Information and Digital Infrastructures for Digital Humanities
Prof. Ernesto William de Luca, Georg-Eckert-Institute - Leibniz-Institute for international Textbook Research, Germany, June 16th, 2017.

Text Entry Tap Accuracy and Exploration of Tilt Controlled Layered Interaction on Smartwatches
Dr. Marc Dunlop University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, May 19th, 2017.

On the issue of Aggregation in Information Retrieval
Prof. Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, April 28th, 2017.

Recommender Systems in the Wild
Mr. Michele Catasta, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, February 24th, 2017.

Significant Word Language Models
Mr. Mostafa Dehghani, University of Amsterdam, Netherland, January 27th, 2017.


Multimodal Document Annotation
Mr. Mateusz Budnik, University of Grenoble-Alpes and CNRS, France, November 25th, 2016.

Information Retrieval is not only Search. How to aggregate, cluster, quantify and visualize result sets
Dr. Gianni Amati, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy, May 9th, 2016.

Living Labs for Online Evaluation
Dr. Krisztian Balog, University of Stavanger, Norway, April 22nd, 2016.

Detecting Irony and Sarcasm in Twitter: The Role of Affective Content
Prof. Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, April 15th, 2016.

Crowdsourcing Relevance Magnitudes
Prof. Stefano Mizzaro, University of Udine, Italy, February 5th, 2016.

Investigating performance and scalability for rank learning with regression tree ensembles
Dr. Mark Carman, Monash University, Australia, January 18th, 2016.


Data Valorization based on Linked (open) Data approaches
Prof. Maria Sokhn, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Switzerland, December 4th, 2015.

OLAP-Enabled Web Search of Complex Objects
Prof. Alfredo CuzzocreaUniversity of Trieste, Italy, November 27th, 2015.

Comparative Opinion Mining
Dr. Kasturi Dewi Varathan, University of Malaya, Malaysia, October 2nd, 2015.

Topic Models and their Applications in Social Media Analysis
Dr. Yulan He, Aston University, United Kingdom, September 23rd, 2015.

The role of Rheotical Structure Theory in Polarity Analysis
Dr. David Losada, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 16th, 2015.

Discovering and Disambiguating Relevant Entities in Text
Salvatore Trani, University of Pisa, Italy, May 13th, 2015.


Modern Information Retrieval for Old Noisy Texts
Dr. Nada Naji, University of Massachusetts Amherst, November 19th, 2014.

Data Science and Social Media
Dr. Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, October 22th, 2014.

Mining Social Media
Dr. Kasturi Dewi Varathan, University of Malaya, Malaysia, October 1st, 2014.

Diversity and Novelty in Data Streams
Prof. Fazli Can, Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, January 29th, 2014.


From bursts in documents to trends on Twitter: some research at the interface between machine learning and information retrieval
Dr. Mark Carman, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, December 16th, 2013.

OLAPing Uncertain Multidimensional Data Streams
Dr. Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy, December 5th, 2013.

Digital Libraries and Development
Prof. Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, September 18th, 2013.

From humour recognition to irony detection: Figurative language processing in social media
Prof. Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, June 17th, 2013.

Entities, Graphs, and Crowdsourcing for better Web Search
Dr. Gianluca Demartini, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, June 10th, 2013.

Effective Unsupervised Information Retrieval Models based on Information Theory
Dr. Gianni Amati, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Rome, Italy, May 6th, 2013.
Slides available [here]

On IR Experimentation
Dr. Evangelos Kanoulas, Google Zurich, Switzerland, April 29th, 2013.


Citations and References as Keys to Relevance Ranking in Interactive IR
Prof. Peter Ingwersen, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark and Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway, December 10th, 2012.

Are you what you eat?: Learning user tastes and recipe nutrition for rating prediction in context
Dr. Morgan Harvey, Chair for Artificial Intelligence in Erlangen, Germany, November 23th, 2012.

Challenging Retrieval Scenarios: Social Media and Linked Open Data
Dr. Thomas Gottron, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany, April 23th, 2012.

Criteria of geographic relevance
Stefano De Sabbata, University of Zürich, Switzerland, April 21th, 2012.

Authorship Attribution Based on a Probabilistic Topic Model
Prof. Jacques Savoy, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, April 16th, 2012.

User Engagement: A Scientific Challenge
Dr. Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain, March 21st, 2012.

Peer-to-peer search revisited
Prof. Djoerd Heimstra, University of Twente, Netherlands, January 23rd, 2012.


Rethinking Network Structure
Dr. Kristina Lerman, University Southern California, USA, December 16th, 2011.

Enriching children’s experiences during and after a museum visit
Dr. Andreas Lingnau, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, November 16th, 2011.

Interactive Crime News Retrieval System (i-JEN)
Prof. Masnizah Mohd, University of Kabangsaan Malaysia (UKM), April 7th, 2011.

Time-Sensitive Information Retrieval
Dr. Fernando Diaz, Yahoo! Labs, New York, March 28th, 2011.

Using Search Engines for Robust Cross-Domain Named Entity Recognition
Dr. Massimiliano Ciaramita, Google, Zurich, March 2nd, 2011.

Perspectives for Large-scale Evaluation Campaigns and the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum
Prof. Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy, February 10th, 2011.


Interactive Technologies for Emergency Management and Civil Protection
Prof. Paloma Díaz and Dr. Ignacio Aedo, Laboratorio DEI, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, Monday, October 11th 2010, 15:30.

