About The Conference
The International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval
(ICTIR) provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of
research related to the foundational aspects of Information Retrieval (IR),
including, for example, new or improved models of relevance, ranking, representation, information needs, and evaluation.
The need for formal frameworks is universal across the many applications of information retrieval.
In addition to the established approaches in IR, the conference encourages the submission of papers that are attempting to define new tasks,
develop new search paradigms, or apply methods from related disciplines, such as natural language processing,
machine learning, statistics, or quantum mechanics. Large-scale experimental studies are not required for ICTIR papers,
although some evidence in support of new theories is expected. Data used in experiments should be available to the general