December 2017

December 2017, Volume 51 Number 3

Table of Contents


From the Chair 
Diane Kelly, pp 1-3

ACM SIGIR Annual Business Meeting 2017: Secretary’s Notes 
Emine Yilmaz, pp 4-9

Test Of Time Award

Personalizing Search via Automated Analysis of Interests and Activities 
Jaime Teevan, Susan T. Dumais, Eric Horvitz, pp 10-17


What We Talk About When We Talk About Information Retrieval 
Justin Zobel, pp 18-26

Toward Document Understanding for Information Retrieval 
Mostafa Dehghani, pp 27-31

Some Common Mistakes In IR Evaluation, And How They Can Be Avoided 
Norbert Fuhr, pp 32-41

ACM SIGIR Student Liaison Program 
Mohammad Aliannejadi, Maram Hasanain, Jiaxin Mao, Jaspreet Singh, Johanne R. Trippas, Hamed Zamani, Laura Dietz, pp 42-45

An Information Nutritional Label for Online Documents 
Norbert Fuhr, Anastasia Giachanou, Gregory Grefenstette, Iryna Gurevych, Andreas Hanselowski, Kalervo Jarvelin, Rosie Jones, Yiqun Liu, Josiane Mothe, Wolfgang Nejdl, Isabella Peters, Benno Stein, pp 46-66

Conference Reports

Report on CLEF 2017: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction 
Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro, Lorraine Goeuriot, Julio Gonzalo, Gareth J. F. Jones, Liadh Kelly, Seamus Lawless, Thomas Mandl, pp 67-77

Report on the 2017 ACM SIGIR International Conference Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR’17) 
Hui Fang, Jaap Kamps, Evangelos Kanoulas, Maarten de Rijke, Emine Yilmaz, pp 78-87

Summer School Reports

Asian Summer School in Information Access (ASSIA 2017) 
Makoto P. Kato, Takehiro Yamamoto, Hideo Joho, Masatoshi Yoshikawa, pp 88-93

Report on the 11th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2017) 
Pavel Braslavski, Jaap Kamps, Julia Kiseleva, Alexander Halperin, pp 94-98

Workshop Reports

Report on the SIGIR 2017 Workshop on Axiomatic Thinking for Information Retrieval and Related Tasks (ATIR) 
Enrique Amigo, Hui Fang, Stefano Mizzaro, ChengXiang Zhai, pp 99-106

Report on the 2nd Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries (BIRNDL 2017) 
Philipp Mayr, Muthu Kumar Chandrasekaran, Kokil Jaidka, pp 107-113

CAIR’17: First International Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval at SIGIR 2017 
Hideo Joho, Lawrence Cavedon, Jaime Arguello, Milad Shokouhi, Filip Radlinski, pp 114-121

Report on the Second International Workshop on the Evaluation on Collaborative Information Seeking and Retrieval (ECol’2017 @ CHIIR) 
Leif Azzopardi, Jeremy Pickens, Chirag Shah, Laure Soulier, Lynda Tamine, pp 122-127

Report on the SIGIR 2017 Workshop on eCommerce (ECOM17) 
Jon Degenhardt, Surya Kallumadi, Yiu-Chang Lin, Maarten de Rijke, Luo Si, Andrew Trotman, Sindhuja Venkatesh, Xu Yinghui, pp 128-138

Overview of the First Workshop on Knowledge Graphs and Semantics for Text Retrieval and Analysis (KG4IR) 
Laura Dietz, Chenyan Xiong, Edgar Meij, pp 139-144

Report on LEARNER 2017: 1st International Workshop on LEARning Next gEneration Rankers 
Nicola Ferro, Claudio Lucchese, Maria Maistro, Raffaele Perego, pp 145-151

Report on the Second SIGIR Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval (Neu-IR’17) 
Nick Craswell, W. Bruce Croft, Maarten de Rijke, Jiafeng Guo, Bhaskar Mitra, pp 152-158

Dissertation Abstracts

Energy Efficiency in Large Scale Information Retrieval Systems 
Matteo Catena, pp 159-160

Semantic Mapping in Video Retrieval 
Maaike H.T. de Boer, pp 161-162

Non-Uniform Information Access in Collaborative Information Retrieval 
Nyi Nyi Htun, pp 163-164

Applying Cognitive Learner Models for Recommender Systems in Sparse Data Learning Environments 
Simone Kopeinik, pp 165

Modeling Activation Processes in Human Memory to Improve Tag Recommendations 
Dominik Kowald, pp 166