Labs programme

Accepted labs

  • CLEF eHealth: the goals are to develop processing methods and resources in a multilingual setting to enrich difficult-to-understand eHealth textx, and provide valuable documentation.
  • ImageCLEF: the task tackles different aspects of the annotation problem: Image Annotation, Medical Classification, Medical Clustering, and, Liver CT Annotation.
  • LifeCLEF: it aims at evaluating multimedia analysis and retrieval techniques on biodiversity data for species identification.
  • LL4IR (Living Lab for IR): the main goal is to provide a benchmarking platform for researchers to evaluate their ranking systems in a live setting with real users in their natural task environment.
  • NEWSREEL (News Recommandation Evaluation Lab): the lab will address the challenge of real-time news recommendation.
  • PAN (uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship and Social Softare Misuse): the main goal is to provide for sustainable and reproducible evaluations and to get a clear view of the capabilities of state-of-the-art-algorithms for Plagiarism Detection; Author Identification; and, Author Profiling.
  • QA (Question Answering): it will focus on answering questions which require aggregation over Linked Data as well as questions which need textual inferences and querying free-text, also on bio-medical domain.
  • SBS (Social Book Search): the goal is to investigate techniques to support users in complex book search tasks that involve more than just a query and results list.


Labs chairs

  • Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Eric SanJuan, LIA, Université d'Avignon, France

Other members of the Lab committee

  • Nicola Ferro, University of Padova, Italy
  • Donna Harman, NIST, USA
  • Carol Peters, ISTI, National Council of Research (CNR), Italy
  • Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jacques Savoy, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • William Webber, William Webber Consulting, Australia