A systems-oriented biennial conference, complementary in its mission to the mainstream Information Access and Retrieval conferences, emphasizing the innovative technological aspects of search and retrieval systems.
It gathers researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovative and visionary ideas in the field.
It is a retreat-like event that favors discussion and brainstorming.
One goal is to give voice to topics which are not easy to discuss in other venues.
Another goal is to constitute a program with many invited lecturers and compelling evening activities.
DESIRES welcomes contributions focusing on implementation details, successful or failed reproducibility attempts, technological breakthroughs and
new uses of old ideas.
Running prototypes and war stories are more than welcome.
Industrial and "real-world" experiences play a central role in DESIRES. For instance, papers discussing how well-established research ideas are implemented and used in commercial products are encouraged.
DESIRES looks for original work that cannot be submmitted in parallel to another venue.
DESIRES is a single-track conference focused on discussion.
To encourage authors to submit only their best work, each person can be an author or co-author of only a single paper or demo.
That is, authors can submit only 1 (one) paper.
DESIRES invites 3 kinds of contributions:
Submissions must be in English, in PDF format, and should not exceed the specified length (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates are available from the ACM Website; please use the sigconf ACM proceedings template.
The accepted (and presented) papers will be published as CEUR-WS proceedings freely available on-line (Indexed by DBLP and Scopus).
Modified or incremental versions of the papers included in the DESIRES proceedings can be submitted to other venues.
DESIRES adopts a single-blind peer review process, so you do not need to anonymize your paper.Submit here
15 April 2018 23 April 2018, AoE
30 May 2018 07 June 2018
Camera-ready: 11 July 2018
Conference: 28-31 August 2018
DESIRES 2018 will be held at the
University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.)
The Ce.U.B complex is a former fortress (dating back to the 10th century) and an historical landmarks considered one of the most important monumental complex of the Region.
The Ce.U.B. offers the possibility to accommodate up to 86 people in single rooms and provides a big canteen where the participants can share a meal and a chat.
All the participants should reside at the Ce.U.B. in order to maximize participation and ideas exchange. More information about registration procedures and costs will be provided after the submission deadline.
DESIRES 2018 is organized under the Bertinoro international Center for informatics (BiCi) umbrella.
BiCi is an association whose mission is to foster cutting-edge research and advanced education in Computer Science.
Omar Alonso (Microsoft, USA)
Gianmaria Silvello (University of Padua, Italy)
Maristella Agosti (University of Padua, Italy)
Ricardo Baeza-Yates (NTENT, USA; UPF, Spain; Univ. de Chile)
Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Susan Dumais (Microsoft, USA)
Norbert Fuhr (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Donna Harman (NIST, USA)
Kalervo Jarvelin (University of Tampere, Finland)
Marc Najork (Google, USA)
Jan Pedersen (eBay, USA)
Gerhard Weikum (MPI, Germany)
James Allan (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Barla Cambazoglu (NTENT, USA)
Diego Ceccarelli (Bloomberg, UK)
Jeffrey Dalton (University of Glasgow, UK)
Claudia Hauff (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Nicola Ferro (University of Padua, Italy)
Evgenyi Gabrilovich (Google, USA)
Krishna Gummadi (MPI-SWS, Germany)
Vasileios Kandylas (Microsoft, USA)
Bhaskar Mitra (Microsoft, UK)
Nicola Montecchio (Spotify, Germany)
Edgar Meij (Bloomberg, UK)
Jussi Karlgren (Gavagai & KTH, Sweden)
Emre Kiciman (Microsoft, USA)
Andreas Rauber (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Tony Russell-Rose (2dSearch, UK)
Tetsuya Sakai (Waseda University, Japan)
Mark Sanderson (RMIT, Australia)
Sunita Sarawagi (IIT Bombay, India)
Ian Soboroff (NIST, USA)
Paul Thomas (Microsoft, USA)
Andrew Trotman (eBay)
Arjen de Vries (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
Ingmar Weber (QCRI, Qatar)
Wouter Weerkamp (904 Labs, The Netherlands)
Cong Yu (Google Research, USA)
Justin Zobel (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Omar Alonso and Gianmaria Silvello: DESIRES 2018 - Proceedings of the First Biennial Conference on Design of Experimental Search & Information Retrieval Systems, Bertinoro, Italy, August 28-31, 2018. CEUR Workshop Proceedings 2167, CEUR-WS.org 2018
Welcome Dinner: Giardino del Rivellino
Social Dinner: Ca de Be
The first keynote speaker is Jimmy Lin, Professor and the David R. Cheriton Chair in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.
Title of the keynote:
Computing without Servers, V8, Rocket Ships, and Other Batsh*t Crazy Ideas in Data Systems
The second keynote speaker is Diego Ceccarelli, Software engineer at Bloomberg LP based in London, UK.
Title of the keynote:
Learning to Rank at Bloomberg - From Theory to Production
The third keynote speaker is Shane Culpepper, Vice-Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow, Director of the Centre for Information Discovery, and Professor at RMIT University in the School of Science.
Title of the keynote:
Balancing Efficiency and Effectiveness Trade-offs in Large Scale Multi-Stage Search Engines
Click the title to download the pre-print version of the papers
The goal of the panel is to discuss topics that are of importance in industrial settings and may not be of significance in academia. Moreover, another goal is to examine problems, emergent trends, and their implications for the future of the field.
The registration fees include conference costs, full board accommodation in single or double room at the University Residential Center of Bertinoro or hotel nearby for 3 nights (in: August 28 – out: August 31), meals and coffee breaks, social dinner, museum visit, shuttle service from Bologna airport to the course venue and back
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* if you’d like to share a double room, please specify in the field note of your booking, your roommate. Otherwise the organizing secretariat will arrange the combination. If you travel with an accompanying person please contact Roberta Partisani before starting the registration procedure.
It is possible to pay via bank transfer or credit card.
There are a limited number of seats for DESIRES 2018 and they are assigned on a first come first served basis. At least one author per paper must register to the event.