By Karen Spärck Jones (auth.), Fabrizio Sebastiani (eds.)
The ecu convention on info Retrieval study, now in its twenty fifth “Silver Jubilee” variation, used to be initiallyestablished bythe details Retrieval expert workforce of the British desktop Society(BCS-IRSG) lower than the identify “Annual Colloquium on details Retrieval Research,” and was once regularly held within the uk till 1997. on account that 1998 the positioning of the colloquium has alternated among the uk and the remainder of Europe, so as to re?ect the starting to be eu orientation of the development. for a similar cause, in 2001 the development was once renamed “European Annual Colloquium on details Retrieval Research.” on account that 2002, the court cases of the Colloquium were released bySpringer-Verlag of their Lecture Notes in computing device technology sequence. In 2003 BCS-IRSG determined to rename the development “European convention on details Retrieval Research,” as a way to re?ect what the development had slowly become, i.e., a full-blown convention with a eu application committee, powerful peer reviewing, and a (mostly) ecu viewers. although, ECIR nonetheless keeps the robust pupil concentration that has characterised the Colloquia given that their inception: pupil charges are saved particularlylow, a s- dent trip provide software comes in order to inspire scholars to wait the convention (and inspire pupil authors to offer their papers pers- ally), and a most sensible pupil Paper Award is assigned (conversely, ECIR has no most sensible paper award).