AIRS 2015 Programme

Wed 2 Dec Thu 3 Dec Fri 4 Dec
8.00 - 9.00 Registration Open
9.00 - 9.15 Welcome to AIRS 2015 Registration Open Registration Open
9.15 - 10.30 Keynote 1
Quantum Haystacks Revisited
Keynote 2
The Great Search Bake Off
Session 7 (Topics
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.15 Session 1
Session 4 (Twitter
Social Media 1)
Session 8
12.15 - 14.00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.15 Session 2 (Graphs,
and Taxonomies)
Session 5
(Web Search)
Session 9 (Evaluation)
[session ends 14.50]
15.15 - 15.45 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
[anticipated to 14.50,
ends 15.20]
15.45 - 17.00 Session 3
Session 6 (Text
Session 10 (Social Media
and Recommendation)
[session starts 15.20,
ends 16.35]
17.00 - 19.00 Poster & Demo Session
Welcome Reception
Conference Banquet
(starts 6pm - till late)
16.35-16.45: Closing

Efficiency (Session 1; Wednesday 11.00am-12.15pm)

Chair: Shlomo Geva

  • Paper 22: Xingshen Song, Xueping Zhang, Yuexiang Yang, Jicheng Quan and Kun Jiang, On Structures of Inverted Index for Query Processing Efficiency
  • Paper 76: Matthias Petri, Alistair Moffat, P. C. Nagesh and Anthony Wirth, Access Time Tradeoffs in Archive Compression
  • Paper 23: Wenhao Zhang, Large-scale Sentiment Analysis with Locality Sensitive BitHash

Graphs, Knowledge Bases and Taxonomies (Session 2; Wednesday 2.00pm-3.15pm)

Chair: Bevan Koopman

  • Paper 28: Chao Lv, Runwei Qiang, Feifan Fan and Jianwu Yang, Knowledge-based Query Expansion in Real-Time Microblog Search
  • Paper 87: Shuhei Shogen, Toshiyuki Shimizu and Masatoshi Yoshikawa, Enrichment of Academic Search Engine Results Pages by Citation-based Graphs
  • Paper 9: Nan Tian, Yue Xu, Yuefeng Li, and Gabriella Pasi, Quality-Aware Review Selection based on Product Feature Taxonomy

Recommendation (Session 3; Wednesday 3.45-5pm)

Chair: Hsin-Hsi Chen

  • Paper 46: Haikun Mou, Qian Geng, Jian Jin and Chong Chen, An Author Subject Topic Model for Expert Recommendation
  • Paper 80: Youichi Ishida, Toshiyuki Shimizu and Masatoshi Yoshikawa, A Keyword Recommendation Method Using CorKeD Words and Its Application to Earth Science Data
  • Paper 86: Grace E. Lee, Keejun Han and Mun Y. Yi, Incorporating Distinct Opinions in Content Recommender System

Twitter and Social Media (Session 4; Thursday 11.00am-12.15pm)

Chair: Alexander Kotov

  • Paper 55: Hind Almerekhi and Tamer Elsayed, Detecting Automatically-Generated Arabic Tweets
  • Paper 56: Maram Hasanain, Tamer Elsayed and Walid Magdy, Improving Tweet Timeline Generation by Predicting Optimal Retrieval Depth
  • Paper 53: Yi Liao, Shoaib Jameel, Wai Lam, and Xing Xie, Abstract Venue Concept Detection from Location-Based Social Networks

Web Search (Session 5; Thursday 2.00pm-3.15pm)

Chair: Alistair Moffat

  • Paper 66: Teerapong Leelanupab, Hannarin Kruajirayu and Nont Kanungsukkasem, Snapboard: A Shared Space of Visual Snippets. A Study in Individual and Asynchronous Collaborative Web Search
  • Paper 85: Ashraf Bah and Ben Carterette, Improving Ranking and Robustness of Search Systems by Exploiting the Popularity of Documents
  • Paper 74: Tomohiro Manabe and Keishi Tajima, Heading-Aware Snippet Generation for Web Search

Text Processing, Understanding and Categorization (Session 6; Thursday 3.45-5pm)

Chair: Tetsuya Sakai

  • Paper 24: Fumiyo Fukumoto and Yoshimi Suzuki, Smoothing Temporal difference for Text Categorization
  • Paper 40: Shabanali Faghani, Ali Hadian, and Behrouz Minaei-Bidgoli, Charset Encoding Detection of HTML Documents: A Practical Experience
  • Paper 90: Zak Waters, Vitomir Kovanovic, Kirsty Kitto and Dragan Gasevic, Structure matters: Adoption of structured classification approach in the context of cognitive presence classification

Topics and Models (Session 7; Friday 9.15am-10.30am)

