December 2011


Volume 45 Number 2

Table of Contents


From the Chair
James Allan, pp 1

ACM SIGIR Annual Business Meeting 2011: Secretary’s Notes
Andrew Trotman, pp 2-7

Summary of Responses to Summer 2011 SIGIR Survey
James Allan, pp 8-16

Conference and Summer School Reports

IR Research: Systems, Interaction, Evaluation and Theories (ECIR 2011 Keynote)
Kalvero Järvelin, pp 17-31

CLEF 2011 Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation
Paul Clough, Nicola Ferro, Pamela Forner, Julio Gonzalo, Bouke Huurnink, Jaana Kekäläinen, Mounia Lalmas, Vivien Petras, Maarten de Rijke, pp 32-37

The Fourth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2011)
Irwin King, Hang Li, pp 38-40

Report on the First Summer School on NLP and IR in Beijing
Ken Church, Jian-Yun Nie, Le Sun, Maosong Sun, Haifeng Wang, Endong Xun, pp 41-42

SIGIR Workshop Reports

The First International Workshop on Entity-Oriented Search (EOS)
Krisztian Balog, Arjen P. de Vries, Pavel Serdyukov, Ji-Rong Wen, pp 43-50

Report on the SIGIR Workshop on “entertain me”: Supporting Complex Search Tasks
Nicholas J. Belkin, Charles L. A. Clarke, Ning Gao, Jaap Kamps, Jussi Karlgren, pp 51-59

Enriching Information Retrieval
Paul N. Bennett, Khalid El-Arini, Thorsten Joachims, Krysta M. Svore, pp 60-65

Crowdsourcing for Information Retrieval
Matthew Lease, Emine Yilmaz , pp 66-75

ECIR Workshop Reports

Report on the ECIR 2011 Workshop on Information Retrieval Over Query Sessions
Ben Carterette, Paul D. Clough, Evangelos Kanoulas, Mark Sanderson, pp 76-80

Workshop on Evaluating Personal Search
Liadh Kelly, Jinyoung Kim, David Elsweiler, pp 81-86

The 1st International Workshop on Diversity in Document Retrieval
Craig Macdonald, Charles Clarke, Jun Wang, pp 87-93

Other Workshop Reports

PMHR 2011 The First Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval
Maristella Agosti, Ernesto William De Luca, Séamus Lawless, Johannes Leveling, pp 94-98

Report on the Joint WICOW/AIRWeb Workshop on Web Quality (WebQuality 2011)
Carlos Castillo, Zoltan Gyongyi, Adam Jatowt, Katsumi Tanaka, pp 99-101

HCIR 2011: The Fifth International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval
Robert Capra, Gene Golovchinsky, Bill Kules, Dan Russell, Catherine L. Smith, Daniel Tunkelang, Ryen W. White, pp 102-106

Dissertation Abstracts

Effective Focused Retrieval by Exploiting Query Context and Document Structure
Rianne Kaptein, p 107

System Evaluation of Archival Description and Access
Junte Zhang, p 108