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Extended deadline of IUI'10 workshop on Social Recommender Systems: Dec. 15, 2009

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        CALL FOR PAPERS

        IUI 2010 Workshop on Social Recommender Systems (http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~lichen/srs2010/)

 

        New submission Deadline:  December 15th, 2009

 

        In conjunction with 2010 ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces http://www.iuiconf.org

        Hong Kong, February 7 to 10th, 2010

 

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Social media sites have become tremendously popular in recent years. Prominent examples include photo and video sharing sites such as Flickr and YouTube, blog and wiki systems such as Blogger and Wikipedia, social tagging sites such as Delicious, social network sites (SNSs), such as MySpace and Facebook, and micro-blogging sites such as Twitter. Millions of users are active daily in these sites, creating rich information online that has not been available before. Yet, the abundance and popularity of social media sites floods users with huge volumes of information and hence poses a great challenge in terms of information overload.

 

Social Recommender Systems (SRSs) aim to alleviate information overload over social media users by presenting the most attractive and relevant content, often using personalization techniques adapted for the specific user. SRSs also aim at increasing adoption, engagement, and participation of new and existing users of social media sites. In addition to recommending content to consume, new types of recommendations emerge within social media, such as of people and communities to connect to, to follow, or to join.

 

This workshop desires to bring together researchers and practitioners around the emerging topic of recommender systems within social media in order to: (1) share research and techniques used to develop effective social media recommenders, from algorithms, through user interfaces, to evaluation (2) identify next key challenges in the area, and (3) identify new cross-topic collaboration opportunities.

 

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

 

Social recommender technologies and applications

 

    * Model of recommendation context (e.g., types of information needed) for social recommender systems

    * New algorithms suitable for social recommender systems

    * New recommender applications for social media sites (e.g., people and community recommenders)

    * Recommendations for individuals and communities

    * Social recommender systems in the enterprise

    * Diversity and novelty in social recommender systems

    * Recommendations for diverse user groups (e.g., new users of social media sites versus frequent users)

 

User interfaces in social recommender systems (SRSs)

 

    * Transparency and explanations in SRSs

    * Adaption and personalization for SRSs

    * User feedback in SRSs

    * Trust and reputation in SRSs

    * Social awareness and visualization

 

Evaluation

 

    * Evaluation methods and evaluations of SRSs

    * User studies

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

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* December 15th, 2009: Submission of long, short, and demo papers

* January 5th, 2010: Author notification

* January 15th, 2010: Submission of camera-ready version

* February 7th, 2010: Workshop held

 

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PAPER SUBMISSION

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Papers should be submitted in PDF format by email to

    ido <at> il.ibm.com

 

All submissions should be prepared according to the standard SIGCHI publications format (see http://www.iuiconf.org/cfp.html). Paper selection will be based on a peer review process; there will be no blind review process - author names and affiliations should be included in the paper.

 

Paper categories:

* Long papers (up to 10 pages) - submissions should report on substantial contributions of lasting value.

* Short papers (up to 4 pages) - submissions typically discuss work in progress that is not yet mature enough for a long paper.

* Demo papers - presenters of demo systems are asked to submit short papers describing their system.

 

Authors of high-quality workshop submissions will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to a special issue of ACM journal.

 

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Organizers

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Ido Guy, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel

Li Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Michelle X. Zhou, IBM China Research Lab, China

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PublicityIUI2010 | 1 Dec 04:18 2009

IUI'10 Workshop paper deadline is extended (Intelligent Visual Interfaces for Text Analysis)


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CALL FOR PAPERS
IUI 2010 Workshop on Intelligent Visual Interfaces for Text Analysis
Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2009


Hong Kong, February 7th, 2010
http://people.cs.ubc.ca/~carenini/IUI10-IVITAworkshop/index.htm


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Call for Participation
We welcome paper submissions (2-4 pages), system demos (1-2 pages), and panel proposals (1-2 pages) that can

    • Identify key research areas and challenges in designing and developing intelligent user interface technologies
    for text analysis.
    • Identify practical applications that can leverage IUI technologies to benefit text analysis
    • Identify unclassified data sets for evaluation and propose activities to create common standards 
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    • Novel, intelligent interfaces for text analytics
    • Visual and interactive text analytics
    • Collaborative visual text analytics
    • Scalable visual text analytics
    • Visual representations and interaction techniques to allow users to see, explore, and understand large
    amounts of textual information
    • Techniques to support production, presentation, and dissemination of text analysis results to a variety
    of audiences
    • Data representations and transformations that convert conflicting and dynamic textual data in ways that
    support visualization and analysis
    • User studies concerning intelligent interfaces for text analysis
    • Evaluation methods for text analysis techniques and systems

