Doctoral Consortium

The ECIR 2019 Doctoral Consortium is an excellent forum for PhD students to discuss their research ideas with world-class researchers in the area of information retrieval.

The consortium will take place on 14th April 2019 with the following procedure: Student presentations are followed by discussions and individual meetings with established information retrieval researchers who are members of the Doctoral Consortium Committee (also called "mentors").

Preliminary agenda

09:00 - 09:30 Introductions + Coffee
09:30 - 10:30 Student presentations (Session 1)

  • Souvick Ghosh. Investigating Result Presentation in Conversational IR
  • Dennis Dosso. Keyword Search on RDF Datasets
  • Alfonso Landin. Learning user and item representations for Recommender Systems
  • Markus Zlabinger. Improving the Annotation Efficacy and Effectiveness in the Text Domain
  • Firas Sabbah. Logic-based models for social media retrieval
  • Razan Masood. Adapting Models for The Case of Early Risk Prediction on the Internet

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Student presentations (Session 2)

  • Wiebke Thode. Integration of Images into the Patent Retrieval Process
  • Abhishek Kaushik. Dialogue-Based Information Retrieval
  • Ameer Albahem. Dynamic Diversification for Interactive Complex Search
  • Manuel Steiner. The Influence of Backstories on Queries with Varying Levels of Intent in Task-Based Specialised Information Retrieval
  • Wendel Goes Pedrozo. Index Self-tuning in Database Management Systems with Hybrid Storage using Learning Classifier Systems

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Keynote talk: Norbert Fuhr
14:30 - 16:00 Mentor-student break-out sessions (one-to-one and many-to-many)
16:00 - 17:00 Student report
17:00 - 18:00 Wrap-up, social event

For futher questions please contact:
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs (

  • Ahmet Aker
  • Dimitar Dimitrov
  • Zeljko Carevic