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Best Workshop Papers of BTW 2019

This special issue of the “Datenbank-Spektrum” is dedicated to the Best Papers of the Workshops running at the BTW 2019 at the University of Rostock. The selected Workshop contributions should be extended to match the format of regular DASP papers.

Paper format: 8-10 pages, double-column

Selection of the Best Papers by the Workshop chairs and the guest editor: April 15th, 2019

Deadline for submissions: June 1st, 2019

Issue delivery: DASP-3-2019 (November 2019)

Guest editor:

Theo Härder, University of Kaiserslautern

haerder@cs.uni-kl.de

Trends in Information Retrieval Evaluation

Evaluation is a central aspect in the research and development of information retrieval systems. In academia, the quantitative evaluation of such systems is mostly known under the term Cranfield paradigm. This research method has been established for more than 25 years in international evaluation campaigns such as the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) or the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF). Meanwhile industrial research has taken a completely different approach. Many companies are able to access a large number of users and their interactions, which can be recorded and evaluated. These infrastructures allow alternative evaluations like large-scale A/B experiments or other online methods. In the last years, different approaches to go beyond TREC-style evaluations emerged to close the gap and to bring together academic and industrial evaluation.

We are calling for articles that report on novel Evaluation efforts, like:

  • Living Labs
  • Evaluation as a service
  • Large-scale A/B tests
  • Interactive retrieval evaluation
  • Session-based evaluation
  • User-centered evaluation
  • Counterfactual evaluation
  • Novel evaluations in application domains such as cultural heritage, digital libraries, social media, expert search, health information, etc.
  • Other evaluations that go beyond TREC

    Expected size of the paper: 8–10 pages, double-column (cf. the author guidelines at www.springer.com/13222). Contributions either in German or in English are welcome.

    Deadline for submissions: Oct. 1st, 2019

    Issue delivery: DASP-1-2020 (March 2020)

    Guest editors:

    Philipp Schaer, Technische Hochschule Köln

    philipp.schaer@th-koeln.de

    Klaus Berberich, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes

    klaus.berberich@htwsaar.de

  • Argumentative Intelligence (Arguing)

    This special issue of the “Datenbank-Spektrum” is dedicated to the area of “argumentative intelligence” concerned with the question of how to design intelligent systems that reach a deep understanding of states of affairs and Domains in order to be able to analyze and generate arguments to support users in the activity of rationalizing as a basis for informed decision making.We will invite submissions from different research fields including semantics, natural language processing, information retrieval, knowledge representation and artificial intelligence in general to contribute to this new field of research. The special issue will Feature key results and advancements achieved as a result of the DFG-funded priority program “Robust Argumentation Machines”.

    Expected size of the paper: 8–10 pages, double-column (cf. the author guidelines at www.springer.com/13222). Contributions either in German or in English are welcome.

    Deadline for submissions: Feb. 1st, 2020

    Issue delivery: DASP-2-2020 (July 2020)

    Guest editors:

    Philipp Cimiano (Universität Bielefeld)

    Gerhard Heyer (Universität Leipzig)

    Michael Kohlhase (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)Benno Stein (Bauhaus-UniversitätWeimar)Jürgen Ziegler (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
    Publishing model
    Hybrid. Open Choice – What is this?
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    Submission to first decision: 21 days
    Usage
    Downloads: 21,725 (2018)

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      Authors: Holger J. Meyer, Hannes Grunert, Tim Waizenegger, Lucas Woltmann, Claudio Hartmann, Wolfgang Lehner, Mahdi Esmailoghli, Sergey Redyuk, Ricardo Martinez, Ziawasch Abedjan, Ariane Ziehn, Tilmann Rabl, Volker Markl, Christian Schmitz, Dhiren Devinder Serai and Tatiane Escobar Gava

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