General Chair:
Norbert Fuhr (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Programme Chairs:
Birger Larsen (Royal School of Library and Information Science, DK)
Michail Salampasis (Vienna University of Technology, AT)

Venue: Vienna University of Technology

Dates: 2-3 July 2012


The 5th Information Retrieval Facility Conference 2012 provided once again a multidisciplinary scientific forum for researchers in Information Retrieval and related areas. Furthermore, the conference aimed at bringing young researchers into contact with the industry at an early stage. Another emphasis was put on the applicability of IR solutions to real industry cases and the respective challenges.

The 5nd IRF Conference addressed 3 complementary research areas:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Machine Translation for search solutions
  • Interactive Information Access

The 5th IRF Conference targeted researchers who are interested in:

  • Learning about complementary technologies
  • Applying their results to real business needs
  • Joining the international research network of the MUMIA Cost Action
  • Discussing results obtained by using the IRF data resources

as well as technology providers and information search professionals who are interested in 

  • harnessing the know-how transfer from academic research
  • discovering new technologies on the market
  • discussing about still unsolved challenges in professional information search 

All papers underwent a review process with each paper being
reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee. The
proceedings of the 5th IRF Conference are published by Springer in the LNCS series.


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