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Call for Papers

With the explosion of the volume of available information on the Web, the information retrieval systems (IRSs) have become necessary to help the users to find relevant documents. Traditional IRSs may be drastically different if they take into account the context of the information, the context of the interactions and the context of the query. Contextual information includes, for example, both explicit and implicit feedback from the user, environment the user is attached to and the system itself. Such factors constrain the search without intervening in it explicitly. One idea to improve the efficiency of IRSs is to make the contextual information explicit in order to enhance the retrieval performance.

The workshop audience is intended to explore related work, theoretical framework and applications which focus on contextual IRSs. It is intended for researchers in the area of computer science, information retrieval and digital libraries, artificial intelligence and cognitive science. The workshop aims at promoting exchanges in these fields, establishing the current state of the art,identifying the emerging problems and proposing future research directions. Besides, we encourage interested researchers from related areas to attend the workshop.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  • Theory in context and information retrieval
  • Contextual information retrieval modeling
  • Multiple contexts in information retrieval, navigation and browsing
  • Adaptive and interactive information retrieval
  • Visualization and interaction for contextual search
  • Personalized and collaborative information retrieval
  • Implicit and explicit feedback
  • Use of ontology and thesaurus to contextualize search
  • Use of contextual graph to model information retrieval systems
  • Contextual information retrieval evaluation
  • Query-based and non-content-based contextual information retrieval systems
  • Tools, algorithms and interfaces to support contextual information retrieval
  • Integration of context-aware information retrieval and database systems

Papers and Evaluations

Authors are invited to submit electronically original papers through the CONTEXT'07 web site. Papers should be single-spaced with a font size of 11. Two types of papers are solicited:

  • full paper : 8-12 pages
  • short paper: 4-6 pages

The organizers will oversee a peer-review process for all the submitted papers. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical quality. A synopsis of the presentations and discussions will be posted on the workshop web page. Although not required for the initial submission, we recommend to follow the LNCS format guidelines for proceedings (LNCS format). Revised versions of research papers will appear in the CEUR Workshops Proceedings. At least one author of each paper should attend the workshop to present the paper. For more information, please contact the workshop chairs. Please send all submissions to workshop chairs at: Bich-Lien.Doan at

  • May 28 (extended deadline). Paper Submission
  • Jun 18. Notifications for Papers
  • Jun 30. Camera-ready Copies of Papers to be received by the Workshop Organizers
  • Jul 18. Deadline for Camera-ready Copy of Workshop Notes to be received by the CONTEXT 07 Workshop
  • Aug 20-21. Workshop Days


Bich-Liên Doan, Supélec, France, Bich-Lien.Doan at
Massimo Melucci, University of Padua, Italy, melo at
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, UK, jj at