Instructions for CLEF 2014 Working Notes in the CEUR-WS Proceedings

The CLEF 2014 Labs working notes will be published in the proceedings. The electronic Working Notes will be organised according to the Labs. If one group participates in more than one Lab, separate reports are to be submitted. Moreover, for those Labs that are subdivided in several tasks, separate reports for different task(s) are to be provided.

The publications will be divided into the following main sections (and sub-sections):

  • CLEF eHealth - ShARe/CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab
    • - Task 1: Visual-Interactive Search and Exploration of eHealth Data
    • - Task 2: Information extraction from clinical text
    • - Task 3: User-centred health information retrieval
  • ImageCLEF
    • - Task 1: Robot Vision
    • - Task 2: Scalable Concept Image Annotation
    • - Task 3: Liver CT Annotation
    • - Task 4: Domain Adaptation
  • INEX - Initiative for the Evaluation of XML retrieval
    • - Task 1: Social Book Search
    • - Task 2: Interactive Social Book Search
    • - Task 3: Tweet Contextualization
  • LifeCLEF
    • - Task 1: BirdCLEF - an audio record-based bird identification task
    • - Task 2: PlantCLEF - an image-based plant identification task
    • - Task 3: FishCLEF - a video-based fish identification task
  • NEWSREEL - News Recommendation Evaluation Lab
    • - Task 1: Predict interactions based on the offline dataset
    • - Task 2: Recommend news articles in real-time
  • PAN Lab on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse
    • - Task 1: Plagiarism Detection
    • - Task 2: Author Identification
    • - Task 3: Author Profiling
  • QA Track - CLEF Question Answering Track
    • - Task 1: QALD - Question Answering over Linked Data
    • - Task 2: BioASQ - Biomedical semantic indexing and question answering
    • - Task 3: Entrance Exams
  • RepLab
    • - Task 1: Reputation Dimensions
    • - Task 2: Author Profiling

When the author logs into easychair they will find a separate "Easychair Track" for each CLEF Lab and once they have selected the correct "Easychair Track" for their, as in the figure below.

CLEF2014 labs - select a track

Afterwards, in the paper upload form, authors will find a check list with the "Easychair Groups" corresponding to the different tasks in that Lab, as in the figure below. Please mark one of them.

CLEF2014 labs - select a track

For each of the tasks in which they participated, groups are requested to submit a report describing their experiments. For each submission three items are required:

  • - Zip file containing all the submission sources
  • - PDF file of the submission (with no page headers/footers/page numbers)
  • - PDF file with the scanned and signed copyright agreement

Paper Submission

Submission of papers is to be done electronically through the Easychair system.

Using EasyChair for Paper Submission

  1. Authors must log in using their own username and password. If you don't already have an Easychair account, you will find the instructions to obtain one on the same page.
  2. Once you have logged in, click on "New Submission", select the correct Lab/Track and Group/Task and then follow the instructions to submit your paper.


Please remember that the strict deadline for receiving the final electronic versions of all papers is:

  1. Working Notes Papers due 7th June 2014, 11:59 pm - midnight - Central European Summer Time. This is a STRICT DEADLINE.
  2. CEUR-WS Camera Ready Working Notes Papers due 30th June 2014, 11:59 pm - midnight - Central European Summer Time. This is a STRICT DEADLINE

Copyright Form

A scanned and signed version of the CLEF copyright form must be uploaded with the source and PDF files of the submission (otherwise the submission will not be published in the final working notes).


The working notes papers are technical reports written in English and describing the participating systems and the conducted experiments. They should provide, at least, the following information:

  1. Title
  2. Authors
  3. Affiliations
  4. Email addresses of all authors
  5. Body of text. This should contain information on:
    • - tasks performed
    • - main objectives of experiments
    • - approach(es) used and progress beyond state-of-the-art
    • - resources employed
    • - results obtained
    • - analysis of the results
    • - perspectives for future work

The papers must be formatted according to Springer Instructions for Authors, whose Word and Latex templates are available at:

The paper should not exceed 12 pages (but as they are published only electronically, the length is not too important).