ECIR 2013 (http://ecir2013.org/) is offering a mentoring program,
which aims to assist authors in preparing papers for submission to the
ECIR 2013 conference, and improve quality of submissions. If you would
like help with your submission, you may ask for a mentor: a person who
will help you with your submission to the ECIR audience through
one-to-one advising, usually via e-mail. A mentor will help you
understand how to align your paper with the expectations of the
typical ECIR reviewer. Mentors are volunteers familiar with successful
To request a mentor, please send an email to
Mikhail Ageev ([log in to unmask]), and include:
- Your name and affiliation (for academia, this would include the
name of your department and university; for industry or
government this would include your company or agency and your job
title), and the name(s) and affiliation(s) of any planned
- The title and abstract for your planned paper in plain text (not
as an attachment). You must have completed a draft paper at the
time you apply for mentoring, but do not send your draft paper
with your application — you should send it to your mentor once
you have been notified who they are.
- Any specific questions or areas on which you would like help.
Reasonable expectations for a mentor include giving advice as to the
most appropriate forum for your work, suggesting improvements to your
submission, or referring you to relevant research of which you might
not have been aware. Typically, a mentor might spend 3-7 hours on a
submission. We carefully match mentors to mentees, and wish to support
you in developing your work into a high-quality submission with a good
chance of being accepted and published.
Note the following:
- People requesting mentoring must have an almost complete
submission ready for the mentor to review by the date they
request a mentor. Submissions that are incomplete or
significantly off-topic may be returned.
- Mentoring program is not intended for language checking and
proof-reading of submissions.
- If there is an experienced information retrieval researcher in
your department, a request for mentoring may be declined.
- Reviewers will not be informed of whether a paper has been
mentored. That is, the fact that a paper was mentored is not
considered during the paper selection process.
- Mentors can be requested from July 10 to August 5, 2012.
- Mentors will be assigned: August 20, 2012.
Please, email to Mikhail Ageev [log in to unmask]
Moscow State University