Welcome to the site of the 12th Dutch-Belgian
Information Retrieval Workshop, DIR 2012.

The primary aim of DIR 2012 is to provide an international meeting place where researchers from the domain of information retrieval and related disciplines can exchange information and present innovative research developments. DIR 2012 especially wants to promote cooperation between different research groups and will provide the participants with ample occasion for direct interaction.


DIR 2012 in Ghent was a real success. Thank you very much to all participants, authors, reviewers, and to all those that helped in the practical preparations!

The collected proceedings as well as the separate contributions can be found here.



  • February 23-24, 2012: DIR @ Ghent
  • Proceedings online