Call for Full Papers


The European Conference on Information Retrieval is the prime European forum for the presentation of original research in the general field of Information Retrieval.

ECIR 2024 is seeking original, high-quality submissions addressing innovative research in the broad field of Information Retrieval. ECIR 2024 wishes to highlight significant contributions addressing the main challenges of providing effective and efficient search and retrieval.

Topics of Interest

ECIR 2024 encourages the submission of high-quality and original papers on the theory, experimentation, evaluation and practice of information retrieval, recommender systems and interaction; this primarily includes textual or textual with multimodal information. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • User aspects, including information interaction, contextualisation, personalisation, simulation, characterisation, and behaviours;
  • System and foundational aspects, including retrieval models and architectures, content analysis and classification, recommendation algorithms, query processing and ranking, efficiency and scalability;
  • Machine learning, deep learning and neural models, natural language processing, and graph models applied to information retrieval, recommender systems and interaction;
  • Conversational search systems, focusing on natural language understanding and generation, dialogue management, multimodal interaction, and user engagement in search processes;
  • Explainability methods, addressing the transparency, interpretability, and accountability of AI-driven systems, particularly for information retrieval, recommendation, and personalisation;
  • Applications, such as web search, recommender systems, web and social media apps, professional and domain-specific search, novel interfaces to search tools, intelligent search, and conversational agents;
  • Evaluation, including new metrics and novel methods for the measurement and evaluation of retrieval systems, users, and/or applications.
  • Social and technical challenges, such as bias, ethics, fake news and hate speech, IR-focused trustworthy & explainable AI methodologies and techniques.

Full Paper Track

The Full Paper Track provides the opportunity for researchers to present their state-of-the-art research in Information Retrieval, which makes, or has the potential to make, a significant contribution to the field.

  • Full papers are up to 12 pages in length plus additional pages for references.  Appendices count toward the page limit.
  • Full papers will be refereed through double-blind peer review, with an initial first stage review followed with a second stage of discussion led by a meta-reviewer.
  • Selected full papers from ECIR 2024 will be published in a special issue of the Information Retrieval Journal in early 2025.

Submission Guidelines

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word (to be found at, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers (

All submissions must be written in English. All papers should be submitted electronically through the EasyChair submission system (

In addition, the corresponding author of each accepted paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the paper has been submitted, changes relating to its authorship cannot be made.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The proceedings will be distributed to all delegates at the conference. Accepted papers will have to be presented at the conference – and at least one author for each accepted contribution will be required to register.

Dual submission policy

Papers submitted to ECIR 2024 should be substantially different from papers that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that are under review at other venues. Exceptions to this rule are:

  • Submission is permitted for papers presented or to be presented at conferences or workshops without proceedings.
  • Submission is permitted for papers that have previously been made available as a technical report (e.g., in institutional archives or preprint archives like arXiv). However, we discourage this since it places anonymity at risk; in particular, please do not publish your paper at arXiv and submit to ECIR at the same time, some days before, or during the reviewing period of ECIR.
  • If your paper already is available as a technical report:
    • You might not want to use the exact same title and abstract for your ECIR submission (in case of acceptance at ECIR, the title of your submission still might be changed “back”).
    • Please do not cite your technical report and make some effort to avoid any issues that may harm the double-blindness of your submission. Reviewers will receive guidance that ask them to refrain from trying to break blindness if at all possible too, but be aware that the availability of a technical report for an ECIR submission can cause issues.

Ethics and professional conduct

ECIR 2024 expects authors (as well as the PC, and the organising committee) to adhere to accepted standards on ethics and professionalism in our community,  namely:

Full paper track dates

  • NEW (1 week extension): Full paper abstract submission: September 27, 2023, 11:59pm (AoE)
  • NEW (1 week extension): Full paper submission: October 4, 2023, 11:59pm (AoE)
  • Full paper notification: December 14, 2023
  • Main conference: March 25-27, 2024


Program committee chairs

  • Nazli Goharian (Georgetown University, USA)
  • Nicola Tonellotto (University of Pisa, Italy)

Contact: ecir24-pc-chairs at