Douglas Tudhope | 6 Feb 15:38 2003

FW: PhD Studentship Position Opening, Lund, Sweden in Digital Libraries

PhD Studentship Position Opening

A position opening at Department of Information Technology, Lund Institute
Technology, Sweden in order to pursue PhD studies. (This position is founded
for a period of 3 years. The University has no fees.)

A PhD Studentship position is available to conduct research within the field
of Digital Libraries. The student will join a newly started
Digital Library project with participants from Dept. of Information
Technology (Anders Ardö), Lund University Libraries(*), (Traugott Koch) and
BTJ(**) (Michael Ovnell).

The project involves areas such as:

    architectural implementation aspects on a distributed, multi-layered
Digital Library
    technical aspects like computer clusters, efficiency, load balancing,
    interaction between components and architecture in a distributed Digital
    integration of heterogeneous resources
    data mining, information retrieval, artificial intelligence
    semi-intelligent information search agent with Web harvesting
    automatic subject classification, text categorization
    subject specific search engines
    user interface aspects

Main focus is to improve resource discovery methodology with the help of
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Mark Sanderson | 8 Feb 10:32 2003

(Cross language) Image test collection released

As part of the CLEF cross language evaluation forum, a collection of just under 30,000 images each with a text caption (approx. 44 words) is now available, a set of queries translated into a range of languages will be released in the next month to allow researchers to explore both monolingual and cross language image retrieval. Although Cross Language Image Retrieval by text caption has been much discussed, little research has been conducted on this topic; we hope this collection will facilitate such research. The images are a set of mainly monochrome photographs (368x234) taken from St. Andrews University's collection of Scottish photographers.

Those interested in working with the collection should contact Carol Peters ( to sign the necessary copyright agreement form so the collection can be released to them.

As with all test collection exercises, we encourage participation to help us form relevance judgements from a pool of submitted runs. The dates of data release and run submission will follow those of CLEF (see URL below). If a sufficient number of researchers contribute runs, we hope to provide a forum for this research to be discussed at the CLEF meeting at ECDL 2003.

Mark Sanderson, Room 303                   Tel: +44 (0) 114 22 22648
Department of Information Studies          Fax: +44 (0) 114 27 80300
University of Sheffield, Regent Court,     mailto:m.sanderson <at>
211 Portobello St., Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK
Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement
Koji EGUCHI | 13 Feb 01:16 2003

1st CFP: IRAL2003 (6th Int'l WS on IR with Asian Languages)

(We apologize if you receive multiple copies.)

                      CALL FOR PAPERS

           The Sixth International Workshop on
   Information Retrieval with Asian Languages - IRAL2003

                       7 July, 2003
                Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, JAPAN

                      Sponsored by
       National Institute of Informatics, Japan

                        In cooperation with:
                            ACM SIGIR
         Japanese Association for Natural Language Processing(pending)
          SIG-DBS, Information Processing Society of Japan(pending)
          SIG-KLP, Korea Information Science Society (pending)
          SIG-NLP, Information Processing Society of Japan(pending)
                      Singapore Computer Society(pending)



The purpose of the IRAL is to bring together researchers and
developers who are interested in exchanging new ideas and
presenting results in the field of information retrieval
with an emphasis on the issues related to Asian languages
and multilingual applications.  The first workshop was held
in Korea, 1996, and then we had 4 more workshops in Japan,
Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Unfortunately, because of organizing difficulties in the
steering committee members of participating Asian countries,
we could not hold workshops in 2001 and 2002. In IRAL2000 in
Hong Kong, we collocated the workshop just before ACL2000.
In the Year 2003, we have ACL2003 in Sapporo, Japan
(, and we proposed to have
IRAL workshop as one of ACL supported workshops.  We regard
having our workshop within ACL2003 as a good chance to
restart periodical gathering of IR research community.

Best papers will be considered for publication in ACM
Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing


IRAL2003 welcomes submissions of original papers in the
broad field of information storage and retrieval, but topics
contributed to Asian languages are encouraged. The technical
issues to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  IR theory
  Experimentation: test collection, corpus, evaluation methodology
  Systems and Implementation issues: integration with
      network and database system.
  Natural language processing related issues: Questioning
      and Answering, summarization, cross-lingual IR,
      term extraction
  Information filtering, routing and text classification
  Application of IR technology
  Web related issues: web mining, search engine,


Authors of papers are invited to submit original
contributions, not exceeding 5000 words in English to the
Program Chair of IRAL2003 by e-mail.  Details such as
electronic submission and style files will be
announced on the IRAL2003 home page.

    Dr. Jun Adachi
    Email: j_adachi@...


  15  April, 2003:  The deadline for receipt of papers
  14  May,   2003:  Notification of result to authors  (by email)
  30  May,   2003:  Final manuscript due in camera ready format

  Professor Tetsuya Ishikawa, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan

    Jun Adachi, NII, Japan
    Kam-Fai Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Lee-Feng Chien, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Tetsuya Ishikawa, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan
    Mun-Kew Leong, Institute of Infocomm Research, Singapore
    Sung-Hyon Myaeng, Chungnam Nat. Univ., Korea

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:  to be announced

  PC co-chair : Jun Adach, NII, Japan
  PC co-chair : Kam-Fai Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

(Now we are inviting the following people to the PC.)

Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Koji Eguchi, NII, Japan
Dong-Hong Ji, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore,
Suliman Hawamdeh, Nanyang Technological Institute,Singapore
Noriko Kando, NII, Japan
Kazuaki Kishida, Surugadai University, Japan
Christopher Khoo, Nanyang Technological Institute,Singapore
Gary Geunbae Lee, Postech, Korea
Joon Ho Lee, Soongsil University, Korea
Robert Luk, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., China
Helen Meng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Hiroshi Nakagawa, Tokyo University, Japan
Hwee-Tou Ng, National University of Singapore, nght@...
Jain-Yun Nie, University of Montreal, Canada
Hae-Chang Rim, Korean University, Korea
Hsin-Min Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, Australia
Ming Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia, China(?)


    Dr Jun Adachi

    National Institute of Informatics (NII)
    2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430
    tel: +81-3-4212-2620, 2510
    fax: +81-3-3556-1916
    e-mail:  iral2003@...


Margaret Graham | 27 Feb 12:43 2003

FW: [diglib] ECDL2003: Reminder - Paper Submission deadline 10 Ma rch 2003


Apologies for cross-postings.

European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital
ECDL2003-Trondheim, Norway: 17-22 August 2003

**Reminder! The submission deadline is 10 March 2003 for:

    * short and full papers (full text required)
    * workshop proposals
    * tutorial proposals
    * panel proposals

Full submission guidelines for all contributions and the electronic
submission form for papers are available from the conference Web site at:


The deadline for submission of proposals for posters and demonstrations is
19 May 2003.

The conference will be offering wireless networking for all participants.

We are looking forward to a high quality response from the digital libraries
related communities and to welcoming a large number of participants to
this fascinating part of Scandinavia.

All the information you need should be available from

Dr Lesly Huxley : lesly.huxley@...
ECDL2003 Publicity Chair
Institute for Learning and Research Technology
8-10 Berkeley Sq., University of Bristol,  BS8 1HH, UK
Tel: +44 117 928 7196 fax: + 44 117 928 7112


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