June 2020

June 2020, Volume 54 Number 1

Table of Contents

Chair’s Letter
Ben Carterette


Announcement and Call for Nominations: ACM SIGIR Academy
Ryen W. White


TREC-COVID: Constructing a Pandemic Information Retrieval Test Collection
Ellen Voorhees, Tasmeer Alam, Steven Bedrick, Dina Demner-Fushman, William R. Hersh, Kyle Lo, Kirk Roberts, Ian Soboroff, Lucy Lu Wang

Challenges and Research Opportunities in eCommerce Search and Recommendations
Manos Tsagkias, Tracy Holloway King, Surya Kallumadi, Vanessa Murdock, Maarten de Rijke

Event Reports

Dagstuhl Seminar 19461 on Conversational Search
Avishek Anand, Lawrence Cavedon, Matthias Hagen, Hideo Joho, Mark Sanderson, Benno Stein

Report on the 2nd ACM SIGIR/SIGKDD Africa School on Machine Learning for Data Mining and Search Report
Tanya Berger-Wolf, Ben Carterette, Tamer Elsayed, Maria Keet, Fabrizio Sebastiani, Hussein Suleman

Report on the WSDM 2020 Workshop on State-based User Modelling (SUM’20)
Sahan Bulathwela, María Pérez-Ortiz, Rishabh Mehrotra, Davor Orlic, Colin de la Higuera, John Shawe-Taylor and Emine Yilmaz

Report on the International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Recommendations (NLP4REC 2020)

Xiao Huang, Pengjie Ren, Zhaochun Ren, Fei Sun, Xiangnan He, Dawei Yin, Maarten de Rijke

ECIR 2020 Workshops: Assessing the Impact of Going Online
Sérgio Nunes, Suzanne Little, Sumit Bhatia, Ludovico Boratto, Guillaume Cabanac, Ricardo Campos, Francisco M. Couto, Stefano Faralli, Ingo Frommholz, Adam Jatowt, Alípio Jorge, Mirko Marras, Philipp Mayr, Giovanni Stilo

Report on the Tenth International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2020) Workshop held at The Web Conference, WWW2020
Dirk Ahlers, Erik Wilde, Rossano Schifanella, Jalal S. Alowibdi

Report on the International Workshop on Algorithmic Bias in Search and Recommendation (Bias 2020)
Ludovico Boratto, Stefano Faralli, Mirko Marras, Giovanni Stilo

Report on the 10th Anniversary Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval (BIR 2020)
Guillaume Cabanac, Ingo Frommholz, Philipp Mayr

Report on the Third International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts (Text2Story 2020)
Ricardo Campos, Alípio M. Jorge, Adam Jatowt, Sumit Bhatia, Arian Pasquali, João Paulo Cordeiro, Conceição Rocha, Behrooz Mansouri, Brenda Santana

Opinion Papers

On Fuhr’s Guideline for IR Evaluation
Tetsuya Sakai

Transitioning the Information Retrieval Literature to a Fully Open Access Model
Djoerd Hiemstra, Marie-Francine Moens, Raffaele Perego, Fabrizio Sebastiani

The Dilemma of the Direct Answer
Martin Potthast, Matthias Hagen, Benno Stein

Dissertation Abstracts

Machine Learning Applied in Natural Language Processing
Andrei-Mădălin Butnaru

Task-Based Support in Search Engines
Darío Garigliotti

Information Extraction from Digital Social Trace Data with Applications to Social Media and Scholarly Communication Data
Shubhanshu Mishra

Managing Tail Latency in Large Scale Information Retrieval Systems
Joel M. Mackenzie