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ICTIR 2017 - Workshops & Tutorials

18:00Drinks at CASA 400
9:00Tutorial 1Tutorial 2Workshop 1
Tutorial title: Differential Privacy for Information RetrievalTutorial title: Efficiency/Effectiveness Trade-offs in Learning to RankSearch-Oriented Conversational AI (SCAI)
Tutorial speaker: Grace Hui Yang and Sicong ZhangTutorial speaker: Claudio Lucchese and Franco Maria Nardini
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Tutorial 1 (Cont')Tutorial 2 (Cont')Workshop 1 (Cont')
12:30Lunch (at the venue)
14:00Tutorial 3Workshop 2Workshop 1 (Cont')
Tutorial title: Bandit Algorithms in Interactive Information RetrievalLearning Next Generation Rankers (LEARNER 2017)
Tutorial speaker: Dorota Glowacka
15:30Coffee Break
16:00Tutorial 3 (Cont')Workshop 2 (Cont')Workshop 1 (Cont')

Monday, October 2, 2017

18:30Welcome ReceptionAt
9:00Conference Welcome
9:10Keynote Talk
(Chair: Hui Fang)
Information Retrieval Meets Game Theory, Oren Kurland
10:10Coffee Break
10:40Session 1: Entities and knowledge basesStructural Regularities in Text-based Entity Vector Spaces by Christophe Van Gysel, Maarten de Rijke and Evangelos Kanoulas
(Chair: Shane Culpepper)Knowledge Questions from Knowledge Graphs by Dominic Seyler, Mohamed Yahya and Klaus Berberich
A Deep Neural Information Retrieval Model Enhanced by a Knowledge Resource Driven Representation of Documents by Gia-Hung Nguyen, Laure Soulier, Lynda Tamine and Nathalie Bricon-Souf
On Type-Aware Entity Retrieval by Dario Garigliotti and Krisztian Balog
12:00Lunch (at venue)
13:00Session 2: Query and document representationsEnhanced Mean Retrieval Score Estimation for Query Performance Prediction by Haggai Roitman, Shai Erera, Oren Sar Shalom and Bar Weiner
(Chair: Djoerd Hiemstra)Can Short Queries Be Even Shorter? by Peilin Yang and Hui Fang
Deriving Differentially Private Session Logs for Query Suggestion by Sicong Zhang and Grace Hui Yang
Graph-based semi-supervised learning for text classification by Natalie Widmann and Suzan Verberne
14:20Coffee Break
14:50Session 3: EvaluationAre IR evaluation measures on an interval scale? by Marco Ferrante, Nicola Ferro and Silvia Pontarollo
(Chair: Fabio Crestani)Considering Assessor Agreement in IR Evaluation by Eddy Maddalena, Kevin Roitero, Gianluca Demartini and Stefano Mizzaro
Dealing with Incomplete Judgments in Cascade Measures by Kai Hui, Klaus Berberich and Ida Mele
Evaluation Measures for Relevance and Credibility in Ranked Lists by Christina Lioma, Jakob Grue Simonsen and Birger Larsen
16:10Panel DiscussionThe end of IR as we know it?

Chair: Arjen de Vries
Panelists: Jimmy Lin, Grace Hui Yang, Norbert Fuhr, Fiana Raiber, Leif Azzopardi

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

19:00Banquet at De Kas
9:00Keynote Talk

(Chair: Lynda Tamine)
The Evolution of Computational Advertising, Suju Rajan
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Session 4: Retrieval modelsImproved Query Topic Models Using Pseudo-Relevant Polya Document Models by Ronan Cummins
(Chair: Norbert Fuhr)On the Additivity and Weak Baselines for Search Result Diversification Research by Mehmet Akcay, Ismail Sengor Altingovde, Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis
Kullback-Leibler Divergence Revisited by Fiana Raiber and Oren Kurland
Text Retrieval based on Least Information Measurement by Weimao Ke
12:00Lunch (at venue)
13:00Session 5: Social media
Mining Temporal Statistics of Query Terms for Searching Social Media Posts by Jinfeng Rao, Ferhan Ture, Xing Niu and Jimmy Lin
Ismail Sengor Altingovde)
Modeling Controversy within Populations by Myungha Jang, Shiri Dori-Hacohen and James Allan
Recommendation with Social Relationships via Deep Learning by Dimitrios Rafailidis and Fabio Crestani
Characterizing and Predicting Supply-side Engagement on Crowd-contributed Video Sharing Platforms by Rishabh Mehrotra and Prasanta Bhattacharya
14:20Coffee Break
14:50Poster Booster

(Chair: Krisztian Balog)
15:20Poster Session
17:00Award Announcements

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

15:00Closing of Conference
9:00Keynote Talk

(Chair: Julia Kiseleva)
Learning in networks: How to exploit relationships to improve predictions, Jennifer Neville
10:00Coffee Break
10:40Session 6: Interactive and session searchTowards the Next Generation of Personal Assistants: Systems that Know When You Forget by Seyed Ali Bahrainian and Fabio Crestani
(Chair: Haggai Roitman)On Effective Dynamic Search in Specialized Domains by Felipe Moraes, Rodrygo Santos and Nivio Ziviani
Investigating Per Topic Upper Bound for Session Search Evaluation by Zhiwen Tang and Grace Hui Yang
Information Retrieval Evaluation as Search Simulation: A General Formal Framework for IR Evaluation by Yinan Zhang, Xueqing Liu and Chengxiang Zhai
12:00Lunch (at venue)
13:00Business Meeting
14:00Session 7: User modellingA User Re-Modeling Approach to Item Recommendation using Complex Usage Data by Oren Sar Shalom, Haggai Roitman, Yishay Mansour and Amihood Amir
Personalized Navigation and Random Walk on the Complex Heterogeneous Graph by Xiaozhong Liu, Yingying Yu, Zhuoren Jiang, Chun Guo and Scott Jensen
(Chair: Nicola Ferro)The Positive and Negative Influence of Search Results on People’s Decisions about the Efficacy of Medical Treatments by Frances Pogacar, Amira Ghenai, Mark Smucker and Charles Clarke













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