Iadh Ounis | 1 May 12:43 2003
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SIGIR Workshop on Semantic Web

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Semantic Web Workshop
Funded by Ontoweb (http://www.ontoweb.org)
Workshop at SIGIR 2003 (http://www.sigir2003.org)
26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
July 28 - August 1, 2003, Toronto, Canada
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INVITED TALKS

- Christoph Bussler, Oracle, USA
- Atanas Kiryakov, OntoText, Bulgaria

The emergence of the Internet has brewed the revolution of information
storage and retrieval. The web was initially designed for direct human
processing. With its current structure, machine-based approaches to web
applications are not possible unless its content is transformed into a
machine-readable format encoding semantic information. Ontologies are the
backbone technology for the Semantic Web by providing machine-processable
semantics of data and information sources that can be communicated between
different agents. The Semantic Web goes beyond the simple bag-of-words
approach currently used by search engines and get closer to the meaning of
the texts.

Semantic Web initiatives have met with growing enthusiasm of researchers
and developers world-wide, both in academia and in industry, which
encourages the integration of efforts that have been ongoing from different
disciplines, involving specialists in Information Retrieval, Natural
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Dominich Sándor | 6 May 15:51 2003
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ACM SIGIR MF/IR 2003

ACM SIGIR 2003 WORKSHOP

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MATHEMATICAL/FORMAL METHODS IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

MF/IR 2003

August 1, 2003, Toronto, Canada

OBJECTIVE

The previous three workshops (ACM SIGIR 2000 MF/IR 2000, Athens, Greece,
ACM SIGIR 2001 MF/IR 2001, New Orleans, USA, and ACM SIGIR MF/IR 2002,
Tampere, Finland) showed that the mathematical/formal results achieved
in Information Retrieval (IR) could be organized into a coherent
theoretical framework, that they brought new knowledge to IR, and that
mathematical/formal research in IR can stand as a specialized research
area of IR.

The purpose of the MF/IR 2003 workshop is, on the one hand, to continue
and enhance the results obtained so far, and on the other hand, to
present, discuss, analyze, the newer/newest results. Therefore MF/IR
2003 aims at promoting discussion and interaction among those with
theoretical and applicative research interests in mathematical/formal
aspects of Information Retrieval, and also at being a forum for the
presentation of both theoretical and applicative results (e.g.,
foundational issues; description and/or integration of models; retrieval
applications; mathematical/formal techniques, properties and structures
in IR; existing and/or new theories and theoretical aspects).
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Mark Dunlop | 8 May 16:50 2003
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Workshop on Mobile and Ubiquitous Information Access

[apologies for repeat copies]
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     Workshop on MOBILE AND UBIQUITOUS INFORMATION ACCESS
       <http://www.dimi.uniud.it/workshop/mir/>http://www.dimi.uniud.it/workshop/mir/

     Mobile HCI 2003, September 8-11, 2003, Udine, Italy
       <http://www.mobilehci.org/>http://www.mobilehci.org/

     CALL FOR PAPERS   --   Submission deadline: June 10, 2003
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The ongoing migration of computing and information access from the
desktop and telephone to mobile computing devices such as PDAs, tablet
PCs, and next generation (G3) phones poses critical challenges for
research in information access and, in particular, for Information
Retrieval (IR). These devices offer limited screen size and no
keyboard or mouse, making complex graphical interfaces cumbersome. In
addition, these mobile devices will be used in situations involving
different physical and social environments and tasks, and they will
need to allow users to interact wherever he/she is and using whichever
mode or combination of modes are most appropriate given the situation,
their preferences and the task at hand. Furthermore, unlike
traditional library or office settings, users of mobile IR devices
will, typically, be subject to much higher levels of interruption and
task switching - thus needing very different interface designs.

This workshop aims to be a forum for the presentation of current
research and exchange of experiences into technological and usability
aspects of mobile information access.
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Fabio Crestani | 20 May 11:06 2003
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SIGIR Workshop on Distributed IR

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            SIGIR Workshop on DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
                    Sponsored by the MIND project
                   (http://www.mind-project.org/)

            26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
              July 28 - August 1, 2003, Toronto, Canada

                               CALL FOR PAPERS
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The proliferation of search engines and digital libraries during the last
decade has created a new kind of information access problem in which knowing
where to search is as important as knowing how to search.  Distributed
information retrieval and federated search systems solve this problem by
providing a single interface that helps a person decide which digital
libraries to search, how to search them, and how to integrate information
returned by multiple digital libraries.  Early research in this are focused
on text databases; more recent research includes libraries containing a
variety of media types.

This workshop will provide a venue for the presentation of recent
results in the design and implementation of methods for resource
description, resource selection, data fusion, and user interaction
in distributed multimedia information retrieval systems.

