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London, UK, 18 October 2008
Information Retrieval (IR) is a research area that has generated a great deal of interest in recent years, largely due to the growth of the Internet. Many different problems that have arisen during this time have been tackled by the efforts of thousand of researchers around the world. New advances are spread following the usual scientific channels, i.e. journals and conferences, keeping researchers abreast of new developments in the field.
Therefore as important as research is to IR, one way to improve the profile of the subject is to create a common space where IR lecturers and researchers can share their experiences and opinions in the field of IR teaching at any of the educational levels (primary, secondary and tertiary). The aim of the workshop was to provide this common space.