Recent Trends in News Information Retrieval (NewsIR’16)

The First International Workshop on Recent Trends in News Information Retrieval will take place in Padua, Italy in conjunction with ECIR 2016.


Mainstream media outlets are often among the most relevant, influential and powerful sources of information. This ranges from the influence that newspapers have on elections to the damage to a brand’s reputation that a negative article on a popular blog can cause.

Information Retrieval (IR) applied to news has been a popular research area for decades but it would be a mistake to assume that news search has been ‘solved’. Not only can algorithms still be improved but also there are serious gaps in the state of the art that need to be addressed.

In this workshop, we will stimulate discussion around new and powerful uses of IR applied to news sources. We invite contributions on any of the multiple IR tasks that can help solve real user problems in this area.

The Signal Media One-Million News Articles Dataset

To accompany the workshop, we have released a new dataset suitable for many research projects. This consists of c.1m recent news articles from a wide range of sources. More details about this dataset and how to obtain it are available here


Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 31st January 2016 extended: 8th February 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 28th February 2016
  • Camera-ready due: 11th March 2016
  • Workshop date: 20th March 2016

The Proceedings of the workshop are published online: