December 2010


Volume 44 Number 2

Table of Contents


From the Chair
James Allan, pp 1

ACM SIGIR Annual Business Meeting 2010: Secretary’s Notes
Andrew Trotman, pp 2-7

Conference Reports

CLEF 2010 Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation
Maristella Agosti, Martin Braschler, Khalid Choukri, Nicola Ferro, Donna Harman, Carol Peters, Emanuele Pianta, Maarten de Rijke, Alan Smeaton, pp 8-12

The Third Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIiX’10)
Diane Kelly, Nicholas J. Belkin, pp 13-14

SIGIR Workshop Reports

SIGIR 2010 Workshop Program Overview
Omar Alonso, Giambattista Amati, pp 15-16

Crowdsourcing for Search Evaluation
Vitor Carvalho, Matthew Lease, Emine Yilmaz, pp 17-22

Towards Accessible Search Systems
Pavel Serdyukov, Djoerd Hiemstra, Ian Ruthven, pp 23-27

Workshop on Desktop Search
David Elsweiler, Gareth Jones, Liadh Kelly, Jaime Teevan, pp 28-34

Report on the SIGIR 2010 Workshop on the Simulation of Interaction
Leif Azzopardi, Kalervo Järvelin, Jaap Kamps, Mark D. Smucker, pp 35-47

Query Representation and Understanding Workshop
W. Bruce Croft, Michael Bendersky, Hang Li, Gu Xu, pp 48-53

The 8th Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval (LSDS-IR’10)
Roi Blanco, B. Barla Cambazoglu, Claudio Lucchese, pp 54-58

Web N-gram Workshop 2010
Chengxiang Zhai, David Yarowsky, Evelyne Viegas, Kuansan Wang, Stephan Vogel, pp 59-63

Other Workshop Reports

DIR 2010: The Tenth Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop
Wessel Kraaij, Suzan Verberne, Max Hinne, Maarten van der Heijden, Theo van der Weide, pp 64-66

EVIA 2010: The Third International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access
William Webber, Tetsuya Sakai, Mark Sanderson, pp 67-72

HCIR 2010: The Fourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval
Robert Capra, Bill Kules, Catherine L. Smith, Daniel Tunkelang, Ryen W. White, pp 73-77

Report of the 4th Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW 2010)
Adam Jatowt, Katsumi Tanaka, pp 78-83

Dissertation Abstracts

Modeling Representation Uncertainty in Concept-Based Multimedia Retrieval
Robin Aly, p 82

Linguistic and Semantic Passage Retrieval Strategies for Question Answering
Matthew W. Bilotti, p 83

Personalized Video Retrieval: Application of Implicit Feedback and Semantic User Profiles
Frank Hopfgartner, p 84

Scalability of Findability: Decentralized Search and Retrieval in Large Information Networks
Weimao Ke, p 86

Personalizing Information Retrieval Using Task Stage, Topic Knowledge and Task Products
Jingjing Liu, p 87

A Framework for Supporting User-Centric Collaborative Information Seeking
Chirah Shah, p 88

Proof of Concept: Concept-based Biomedical Information Retrieval
Dolf Trieschnigg, p 89

In Search of the Why: Developing a System for Answering Why-Questions
Suzan Verberne, p 90