Now in its 25th edition, the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF) is a continuation of the very successful series of evaluation campaigns of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) which ran between 2000 and 2009, and established a framework of systematic evaluation of information access systems, primarily through experimentation on shared tasks.

As a leading annual international conference, CLEF uniquely combines evaluation laboratories and workshops with research presentations, panels, posters and demo sessions.

In 2024, CLEF will take place on the 9-12 September at the University of Grenoble Alpes, France. Researchers and practitioners from all areas of information access and related communities are invited to submit proposals for running evaluation labs as part of CLEF 2024. Proposals will be reviewed by a lab selection committee, composed of researchers with extensive experience in evaluating information retrieval and extraction systems. Organisers of selected proposals will be invited to include their lab in the CLEF 2024 labs programme, possibly subject to suggested modifications to their proposal to better suit the CLEF lab workflow or timeline.