The 5th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) will be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Information Retrieval in Granada, Spain. The symposium aims to provide a forum for participants of the summer school to share their research and interaction with senior researchers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The previous symposiums were held in Koblenz, Germany in 2011 (with ESSIR 2011), Padova, Italy in 2009 (with ESSIR 2009), London, England in 2008, and Glasgow, Scotland in 2007 (with ESSIR 2007) and have provided an entertaining and exciting forum for sharing new research ideas.
Why future directions, because we want to encourage submissions that focus on the early research such as pilot studies, presenting challenges and future opportunities, conceptual and theoretical work, and the contributions from doctoral work.
Why Information Access, because it captures the broader ideas of information retrieval, storage and management to include interaction and usage.
The IRSG FDIA Symposium is mainly turned to PhD students, researchers new to the field, and post doctoral researchers. The objectives are:
- To provide an accessible forum for new researchers to discuss their research and projects.
- To help foster formative and tentative research ideas.
- To encourage discussion and successful progression.
- To share outcomes of doctoral work.