Vienna University of Economics and Business
In this paper, the authors present the case for creating a cloud-based infrastructure for IR. The infrastructure should provide access to multiple components of IR systems and a method to easily integrate them in various configurations, as well as data and parameters used in IR experiments. Workflow tools are promising for flexible integration of components and sharing of configurations, and have already been adopted in multiple areas of computational science. This infrastructure should lead to better reproducibility of IR experiments, easier take-up of research results by industry and more effective IR evaluation.