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IMPORTANT DATES
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* December 15th, 2009: Submission of long, short, and demo papers
* December 25th, 2009: Author notification
* Jan 10th, 2010: Submission of camera-ready workshop abstract
* February 7th, 2010: Workshop held

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PAPER SUBMISSION
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Papers should be submitted in PDF format by email to
smartviz-vtt25B2cwJLQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org

Please follow the same formatting guidelines specified by the main ACM IUI conference at their call for papers.
Submissions can be up to 4 pages (Workshop paper) or 2 pages (Demo papers or panel proposals). Some workshop
papers will be selected to present at the workshop.   Papers should be prepared for blind review.

Top research and application papers will be invited to submit the extended versions to a special issue of
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST).

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Organizers
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Giuseppe Carenini, Department of Computer Science
Huamin Qu, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Michelle X. Zhou, IBM Research China
Shixia Liu, IBM Research China

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Fabian Abel | 1 Dec 17:16 2009
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IUI Workshop on User Data Interoperability in the Social Web (UDISW 2010) - NEW DEADLINE: Dec 15th

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this call, it has been
posted to several relevant mailing lists. Please redistribute
within your own group or among colleagues, thank you!]

UDISW 2010
International Workshop on
User Data Interoperability in the Social Web

In conjunction with IUI 2010
Hong Kong, China
February 7 - 10, 2010

http://www.wis.ewi.tudelft.nl/UDISW2010/


IMPORTANT DATES (**EXTENDED DEADLINES**)
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* 15 December 2009 : Full & short paper submission deadline
                    (11:59pm Hawaiia time)
* 25 December 2009 : Notification of acceptance
* 8 January 2010  : Final camera-ready paper due
* 07 February 2010 : UDISW 2010 workshop day

UDISW <at> LinkedIn & Facebook:
http://events.linkedin.com/UDISW-2010-Workshop-User-Data/pub/168784
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134594124123


OVERVIEW
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Nowadays, people leave their marks at a multitude of applications
distributed across the Web: They share their bookmarks in Delicious,
fill in profiles at social networking services such as Facebook and
Orkut, browse and buy products on Amazon, search with Google and
Yahoo and interact with diverse other sites for information and
services. This distributed and heterogeneous corpus of user data is
a valuable source of information for systems that aim for
personalization and user adaptation.

With the advent of Web 2.0, standards such as OpenID, RSS and OAuth, as
well as mashup tools like Yahoo pipes or Semantic Web pipes,
interlinking of different services has become easier. However, limited
interoperability still prevents applications to exchange, reuse, and
integrate their user models for personalization across application and
domain boundaries. Research carried out in the field of Semantic Web
supports applications to provide extensibility, flexibility,
interoperability and reusability. Further, the Linked Data initiative
and the Data Portability project focus on pragmatic approaches that
help applications to share and connect data.

Nevertheless, using the Web as a homogeneous knowledge infrastructure,
which serves as input for cross-application and cross-domain user
modeling, is still an unsolved vision, because syntactic and semantic
heterogeneity of the fragmented and distributed user data – which might
be unstructured – can hardly be handled by application developers. In
addition, requirements concerning privacy, scrutability and trust
complicate the intermixing of user data from different sources.

This workshop aims to bring together academic and industrial
researchers and practitioners in the fields of Intelligent User
Interfaces, Interaction Systems, Social Media, Semantic Web, User
Modeling, and Personalization in order to discuss theoretical and
practical knowledge, open research issues, applications, and
experiences for common benefit.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
==================
The workshop will tackle challenges posed by user modeling beyond
application boundaries, including, but not limited to,
the following themes:

* Aggregation and integration of distributed user data and profiles
* Smart mashup interfaces
* Techniques for visualizing distributed user data
* User interfaces enabling maintenance of distributed user profiles
* Inter-system scrutability of user profiles
* Semantic methods for exchanging user profiles
* Intertwining social networking services
* Studies assessing the use of external/public user data for
 personalization
* Applications demonstrating intermixing of user profiles from
 different sources

