Prasenjit Mitra | 1 Feb 03:00 2006
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[Dbworld] Postdoctoral Positions at Penn State Intelligent Information Systems Lab

Postdoctoral Positions at Penn State Intelligent Information Systems Lab

The Pennsylvania State University  is seeking one outstanding
postdoctoral candidate to join the Intelligent Information 
Systems Laboratory (http://iis.ist.psu.edu/) at the College of 
Information Sciences and Technology.  The position is available 
immediately.  The project involves research on information 
extraction and text mining from online documents, mediated 
information integration and interoperation systems, and 
knowledge management.

Required skills for all positions include: A strong record of
technical excellence and achievement as demonstrated through
publications, presentations at national and international 
meetings, and independent research in relevant disciplines.
Experience in research in areas related to the project. 
Experience in software development to empirically validate 
research hypotheses. Demonstrated strong written communication 
skills.  Must be self-directed and have successful experience 
working in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented technical 
atmosphere.

Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering,
Statistics, Mathematics, or a related subject.

More information about the particular project goals can be 
provided to interested candidates. Please submit an application
consisting of a CV and names of three references by email to 
Prasenjit Mitra (http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/p/u/pum10/)
at pmitra@...  Applications received before Feb. 6th
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Hang Cui | 1 Feb 03:24 2006
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[Dbworld] CFP: COLING/ACL 2006 Workshop on how can Computational Linguistics improve Information Retrieval


  First call for papers for a  COLING/ACL 2006 Workshop on

    How can Computational Linguistics improve Information
                         Retrieval?

Organisers:    John Tait, University of Sunderland, UK
          Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland, UK

It is striking how rarely techniques from computational
linguistics have been demonstrated to be helpful in
performing the conventional Information Retrieval (IR) task
By the conventional  IR task we mean asearch in which a
short query, often in the form a list of keywords, is
provided with the desired result being a list of documents,
ranked in terms of their relevance to the need underlying
the query. This, of course, is the  IR task as encapsulated
by internet search engines. Although there have been one or
two examples where techniques like Word Sense Disambiguation
or deeper syntactic or semantic analysis have been shown to
be useful for indexing documents in large scale classic
Information Retrieval experiments (for example Strzalkowski
and colleagues at TREC-2, Pirkola and Jarvelin’s 1996 IP&M
paper or Stokoe, Oakes and Tait in SIGIR 2003), information
retrieval techniques using ever more sophisticated
statistical models (which have demonstrated a 40%
improvement in effectivenesss since TREC began in 1992) have
almost always outperformed approaches which are more
linguistically motivated.

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Anastassia Ailamaki | 1 Feb 04:52 2006
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[Dbworld] Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware (DaMoN'05): Call For Papers

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	Second International Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware 
					(DaMoN 2006)

				http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~damon2006
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		Sponsored by Intel Corporation and SIGMOD/PODS 2006
			Held in Cooperation with SIGMOD/PODS 2006

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Objective
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The aim of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers who are
interested in optimizing database performance on modern computing
infrastructure by designing new data management techniques and tools.

Topics of Interest
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The continued evolution of computing hardware and infrastructure imposes new
challenges and bottlenecks to program performance. As a result, traditional
database architectures that focus solely on I/O optimization increasingly
fail to utilize hardware resources efficiently. CPUs with superscalar
out-of-order execution, simultaneous multi-threading, multi-level memory
hierarchies, and future storage hardware (such as MEMS) impose a great
challenge to optimizing database performance. Consequently, exploiting the
characteristics of modern hardware has become an important topic of database
systems research.

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Anastassia Ailamaki | 1 Feb 04:53 2006
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[Dbworld] Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware (DaMoN'05): Call For Papers

	****************************************************************
	Second International Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware 
					(DaMoN 2006)

				http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~damon2006
	****************************************************************

		Sponsored by Intel Corporation and SIGMOD/PODS 2006
			Held in Cooperation with SIGMOD/PODS 2006

	****************************************************************

Objective
---------
The aim of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers who are
interested in optimizing database performance on modern computing
infrastructure by designing new data management techniques and tools.

Topics of Interest
------------------
The continued evolution of computing hardware and infrastructure imposes new
challenges and bottlenecks to program performance. As a result, traditional
database architectures that focus solely on I/O optimization increasingly
fail to utilize hardware resources efficiently. CPUs with superscalar
out-of-order execution, simultaneous multi-threading, multi-level memory
hierarchies, and future storage hardware (such as MEMS) impose a great
challenge to optimizing database performance. Consequently, exploiting the
characteristics of modern hardware has become an important topic of database
systems research.

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Anastassia Ailamaki | 1 Feb 04:53 2006
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[Dbworld] Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware (DaMoN'06): Call For Papers

	****************************************************************
	Second International Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware 
					(DaMoN 2006)

				http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~damon2006
	****************************************************************

		Sponsored by Intel Corporation and SIGMOD/PODS 2006
			Held in Cooperation with SIGMOD/PODS 2006

	****************************************************************

Objective
---------
The aim of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers who are
interested in optimizing database performance on modern computing
infrastructure by designing new data management techniques and tools.

Topics of Interest
------------------
The continued evolution of computing hardware and infrastructure imposes new
challenges and bottlenecks to program performance. As a result, traditional
database architectures that focus solely on I/O optimization increasingly
fail to utilize hardware resources efficiently. CPUs with superscalar
out-of-order execution, simultaneous multi-threading, multi-level memory
hierarchies, and future storage hardware (such as MEMS) impose a great
challenge to optimizing database performance. Consequently, exploiting the
characteristics of modern hardware has become an important topic of database
systems research.

