International Journal of Information Retrieval Research (IJIRR)
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International Journal of Information Retrieval Research (IJIRR)

Editor-in-Chief: Zhongyu (Joan) Lu (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), INSPEC and 16 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2155-6377|EISSN: 2155-6385|DOI: 10.4018/IJIRR


The International Journal of Information Retrieval Research (IJIRR) publishes original, innovative, and creative research in the retrieval of information. This journal focuses on theories and methods with an enterprise-wide perspective and addresses interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary applications in data, text, and document retrieval. Targeting information engineers, scientists, and related professionals, IJIRR integrates interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary needs for a complete approach to the significant issue of data retrieval in the era of information fusion.

Topics Covered

  • Advanced software development related information retrieval issues
  • Classification
  • Clustering approaches
  • Content and context awareness and environment awareness
  • Filtering system
  • Index techniques
  • Information mining
  • Information retrieval in cloud computing issues
  • Information retrieval in education
  • Information retrieval in healthcare
  • Information retrieval in science, engineering, and technologies
  • Information retrieval in social science, social behaviors
  • Information retrieval with business, commerce, etc.
  • Information retrieval with Internet of Things
  • Knowledge mining
  • Link analysis
  • Machine learning on documents
  • Message passing
  • Metadata and XML retrieval
  • Mobile computing related information retrieval issues
  • Multimedia Retrieval
  • Performance Measures
  • Query languages and optimization
  • Retrieval architecture
  • Retrieval evaluation
  • Retrieval languages and operations
  • Retrieval strategies
  • Retrieval Systems
  • Retrieval theories
  • Retrieval with big data technologies
  • Scalability
  • Search algorithms
  • Search engine
  • Social media related information retrieval issues
  • Taxonomy theory and applications
  • Text Mining
  • Text, document, and image retrieval
  • Web Mining

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Information Retrieval Research (IJIRR) is to provide an outlet for researchers to present their research and obtain inspiration in the areas of information retrieval, computer science, and information science. Focusing on theories, methods, technologies, and tools, IJIRR is aimed towards information engineers, scientists, and related professionals. This journal exhibits expert experiences and state-of-the-art technologies in search and storage of texts, images, videos, and other data to stimulate innovation and exploration of improved approaches for conquering industry problems.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 8: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2011)
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Reviews and Testimonials

Along with the advances of the Internet, there are more data, information, knowledge, applications, and services to take-in, causing much confusion and bewilderment. How to accurately and reliably retrieve data is a challenge for future web applications and information engineers. IJIRR is dedicated to publishing the latest research in information gathering, web data mining, and automation systems showing the newest theoretical, technological, and methodological breakthroughs. IJIRR not only provides professionals with a platform in which to express their original research results, but also to allow the exchange of ideas and resources. I believe every issue of IJIRR will give the reader new insights and inspirations.

– Dr. Shaowen Yao, Prof. of Yunnan University, Vice Director of Discipline Construction Office, Fellow of China Institute of Communications


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Zhongyu (Joan) Lu is Professor in Informatics at the University of Huddersfield (UK). Her extensive research covers information access, retrieval and visualization, XML technology, object oriented technologies, agent technology, data management systems, security issues and Internet computing. She has been an invited speaker for industrial-oriented events and published 5 academic books and more than 160 papers. Professor Lu has acted as the founder and a program chair for the International XML Technology workshop and XMLTech (USA) for 11 years (2003-2011). She also serves as Chair of 5 separate international conferences, is a regular reviewer for several international journals, and a committee member for 16 international conferences. She specializes in XML technology and mobile computing with image retrieval through the latest wireless devices. Professor Lu serves as a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), BCS examiner of Advanced Database Management Systems, and fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). She is a founder and Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Information Retrieval Research.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Dilip Sharma, GLA University, India
Hadj Ahmed Bouarara, GeCoDe Laboratory, Algeria ORCID
Saravanan Devaraj, IBS Hyderabad,The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education,(Declared as Deemed-to-be university u/s 3, India ORCID
Sugam Sharma, Iowa State University, United States
Associate Editors
Hamid Arabnia, University of Georgia, United States
Malgorzata Pankowska, University of Economics, Poland
Qiang Xu, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
R. Subhashini, Sathyabama University, India ORCID
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Saveetha Engineering College, India
Tulshi Bezboruah, Gauhati University, India ORCID
Vijender Solanki, CMR Institute of Technology (Autonomous), India ORCID
Vishal Bhatnagar, Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies & Research, India
Editorial Review Board
Abderrahim El Qadi, Moulay Ismail University, Morocco
Ahlam Sawsaa, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom ORCID
Azza Abubaker, University of Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Baydaa Al-Hamadani, Zarqa University, Jordan
Bhojaraju Gunjal, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India ORCID
Carlos Coutinho, Caixa Magica Software, Portugal
Choukri Djellali, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada ORCID
Christos Tjortjis, International Hellenic University, Greece ORCID
Chunbin Lin, Amazon AWS, United States
Duy Dinh, Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology, Luxembourg
Ebru Cankaya, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Ibrahim Dweib, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Israa AbdulJabbar, University of Technology - Iraq, Iraq ORCID
Julio Cesar Dos Reis, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia ORCID
Mariem Mahfoudh, CNRS/LORIA, France
Mohamed Amine Boudia, GeCode Laboratory, Department of Computer Science Tahar Moulay University of Saida, Algeria ORCID
Mohammed Mubarak Allehaibi, Umm Alqura University, Saudi Arabia
Muhammad Sarfraz, Kuwait University, Kuwait ORCID
Murad Al-Rajab, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
Naveen Dahiya, Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology, India
Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece ORCID
Olatunji Mumini Omisore, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Nigeria
Rana Khudhair Abbas Ahmed, Al-Rafidain University College, Iraq
Robert Luk, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Silvia Prado, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Weidong Yang, Fudan University, China
Xiaogang Ma, University of Idaho, United States
Xiaonan Zhao, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Yuhan Cai, Inc., United States


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