PAPER SUBMISSION
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All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not
currently under review. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two
independent referees. Papers will be evaluated according to their
significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and
relevance to the workshop. All submission must be in English. At
least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the
workshop. Research papers must be prepared in the two-column SIGCHI
conference format; templates are available at:

* Microsoft Word document template
 (http://iuiconf.org/chi2009pubsformat.doc)
* LaTeX class file
 (http://iuiconf.org/chi2009_LaTeX.zip)

We welcome both full papers and short papers (e.g. experience reports,
preliminary reports of work in progress, system demonstration, etc).
Full papers should be between 6 and 10 pages in length, short papers
should not exceed 4 pages. Please submit your contributions
electronically in PDF format at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=udisw2010.

The workshop proceedings will be published as a volume at CEUR Workshop
Proceedings.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
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* Fabian Abel (L3S Research Center, Germany)
* Samur Araujo (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
* Eelco Herder (L3S Research Center, Germany)
* Nicola Henze (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany)
* Geert-Jan Houben (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
* Erwin Leonardi (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
===================
* Available at http://www.wis.ewi.tudelft.nl/UDISW2010/

For further questions please contact us at e.leonardi-hGVxb2UgFK3z+pZb47iToQ@public.gmane.org or
abel-ng3u6l8Qjkg@public.gmane.org

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Ernesto De Luca | 1 Dec 17:33 2009
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CFP: UNM 2010 - Special Session of IPMU 2010 - Springer LNAI Series

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Call for Papers:

Special Session on Uncertainty in Network Mining (UNM 2010) 

http://dai-labor.de/unm2010/ 

at the International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in
Knowledge-based Systems (IPMU 2010) 

http://www.mathematik.uni-marburg.de/~ipmu2010/ 

To be held in Dortmund from June 28 to Juli 02, 2010

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Topics
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The special session on Uncertainty in Network Mining will focus on methods from uncertainty and
probability theory in network and graph mining. 

We solicit novel and interesting research results related to, but not limited to the following topics: 

- Probabilistic network models 
- Uncertainty in social and media network modeling 
- Probabilistic graph-based recommendation 
- Methods for link prediction 
- Modeling heterogeneous networks 
- Probabilistic mining of ontology-based networks 

We welcome the following type of papers: 

- Papers that establish new network or graph models, or extend established network or graph models in
non-trivial ways 
- Papers that present new methods to solve practical machine learning or data mining problems 
- Papers that describe the application of probabilistic network and graph mining methods to real-world data
- Papers related to the topics described above

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Dates
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2010-01-17 - Paper submission deadline 
2010-03-07 - Notification of acceptance 
2010-04-04 - Submission of final version 
2010-06-28 - Conference begin 
2010-07-02 - Conference end

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Submissions
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The deadline for paper submission is January 17, 2010. All submissions will be peer-reviewed on the basis
of originality and scientific quality. Authors will be notified about acceptance or rejection by March
7, 2010. 

UNM 2010 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review or has already been
accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also expected not to submit
their papers elsewhere during the review period. Contributions will be selected based upon their
quality as evaluated by 2-3 referees. 

The papers must be written in English and formatted according to the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes
guidelines. The maximum length of papers is 10 pages. 

A link to the IPMU 2010 submission website will be published soon. Authors have to choose the session
"Uncertainty in Network Mining" on the IPMU 2010 submission website.

For more details, please see the UNM 2010 website at: http://dai-labor.de/unm2010/ 

For the formatting instructions, see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0

Should you have any question or suggestion, please don't hesitate to contact us at
<ernesto.deluca@...> or
<russ@...>. 

Best Regards,

UNM 2010 Organizer Committees
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XAVIER ANGUERA MIRO | 3 Dec 15:53 2009
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Summer Internships at Telefonica (Barcelona, Spain)

 */Interested in coming to Barcelona (Spain) to do multidisciplinary

 research?/*

 

 Telefonica Research Lab, Barcelona started in November 2006 and is now

 growing strong. The Multimedia Team within Telefonica Research is a

 multidisciplinary and international research team working in the areas

 of: Multimedia data analysis and novel multimedia applications,

 recommender systems and personalization, mobile HCI, human-centric

 computing and urban computing.

 

 We accept PhD student intern applications all year around and we have

 slots for short-term as well as long-term academic visitors.

