Call for papers

At this time we invite submissions for presentation at the DESIRE 2011 workshop. We welcome original submissions on all aspects of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management applied to data infrastructures for experimental evaluation. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance, and clarity.


Relevant topics for the DESIRE 2011 include but are not limited to:

  • Conceptual and logical data models for representing IR evaluation scientific data
  • Metadata formats for describing scientific data produced during IR evaluation
  • Knowledge management for IR experimental evaluation
  • Data quality, provenance, adaptability and reusability in the IR evaluation
  • Data pre- and post-processing, metrics, and analyses in the IR evaluation
  • Data exchange, integration, evolution and migration for IR evaluation infrastructures
  • Workflow, Web services and Web Service Composition for IR evaluation infrastructures
  • Metadata formats for describing scientific data produced during IR evaluation
  • Information Extraction and Text Mining for linking scientific literature and experimental data
  • Data citation
  • Evaluation, Test collections, Crowdsourcing for IR evaluation
  • Visualization of scientific data coming from experimental evaluation


Authors are invited to submit electronically original papers, which have not been published and are not under consideration elsewhere, using the ACM template Option 2, including the ACM metadata (General Terms, Categories, Keywords, Copyright number etc).

Two types of comunications or position papers are solicited:

  • communications: 4 pages max.
  • position papers: 6 pages max.


Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical quality. Papers should be submitted in PDF format to the following address: