CLEF 2019 Labs overview

Two different and separate types of overviews will be produced for:

  • Springer LNCS series  
  • Online Working Notes  


Requirements for Condensed Lab Overview for Springer LNCS publication

  1. ONE paper must be produced which should contain a fairly high level description of the Lab activities focusing very much on the overall objectives, the activities of each sub-task and the main results.  
  2. SUBMISSION: overviews should be uploaded through the Easychair ( In Easychair, we created a specific track dedicated to LNCS Overview, so you have to choose this track when you are going to upload your files.  
  3. FORMAT: papers must be formatted according to the Springer Instructions for Authors (, either using Word or Latex templates.  
  4. MAX LENGTH: 20/25 pages  
  5. CAMERA READY: besides the final PDF file, a zip file containing the following items is also required:  
    • The final source files, incl. any non-standard fonts  
    • A copyright form, signed by one author on behalf of all of the authors of the paper. Each contribution must be accompanied by a Springer copyright form, a so-called 'Consent to Publish' form. Modified forms are not acceptable. Authors are asked to transfer the copyright of the paper to the Springer. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.  

The copyright form can be downloaded at:

The title and the editors of the volume are:

Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction.

Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference of the CLEF Association (CLEF 2019)



Fabio Crestani, Martin Braschler, Jacques Savoy, Andreas Rauber, Henning Müller, David E. Losada, Gundula Heinatz, Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro




Requirements for Extended Lab Overview for the CEUR-WS Working Notes publication

  1. Lab Organizers have two alternative options: (i) to prepare a SINGLE overview for the whole Lab and its constituting tasks (obviously more detailed then the one prepared for the LNCS proceedings); (ii) to prepare a SEPARATE overview for each task constituting the lab. The former option is more appropriate for smaller and more compact labs while the latter one is preferable for bigger and more differentiated labs. In both cases, each overview must provide much greater details and analysis than the LNCS condensed overview.  
  2. SUBMISSION: overview papers should be uploaded through the EasyChair ( Each Overview must be correctly uploaded in the respective Track  
  3. FORMAT: papers must be formatted according to the Springer Instructions for Authors (, either using Word or Latex templates. For each submission three items are required:  
    • Zip file containing all submission sources
    • PDF file of the submission (with no page headers/footers/page numbers)  
    • PDF file with the scanned and signed copyright agreement.
  4. MAX LENGTH: no upper page limit is set, as papers are published only electronically.  

 Please, note that for preparing final Working Notes we will use the metadata of Easychair submission, so pay attention to insert authors names, title and affiliations correctly.

The title and the editors of the volume are:

CLEF 2019 Working Notes

Working Notes of CLEF 2019 - Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum



Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro, David E. Losada, Henning Müller



  • Lab overview papers due (LNCS Version) 31 May 2019
  • Review of LNCS Lab overviews: 31 May to 7 June 2019 
  • Camera ready lab overview papers (LNCS version) due 21 June 2019. This is a STRICT DEADLINE  
  • Camera ready extended lab overview papers (CEUR-WS version) due 29 June 2019. This is a STRICT DEADLINE.  

All the deadlines are intended to be MIDNIGHT CEST.