 

 Interns will collaborate with one or more top-researchers in our lab.

 Scientific excellence is very important to us and we regularly publish

 our work in top venues.

 

 Our lab is located in vibrant Barcelona, a historic Mediterranean city

 with lively urban culture, amazing Gaudi architecture, beautiful

 beaches and a growing center for international research. In addition,

 weather is sunny and pleasant all year-round…

 

 You can find more information about the group

 here: http://research.tid.es/multimedia

 

 To apply for an intern position, please send an e-mail

 to careers_research <at> tid.es <mailto:careers_research-tvGg3WeTtng@public.gmane.org> with

 subject: MM Team Intern Application, and please include your CV.

 

 We offer competitive internship packages and the opportunity to spend

 a few months working in a growing and fast pace lab in an open and

 collaborative research environment.

 

 

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Xavier Anguera, PhD

Research Scientist

Multimedia group

Telefonica R&D

Telf: +34 93 3653203

 

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Marcelo G. Armentano | 4 Dec 22:04 2009
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CFP for ASAI 2010, XI Argentine Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

We apologize if you receive multiple copies:

39 JAIIO - ASAI 2010

39 JAIIO - 39 Argentine Conference of Informatics - www.39jaiio.org.ar 
August 30th to September 3th, 2010 - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Since 1961, SADIO (Argentine Society for Informatics) organizes JAIIO (Argentine Conference of Informatics). JAIIO is one of the most relevant events for the national and regional IT sector, with participants from both industry and academia.

JAIIO is organized as a series of thematic symposia including topics such as software engineering, artificial intelligence, technology, agroinformatics, high performance computing, industrial informatics, free software, law, health, information society, and a students contest.

After many years, JAIIO returns to the Buenos Aires city.


ASAI 2010 - XI ARGENTINE SYMPOSIUM ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

INTRODUCTION
ASAI, the Argentine Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, is an annual event intended to be the main forum of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community in Argentina. The symposium aims at providing a forum for researchers and AI community members to discuss and exchange ideas and experiences on diverse topics of AI. Previous ASAI editions stimulated presentations on both applications of AI and new tools and foundations currently under development. 

The XI Argentine Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (ASAI 2010) will be held during  30th – 31th August 2010, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ASAI 2010 will be part of the 39th JAIIO, the 39th Argentine Conference on Informatics, organized by SADIO.

TOPICS OF INTEREST:
- AI Development, Tools and Methodologies
- AI Foundations (philosophy, epistemology, economics, etc.)
- Machine Learning
- Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
- Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Virtual Reality
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Evolutionary Computation
- Innovative applications of Artificial Intelligence (Bioinformatics, Computational - Biology, Education, Internet, Law, Music, etc.)
- Knowledge Acquisition
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Knowledge Engineering
- Natural Language Processing
- Speech Processing
- Image Processing
- Planning and Scheduling
- Robotics

PROGARM CO-CHAIRS
Dr. Marcelo G. Armentano, Instituto de Investigación ISISTAN – Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Tandil, Argentina
Dr. Pablo M. Granitto, CIFASIS - Centro Internacional Franco Argentino de Ciencias de la Información y Sistemas, Rosario, Argentina.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (Confirmed so far)
- Dr. Ariel Monteserin (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Pcia. de Bs. As., Argentina)
- Dr. Juan Carlos Augusto (School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, UK)
- Dr. Luis S. Berdún (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Pcia. de Bs. As., Argentina)
- Dr. Facundo Bromberg (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina)
- Dr. Olivier Boissier (ENS Mines Saint-Etienne, France)
- Dr. Carlos Iván Chesñevar (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina, and Universidad de Lleida, Spain)
- Dr. Cristina Conati (University of British Columbia, Canadá)
- Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado (GSII, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
- Dra. Rosanna Costaguta (Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero, Argentina)
- Dr. Yves Demazeau (CNRS-LIG, France)
- Dra. Elena Duran (Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero, Argentina)
- Dr. Alejandro Garcia (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
- Dr. Daniela Godoy (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Pcia. de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Dr. Juan Carlos Gómez (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina)
- Dr. Gabriel Infante-Lopez (FaMAF, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
- Dr. Huei Diana Lee (Laboratório de Bioinformática, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil)
- Dr. Ana Gabriela Maguitman (Dpto. de Ciencias e Ingeniería de la Computación Universidad Nacional del Sur, UNS)
- Dr. Dimitris Margaritis (Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University, USA)
- Dr. Diego Milone (Laboratory for signals and computational intelligence, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina)
- Dr. Ronaldo Prati (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
- Dr. Silvia Schiaffino (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Pcia. de Bs. As., Argentina)
- Dr. Guillermo Simari (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
- Dr. Georgina Stegmayer (UTN-Santa Fe, Argentina)
- Dr. Pablo F. Verdes (Man Research Lab, Oxford, United Kingdom)

