SIGIR'17 Workshop on Axiomatic Thinking for Information Retrieval and Related Tasks (ATIR)

Call For Papers


This is the first workshop on the emerging interdisciplinary research area of applying axiomatic thinking to information retrieval (IR) and related tasks. The workshop aims to help foster collaboration of researchers working on different perspectives of axiomatic thinking and encourage discussion and research on general methodological issues related to applying axiomatic thinking to IR and re lated tasks. Please find more information about the motivation and theme of the workshop here.

Program (August 11, 2017)

  • 9:00-9:10: Opening remarks and Introduction
  • 9:10-9:50: Keynote, by Jian-Yun Nie
  • 9:50-10:05: Research Presentation 1: "On the Optimal Non-Personalized Recommendation: From the PRP to the Discovery False Negative Principle", by Rcio Canamares and Pablo Castells.
  • 10:05-10:20: Research Presentation 2: "An Axiomatic Account of Similarity", by Enrique Amig√≥, Julio Gonzalo, Fernando Giner and Felisa Verdejo.
  • 10:20-10:50: Coffee Break
  • 10:50-11:05: Research Presentation 3: "On the Equivalence of Generative and Discriminative Formulations of the Sequential Dependence Model", by Laura Dietz and John Foley.
  • 11:05-11:20: Research Presentation 4: "QM and IR: Another Perspective", by Paul Kantor.
  • 11:20-11:35: Research Presentation 5: "Linguistics and Quantum Theory: Epistemological Perspectives", by Bich-Lien Doan.
  • 11:35-12:15: Panel Discussion
  • 12:15-12:20: Closing/Wrap up
  • 12:20: Lunch break starts


Keynote Speaker

  • Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal


  • Ben Carterette, University of Delaware
  • Pablo Castells, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Kevyn Colins-Thompson, University of Michigan
  • Stephan E. Robertson

Program Committee

  • Pablo Castells, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Fabio Crestani, University of Lugano
  • Ronan Cummins, University of Cambridge
  • Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Julio Gonzalo, UNED
  • Yuanhua Lv, Microsoft Research
  • Fabrizio Sebastiani, Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Azadeh Shakery, University of Tehran