Call for Course Proposals

The school is co-organized by Kazan Federal University and Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar. RuSSIR 2018 will have an additional focus on «IR for Good», emphasizing humanitarian and other public interest problems. The missions of the RuSSIR school series are to enable students to learn about modern problems and methods in information retrieval and related disciplines; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in the field; and to create an environment for informal contacts between scientists, students and industry professionals. RuSSIR 2018 will offer up to 6 courses and host approximately 100 participants. The target audience of the school is advanced graduate students, young scientists, academic and industrial researchers, and developers. The working language of the school is English.


RuSSIR 2018 welcomes course proposals on any aspect of Information Retrieval, either generally on latest methodologies in the field or with a particular emphasis on IR for Good. Each course should consist of four or five 90 minute-long sessions. Courses may include lectures and/or practical exercises.


Summer school organizers will cover travel and accommodation expenses for one lecturer per course; no additional honorarium will be paid to lecturer(s). The school organizers would highly appreciate if, whenever possible, lecturers could find alternative funding to cover the travel and accommodation expenses, and indicate this possibility in their proposals.


Course proposals submission deadline: March 3 March 12, 2018

Notification: March 18, 2018

School: August 27-31, 2018


Course proposals must be submitted in PDF format to the submission web site https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=russir2018, by March 12, 2018.

A course proposal should contain the following:

– Title and keywords.

– Description of teaching and research experience, and contact information of?the lecturer(s).

– Relevance of the course to the school’s scope and objectives.

– Brief description of the course (up to 300 words suitable for inclusion in?school materials).

– Full description (1-2 pages – to be used for evaluation).

– Target audience and expected prerequisite knowledge of the audience.

– Relevant references to support proposal evaluation.

– Preferred schedule and necessary equipment.

All proposals will be evaluated by the program committee according to the school’s goals, the clarity of presentation, and the lecturers’ qualification and experience.

All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by March 18, 2018. Early informal inquiries about the school or the proposal evaluation process are encouraged (please send an email to school@romip.ru).