Learn more about ESSIR
European Summer School in Information Retrieval
The ESSIR initiative is a self-organized body, whose main mission is to promote research, innovation, and development of information access systems by educating junior and senior researchers, students, professionals, developers, and practitioners on the latest developments in the field, both methodological and technological.
By targeting information access at large, ESSIR places itself at the crossroad of several neighbors disciplines, namely
- Information Retrieval (IR)
- Recommender Systems (RecSys)
- Natural Language Processing (NLP)
- Machine Learning (ML)
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Data Science (DS)
The ESSIR event is a week-long event, organized over the summer, where renowned lecturers and students interact together in a number of ways, e.g. lectures, hands-on sessions, flipped classrooms, aimed at the most effective teaching and learning of both basic and advanced topics on information access at large.
ESSIR also aims at nurturing discussion on new approaches for teaching and learning information access, at fostering the development of modern curricula, at all levels, on these subjects, and at stimulating the adoption of the most up-to-date resources (software, datasets, and more).
More than 30 years of Education
The ESSIR series started in 1990, after the successful experience of the Summer School in Information Retrieval, ideated by Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy and Nick Belkin, Rutgers University, USA, for an Italian audience in 1989.
The charter defines the mission, scope, and functioning of ESSIR, including the role of the Steering Committee and the procedures for bidding and hosting ESSIR.Download the Charter
Envisioning the Next 30 Years of Education
The main purpose of the Steering Committee is to ensure the continuity, the growth, and the quality of the ESSIR Initiatives.
University of Padua, ItalyChair
University of Padua, ItalyMember
Université Grenoble Alpes, FranceMember
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain and Amazon, USAMember
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PortugalMember
University of Glasgow, UKMember
University of Milano-Bicocca, ItalyMember
TU Wien, AustriaMember
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