PAPER SUBMISSION
ASAI 2010 seeks original contributions in a wide spectrum of Artificial Intelligence, ranging from state-of-the-art academic research to industrial and business applications having a significant impact. The symposium will consist of invited talks and regular paper sessions presenting mature work (full papers) in theoretical research and applications. A poster session will be devoted to the presentation of new ideas and less mature work in general (extended abstracts).
Submissions are due before April 26th. Delayed submissions will most likely be rejected. All papers received before the deadline will be peer-reviewed by referees of the area.
The submission of manuscripts must follow the format available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. The page limit for a full paper is 12 pages. Extended abstracts describing novel research visions, work-in-progress or less mature results are also welcome, with a limit of 4 pages. All contributions should be submitted in Ghostview-readable Postscript or PDF formats. For diffusion reasons, papers in English are strongly recommended (Spanish is also acceptable). 
Information on the format of the camera-ready copy will be forwarded with the acceptance letter.  Each accepted paper must be presented in the symposium, and the presenter must be registered in the conference.

An online system will soon be available to submit the articles. The receipt of a submission will be acknowledged immediately to the corresponding author.

IMPORTANT DATES
- April 26, 2010 : Deadline for submissions of papers
- June 14, 2010 : Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
- June 28, 2010 : Deadline for camera ready submissions

CONTACT
For further information, please send an e-mail to: 
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marmenta | 4 Dec 22:04 2009
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CFP for ASAI 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina

We apologize if you receive multiple copies:

39 JAIIO - ASAI 2010

39 JAIIO - 39 Argentine Conference of Informatics - www.39jaiio.org.ar 
August 30th to September 3th, 2010 - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Since 1961, SADIO (Argentine Society for Informatics) organizes JAIIO (Argentine Conference of
Informatics). JAIIO is one of the most relevant events for the national and regional IT sector, with
participants from both industry and academia.

JAIIO is organized as a series of thematic symposia including topics such as software engineering,
artificial intelligence, technology, agroinformatics, high performance computing, industrial
informatics, free software, law, health, information society, and a students contest.

After many years, JAIIO returns to the Buenos Aires city.

ASAI 2010 - XI ARGENTINE SYMPOSIUM ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

INTRODUCTION
ASAI, the Argentine Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, is an annual event intended to be the main forum
of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community in Argentina. The symposium aims at providing a forum for
researchers and AI community members to discuss and exchange ideas and experiences on diverse topics of
AI. Previous ASAI editions stimulated presentations on both applications of AI and new tools and
foundations currently under development. 

The XI Argentine Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (ASAI 2010) will be held during  30th – 31th August
2010, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ASAI 2010 will be part of the 39th JAIIO, the 39th Argentine Conference
on Informatics, organized by SADIO.

TOPICS OF INTEREST:
- AI Development, Tools and Methodologies
- AI Foundations (philosophy, epistemology, economics, etc.)
- Machine Learning
- Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
- Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Virtual Reality
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Evolutionary Computation
- Innovative applications of Artificial Intelligence (Bioinformatics, Computational - Biology,
Education, Internet, Law, Music, etc.)
- Knowledge Acquisition
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Knowledge Engineering
- Natural Language Processing
- Speech Processing
- Image Processing
- Planning and Scheduling
- Robotics

