Welcome

CLEF 2014 is the fifth CLEF conference continuing the popular CLEF campaigns which have run since 2000 contributing to the systematic evaluation of information access systems, primarily through experimentation on shared tasks.

Building on the format first introduced in 2010, CLEF 2014 consists of an independent peer-reviewed conference on a broad range of issues in the fields of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation, and a set of labs and workshops designed to test different aspects of mono and cross-language Information retrieval systems. Together, the conference and the lab series will maintain and expand upon the CLEF tradition of community-based evaluation and discussion on evaluation issues.

CLEF 2014 will be hosted by the Information School, University of Sheffield, UK, 15-18 September 2014. Springer conference proceedings and CEUR-WS lab proceedings are now available.

CLEF 2014 Highlights

Keynotes

Sue Dumais
Susan Dumais
Fabio Ciravegna
Fabio Ciravegna
Ann Blandford
Ann Blandford

Panel on other evaluation initiatives

Ian Soboroff
Ian Soboroff
(NIST)
Hideo Joho
Hideo Joho
(NTCIR)
Prasenjit Majumder
Prasenjit Majumder
(FIRE)
Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones
(MediaEval)

Other

Paul White CLEF 2014 will be officially opened by Professor Paul White, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield
CLEF2014 LNCS Springer conference proceedings for CLEF 2014 now available online
CLEF2014 CEUR-WS CEUR-WS Lab Proceedings for CLEF 2014 now available online