ECIR is coming to Amsterdam in 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

Paper Publication

WSDM’13 paper accepted

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.


Bart de Goede defended his master thesis

Bart de Goede just successfully defended his master thesis titled: “Sustainable Questions”. A shortened version got published at the Time Aware Information Access Workshop at SIGIR 2012 in Portland, Oregon. Congratulations Bart!

Paper Publication Workshop

TAIA’12 Workshop paper accepted

Our paper “Sustainable Questions” with Bart de Goede and Maarten de Rijke has been accepted at the Time Aware Information Acces workshop at SIGIR’12. Our paper can be found here.