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Last Call for Papers: EVIA 2017, Extended Deadline October 13

We invite submissions for the Eighth International Workshop on
Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2017) which will be held in
conjunction with NTCIR 13 in Tokyo, Japan, on December 5, 2017.

Information Access technologies provide the interface between human
information needs and digital information resources. The reliable
evaluation of these technologies has been recognized for decades as
central to the advancement of the field. As information retrieval
technologies become more pervasive, the forms of retrieval more
diverse, and retrieval tools richer, the importance of effective,
efficient, and innovative evaluation grows as well.

We invite both short papers (2-4 pages) and long papers (8-10 pages)
addressing one or more of the following topics, as well as any other
topic related to the evaluation of information access:

  • Test collection formation, evaluation metrics, and evaluation environments
  • Statistical issues in information retrieval evaluation
  • User studies and the evaluation of human-computer interaction in information retrieval (HCIR)
  • Evaluation methods for multilingual, multimedia, or mobile information access
  • Novel information access tasks and their evaluation
  • Evaluation and assessment using implicit user feedback, crowdsourcing, living labs, or inferential methods
  • Evaluation issues in industrial and enterprise retrieval systems
  • Reproducibility issues in information retrieval evaluation

Accepted papers will be included in the EVIA 2017 proceedings in the
CEUR Workshop Proceedings ( series, indexed by DBLP,
Google Scholar, Scopus and others.

All the accepted papers will be given a presentation slot during EVIA.

EVIA is open to all attendees at NTCIR.


We invite submissions of regular papers (up to 8-10 pages) and short
papers (up to 4 pages). Submissions must be in English, in PDF format,
and must use standard ACM SIGIR templates, available at, for both LaTeX
and Word.

Papers must report work that is not previously published, not accepted
for publication elsewhere, and not currently under review elsewhere.

Submissions will be subject to double-blind reviewing and should not
contain any author identification.

Papers should be submitted electronically conference submission system at



Deadline time is 11:59 p.m. (anywhere in the world)

  • Submission deadline (extended):  October 13, 2017
  • Notifications to authors: November 7, 2017
  • Camera ready due: November 17, 2017
  • EVIA 2017 @NII, Tokyo, Japan: December 5, 2017
  • NTCIR-13 @NII, Tokyo, Japan: December 6-8, 2017


Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
Ian Soboroff, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

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