Chair: Alan Woodley

  • Paper 39: Wenya Zhang, Dawei Song, Peng Zhang, Xiaozhao Zhao and Yuexian Hou, A Sequential Latent Topic-based Readability Model for Domain-Specific Information Retrieval
  • Paper 60: Wanqiu Kou, Fang Li, and Timothy Baldwin, Automatic Labelling of Topic Models using Word Vectors and Letter Trigram Vectors
  • Paper 8: Ye Meng, Peng Zhang, Dawei Song and Yuexian Hou, A Study of Collection-based Features for Adapting the Balance Parameter in Pseudo Relevance Feedback

Clustering (Session 8; Friday 11.00am-12.15pm)

Chair: Fumiyo Fukumoto

  • Paper 45: Diyah Puspitaningrum, Fauzi, Boko Susilo, Jeri Apriansyah Pagua, Aan Erlansari, Desi Andreswari, Rusdi Efendi and I.S.W.B. Prasetya, An MDL-based Frequent Itemset Hierarchical Clustering Technique to Improve Query Search Results of An Individual Search Engine
  • Paper 52: Mohsen Pourvali, Salvatore Orlando, and Mehrad Gharagozloo, Improving clustering quality by automatic text summarization
  • Paper 54: Feifan Fan, Runwei Qiang, Chao Lv, Wayne Xin Zhao and Jianwu Yang, Tweet Timeline Generation via Graph-based Dynamic Greedy Clustering

Evaluation (Session 9; Friday 2.00pm-3.15pm)

Chair: Andrew Turpin

  • Paper 5: Tetsuya Sakai, Lifeng Shang, Zhengdong Lu and Hang Li, Topic Set Size Design with the Evaluation Measures for Short Text Conversation
  • Paper 84: Paul Thomas, Peter Bailey, Alistair Moffat and Falk Scholer, Towards Nuanced System Evaluation Based on Implicit User Expectations

Social Media and Recommendation (Session 10; Friday 3.20pm-4.35pm)

Chair: Walid Magdy

  • Paper 79: Yangjie Yao and Aixin Sun, A Study of Visual and Semantic Similarity for Social Image Search Recommendation
  • Paper 81: M. Atif Qureshi, Arjumand Younus, Colm O’Riordan and Gabriella Pasi, Company Name Disambiguation in Tweets: a Two-Step Filtering Approach
  • Paper 83: Kezban Dilek Onal, Ismail Sengor Altingovde and Pinar Karagoz, Utilizing Word Embeddings for Result Diversification in Tweet Search

Poster & Demo Session (Wednesday 5.00pm-7.00pm)

Short Papers
  • Paper 20: Gang Zhang and Harumi Murakami, Displaying People with Old Addresses on a Map
  • Paper 37: Rui Li, Linxue Hao, Xiaozhao Zhao, Peng Zhang, Dawei Song, and Yuexian Hou, A Query Expansion Approach using Entity Distribution based on Markov Random Fields
  • Paper 51: Man-Chun Ko and Hsin-Hsi Chen, Analysis of Cyber Army’s Behaviours on Web Forum for Elect Campaign
  • Paper 62: Sunil Aryal, Kai Ming Ting, Gholamreza Haffari and Takashi Washio, Beyond tf-idf and cosine distance in documents dissimilarity measure
  • Paper 65: Hanif Sheikhadbolkarim, Laurianne Sitbon, Explorations of Cross-disciplinary Term Similarity
  • Paper 69: Dilesha Seneviratne, Shlomo Geva, Guido Zuccon, Gabriela Ferraro, Timothy Chappell, and Magali Meireles, A Signature Approach to Patent Classification
  • Paper 70: Casper Petersen, Jakob Grue Simonsen and Christina Lioma, The Impact of using Combinatorial Optimisation for Static Caching of Posting Lists
  • Paper 94: Rajul Anand and Alexander Kotov, Improving Retrieval Accuracy of Difficult Queries by Leveraging Structure in Term Graphs


  • Paper 29: Chao Lv, Runwei Qiang, Lili Yao and Jianwu Yang, EEST: Entity-driven Exploratory Search for Twitter
  • Paper 82: Hamed Tayebikhorami, Alejandro Metke-Jimenez, Anthony Nguyen, and Guido Zuccon, Oyster: A Tool for Fine-Grained Ontological Annotations in Free-Text
  • Paper 96: Timothy Chappell and Shlomo Geva, TopSig: A Scalable System for Hashing and Retrieving Document Signatures

Conference Banquet

The AIRS 2015 Conference Banquet will take place at the Kookaburra River Queen, an iconic restaurant on board of an authentic paddlewheeler. The dinner cruise on the Brisbane River will offer a spectacular and memorable experience and participants will have the chance to take in the best views Brisbane has to offer while enjoying the changing city sights and the fine food served on board.
One Banquet ticket is included in every registration. If you need more tickets, please contact the organisers.

Kookaburra River Queen