Call for papers : CORIA

For the first time, the ARIA (French Association for Information Retrieval and Applications) and ATALA (Association for the Natural Language Processing) jointly organize their main conference to bring together in one place the two communities of Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing.

Organized by IRISA (UMR 6074) and the Inria Bretagne-Atlantique Center, this edition will take place from 14 to 18 May 2018 in Rennes and will include:

  • The 15th Conference on Information Retrieval and Applications (CORIA);
  • The 25th Conference on the Automatic Natural Language Processing (TALN);
  • a meeting for young researchers (RJC) common to the two communities corresponding to the 13th edition of the Meeting of Young Researchers in Information Retrieval (RJCRI) and to the 20th edition of the Student Researchers Meeting in Computer Science for NLP (RECITAL);
  • The innovation fair in language and information technologies.

Call for papers

CORIA aims to bring together teams and researchers carrying out scientific work in the field of information retrieval:

  • Search for information on the web, on social networks, on specific collections,

  • Recommender systems,

  • Information extraction from multimedia documents,

  • Opinion analysis, in monolingual or multilingual contexts,

  • Search for digital documents, images, videos,

  • Automatic learning and classification for information retrieval,

  • Human-machine interfaces for information access,

  • Evaluation of models,

  • Creation of test collections, etc.

Scientific and technological activity in information retrieval is undergoing a strong evolution following the development of web 2.0, mobile computing and advances in related fields such as machine learning (with deep learning) and search for data, linguistics (semantics and speech analysis) or databases (big data and NoSQL databases). Thus, the boundaries of the field are themselves changing and promote synergies with work in machine learning, automatic language processing, image processing, speech processing, written communication and documents, information systems and databases, representation and knowledge management …

The fields of application are varied: search for medical information, economic intelligence, recommendation of items, search for geographical information, search for legal information, verification of facts; as well as in the media: blogs, microblogs, images, 3D, news, music, speech, and video.

CORIA is open to the entire scientific community concerned with the search for information from the theoretical point of view as well as from the point of view of applications. The target audience for CORIA 2018 is academics and researchers, including masters and doctoral students, industrialists and specialists in the field. Although CORIA is a Francophone community conference, it accepts articles in French and English.

Selection criteria

The articles will focus on the following topics (not exhaustive):

  • Research models: logical, probabilistic, language models, model fusion, scheduling models, graph-based models,

  • Machine learning for IR: deep learning, classification, data sciences,

  • Information representation: indexing, word embedding, representation of entities and entity linking, heterogeneous information, multimedia,

  • Understanding of queries: search intent, query suggestion, query variation, query difficulty prediction, adaptation to queries,

  • User interaction: flexible queries, interfaces, visualization, user and context modeling, activity modeling, accessibility, interactive information retrieval,

  • Contextual IR: personalization, collaborative information retrieval, question / answering systems, IR in the mobile environment,

  • Automatic natural language processing for information retrieval, automatic summarization, ontologies, named entity detection and relationships, semantic web, data web

  • Multilingual IR: multilingual information retrieval, machine translation

  • Scalability: architectures, performance, compression

  • Web analytics: big graphs, use of the topology of the web, power laws, link analysis

  • Social networks: analysis of networks, opinions, dissemination of information, activity prediction, event detection

  • Filtering and recommendation: bandit algorithms, reinforcement learning

  • Multimedia (images, audio, videos, sound, music): indexing, navigation, access…

  • Dedicated information retrieval systems: search for genomic, geographical, medical information, search for patents, products, experts, in digital libraries

  • Evaluation: evaluation of information retrieval and other associated tasks, test beds, metrics, qualitative experiments, shared resources

Important dates:

  • February 16, 2018: Deadline for submission0
  • March 16, 2018: Answers to the authors
  • May 14-16, 2018: Conference

Submission procedure

Submissions should be submitted via and must follow the Hermes review format ( this format.

The articles should have a maximum of 16 pages.

Chair of the program committee:

Josiane Mothe, University of Toulouse, IRIT CNRS



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