CLEF 2017 will be hosted by the ADAPT Centre and take place at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland from 11-14 September 2017 and will be co-located with the MediaEval 2017.

Formerly known as Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF is a self-organized body whose main mission is to promote research, innovation, and development of information access systems with an emphasis on multilingual and multimodal information with various levels of structure.

Festivals are gaining an increasing success and some of them, such as Cannes or Avignon, produce a significant activity on the Web. This project proposes to analyze this activity to better understand the festival practices and to develop access and visualization methods for the contents generated during and around the festivals. These two objectives are complementary and the underlying scientific problems concern both information technologies and humanities, which are teamed in this project. This project focuses on two axes: the study of usages through the data collected on the Web and the repurposing of content captured or produced by internet users. These two axes rely on the collection and structuration of data linked to a festival through several sources (Twitter, blogs, forums, etc...).