Our paper “Evaluating Intuitiveness of Vertical-Aware Click Models” with Aleksandr Chuklin, Ke Zhou, Anne Schuth, Floor Sietsma, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a short paper at SIGIR 2014.
Our paper “Optimizing Base Rankers Using Clicks: A Case Study using BM25” with Anne Schuth, Floor Sietsma, Shimon Whiteson, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a full paper at ECIR 2014.
Our paper “E?ects of Position Bias on Click-Based Recommender Evaluation” with Katja Hofmann, Anne Schuth, Alejandro Bellogin, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a short paper at ECIR 2014.
The hosting of the 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2014) has been awarded to the University of Amsterdam. Tom Kenter is local chair, Maarten de Rijke general chair. As treasurer, I will be responsible for the finances. The new website has just been launched at http://ecir2014.org/.
Our paper “Reusing Historical Interaction Data for Faster Online Learning to Rank for IR” with Katja Hofmann, Shimon Whiteson and Maarten de Rijke was accepted for publication in WSDM’13.