PROGARM CO-CHAIRS
Dr. Marcelo G. Armentano, Instituto de Investigación ISISTAN – Universidad Nacional del Centro de la
Provincia de Buenos Aires, Tandil, Argentina
Dr. Pablo M. Granitto, CIFASIS - Centro Internacional Franco Argentino de Ciencias de la Información y
Sistemas, Rosario, Argentina.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (Confirmed so far)
- Dr. Ariel Monteserin (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Pcia. de Bs. As., Argentina)
- Dr. Juan Carlos Augusto (School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, UK)
- Dr. Luis S. Berdún (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Pcia. de Bs. As., Argentina)
- Dr. Facundo Bromberg (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina)
- Dr. Olivier Boissier (ENS Mines Saint-Etienne, France)
- Dr. Carlos Iván Chesñevar (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina, and Universidad de Lleida, Spain)
- Dr. Cristina Conati (University of British Columbia, Canadá)
- Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado (GSII, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
- Dra. Rosanna Costaguta (Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero, Argentina)
- Dr. Yves Demazeau (CNRS-LIG, France)
- Dra. Elena Duran (Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero, Argentina)
- Dr. Alejandro Garcia (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
- Dr. Daniela Godoy (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Pcia. de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Dr. Juan Carlos Gómez (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina)
- Dr. Gabriel Infante-Lopez (FaMAF, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
- Dr. Huei Diana Lee (Laboratório de Bioinformática, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Foz do
Iguaçu, Brazil)
- Dr. Ana Gabriela Maguitman (Dpto. de Ciencias e Ingeniería de la Computación Universidad Nacional del
Sur, UNS)
- Dr. Dimitris Margaritis (Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University, USA)
- Dr. Diego Milone (Laboratory for signals and computational intelligence, Universidad Nacional del
Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina)
- Dr. Ronaldo Prati (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
- Dr. Silvia Schiaffino (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Pcia. de Bs. As., Argentina)
- Dr. Guillermo Simari (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
- Dr. Georgina Stegmayer (UTN-Santa Fe, Argentina)
- Dr. Pablo F. Verdes (Man Research Lab, Oxford, United Kingdom)

PAPER SUBMISSION
ASAI 2010 seeks original contributions in a wide spectrum of Artificial Intelligence, ranging from
state-of-the-art academic research to industrial and business applications having a significant
impact. The symposium will consist of invited talks and regular paper sessions presenting mature work
(full papers) in theoretical research and applications. A poster session will be devoted to the
presentation of new ideas and less mature work in general (extended abstracts).
Submissions are due before April 26th. Delayed submissions will most likely be rejected. All papers
received before the deadline will be peer-reviewed by referees of the area.
The submission of manuscripts must follow the format available at
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. The page limit for a full paper is 12 pages. Extended
abstracts describing novel research visions, work-in-progress or less mature results are also
welcome, with a limit of 4 pages. All contributions should be submitted in Ghostview-readable
Postscript or PDF formats. For diffusion reasons, papers in English are strongly recommended (Spanish
is also acceptable). 
Information on the format of the camera-ready copy will be forwarded with the acceptance letter.  Each
accepted paper must be presented in the symposium, and the presenter must be registered in the conference.

An online system will soon be available to submit the articles. The receipt of a submission will be
acknowledged immediately to the corresponding author.

IMPORTANT DATES
- April 26, 2010 : Deadline for submissions of papers
- June 14, 2010 : Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
- June 28, 2010 : Deadline for camera ready submissions

CONTACT
For further information, please send an e-mail to: 
asai2010@... or visit: 
http://www.exa.unicen.edu.ar/asai2010/
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sabine.graf | 8 Dec 07:10 2009
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Call for Articles: Learning Technology Newsletter - Issue on Game-based Learning

Call For Articles – LEARNING TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER (ISSN 1438-0625)
publication of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT)
http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/newsletter 

* Deadline for submission: January 7, 2010.

Learning Technology Newsletter aims at publishing and disseminating current research about new and
emerging learning technologies as well as their design, usage, application, and evaluation in
different contexts of technology enhanced learning. This issue will focus on game-based learning,
showing innovative concepts, application areas and systems for incorporating and applying games in
technology enhanced learning. Please feel free to bring forward your ideas and views.

Learning Technology Newsletter invites short articles, case studies, and project reports for January
issue. This issue will be published in Volume 12, Issue 1 (January, 2010).

** The newsletter is of non-refereed nature though the articles will be selected and edited by the Editors. **


* Submission procedure:

1. The articles in the newsletter are limited to 1000 words.
Over-length articles will not be published.

2. The manuscripts should be either in Word or RTF format.
Any figures used in the contributions would be required separately in a graphic format (gif or jpeg). The
figures should also be embedded in the text at appropriate places.

3. Please send the manuscripts by email as attachment to sabine.graf <at> ieee.org and
karagian@... (Subject: Learning Technology January 2010 Submission).

