After a successful start in 2010, the 2nd Information Retrieval Facility Conference held on 6 June 2011 in the University of Technology of Vienna provided once again a multidisciplinary scientific forum for researchers in Information Retrieval and related areas. The presented papers addressed 3 specific application areas: Patents and Multilinguality, Interactive Retrieval SUpport and IR and the Net. At the end of the conference, a panel of experts from both academia and industry discussed the relevance of the presented papers for current challenges faced by information professionals.


The IRF Scientific Conference aims at bringing young researchers into contact with the industry at an early stage. Another emphasis is put on the applicability of IR solutions to real industry cases and the respective challenges.

All papers underwent a review process with each paper being reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee. As in 2010, the proceedings are published by Springer in the LNCS series.

Proceedings of the 2nd IRF Scientific Conference: "Multidisciplinary Information Retrieval"

IRF Conference Organization

General Chair: W. Bruce Croft, Professor, University of Massachusetts, US

Programme Chair: Arjen de Vries, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, NL

Programme Co-Chair: Andreas Rauber, Professor, Technical University Vienna, AT 

In cooperation with the Austrian Computing Society and the Vienna University of Technology.

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