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Workshop "Information Retrieval 2009" der Fachgruppe Information Retrieval

Vorläufiges Programm

Montag, 21.9.09
Session Zeit Vortrag
Session 1:
Information Extraction
15:30-17:00 Lorenz Weizsäcker and Johannes Fürnkranz.
On Table Extraction from Text Sources with Markups
Yves Weissig and Thomas Gottron.
Combinations of Content Extraction Algorithms
Kathrin Eichler, Holmer Hemsen and Günter Neumann.
Unsupervised and domain-independent extraction of technical terms from scientific articles in digital libraries

Dienstag, 22.9.09

Session Zeit Vortrag/Poster
Session 2:
9:00-10:30 Klaus Benecke.
Towards Unifying Selection Mechanisms for DB- and IR-Systems
Judith Winter and Joscha Stützel.
Searching Wikipedia Based on a Distributed Hash Table
Johannes Leveling.
A Comparison of Sub-Word Indexing Methods for Information Retrieval
Session 3:
Interaktives IR
11:00-12:30 Felix Engel, Claus-Peter Klas and Matthias Hemmje.
Relevance Feedback based on Context Information
Matthias Jordan, Sebastian Dungs, Michel Kamsu, Richard Planert, Tuan Vu Tran and Norbert Fuhr.
Probleme und Potenziale bei der Eyetracker-gestützten Evaluierung von interaktivem Retrieval
Ingo Frommholz and Keith van Rijsbergen.
Towards a Geometrical Model for Polyrepresentation of Information Objects
Session 4:
Semantische Suche
Robustes IR
14:00-15:00 Ernesto William De Luca and Frank Rügheimer.
The Sense Folder Approach for Generic and Domain-Specific Retrieval Tasks
Thomas Mandl and Daniela Wilczek.
Methoden für Robustes Information Retrieval und dessen Evaluierung
Poster Session 16:00-17:30 Stevan Rudinac, Martha Larson and Alan Hanjalic.
Visual Resampling for Pseudo-Relevance Feedback during Speech-based Video Retrieval
Stephan Heinich and Jens Kürsten.
Inhaltsbasierte Suche in audiovisuellen Medien auf Basis von Texterkennung
Marc Ritter and Maximilian Eibl.
Visualizing steps for shot detection
Klaus Benecke.
OttoQL (2 posters)
Sitzung 17:00-18:00 Sitzung der Leitung der Fachgruppe IR

Mittwoch, 23.9.09

Session Zeit Vortrag
Session 5:
9:00-10:00 Carola Carstens, Marc Rittberger and Verena Wissel.
How Users Search in the German Education Index - Tactics and Strategies
Raiko Eckstein, Andreas Henrich and Nadine Weber.
Das LFRP-Framework zur Beherrschung komplexer Suchsituationen
Joint Session 10:30-12:30 Thomas Beckers, Ingo Frommholz and Ralf Bönning.
Multi-facet Classification of E-mails in a Helpdesk Scenario

Call for Papers

September 21-23, 2009 Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

The ubiquity of search systems has led to the application of information retrieval technology in many new contexts (e.g. mobile and international) and for new object types (products, patents, music). In order to develop appropriate products, basic knowledge on information retrieval needs to be revisited and innovative approaches need to be taken, for example by allowing for user interaction or by taking the user's situational context into account. The quality of information retrieval needs to be evaluated for each context. Large evaluation initiatives respond to these challenges and develop new benchmarks.

The workshop Information Retrieval 2009 of the Special Interest Group for Information Retrieval within the German Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) provides a forum for scientific discussion and the exchange of ideas. The workshop takes place in the context of the LWA "Learning, Knowledge and Adaptivity" workshop week (LWA, Sep. 21-23, 2009) at the Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany. This workshop continues a success­ful series of conferences and workshops of the special interest group on information retrieval ( The workshop addresses researchers and practitioners from industry and universities. Especially Doctorate and Master students are encouraged to participate. An Industry Session will stimulate the discussion between information retrieval professionals and academics. The workshop is expected to include German as well as English presentations.

Program Chairs and Commitee

Program Chairs:

  • Dr. Ingo Frommholz, University of Glasgow
  • Dr. Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim

Program Commitee:

  • Prof. Dr. Maximilian Eibl, TU Chemnitz
  • Dr. Ingo Frommholz, University of Glasgow, UK (Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Fuhr, Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • René Hackl, FIZ Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Hemmje, Fernuniversität Hagen
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Henrich, Universität Bamberg
  • Frank Hopfgartner, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Dr. Claus-Peter Klas, Fernuniversität Hagen
  • Dr. Michael Kluck, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Knorz, Fachhochschule Darmstadt
  • Sascha Kriewel, Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof. Dr. Reginald Ferber, Hochschule Darmstadt
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Griesbaum, Universität Hildesheim
  • Dr. Johannes Leveling, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Dr. Thomas Mandl, Universität Hildesheim (Chair)
  • Dr. Wolfgang Müller, EML Research
  • Prof. Dr. Marc Rittberger, DIPF, Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Dr. Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
  • Dr. Thomas Roelleke, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Rüger, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • Dr. Ralf Schenkel, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
  • Prof. Dr. Hinrich Schütze, Universität Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. Ingo Schmitt, TU Cottbus
  • Prof. Dr. Benno Stein, Universität Weimar
  • Dr. Ulrich Thiel, Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt
  • Judith Winter, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Wolff, Universität Regensburg
  • Prof. Dr. Christa Womser-Hacker, Universität Hildesheim


  • Development and optimization of retrieval systems
  • Retrieval with structured and multimedia documents
  • Evaluation and evaluation research
  • Text mining and information extraction
  • Multilingual systems
  • Digital libraries
  • User interfaces and user behavior
  • Interactive IR
  • Combination of structured and unstructured search
  • Machine learning in information retrieval
  • Information retrieval and knowledge management
  • Information retrieval and the semantic web
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Search

Types of Submissions

  • Full Papers (6 to 8 pages)
  • Short Papers (4 pages): Position papers or work in progress
  • Poster and Demonstrations (2 pages): Poster and Presentation of systems or prototypes

Submissions are welcome in English and German. They have to follow the conference format and should be submitted as PDF-files at All submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

Important Dates

  • Submissions: June, 5th 2009 extended to June 15, 2009
  • Notification: July, 5th 2009 extended to July 13, 2009
  • Camera Ready Contributions: July, 20th 2009 extended to July 27, 2009
  • Workshop September 21-23, 2009

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pdf CfP_IR_Workshop_2009_de_1.pdf
CfP WIR 2009 deutsch
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pdf CfP_IR_Workshop_2009_en_1.pdf
CfP WIR 2009 english
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pdf LWA_Proceedings.pdf
Proceedings LWA-WIR 2009
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