By Thomas Sødring, Alan F. Smeaton (auth.), Fabio Crestani, Mark Girolami, Cornelis Joost van Rijsbergen (eds.)
The annual colloquium on details retrieval learn offers a chance for either new and proven researchers to provide papers describing paintings in growth or ?nal effects. This colloquium was once verified through the BCS IRSG(B- tish computing device Society info Retrieval professional Group), and named the once a year Colloquium on info Retrieval learn. lately, the positioning of the colloquium has alternated among the uk and continental Europe. To re?ect the becoming ecu orientation of the development, the colloquium used to be renamed “European Annual Colloquium on details Retrieval learn” from 2001. because the inception of the colloquium in 1979 the development has been hosted within the urban of Glasgow on 4 separate events. besides the fact that, this was once the ?rst time that the association of the colloquium were together undertaken by means of 3 separate desktop and knowledge technology departments; a sign of the collaborative nature and variety of IR study in the universities of the West of Scotland. The organizers of ECIR 2002 observed a pointy raise within the variety of move- caliber submissions in solution to the decision for papers over past years and as such fifty two submitted papers have been every one allotted three contributors of this system committee for double blind overview of the manuscripts. a complete of 23 papers have been finally chosen for oral presentation on the colloquium in Glasgow which gave an popularity cost of below forty five% and ensured a really excessive common of the papers presented.