Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs :

  • Wei-Ying Ma, Microsoft Research Asia, China
  • Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal,Canada

Program Co-Chairs :

  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research, Spain
  • Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore
  • W. Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Posters and Demos Co-Chairs :

  • Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Gary Geunbae Lee, POSTECH, Korea
  • Massimo Melucci, University of Padua, Italy

Tutorial Chair :

  • Yi Zhang, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Workshop Co-Chairs :

  • Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Luo Si, Purdue University, USA

Mentor Chair :

  • Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland

Outstanding Paper Award Chair :

  • Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research, USA

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs :

  • Marteen de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Paul Thomas, CSIRO, Australia

Industrial Track Co-Chairs :

  • David Carmel, IBM Research, Haifa, Israel
  • Haifeng Wang, Baidu, China

Sponsorship Chair :

  • Jimmy Huang, York University, Canada

Publicity Chair :

  • Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Local Organization Chair :

  • Xiaoming Li, Peking University, China

Finance Chair :

  • Hang Li, Microsoft Research Asia, China

Chair of Coordination with Local Societies :

  • Sheng Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Proceedings Chair :

  • Zaiqing Nie, Microsoft Research Asia, China

Conference Arrangements :

  • Racemind, China