ELIAS is an ESF Research Networking Programme. It was launched in 2011 for a duration of five years, with support from 12 European countries. The ELIAS network is motivated by the growing scientific evidence of a need for a complete overhaul of the methodology used for evaluating information access systems.
There is a need for producing novel evaluation methods that take a user-oriented perspective on assessing the effectiveness of information access systems. ELIAS aims at achieving an evaluation methodology directed at user-oriented interactive evaluation, a new and tested set of interactive evaluation metrics, infrastructure and test suites based on these and an ongoing collaborative forum with evaluation cycles with a focus on evaluating information access systems, as well as producing a European network of new researchers trained in the improved methodologies.
To facilitate this paradigm shift, ELIAS offers funding opportunities for research meetings (conferences, workshops) with a focus on evaluation-related research, and individual researchers in the area of evaluation and simulation, who benefit greatly from a visit to a host institute. To find out more about funding opportunities through ELIAS, please visit the.
If you want to get in touch with the ELIAS network, please use the following email addresses:
- Organizers: elias -at- list.dot.uva.dot.nl