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    Seventh BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2017)

    5 September 2017, Barcelona, Spain

    These proceedings contain papers and posters presented at the 7th Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access, which was held in Barcelona, Spain on the 5th of September during the 2017 European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR).

    This year’s program comprised of two parts: a series of eight fast paced presentations plus discussion session, followed by a poster presentation session. During the presentation phase, students gave a 10-minute talk explaining their research in succinct and engaging manner, while during the poster phase presenters and participants could discuss their research in detail, form acquaintances and receive advice and mentorship from senior IR attendees. The program featured a variety of novel and emerging topics including: health and medical information retrieval; collaborative search; personalization and geographical information search; emergency and trend detection, prediction of public reaction and search behavior in microblogs; trend mining using bibliographic data.

    The organizers would like to thank: the members of the program committee for all their hard work and effort in providing excellent feedback and reviews. We would also like to thank ESSIR 2017 for hosting this successful event. We would also like to thank all our sponsors for supporting the event and the BCS eWiC Service for the online publication services.

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