Detailed Program

The ICTIR'24 takes place on July 13th in the Federal B room of the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington DC
The ICTIR'24 reception takes place in the Senate room in the same venue.

9:00 - 9:30

Opening Session

9:30 - 10:30

Keynote by Minmin Chen (Google DeepMind)

Exploration: Measurements and Systems
Minmin Chen
See Keynote page for full abstract and speaker bio.

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00

Paper Session #1: Evaluation
Chair: Hannah Bast

Evaluation of Temporal Change in IR Test Collections
Jüri Keller, Timo Breuer, Philipp Schaer

Coherence-based Query Performance Measures for Dense Retrieval
Maria Vlachou, Craig MacDonald

The Impacts of Data, Ordering, and Intrinsic Dimensionality on Recall in Hierarchical Navigable Small Worlds
Owen Pendrigh Elliott, Jesse Clark

Query Variability and Experimental Consistency: A Concerning Case Study
Lida Rashidi, Justin Zobel, Alistair Moffat

Normalised Precision at Fixed Recall for Evaluating TAR
Wojciech Kusa, Georgios Peikos, Moritz Staudinger, Aldo Lipani, Allan Hanbury

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 15:00

Paper Session #2: Ranking, Ad-hoc Search and Explainability
Chair: Negin Rahimi

Distillation vs. Sampling for Efficient Training of Learning to Rank Models
Pooya Khandel, Andrew Yates, Ana-Lucia Varbanescu, Maarten de Rijke, Andy D. Pimentel

Ranking-Incentivized Document Manipulations for Multiple Queries
Haya Nachimovsky, Moshe Tennenholtz, Fiana Raiber, Oren Kurland

Learning to Rank for Non Independent and Identically Distributed Datasets
Nicola Tonellotto, Raffaele Perego, Jacopo Cecchetti

On Adaptive Knowledge Distillation with Generalized KL-Divergence Loss for Ranking Model Refinement
Yingrui Yang, Shanxiu He, Tao Yang

Scalable Range Search over Temporal and Numerical Expressions
Vebjørn Ohr, Dhruv Gupta

CrossMath: Towards Cross-lingual Math Information Retrieval
James Gore, Joseph Polletta, Behrooz Mansouri

Personalized Beyond-accuracy Calibration in Recommendation
Mohammadmehdi Naghiaei, Mahdi Dehghan, Hossein A. Rahmani, Javad Azizi, Mohammad Aliannejadi

Target Span Detection for Implicit Harmful Content
Nazanin Jafari, James Allan, Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar

Towards Group-aware Search Success
Haolun Wu, Bhaskar Mitra, Nick Craswell

Which Neurons Matter in IR? Applying Integrated Gradients-based Methods to Understand Cross-Encoders
Mathias Vast, Basile Van Cooten, Laure Soulier, Benjamin Piwowarski

CFE2: Counterfactual Editing for Search Result Explanation
Zhichao Xu, Hemank Lamba, Qingyao Ai, Joel R. Tetreault, Alejandro Jaimes

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00

Paper Session #3: NLP, Conversational Systems and Online Controversy
Chair: Chenyan Xiong

The Art of Asking: Prompting Large Language Models for Serendipity Recommendations
Zhe Fu, Xi Niu

Sponsored Question Answering
Tommy Mordo, Moshe Tennenholtz, Oren Kurland

Pencils Down! Automatic Rubric-based Evaluation of Retrieve/Generate Systems
Naghmeh Farzi, Laura Dietz

Towards a Formal Characterization of User Simulation Objectives in Conversational Information Access
Nolwenn Bernard, Krisztian Balog

Retrieval Augmented Zero-Shot Text Classification
Tassallah Abdullahi, Ritambhara Singh, Carsten Eickhoff

A Quantum Annealing Instance Selection Approach for Efficient and Effective Transformer Fine-Tuning
Andrea Pasin, Washington Cunha, Marcos André Gonçalves, Nicola Ferro

Capturing the Spectrum of Social Media Conflict: A Novel Multi-objective Classification Model
Oliver Warke, Joemon M. Jose, Jan Breitsohl, Jie Wang

Cognitively Biased Users Interacting with Algorithmically Biased Results in Whole-Session Search on Debated Topics
Ben Wang, Jiqun Liu

17:00 - 17:30

Closing Session

18:00 - 20:00

Reception Style Dinner in the Senate Room


Online-Video-Only Paper Session

Pb-Hash: Partitioned b-bit Hashing
Ping Li, Weijie Zhao

An Analysis of Stopping Strategies in Conversational Search Systems
Xiao Fu, Maria Perez-Ortiz, Aldo Lipani