December 2019

December 2019, Volume 53 Number 2

Table of Contents


From the Chair

Ben Carterette, pp 1-2

SIGIR Reports

Report on the 4th Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries at SIGIR 2019

Muthu Kumar Chandrasekaran, Philipp Mayr, pp 3-10

Report on the SIGIR 2019 Workshop on eCommerce (ECOM19)

Jon Degenhardt, Surya Kallumadi, Utkarsh Porwal, Andrew Trotman, pp 11-19

FACTS-IR: Fairness, Accountability, Confidentiality, Transparency, and Safety in Information Retrieval

Alexandra Olteanu, Jean Garcia-Gathright, Maarten de Rijke, Michael D. Ekstrand (Organizers), pp 20-43

Women In IR: Addressing Gender Inequality

Nazli Goharian, Suzan Verberne, pp 44

Workshop Reports

Report on the International Conference on Design of Experimental Search & Information REtrieval Systems (DESIRES 2018)

Omar Alonso, Gianmaria Silvello, pp 45-53

Report on ESSIR 2019: the 12th European Summer School in Information Retrieval

Maristella Agosti, Nicola Ferro, Gabriella Pasi, Marco Viviani, pp 54-61

Report on the First HIPstIR Workshop on the Future of Information Retrieval

Laura Dietz, Bhaskar Mitra, Jeremy Pickens, pp 62-75

What does good look like?: Report on the 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems (KidRec) at IDC 2019

Theo Huibers, Monica Landoni, Maria Soledad Pera, Jerry Alan Fails, Emiliana Murgia, Natalia Kucirkova, pp 76-81

Report on the Ninth International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2019) Workshop held at The Web Conference, WWW2019

Dirk Ahlers, Erik Wilde, Rossano Schifanella, Jalal S. Alowibdi, pp 82-87


The Neural Hype, Justified! A Recantation

Jimmy Lin, pp 88-93

Information Retrieval and Its Sister Disciplines

Grace Yang, pp 94-96

Dissertation Abstracts

Neural Generative Models and Representation Learning for Information Retrieval

Qingyao Ai, pp 97

Modeling User Information Needs on Mobile Devices: from Recommendation to Conversation

Mohammad Aliannejadi, pp 98-99

Search and Analytics Using Semantic Annotations

Dhruv Gupta, pp 100-101

Effective Neural Architectures for Context-Aware Venue Recommendation

Jarana Manotumruksa, pp 102-103

Neural Models for Information Retrieval without Labeled Data

Hamed Zamani, pp 104-105

Spoken Conversational Search: Audio-only Interactive Information Retrieval

Johanne R. Trippas, pp 106-107

Late Breaking

Report on CLEF 2019

Martin Braschler, Linda Cappellato, Fabio Crestani, Nicola Ferro, Gundula Heinatz Bürki, David E. Losada, Henning Müller, Andreas Rauber, Jacques Savoy, pp 108-118

Autumn School for Information Retrieval and Information Foraging 2019

Felix Engl, Robin Jegan, Leon Martin, pp 119-123

ACM SIGIR Annual Business Meeting 2019: Secretary’s Notes

Claudia Hauff, pp 124-127