Barla Cambazoglu, Yahoo! Labs, Spain

            Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy

            Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, UK

            Julio Gonzalo, UNED, Spain

            Evangelos Kanoulas, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

            Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina, USA

            Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH - ITI, Greece

            Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, UK

            Andrew Macfarlane, City University London, UK

            Stefano Mizzaro, University of Udine, Italy

            Michael Oakes, University of Wolverhampton, UK

            Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow, UK

            Stefan Rueger, Knowledge Media Institute, UK

            Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs, UK

            Fabrizio Sebastiani, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar

            Theodora Tsikrika, CERTH-ITI, Greece

            Stefanos Vrochidis, CERTH-ITI, Greece

            Leo Wanner, ICREA and University Pompeu Fabra, Spain

            Max L. Wilson, University of Nottingham, UK


            Matteo Catena Energy Efficiency in Web Search Engines http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.1

            Ioannis Karatassis A Gamification Framework for Enhancing Search Literacy http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.2

            Marco Polignano A Framework for Emotion-aware Recommender Systems supporting Decision Making http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.3

            Maria Maistro Improving Information Retrieval Evaluation via Markovian User Models and Visual Analytics http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.4

            Horatiu Bota Heterogeneous Information Access Through Result Composition http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.5

            Yue Zhao & Claudia Hauff Temporal Information Retrieval Revisited: A Focused Study on the Web http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.6

            Duc-Thuan Vo & Ebrahim Bagheri Syntactic and Semantic Structures for Relation Extraction http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.7

            Stephen Bradshaw The Opinionated Recommender http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.8

            Antti Laaksonen Two-dimensional point set pattern matching with horizontal scaling http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.9

            Anjie Fang, Iadh Ounis, Philip Habel, Craig MacDonald & Nut Limsopatham Topic-centric Classification of Twitter User's Political Orientation http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.10

            Jarana Manotumruksa User's Location Prediction in Location-based Social Networks http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.11

            Symeon Symeonidis Sentiment analysis via fractal dimension http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.12

            Dongho Choi Investigating Search Behaviour and Performance using Personal and Social Context Signals http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.13

            Emre Şatır, Adil Alpkoçak & Deniz Kılınç Word-Context Matrix based Query Expansion in Information Retrieval for Turkish text http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.14

            Graham Mcdonald A Framework for Enhanced Text Classification in Sensitivity and Reputation Management http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.15

            Yisleidy Linares Zaila Different tools for handling Geographic Information Retrieval problems http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.16

            Matthew Mitsui Query Recommendation as Query Generation http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.17

            Alexander Beloborodov Whether a CQA User is a Medical Professional? Work in Progress http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.18

            Filipa Peleja, Ioannis Arapakis & João Magalhães Explanatory opinions: to whom or what is all the fuss about? http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2015.19

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            Sixth BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2015)
            Thessaloniki, Greece
            31 August - 4 September 2015
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Future Directions in Information Access

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction


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