After a long organisation process (explained in my last blogpost), the workshop on Recent Trends in News Information Retrieval (NewsIR) finally took place during the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) a couple of weeks ago in Italy.
About a week ago I attended the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR). The conference was great and I will write a blogpost about it soon. However, the main focus of this article is one specific workshop within that conference: the Recent Trend in News Information Retrieval (NewsIR). The reason why I want to talk about it is because I was the lead organiser and the event ended up being a success much bigger than we could have predicted. This blogpost will explain how the workshop idea was born and how the workshop was organised. We thought it is worth sharing this knowledge hoping that other people can get some insight out of it. A latter blogpost will focus on the content of the workshop itself.
In the previous blogpost I described the ECIR conference and the workshop and tutorials day. Now, I will summarise some of the recurrent topics during the main conference. The first session of the conference focused on reproducibility and the challenges to obtain the same results as they were reported in previous research.
It has been quite a while since my last blogpost. One of the reasons for the delay is that I was in Vienna just before Easter for the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR). ECIR is one of the best conferences for IR in the world. As usual, the conference has great papers and even better discussions during the coffee breaks where I saw old friends and met new ones. In addition to this, I had a demonstration, which was awarded the best one in the conference, and a presentation during the industry session.