AIRS NEWS

AIRS 2016 will be held in Beijing, China, from 30 Nov to 2 Dec 2016.

AIRS 2015 will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from 2 to 4 December.

AIRS 2014 will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on 3-5 December 2014! (January 12, 2014)

Added a link to the AIRS 2013 website (see HISTORY) (January 17, 2013)

AIRS 2013 will be held in Singapore, Dec 9-11, 2013! (December 20, 2012)

New AIRS steering committee chair (for 2013): Dawei Song! (December 20, 2012)

AIRS History

1996

International Workshop on Information Retrieval with Oriental Languages (IROL'96) [Taejon, Korea]

1997

International Workshop on Information Retrieval with Asian Languages (IRAL'97)[Tsukuba, Japan]

1998

                                                            IRAL'98 [Singapore]

1999

IRAL'99 [Taipei, Taiwan]

2000

IRAL'00 (as an ACL workshop) [Hong Kong, China]

2003

IRAL'03 (as an ACL workshop) [Sapporo, Japan]

2004

Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS'04) [Beijing, China]

2005

AIRS'05 [Jeju Island, Korea]

2006

AIRS'06 [Singapore]

2008

AIRS'08 [Harbin, China]

2009

AIRS'09 [Sapporo, Japan]

2010

Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS'10) [Taipei, Taiwan]

2011

AIRS'11 [Dubai, UAE]

2012

AIRS'12 [Tianjin, China]

2013

AIRS'13 [Singapore]

2014

AIRS'14 [Kuching, Malaysia]

2015

AIRS'15 [Brisbane, Australia]

2016

AIRS'16 [Beijing, China]

Let's Work Together!

Publications & Awards

AIRS'09 Best Paper Award:

Falk Scholer and Andrew Turpin: Relevance Profiling and Metric Mismatch in Retrieval Evaluation

AIRS'10 Best Paper Award:

Jun Xu, Hang Li and Chaoliang Zhong: Relevance Ranking using Kernels

AIRS'12 Best Paper Award:

Tetsuya Sakai, Zhicheng Dou, Ruihua Song and Noriko Kando: The Reusability of a Diversified Search Test Collection

AIRS'12 Best Poster Award:

Debasis Ganguly, Johannes Leveling and Gareth Jones: Topical Relevance Models

AIRS'13 Best Paper Award:

Laure Soulier, Lynda Tamine and Wahiba Bahsoun: A Collaborative Document Ranking Model for a Multi-Faceted Search

AIRS'13 Best Poster Award:

Qianli Xing, Yiqun Liu, Min Zhang, Shaoping Ma and Kuo Zhang: Characterizing Expertise of Search Engine Users

Rajendra Prasath, Aidan Duane and Philip O'Reilly: Topic Assisted Fusion to Re-Rank Texts for Multi-Faceted Information Retrieval

AIRS'13 Best Oral Presentation Award:

Alistair Moffat: Seven Numeric Properties of Effectiveness Metrics

AIRS'14 Best Paper Award:

Thabit Sabbah and Ali Selamat: Modified Frequency-Based term Weighting Scheme for Accurate Dark Web Content Classification.

AIRS'15 Best Paper Award:

Madam Hassain,Tamer Ellsayed, Walid Magdy, Improving Tweet Timeline Generation by Predicting Optimal Retrieval Depth

AIRS'15 Best Short Paper Award:

Rajul Anand, Alexander Kotov, Improving Difficult Queries by Leveraging Clusters in Term Graph

People

AIRS Steering Committee

Alistair Moffat (2015 Chair, Australia)

Hsin-Hsi Chen (Taiwan)

Wai Lam (Hong Kong)

Zhicheng Dou (Mainland China)

Dawei Song (2013 Chair, UK)

Masaharu Yoshioka (2014 Chair, Japan)

Youngjoong Ko (Korea)

AIRS Advisors

Mun Kew Leong (Singapore)

Sung-Hyon Myaeng (Korea)

Kam-Fai Wong (Hong Kong)

Tetsuya Sakai (Japan)

Gary Geunbae Lee (Korea)