The PROMISE Retreat 2012 report on Prospects and Opportunities for Information Access Evaluation is online

The report of the PROMISE retreat that took place in Padua, Italy, 30th--31st May 2012, is now available online at:

The PROMISE network of excellence organized a two-days brainstorming workshop to discuss and envisage future directions and perspectives for the evaluation of information access and retrieval systems in multiple languages and multiple media.
25 researchers from 10 different European countries attended the event, covering many different research areas – information retrieval, information extraction, natural language processing, human-computer interaction, semantic technologies, information visualization and visual analytics, system architectures, and so on.
The ultimate goal of the PROMISE retreat is to stimulate and involve the research community along the identified research lines and to provide funding agencies with effective and scientifically sound ideas for coordinating and supporting information access research.