Interfaces for government metasearch
Dr. Paul Thomas, CSIRO, Monday, July 26th 2010, 15:30, room SI-006.

Measuring Document Access - A New Dimension in IR System Evaluation
Dr. Richard Bache, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 15:30, room SI-006.

Information Extraction from Unstructured, Ungrammatical Data Sources on the Web
Prof. Craig A. Knoblock, University of Southern California (USC), Monday, July 12th 2010, 15:30, room SI-006.

Working with multiple representations of documents and information needs across different document types - recent work in integrated search and polyrepresentation
Dr. Christina Lioma and Dr. Birger Larsen, Monday, June 7th 2010.

Exploration of Web search results by the use of Soft operators
Prof. Gloria Bordogna, Senior researcher at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and contract professor at Università di Bergamo, Italy, Monday, April 12th, 2010, 15:30, room SI-006.

Semantic Search: research and applications
Dr. Peter Mika, Yahoo Research, Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 15:30, room SI-006.

Context Aware Browser
Prof. Stefano Mizzaro, University of Udine, Italy, Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, 15:30, room SI-008.

Why Extremely Short Queries Are Popular?
Prof. Kalervo Järvelin, University of Tampere, Finland, Monday, January 25th, 2010, room SI-008.


A different approach to information
Frans van der Sluis, Human-Media Interaction, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Friday, November 27th, 2009, 15:30, room SI-006

Presentation of the Swiss Institute for Information Research
Joachim Pfiste, Swiss Institute for Information Research , Chur, Switzerland, Monday, November 16th, 2009, 15:30, room SI-006

Relevance Challenges at Bing
Dr. Milad Shokouhi, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, Wednesday November 11th, 2009, 15:30, room SI-006

Crowdsourcing for IR: experimentation guidelines, challenges & opportunities
Dr. Omar Alonso,, Palo Alto, USA, Monday, September 28th, 2009, 15:30, room SI-006

Accessibility in Transportation Planning / Retrievability in Information Retrieval
Dr. Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow, UK, Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, 16:30, room SI-008

Modeling Statistical Properties of Written Text
Filippo Menczer, Indiana University, Bloomington, Friday, June 26th, 2009, 15:30, room SI-006

Search Shortcuts to Drive Users Towards their Goals
Dr. Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI - CNR in Pisa, June 24th, 2009, 15:30, room SI-006

Functional dependencies of PageRank
Prof. Paolo Boldi, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Milano, June 10th, 2009, 15:30, room SI-008

A Geometric Framework for Data Fusion in Information Retrieval
Shengli Wu, School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster, UK, May 6th, 2009, 16.30, room A-22 (red building)

Statistical Approaches for Inferring Category Knowledge from Social Annotation
Anon Plangprasopchok, University of Southern California,
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 15:30, room SI-006

Graph Based Term Weights for Information Retrieval: Text as a Network of Words
Christina Lioma, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium,
Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 15:30, room SI-008

Pattern based Information extraction from Multilingual News
Bruno Pouliquen, Hristo Tanev - Joint Research Centre,
Wednesday, March 4th, 2009, 15.30, room SI-006

Crowdsourcing for relevance evaluation
Dr. Omar Alonso,, Palo Alto, USA,
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009, 15.30 – 16.30, room SI-006

A novel content summarization framework to improve skimming, browsing, and search
Andrea Basso, AT&T Labs - Research NJ USA,
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009, 15.30 – 16.30, room SI-006


A Language Modelling Approach to Link Criminal Styles with Offender Characteristics
Dr. Richard Bache, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK,
Thursday, November 13th, 2008, 16.00-17.00, SI-004

A Novel Formalisation of Information Retrieval in Context
Prof. Massimo Melucci, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Universita' di Padova, Italy,
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008, 16.00-17.00, SI-004

Modelling Retrieval Models in a Probabilistic Relational Algebra
with a new Operator: The Relational Bayes

Thomas Roelleke, Queen Mary University of London,
Wednesday, 28 May, 2008, 14.00-15.00, SI-006

Information Retrieval: from focused to aggregated answers
Prof. Mounia Lalmas, Queen Mary University of London,
Tuesday, 27 May, 2008, 16.00-17.00, SI-008

Media age survival kit: Nuts and bolts to structure your content
Andrea Basso, AT&T Labs - Research NJ USA, Tuesday,
April 15th, 16:00 - 17:00, SI-008

A Sequential Approach of Document Description
Antoine Doucet, University of Caen Lower Normandy
(France), March 14, 2008, 10:30-11:30, SI-007.

Test Collections for All
Dr. Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield, UK,
February 12 2008, 16:00-17:00, SI-006

Ambient Intelligence, Media, and Sensing
PhD course by Prof. Nicu Sebe, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
14-18 January 2008, 14:00-16:00, SI-008


Information Retrieval support for Concept Location in Software
Prof. Andrian Marcus, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA,
October 1 2007, 16:00-17:00, SI-006

Optimal Sequence Segmentation Using Tree Models
Robert Gwadera, Helsinki University of Technology,
July 09 2007, 11:00-12:00, SI-006

Learning Semantic Descriptions of Web Information Sources
Dr. Mark Carman, formerly at ISI, University of Southern California, USA,
July 2 2007, 15:00-16:00, SI-006