The 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval

13-16 April, 2014 Amsterdam

Short Papers & Demos

Call for Demos

We invite you to submit a demo to ECIR 2014, to showcase your recently developed IR technology or exciting new ideas. Demos will be presented in a highly interactive setting, allowing you to share and discuss these ideas with a knowledgeable and interested audience. Demos that allow for interactions with your audience are specifically encouraged. These could provide a way to collect feedback on an early prototype, or to collect usage data. We specifically encourage demos from both academic and industrial contributors.

Demos are published as short papers not exceeding 4 pages, and will be presented at a special demonstrations session. All submissions will be refereed. Demo submissions are not required to be anonymous and should contain a link to an online demo, to a video showcasing the system, or to an appendix with screenshots of the demo. For details, see the submission guidelines for demos.

Read the full Call for Demos here:

Demo Chair

Katja Hofmann, Microsoft Research

Call for Short Papers

ECIR invites authors to submit short papers, which will be reviewed by experts on the basis of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen methodology, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of Information Retrieval.

Short papers can present smaller or more speculative ideas in the area of Information Retrieval. They could also be be more controversial. They may present new applications of old ideas or the reworking of previous studies. They should be inspirational and spark some discussion. Short papers are not full papers squeezed into six pages.

Short papers must not exceed 6 pages including references and figures. Accepted short papers will have to be presented at the conference as a poster. For details, see the submission guidelines for short papers.

All submissions must be written in English following LNCS author guidelines and submitted electronically through the short paper track in the ConfTool submission system at

Short Paper Co-chairs

Kira Radinsky, SalesPredict

Franciska de Jong, University of Twente