European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR)

The European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) is Europe’s premier conference on Information Retrieval. ECIR originates from the BCS-IRSG Colloquium for Information Retrieval, which the BCS Information Retrieval specialist group began running in 1979.

The conference programme typically includes workshops and tutorials, parallel streams of presentations and an Industry Day.

Call for proposals to host ECIR 2025

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Search Solutions – tutorials and conference

Search Solutions is an annual two-day event held in November each year. There is a day of tutorials followed by a day of presentations that are focused on exploring developments and initiatives in search solutions for web, ecommerce and enterprise applications.

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IRSG runs occasional workshops on topics of current interest at least once a year, with the objective of bringing together research and practitioner views. In March 2021 there was a very successful virtual workshop on Fairness and Bias in Information Retrieval. This event was reported in Informer.