Seventh BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2017) (FDIA)
Future Directions in Information Access
5 September 2017
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. FDIA 2015 took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, with ESSIR 2015. Now, in its seventh year, the 2017 Future Directions in Information Access Symposium was held as part of the 11th European Summer School in Information Retrieval in Barcelona, Spain.
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 7th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access, which was held in Barcelona, Spain on the 5th of September during the 2017 European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR).
This year’s program comprised of two parts: a series of eight fast paced presentations plus discussion session, followed by a poster presentation session. During the presentation phase, students gave a 10-minute talk explaining their research in succinct and engaging manner, while during the poster phase presenters and participants could discuss their research in detail, form acquaintances and receive advice and mentorship from senior IR attendees. The program featured a variety of novel and emerging topics including: health and medical information retrieval; collaborative search; personalization and geographical information search; emergency and trend detection, prediction of public reaction and search behavior in microblogs; trend mining using bibliographic data.
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 2017 for hosting this successful event. We would also like to thank all our sponsors for supporting the event and the BCS eWiC Service for the online publication services.