4. In the email, please state clearly that the manuscript is original material that has not been published,
and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

For further information please see http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/newsletter.

Best regards,
Sabine Graf
Charalampos Karagiannidis
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Olga Santos | 8 Dec 16:27 2009
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1st CFP: RS4VLC - Recommender Systems to support the dynamics of Virtual Learning Communities

(With apologies for multiple cross-postings)

Call for papers on Recommender Systems to support the dynamics of
Virtual Learning Communities
Special Issue - International Journal of Web Based Communities

This special issue aims to gather a collection of high quality
contributions that reflect the support that can be provided by
Recommender Systems in Virtual Learning Communities (VLC). It focuses
on the e-learning domain and the VLC that grow around it. This special
issue calls for papers in the community of researchers for recommender
systems in the educational domain that analyse the needs and propose
solutions from a user-centred point of view. Contributions are
expected to answer some of the following questions (among others):
- How recommendations can impact on the participants in VLC?
- What type of activities within the VLC could be improved or made
more productive with the usage of recommender systems?
- What types of situations in VLC are meaningful for providing recommendations?
- How can the utility of a recommender system be measured in a VLC?
- What types of recommendations are of special interest for the
educational domain?
- How can users be modelled to facilitate the recommendations process in VLC?
- What is the most appropriate design for a tool to manage the recommendations?

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Recommender systems for educational domain
- Inclusive recommendations in virtual learning communities (i.e. take
into account the diversity of the users, including the accessibility
preferences)
- User-centred design methods
- User-centred evaluation
- User modelling to support recommender systems for educational domain
- Personalisation and user needs in educational domain
- Design of the user interface for recommenders in virtual learning communities
- Authoring/administration tools to manage/supervise the recommendations process
- Evaluating recommendation interfaces through user studies and other
human-computer interaction approaches
- Recommenders to support social networking in virtual learning communities
- Case studies of recommenders in virtual learning communities
- Evaluation of recommender systems in educational scenarios

Important dates:
- Notification of Intent to Submit: as soon as possible
- Submission of Title and Extended Abstract deadline: 28 February, 2010
- Full paper submission deadline: 30 March, 2010

For further information please see:
http://adenu.ia.uned.es/web/es/rs4vlc

Notification of intent to submit and submission of the title and
extended abstract should be done directly to Olga C. Santos
(ocsantos@...) in the form of a PDF file attached to the
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Peter Brusilovsky | 9 Dec 14:21 2009
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AVI 2010 Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

                                     AVI 2010
                            Advanced Visual Interfaces
                         International Working Conference
                In cooperation with ACM-SIGCHI, ACM-SIGMM, SIGCHI Italy

				  May 25-29, 2010 - Roma, Italy
                      http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~avi2010

The 10th International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces
(AVI2010) will be
held in Rome, Italy, May 25-29, 2010. Started in 1992 in Rome, and held
every two years in
different Italian towns, the Conference brings together experts in
different areas of computer
science who have a common interest in the conception, design, and
implementation of visual
and, more generally, perceptual interfaces. Through these 18 years, the
Conference has
witnessed the growing interest within the community for new interaction
paradigms and new
devices such as smartphones and PDAs, in the framework of both traditional
and emerging
environments, such as ubiquitous and pervasive computer applications. Both
formal methods
and concrete applications well fit into the framework of the conference,
whose program also
includes invited talks, given by leaders in the field. Submissions are
solicited in the broad
list of areas given below, with special emphasis on the following specific
topics, without being
limited to them.

					OVERALL CATEGORIES

Interaction models and techniques           Interactive visualization
Interactive systems                                      User interaction
studies

						TOPICS

Accessibility and Usability			        End-User Development
Adaptive Interfaces	 			        HCI and Web 2.0
Animated Interfaces 				        Information 
Visualization Interfaces
Cognitive Models of the User			   	Interface Evaluation
Computer Supported Cooperative Work 	   		Interface Metaphors
Context Aware Interaction			        Mapbased Interaction
Controlled Studies and Usability Testing                Mobile 
Interaction Design
Digital Media Environments			        Multimodal Interfaces
Natural Interaction				        New Media and 
Cultural Heritage
Perceptual Interfaces				        Tools for Design
Virtual and Augmented Reality			        Visual 
Analytics Interfaces
Visual Databases					Visual 
Information Access
Visual Interaction				        Visual Interface Design
Web Interfaces					        Web-Based 
Social Interaction

