June 2015


Volume 49 Number 1

Table of Contents


From the Chair
Charles Clarke, pp 1


SIGIR 2014 Test of Time Award Winning Paper — Beyond Independent Relevance: Methods and Evaluation Metrics for Subtopic Retrieval
ChengXiang Zhai, William W. Cohen, John Lafferty, pp 2-9

Conference Reports

ICMR 2014: 4th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval
Martin Halvey, Philip McParlane, Joemon M. Jose, Keith van Rijsbergen, Stefan Rueger, R. Manmatha, Mohan Kankanhalli, pp 10-15

SIGIR Workshop Reports

SIGIR 2014 Workshop on Gathering Efficient Assessments of Relevance (GEAR’14)
Martin Halvey, Robert Villa, Paul D Clough, pp 16-19

Other Workshop Reports

Report on RecSys 2014 Workshop on New Trends in Content-Based Recommender Systems (CBRecSys 2014)
Toine Bogers, Marijn Koolen, Iván Cantador, pp 20-26

Report on the Seventh Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR’14)
Omar Alonso, Jaap Kamps, Jussi Karlgren, pp 27-34

Report on the Fourth Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2014)
Dirk Ahlers, Erik Wilde, Bruno Martins, pp 35-40

ECIR 2015 Workshop on Gamification for Information Retrieval (GamifIR’15)
Gabriella Kazai, Frank Hopfgartner, Udo Kruschwitz, pp 41-49

Report on the First Workshop on Supporting Complex Search Tasks (SCST’15)
Maria Gäde, Mark M. Hall, Hugo Huurdeman, Jaap Kamps, Marijn Koolen, Mette Skove, Elaine Toms, David Walsh, pp 50-56

Report on the Evaluation-as-a-Service (EaaS) Expert Workshop
Frank Hopfgartner, Allan Hanbury, Henning Müller, Noriko Kando, Simon Mercer, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Martin Potthast, Tim Gollub, Anastasia Krithara, Jimmy Lin, Krisztian Balog, Ivan Eggel, pp 57-65

Dissertation Abstracts

Query Scheduling Techniques and Power-Latency Trade-off Model for Large-Scale Search Engines
Ana Freire, pp 66

Text-Based Ephemeral Clustering for Web Image Retrieval on Mobile Devices
Jose G. Moreno, pp 67

A Framework for Enhancing the Query and Medical Record Representations for Patient Search
Nut Limsopatham, pp 68-69

Exploiting Implicit User Activity for Media Recommendation
Michele Trevisiol, pp 70