Doctoral Consortium

Monday August 15, 2005

The second SIGIR Doctoral Consortium is being run as part of SIGIR 2005 in Salvador, Brazil. The purpose of the Consortium is to provide doctoral students with a forum, in which to discuss their PhD thesis proposal with experienced information retrieval (IR) researchers and other doctoral students.

A report on the Doctoral Consortium, which will include abstracts of the student papers, will be published in the Proceedings of the SIGIR 2005 Conference.

Details of the consortium arrangements will be communicated by email to the participants.

The student participants and titles of papers are:

  • An Analysis of Evolved Term-weighting Schemes in Information Retrieval
    Ronan Cummins
    Dept. of Information Technology
    National University of Ireland
    Galway, Ireland
  • Score Region Algebra: A Framework for Structured IR
    Vojkan Mihajlovic
    CTIT, University of Twente
    The Netherlands
  • Advancing Corpus-Based Bilingual Retrieval
    Paul McNamee
    University of Maryland
    Baltimore County , USA
  • The Re:Search Engine: Helping People Return to Information on the Web
    Jaime Teevan
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, Ma., USA
  • Web Information Access in the Blog Age: Opinions Matter
    Gilad Mishne
    Informatics Institute
    University of Amsterdam
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Recovering Chronological Relationships in Dynamic Information
    Jahna Otterbacher
    School of Information
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Mi.., USA
  • Focused Information Retrieval from Semi-Structured Documents
    Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
    Informatics Institute
    University of Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • A Quality Focused Crawler for Health Information
    Thanh Tin Tang
    Department of Computer Science
    Australian National University
    Canberra, Australia
  • Query-based, task-specific automatic summarization of biomedical literature on gene-gene relations
    Jianji Yang
    Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, Or., USA
  • Topic Hierarchy Construction for Web Site Summarization
    Yongzheng Zhang
    Faculty of Computer Science
    Dalhousie University,

Consortium Program Committee

The members of the Consortium Program Committee are:

Nick Belkin, Rutgers U., USA
Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon U., USA
Bruce Croft, U. Massachusetts, USA
Sue Dumais, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Liz Liddy, Syracuse U., USA
Yoëlle Maarek, IBM Research, Israel
Alistair Moffat, U. Melbourne, Australia
Doug Oard, U. Maryland, USA
John Tait, U. Sunderland, UK
Fabrizio Sebastiani, U. Padua, Italy


David Harper, The Robert Gordon University, UK

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