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ning zhong | 1 Feb 05:17 2006

[Dbworld] Call for Workshop Proposals (WI-IAT'06)

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Call for Workshop Proposals

2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint
Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology
(WI-IAT'06)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China,
18-22 December 2006.

http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~wii06

(Workshop Proposals Due: 10 April 2006)
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The Program Committees of the 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint
Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology
(WI-IAT'06) invite proposals for Workshops.  The Workshops will be
held at the beginning of the Conference, December 18, 2006 at Hong
Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The workshop organizers will be responsible for advertising the
workshop, forming the program committees, reviewing and selecting the
papers, and guaranteeing a high quality worthy of the prestige and
range of the Conference.  All papers accepted for workshops will be
included in the Workshop Proceedings, which are expected to be
published by IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the
workshops.
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Carlo Combi | 1 Feb 09:25 2006
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[Dbworld] IDAMAP 2006: Intelligent Data Analysis in bioMedicine And Pharmacology - call for papers

*******************   Call for papers   ******************************

IDAMAP 2006: Intelligent Data Analysis in bioMedicine And Pharmacology

                      August 25-26, 2006
              A two-day workshop in Verona, Italy
              Niels Peek and Carlo Combi (chairs)

Organized in collaboration with Intelligent Data Analysis and Data 
Mining Workgroup of International Medical Informatics Association, and 
Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining SIG of American Medical Informatics 
Association

Submission:   May 1, 2006
Notification: June 11, 2006
Camera-ready: July 1, 2006

http://idamap.org/idamap2006

GENERAL INFORMATION

IDAMAP-2006, a workshop on intelligent data analysis in biomedicine and 
pharmacology, will be held at the Department of Computer Science of the 
University of Verona, Verona, Italy, prior to the 17th European 
Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2006) 
(http://ecai2006.itc.it/), which is nearby located at Riva del Garda 
(Trento), Italy. This is the eleventh IDAMAP workshop, and the first one 
to last more than one day: IDAMAP-2006 consists of one afternoon (on 
Friday, August 25) and one full day (on Saturday, August 26).

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Pavlos Peppas | 1 Feb 10:00 2006
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[Dbworld] CFP - STAIRS'06

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C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

S T A I R S   2 0 0 6 

3rd European Starting AI Researcher Symposium
Riva del Garda, Italy, August 28-29, 2006
(co-located with ECAI 2006)
http://ecai2006.itc.it/

Important dates
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Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2006
Final paper due: May 20, 2006
Symposium venue: August 28-29, 2006

General Information
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STAIRS-2006 is the third European Starting AI Researcher Symposium, an
international meeting
aimed at AI researchers, from all countries, at the beginning of their
career: PhD students or people holding a PhD for less than one year.
STAIRS-06 will be  held jointly with ECAI-06 in Riva del Garda, Italy,
on August 28-29, 2006. 

STAIRS-06 offers doctoral students and young AI researchers:
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Katharina Kaiser | 1 Feb 10:21 2006
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[Dbworld] PhD research position, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

PhD research position, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
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We kindly invite students who are interested in Medical Informatics, in particular in Protocol-Based
Care, Process Modeling, and Evidence-based Medicine, as well as in Artificial Intelligence and
Information and Knowledge Engineering (Information Extraction, Transformation, Integration, and
Retrieval), to apply for a PhD researcher position.

The position, under the supervision of Prof. Silvia Miksch (http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~silvia/),
is available at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
(http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at) within the Information Engineering group
(http://ieg.ifs.tuwien.ac.at) and will enlarge the Asgaard project group
(http://www.asgaard.tuwien.ac.at). 

The position within the newly granted project entitled ?Facilitating Evidence-based Decision Support
Using Information Extraction and Clinical Guidelines - EviX? is available starting July 2006 for 2.5
years. The income is 23.545,20 EURO including tax each year (approx. 17.118,60 EURO after tax reduction).

Information about the project
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The goal of the proposed project is the experimental application and further development of promising
approaches in the area of semi-automatic creation of computer-interpretable clinical guidelines and
the execution of evidence-based recommendations. We expect contributions to ease the creation of
computer-interpretable guidelines and support of the medical staff in their daily routine and decision-making.

Computer-interpretable guidelines ought to support the medical staff in treatment planning and
execution and promulgate the most effective and efficient care. Due to the complexity of most of the
guideline representation languages the transformation into these languages is a very complex and
cumbersome task. In the same way, embedding of evidence-based treatment recommendations is important,
but such concepts are inadequately incorporated in currently existing representation languages.
Consequently, these aspects are not considered during the execution and decision-making process.
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Fabio Grandi | 1 Feb 12:24 2006
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[Dbworld] Workshop on Evolution and Change in Data Management (ECDM 2006)


                        CALL FOR PAPERS

               FOURTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON 
            EVOLUTION AND CHANGE IN DATA MANAGEMENT
                          (ECDM 2006) 

                 Tucson, Arizona, November 2006

               to be held in conjunction with the 
   25th International Conference on Conceptual Modelling, ER 2006

            http://www-db.deis.unibo.it/events/ECDM06/

Change is a fundamental but sometimes neglected aspect of information 
and database systems. The management of evolution and change and the 
ability for database, information and knowledge-based systems to deal 
with change is an essential component in developing and maintaining 
truly useful systems. Many approaches to handling evolution and change 
have been proposed in various areas of data management and this forum 
seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners from both more 
established areas and those from emerging areas to look at this issue. 
The fourth ECDM workshop (the first three ECDM workshops were held with 
ER'99 in Paris, France, with ER'02 in Tampere, Finland, and with ER'04 
in Shanghai, China) will deal with the manner in which change can be 
handled, and the semantics of evolving data and data structure in 
computer based systems. 

WORKSHOP TOPIC INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 

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