Aberdeen chosen to host European conference on information retrieval

Subvention funding has helped Aberdeen to be chosen to host Europe’s forum on the presentation of new research on information retrieval.

Young researchers will visit Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) 10-13 April 2017 for the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR).
The forum aims to provide a supportive network for which their unpublished and innovative research can be presented, discussed and debated.

A weekend workshop will run at Robert Gordon University (RGU) on 8-9 April 2017 preceding the conference at AECC.

The conference will feature keynote speakers from academic and industry professionals, along with workshops, tutorials and industry days.

ECIR received subvention funding from VisitAberdeen that was match funded by VisitScotland’s Conference Bid Fund.

Ayse Goker, professor of computing systems at Robert Gordon University (RGU), worked alongside TeamAberdeen to win the conference bid.

Professor Goker, said: “ECIR was last held in Aberdeen in 1997, so it seems fitting to have the conference return to the beautiful region on the 20th anniversary. The programme has increased involvement for student mentoring to cover several facets of information retrieval which will further opportunities for networking and social activities.”

Steven Daun, associations sales manager at AECC and member of TeamAberdeen, said: “TeamAberdeen has been working closely with professor Ayse Goker for a number of months to secure the ECIR conference and we are thrilled the region has been selected to host another premier European conference in 2017.”

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