The 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2017) will take place in Aberdeen, Scotland from 8 - 13 April 2017. ECIR is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval (IR). ECIR 2017 encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original and previously unpublished results. With the rapidly increasing amount of data produced at present, and the increasing adoption of IR techniques beyond the traditional search for documents, papers on IR applied to real-life information problems (e.g., eScience, the Internet of Things, User behaviours and analyses etc.)  are particularly encouraged. ECIR has a strong student focus, hence papers whose sole or main author is a postgraduate student or a postdoctoral researcher are especially welcome. Through the Doctoral Consortium, PhD students can introduce their current work and receive advice and feedback from members of the IR Community.


Tutorials inform the community of recent advances in core IR research, related research, or novel application areas related to IR. They may focus on specific problems or domains where IR research may be applied. Tutorials can be of either a half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or a full day (6 hours plus breaks). Tutorials are encouraged to be as interactive as possible. A university computer teaching laboratory (including multiple computers for students and projection of the instructor’s screen) could be made available for hands-on tutorials. The information required for a tutorial proposal is on the conference website. Tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the tutorial committee. A summary of the tutorial will be published in the conference proceedings.


All submissions must be written in English following the ECIR guidelines (http://irsg.bcs.org/proceedings/ECIR_Draft_Guidelines.pdf) and the LNCS author guidelines (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) and submitted electronically through the conference submission system.

A tutorial proposal should include the following:

  • Title of the tutorial;
  • Instructor(s) and their credentials (brief CVs);
  • Aims/Learning objectives;
  • Description of topics;
  • Scope of the tutorial, its relevance to the IR community;
  • Tutorial history (previous offerings of tutorial, if any);
  • Format of the tutorial (1/2 day or 1 day);
  • Resources required (computer teaching labs are available);
  • a 300 Word abstract (1-2 paragraphs to be included in conference materials);
  • Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation);
  • Target audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and expected prerequisite knowledge of the audience;
  • Citations to publications covered by the tutorial.

Tutorial proposals must be written in English. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format. Presenters of accepted tutorials will be invited to submit a brief description of the tutorial for inclusion in the ECIR conference proceedings.


  • Tutorials submission deadline: 9 September 2016
  • Notification on Tutorials: 17 October 2016


  • Daqing He (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Fazli Can (Bilkent University, Turkey)
  • Eero Sorumunen (University of Tampere, Finland)