mi fa piacere farvi avere la "call for participation” alla 12th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2019) che stiamo organizzando a Milano Bicocca dal 15 al 19 luglio 2019.

Vi ringrazio se potete informare studenti di dottorato, di laurea magistrale e giovani studiosi interessati agli argomenti che verranno trattati.

Cordiali saluti,

Maristella Agosti


JULY 15th - 19th, 2019Milan, Italy
essir2019 (at) unimib (dot) it


### VISION ###
The 12th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2019) marks the 30th anniversary of ESSIR. It will be held at the University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, Italy, jointly organized by the Information Retrieval Laboratory (IR Lab) at the University of Milan Bicocca and the Information Management Systems (IMS) research group at the University of Padua.
ESSIR 2019 will be a 5-day event (15-19 July, 2019) that will offer a high quality teaching on IR and related research topics, in a friendly atmosphere. A new edition of the Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) will also be held at ESSIR 2019, which will provide a forum for early researchers to present their research in a friendly environment, whilst among senior researchers.
We invite students and researchers to participate in ESSIR 2019.
The mission of the school is to enable students to learn about modern research challenges and methods in information retrieval and related disciplines; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in these fields; and to grow a community of researchers, students, and industry professionals working on information retrieval with collaborations all around the world.
The target audience are master students, PhD students, PostDoc students and junior faculty.
The 9th PhD Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2019) will be held in conjunction with the 12th  European Summer School on Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2019). 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. A separate call will be issued for submitting papers to FDIA 2019.
The last day of the school there will be a small exams to award 1.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) to the attendees
Information about ESSIR2019 program, speakers, registration and more is already available on our website, and more information will be posted continuously also on the Twitter with the hashtag #essir2019. 

Hope to see you all in Milan! 



ESSIR 2019 will address the following topics:

- Foundations of Information Retrieval

- Foundations of Evaluation

- Foundations of User-oriented Information Retrieval

- Machine Learning for Information Retrieval

Efficiency and scalability in Information Retrieval

- Social Media Analytics

- Recommender Systems

- Medical Information Retrieval

- Personalized Information Retrieval

- Taks-based Information Retrieval

- Biases in Web Search and Recommender Systems

ESSIR 2019 will feature the following leading scientists:

- Ricardo Baeza-Yates, NTENT, USA

- Nicholas J. Belkin, Rutgers University, USA

- Carlos Castillo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

- Paolo Cremonesi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

- Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

- Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy

- Julio Gonzalo, UNED, Spain

- Claudia Hauff, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

- Diane Kelly, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

- Henning Müller, HESSO, Switzerland

- Gabriella Pasi, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

- Nicola Tonellotto, ISTI CNR, Italy

- Maarten de Rijke,  University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

- Emine Yilmaz, University College London, UK

ESSIR 2019 will host a panel on Teaching and Learning IR in Academia and Industry, chaired by Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy.

Early Registration (until June 15th, 2019) at:


ESSIR 2019 Organisation

- Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy

- Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy

- Gabriella Pasi, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

FDIA 2019 Organisation

- Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, UK

- Haiming Liu, University of Bedfordshire, UK

- Yashar Moshfeghi, University of Strathclyde, UK

Local Organization

- Marco Viviani, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy