Call for papers

At this time we invite submissions for presentation at the CLEF2010 conference. We welcome submissions on all aspects of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance, and clarity.

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Relevant topics for the CLEF2010 conference include but are not limited to:

  • Novel methodologies for the design of evaluation tasks, especially user-centric ones;
  • Alternative methods for improving and automating ground-truth creation;
  • task-oriented and easy to communicate metrics;
  • Innovative techniques for analysing the experimental results, including statistical analyses, data mining, and information visualization;
  • Infrastructures for bringing automation and collaboration in the evaluation process;
  • Component-based evaluation approaches;
  • Analysis of the impact of multilingual/multicultural/multimodal differences on interface and search design;
  • Multilinguality and multimodality in relevant application communities – e.g. digital libraries, intellectual property, medical, music, and video domains – and social media.


The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Authors are invited to submit electronically original papers, which have not been published and are not under consideration elsewhere, using the LNCS proceedings format (

Two types of papers are solicited:

  • full papers: 12 pages max.
  • short papers: 6 pages max.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical quality. Papers should be submitted in PDF format to the following address:


Please consult Dates for important dates for paper submissions to CLEF 2010.