DIR 2011 will be held on 4 February 2011.

 9:30 - 10:00Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 - 11:00Keynote by Nick Belkin (Rutgers University): Usefulness as the Criterion for Evaluation of Interactive Information Retrieval Systems (abstract)
11:00 - 11:15Poster boaster
11:15 - 12:15

Poster session (with coffee and refreshments)

  • Marc Bron, Krisztian Balog and Maarten de Rijke. Ranking Related Entities: Components and Analyses
  • Simon Carter, Manos Tsagkias and Wouter Weerkamp. Semi-Supervised Priors for Microblog Language Identification
  • Maral Dadvar, Claudia Hauff and Franciska de Jong. Scope of Negation Detection in Sentiment Analysis
  • Jiyin He, Edgar Meij and Maarten de Rijke. Result Diversification Based on Query-Specific Cluster Ranking
  • Bas Heerschop, Paul van Iterson, Alexander Hogenboom, Flavius Frasincar and Uzay Kaymak. Accounting for Negation in Sentiment Analysis
  • Katja Hofmann, Krisztian Balog, Toine Bogers and Maarten de Rijke. Contextual Factors for Finding Similar Experts
  • Bouke Huurnink, Laura Hollink, Wietske van den Heuvel and Maarten de Rijke. The Search Behavior of Media Professionals at an Audiovisual Archive: A Transaction Log Analysis
  • Rushed Kanawati. Query graphs analyzing for query similarity evaluation
  • Valentin Jijkoun, Maarten de Rijke and Wouter Weerkamp. Generating Focused Topic-specific Sentiment Lexicons
  • Rianne Kaptein, Djoerd Hiemstra and Jaap Kamps. How Different are Language Models and Word Clouds?
  • Rianne Kaptein, Pavel Serdyukov, Arjen De Vries and Jaap Kamps. Entity Ranking Using Wikipedia as a Pivot
  • Peter Lubell-Doughtie and Katja Hofmann. Improving Result Diversity using Probabilistic Latent Semantic Indexing
  • Manos Tsagkias, Wouter Weerkamp and Maarten de Rijke. News Comments: Exploring, Modeling, and Online Prediction
  • Damir Vandic, Jan-Willem van Dam, Flavius Frasincar and Frederik Hogenboom. Cluster-Based Information Retrieval in Tag Spaces
12:15 - 13:00

Oral session 1

  • Almer Tigelaar and Djoerd Hiemstra. Query Load Balancing by Caching Search Results in Peer-to-Peer Information Retrieval Networks
  • Max Hinne, Maarten van der Heijden, Suzan Verberne and Wessel Kraaij. A multi-dimensional model for search intent
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
 WGI ALV (annual meeting of members of the WGI)
14:00 - 15:00

Oral session 2

  • Marijn Koolen and Jaap Kamps. The Importance of Anchor Text for Ad Hoc Search Revisited
  • Emine Yilmaz, Evangelos Kanoulas, Stephen Robertson and Javed Aslam. Constructing Collections for Learning to Rank
  • Frederik Hogenboom, Flavius Frasincar, Damir Vandic, Jeroen van der Meer, Ferry Boon and Uzay Kaymak. Automatically Annotating Web Pages Using Google Rich Snippets
15:00 - 16:00

Demo session (with coffee and refreshments)

  • Wouter Alink, Roberto Cornacchia and Arjen de Vries. Fuzzy faceted search
  • Richard Glassey, Tamara Polajnar and Leif Azzopardi. PuppyIR Unleashed: A Framework for Building Child-Oriented Information Services
  • Ichiro Ide, Tomokazu Takahashi, Tomoyoshi Kinoshita, Shin'ichi Satoh, Hiroshi Murase and Frank Nack. mediaWalker: Tracking and browsing news video along the topic thread structure
  • Valentin Jijkoun, Maarten de Rijke and Fons Laan. Exploring Dutch-language Online News
  • Fabrice Nauze. Q-go Natural Language Search
  • Roeland Ordelman and Johan Oomen. Annotation Strategies for Audiovisual Heritage
  • Henning Rode and Jakub Zavrel. Textkernel Semantic Search for Recruiters
  • R.C.P. van der Veer. AquaBrowser: associative catalog search
  • Dennis de Vries. Termtreffer: An Automatic Term Extractor for Dutch
  • Thijs Westerveld, Stefan De Bruijn, Arthur Van Bunningen, Rolf Schellenberger and Sylvain Perenes. eCare: Online Sentiment Monitoring
16:00 - 17:00Keynote by Gabriella Kazai (Microsoft Research): Crowdsourcing for Search Evaluation (abstract)
17:00 - 18:00Closing and reception with drinks
18:00 Workshop dinner, sponsored by Google.


DIR 2011 is over, and we thank everyone who helped making it a success!

The proceedings of DIR 2011 are available for download: proceedings