School Program and Materials

Sunday, 28 Aug 2011

20:00-22:30: Get-together in Gecko Lounge,
old town of Koblenz (small streets Gemüsegasse / Mehlgasse, see Map).

Monday, 29 Aug 2011

09.00-09.15: Welcome (Video)

09.15-10.30: Keynote by Nigel Shadbolt: The Challenges and Opportunities of Web Science
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-12.30: Foundations: Models and Methods of IR by Hinrich Schuetze
Video, Slides on Scribd: part 1, part 2, part 3 and in PDF: part 1, part 2, part 3

12.30-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.30: Foundations: Models and Methods of IR by Hinrich Schuetze
Video, Slides on Scribd: part 4, part 5, part 6 and in PDF: part 4, part 5, part 6

15.30-16.00: Coffee break

16.00-17:30: Network Theory by Vladimir Batagelj
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011

09.00-10.30: Web Retrieval by Ricardo Baeza-Yates
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-12.30: IR in Social Media by Andreas Hotho
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF

12.30-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.30: IR on structured data / semantic search by Thanh Tran
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF

15.30-16.00: Coffee break

16.00-17:30: Plenary Discussion: PhD experiences and recommendations from ESSIR lecturers!

Informal guided walk in the evening through the old center of Koblenz (app. 2h), meeting point "Pegelhaus" at Rhine landing stages 19.30 - Map

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011

09.00-10.30: PhD Symposiums
10.30-11.00: Coffee break
11.00-12.30: PhD Symposiums
12.30-14.00: Lunch
14.00-15.30: PhD Symposiums
15.30-16.00: Coffee break
16.00-18.00: Poster session: ESSIR participants present and discuss their research

Thursday, 01 Sep 2011

09.00-10.30: Multimedia IR by Stefan Rueger
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-12.30: Multimedia IR Stefan Rueger
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF

12.30-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.30: Distributed Web Search by Ricardo Baeza-Yates
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF

15.30-16.00: Break

16.30-22.00: Social event (Rhine cruise with dinner, main meeting point at Lecture Hall at 16.15, departure from Rhine landing stage #8 near "Pegelhaus" at 17:00, return ca. 22.00) - Map

Friday, 02 Sep 2011

09.00-10.30: Human Aspects in IR by Peter Ingwersen
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF and Bibliography: Scribd, PDF

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-12.30: Human Aspects in IR by Peter Ingwersen
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF and Bibliography: Scribd, PDF

12.30-12.40: Closing by Sergej Sizov
Video, Slides: Scribd, PDF

12.40-14.00: Lunch

DEPARTURE

Beyond lectures

Participant presentations - Posters

All school participants are invited (and strongly encouraged) to bring a poster (portrait orientation, max size DIN A0) and present their research interests and current investigations in the poster session of ESSIR. This is an excellent opportunity to collect freindly feedback on own work from other students and from experienced researchers, including ESSIR lecturers!

Plenary discussion with lecturers

ESSIR lecturers speak about their PhD and academic experiences and discuss recommendations for a successful research career in IR and Computer Science with School students. The discussion is a dialogue - please come prepared and bring tricky questions to your lecturers!

Social Events

A summer school is not just lectures and classes - social networking and the fun factor are very important! ESSIR'11 offers a couple of social events:

  • Come together: informal school opening in the old town of Koblenz, in a friendly and laid-back atmosphere
  • Poster evening: in the assembly hall on the university campus
  • Social event: river cruise to the medieval castles of Rhine valley and the world-famous Loreley rock.

Depending of weather conditions, we plan further informal social activities in the late afternoon of Monday and Tuesday. Currently we are planning an evening on the city beach (Statt Strand with beach volleyball) for Monday and a city tour on Tuesday. Short-term announcements will be published on the ESSIR Web site and in ESSIR Facebook group.

Program remarks

ESSIR 2011 will address advertised learning expectations and content as far as possible. We ask participants to recognize that sometimes Summer School lecturers are prevented from attending for personal or business reasons. In such cases, ESSIR 2011 will endeavour to find suitable equal-quality replacements. In this connection, ESSIR 2011 reserves the right to appropriately adjust the School outline.