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Neu-IR 2017: welcome

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Opening note from Neu-IR 2017 workshop.

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Neu-IR 2017: welcome

  1. 1. Welcome to Neu-IR’17 The Second SIGIR Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval http://neu-ir.weebly.com @NeuIRwkshp ∑
  2. 2. W. Bruce Croft University of Massachusetts Amherst, US Jiafeng Guo Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, China Maarten de Rijke University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands Bhaskar Mitra Bing, Microsoft Cambridge, UK Nick Craswell Bing, Microsoft Bellevue, US A big welcome from all The Organizers
  3. 3. From the IR zodiac: The year of the Neural Nets Almost 1 in 4 papers at this year’s SIGIR was related to neural IRAn Introduction to Neural Information Retrieval. Bhaskar Mitra and Nick Craswell, in Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval, Now Publishers, 2017 (under review).
  4. 4. From the IR zodiac: The year of the Neural Nets SIGIR 2016 full paper titles SIGIR 2017 full paper titles Even compared to last year we see a growth in neural IR topics
  5. 5. From the IR zodiac: The year of the Neural Nets SIGIR 2016 full paper titles SIGIR 2017 full paper titles Even compared to last year we see a growth in neural IR topics
  6. 6. From the IR zodiac: The year of the Neural Nets 250+ registrations for NN4IR tutorial Lots of interests and excitement!
  7. 7. Hype? Genuine momentum? Probably a mix of both.
  8. 8. Neu-IR 2017 in numbers
  9. 9. # of registrations 178as of August 1 (end of online registrations)
  10. 10. # of submissions 25special track: 6, general track: 19
  11. 11. # of accepted papers 19special track: 5, general track: 14
  12. 12. % of accepted papers 76%special track: 83%, general track: 74%
  13. 13. Discuss, Share, Learn. Oral presentations, posters, TREC talks, panel discussions… Share your feedback and comments on twitter during the day using @NeuIRwkshp or #NeuIR2017
  14. 14. Posters Please setup your posters during the coffee / lunch break

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