Call for Short Papers


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

ECIR 2024 is seeking original, high-quality submissions addressing innovative research in the broad field Information Retrieval. ECIR 2024 wishes to highlight significant contributions addressing the main challenges of providing effective search and retrieval, but also the related and equally important issues of, recommender systems and interaction, multimedia and multi-modal content management, user interaction, large-scale search and recommendation, machine learning, and corresponding societal and technical challenges.

Topics of Interest

ECIR 2024 encourages the submission of high-quality and original papers on the theory, experimentation, and practice of information retrieval and interaction; this primarily includes textual information but could also include visual, audio, and multi-modal 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 research, including new metrics and novel methods for the measurement and evaluation of retrieval and/or recommendation systems, users, and/or applications.
  • New social and technical challenges, such as bias, ethics, fake news and hate speech, IR-focused trustworthy & explainable AI methodologies and techniques.

Short Paper Track 

The Short Paper Track calls for original contributions presenting novel, thought-provoking ideas and addressing innovative application areas within the field of Information Retrieval.  Papers that stimulate and promote discussion are particularly encouraged.

  • Short papers are up to 6 pages in length plus additional pages for references.  Appendices count toward the page limit. Please put appendices before the references for paper submission.
  • Short papers will be refereed through double-blind peer review.

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 an available technical report for an ECIR submission can cause issues.

Ethics and professional conduct

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

Short paper track dates

  • NEW (1 week extension): Short paper abstract submission: October 11, 2023, 11:59pm (AoE)
  • NEW (1 week extension): Short paper submission: October 18, 2023, 11:59pm (AoE)
  • Short paper notification: December 14, 2023
  • Main conference: March 25-27, 2024

Short paper track chairs

  • Aldo Lipani (University College London, UK)
  • Yulan He (King’s College London, UK)
  • Contact: ecir24-short at