                                   IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission deadline: December 14, 2009
Paper Submission deadline:    December 21, 2009
Acceptance Notification:      February 15, 2010
Camera-ready Papers due:      March 15, 2010
Demo software due:            May 14, 2010
AVI 2010 Conference:          May 25-29, 2010

					   SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Submissions that address research and development on the above and other
related topics, or
that propose new approaches suitable for fulfilling the demands that
characterize advanced
interfaces of the next generation are strongly encouraged.
Three kinds of contribution are solicited:
- Full papers, describing original and unpublished work, up to 8 
pages in ACM SIG Proceedings format.
- Short papers, describing promising work in progress, up to 4 pages 
in ACM SIG Proceedings format.
- System papers (prototypes demonstrations), up to 2 pages in ACM SIG 
Proceedings format.
Full papers will be presented in oral sessions; poster papers will be 
presented in both oral and poster sessions.
Short papers will be accompanied by a demonstration of the software 
prototype, and should include
a description of hw/sw requirements on a separate sheet. 
Demonstrators may either use their personal laptops,
or provide a full working version of accepted prototypes, ready for 
installation.
Papers will be submitted electronically. Detailed information on 
electronic submission is provided on the AVI 2010 web site.
Papers from all categories will be included in the Proceedings 
published by ACM Press.
Note that for 8-page full papers only, a 200-word abstract is 
requested before paper submission

					WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS

In addition to the scientific program, tutorials and workshops are also
planned. Tutorials provide
conference participants with the opportunity to gain new insights in the
area of advanced visual
interfaces, and workshops provide an informal setting where participants
have the opportunity to
discuss specific topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange
of ideas. Workshop
and tutorial proposals should be sent to the Tutorial and Workshop Chair
(luciano.gamberini@...)
by December 21st, 2009. The acceptance notification will be sent by
January 20th, 2010.

         GENERAL AND PROGRAM CHAIR
Giuseppe Santucci, Sapienza Università di Roma

         TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOP CHAIR
Luciano Gamberini, Università degli Studi di Padova

	  DEMO CHAIRS
Paolo Buono, Università di Bari
Emanuele Panizzi, Sapienza Università di Roma

	 LOCAL ORGANIZER
Carola Aiello, Sapienza Università di Roma

	PLUBLICITY CHAIR
Alessio Malizia, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid

	PROGRAM COMMITTEE (To Be Completed)
Margherita Antona, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Nadia Bianchi Berthouze, University College London, United Kingdom
Enrico Bertini, University of Konstanz, Germany
Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University, USA
Stuart Card, PARC, USA
Gilbert Cockton, School of Design at Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia, Canada
Philip T. Cox, Dalhousie University, Canada
Mary Czerwinskj, Microsoft Research, USA
Antonella De Angeli, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Juan De Lara, Universidad Autonoma De Madrid, Spain
Marilena De Marsico, Sapienza Universita' di Roma, Italy
Boris De Ruyter, Philips Research, The Netherlands
Alberto Del Bimbo, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Jean Daniel Fekete, INRIA, France
Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Elisa Giaccardi, University of Colorado, USA
Vlado Glavinic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Esther Guerra, Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, Spain
Helwig Hauser, University of Bergen, Norway
Harry Hochheiser Towson University, USA
John Hosking, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Rosa Lanzillotti, University of Bari, Italy
Kresimir Matkovic, VRVis Research Center, Austria
Mark T. Maybury, MITRE Corporation, USA
Carlo Maria Medaglia, Universita' di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Gerrit Meixner, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Mark Minas, Universitat Der Bundeswehr Munchen, de
Michele Nappi, Universita' di Salerno, Italy
Laurence Nigay, CLIPS-IMAG, France
Kai Olsen, University of Bergen, Norway
Noritaka Osawa, Chiba University, Japan
Philippe Palanque, Universite' Paul Sabatier, France
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Peter Pirolli, Xerox, USA
Fabio Pittarello, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia, Italy
Andreas Pleuss, University of Limerick, Ireland
Roberto Polillo, Universita' di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Mike Sips, Stanford University, USA
Genny Tortora, University of Salerno, Italy
Constantine Stephanidis, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Kent Wittenburg, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA
Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

SECRETARIAT
Consulta Umbria

WWW Page: http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~avi2010
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