December 2014


Volume 48 Number 2

Table of Contents


From the Chair
Charles Clarke, pp 1-1

ACM SIGIR Annual Business Meeting 2014: Secretary’s Notes
Jaap Kamps, pp 2-9

SIGIR 2014 Test of Time Award
Fernando Diaz, pp 10-11

ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR)
Ryen White, pp 12-13


Visualization for Relevance Assessments
Omar Alonso, pp 14-21

Experimentation Standards for Crisis Informatics
Fernando Diaz, pp 22-30

CLEF 15th Birthday: Past, Present, and Future
Nicola Ferro, pp 31-55

Conference Reports

CLEF 2014
Linda Cappellato, Paul Clough, Nicola Ferro, Mark Hall, Martin Halvey, Allan Hanbury, Evangelos Kanoulas, Wessel Kraaij, Mihai Lupu, Mark Sanderson, Elaine Toms, Robert Villa, pp 56-62

SIGIR Workshop Reports

ERD’14: Entity Recognition and Disambiguation Challenge
David Carmel, Ming-Wei Chang, Evgeniy Gabrilovitch, Bo-June (Paul) Hsu, Kuansan Wang, pp 63-77

Report on the SIGIR 2014 Workshop on Medical Information Retrieval (MedIR)
Lorraine Goeuriot, Liadh Kelly, Gareth J.F. Jones, Henning Müller, Justin Zobel, pp 78-82

PIR 2014: The First International Workshop on Privacy-Preserving IR: When Information Retrieval Meets Privacy and Security
Luo Si, Hui Yang, pp 83-88

Other Workshop Reports

Report on the 4th Workshop on Context-awareness in Retrieval and Recommendation (CaRR 2014)
Alan Said, Ernesto W. De Luca, Daniele Quercia, pp 89-92

Report on the WebQuality 2014 Workshop
Adam Jatowt, Carlos Castillo, James Caverlee, Katsumi Tanaka, pp 93-95

Report on the 1st International Workshop on Information Access in Smart Cities (i-ASC 2014)
M-Dyaa Albakour, Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis, Charles L.A. Clarke, Veli Bicer, pp 96-104

8th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2014)
Pavel Braslavski, Nikolay Karpov, Marcel Worring, Yana Volkovich, Dmitry I. Ignatov, pp 105-110

Report on the 3rd MUMIA Training School on Information Retrieval and Interactive Information Access
Michail Salampasis, Yannis Tzitzikas, pp 111-115

Dissertation Abstracts

Semantic Search as Inference: Large Applications in Health Informatics
Bevan Koopman, pp 116-117

Interactive Exploration of Multi-Dimensional Information Spaces with Preference Support
Panagiotis Papadakos, pp 118-118

Geo-Temporal Mining and Searching of Events from Web-Based Image Collections
Massimiliano Ruocco, pp 119-120