December 2018

December 2018, Volume 52 Number 2

Table of Contents


From the Chair

Diane Kelly, pp 1-4

ACM SIGIR Annual Business Meeting 2018: Secretary’s Notes

Emine Yilmaz, pp 5-10

Test Of Time Award

Improving Web Search Ranking by Incorporating User Behavior Information

Eugene Agichtein, Eric Brill, Susan Dumais, pp 11-18


What Should We Teach in Information Retrieval?

Ilya Markov, Maarten de Rijke, pp 19-39

The Neural Hype and Comparisons Against Weak Baselines

Jimmy Lin, pp 40-51

Salton Award Keynote: Information Interaction in Context

Kalervo Järvelin, pp 52-63

Fairness and Transparency in Ranking

Carlos Castillo, pp 64-71

Conference Reports

Report on CLEF 2018: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction

Patrice Bellot, Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro, Josiane Mothe, Fionn Murtagh, Jian-Yun Nie, Eric SanJuan, Laure Soulier, Chiraz Trabelsi, pp 72-82

School Reports

Autumn School for Information Retrieval and Information Foraging 2017

Samuel Dodson, Steven Zimmerman, pp 83-86

Autumn School for Information Retrieval and Foraging 2018

Amelia W. Cole, Linda Achilles, pp 87-91

Report on the Quantum Information Access and Retrieval Theory Winter School

Emanuele Di Buccio, pp 92-99

Report on the 12th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2018)

Yelena Mejova, Ekaterina Chernyak, Elena Tutubalina, Pavel Braslavski, pp 100-104

Workshop Reports

Report on the 3rd Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries (BIRNDL 2018)

Philipp Mayr, Muthu Kumar Chandrasekaran, Kokil Jaidka, pp 105-110

CAIR’18: Second International Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval at SIGIR 2018

Damiano Spina, Jaime Arguello, Hideo Joho, Julia Kiseleva, Filip Radlinski, pp 111-116

Report on the DATA:SEARCH’18 workshop: Searching Data on the Web

Laura Koesten, Philipp Mayr, Paul Groth, Elena Simperl, Maarten de Rijke, pp 117-124

Report on EARS’18: 1st International Workshop on ExplainAble Recommendation and Search

Yongfeng Zhang, Yi Zhang, Min Zhang, pp 125-131

Report on GLARE 2018: 1st Workshop on Generalization in Information Retrieval: Can We Predict Performance in New Domains

Ian Soboroff, Nicola Ferro, Norbert Fuhr, pp 132-137

Building Community: Report on the 2nd International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender Systems (KidRec) at IDC 2018

Jerry Alan Fails, Maria Soledad Pera, Natalia Kucirkova, pp 138-144

Report on the Eighth International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2018)

Dirk Ahlers, Erik Wilde, Rossano Schifanella, Jalal S. Alowibdi, pp 145-152

First International Workshop on Professional Search

Suzan Verberne, Jiyin He, Udo Kruschwitz, Gineke Wiggers, Birger Larsen, Tony Russell-Rose, Arjen P. de Vries, pp 153-162

Report on the Second Workshop on Exploitation of Social Media for Emergency Relief and Preparedness (SMERP 2018) at the Web Conference (WWW) 2018

Saptarshi Ghosh, Kripabandhu Ghosh, Debasis Ganguly, Tanmoy Chakraborty, Gareth J. F. Jones, Marie-Francine Moens, pp 163-168

Dissertation Abstracts

Text Summarization and Categorization for Scientific and Health-Related Data

Arman Cohan, pp 169

Robust Selective Search

Yubin Kim, pp 170-171

On Biases in Information Retrieval Models and Evaluation

Aldo Lipani, pp 172-173

Exploiting User Signals and Stochastic Models to Improve Information Retrieval Systems and Evaluation

Maria Maistro, pp 174-175

Inferring User Needs & Tasks from User Interactions

Rishabh Mehrotra, pp 176-177

The Knowledge and Language Gap in Medical Information Seeking

Luca Soldaini, pp 178-179

Text Representation, Retrieval, and Understanding with Knowledge Graphs

Chenyan Xiong, pp 180-181