Contributions are solicited dealing with, but not limited to, the
following topics:

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Dominich Sándor | 20 May 15:49 2003
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ACM SIGIR MF/IR 2003


ACM SIGIR 2003 WORKSHOP

ON

MATHEMATICAL/FORMAL METHODS IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

MF/IR 2003

August 1, 2003, Toronto, Canada

OBJECTIVE

The previous three workshops (ACM SIGIR 2000 MF/IR 2000, Athens, Greece,
ACM SIGIR 2001 MF/IR 2001, New Orleans, USA, and ACM SIGIR MF/IR 2002,
Tampere, Finland) showed that the mathematical/formal results achieved
in Information Retrieval (IR) could be organized into a coherent
theoretical framework, that they brought new knowledge to IR, and that
mathematical/formal research in IR can stand as a specialized research
area of IR.

The purpose of the MF/IR 2003 workshop is, on the one hand, to continue
and enhance the results obtained so far, and on the other hand, to
present, discuss, analyze, the newer/newest results. Therefore MF/IR
2003 aims at promoting discussion and interaction among those with
theoretical and applicative research interests in mathematical/formal
aspects of Information Retrieval, and also at being a forum for the
presentation of both theoretical and applicative results (e.g.,
foundational issues; description and/or integration of models; retrieval
applications; mathematical/formal techniques, properties and structures
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Iadh Ounis | 21 May 11:05 2003
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Deadline Extension: Semantic Web Workshop

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= Deadline Extension
= New Submission Deadline: 1st June 2003
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Semantic Web Workshop
Funded by Ontoweb (http://www.ontoweb.org)
Workshop at SIGIR 2003 (http://www.sigir2003.org)
26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
July 28 - August 1, 2003, Toronto, Canada

INVITED TALKS
- Christoph Bussler, Oracle, USA
- Atanas Kiryakov, OntoText, Bulgaria

The emergence of the Internet has brewed the revolution of information
storage and retrieval. The web was initially designed for direct human
processing. With its current structure, machine-based approaches to web
applications are not possible unless its content is transformed into a
machine-readable format encoding semantic information. Ontologies are the
backbone technology for the Semantic Web by providing machine-processable
semantics of data and information sources that can be communicated between
different agents. The Semantic Web goes beyond the simple bag-of-words
approach currently used by search engines and get closer to the meaning of
the texts.

Semantic Web initiatives have met with growing enthusiasm of researchers
and developers world-wide, both in academia and in industry, which
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Stefan Rueger | 26 May 19:20 2003
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CFP: Multimedia Information Retrieval - SIGIR 2003 workshop

Call for Papers

Multimedia Information Retrieval Workshop 2003

in conjunction with the 26th annual ACM SIGIR conference
(http://www.sigir2003.org/) on Information Retrieval, 1 Aug 2003, Toronto.

Important Dates

30 May 2003: Submission of full paper
27 Jun 2003: Notification of acceptance
15 Jul 2003: Revised full paper to be published on the web
 1 Aug 2003: Workshop at SIGIR, Toronto, Canada.

Full call at

http://km.doc.ic.ac.uk/mmir2003/

General Information

Following two SIGIR workshops on Multimedia Information Retrieval (1998
and 1999), this workshop aims to provide a platform for exchange on recent
progress in multimedia document indexing, browsing, search and retrieval
in multimedia document collections.  Important applications for MM IR have
arisen in medical image management, law enforcement, detection of
copyright infringement, entertainment, knowledge management, digital
libraries and the world-wide-web. As a consequence, Multimedia Information
Retrieval is a fast-growing field within information retrieval, databases
and multimedia.

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Margaret Graham | 27 May 17:13 2003
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FW: Postdoc position at CMU

Forwarded on behalf of Yiming Yang

Margaret Graham
List Owner

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Dear Friends,

We have an opening for a postdoctoral position in the RADAR
(after Radar O'Reilly) project at the Carnegie Mellon University,
sponsored by DoD research grant entitled "Enduring, Personalized,
Cognitive Assistant" (EPCA).  This is a two-year position, starting
immediately, under the supervision by Professor Yiming Yang in the
Language Technology Institute and the Computer Science Department
at the Carnegie Mellon University.

The research will be focused on machine learning approaches to
intelligent email handling.  The technical approaches include hierarchical
categorization (on personalized folders), adaptive filtering,
message prioritization based on the importance of the topic, the
authority of the sender, the urgency of deadlines, the cost of
generating an answer, and so forth.  We will not focus on spam filtering.
We are looking for a new PhD with good text categorization research
background and publication records, and strong programming or good system
building skills.

Interested applicants should email a resume and/or any questions to
Professor Yiming Yang (yiming@...).

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Ethan V. Munson | 27 May 20:45 2003
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Deadline Extension for ACM DocEng 2003

The submission deadlines for full paper and panel submissions to the
ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2003 have been extended.  The
new deadlines are:

Abstracts due:               June 6
Papers/Panel Proposals due:  June 16
Acceptance notice by:        July 28
Revised versions due:        September 12

The complete Call for Papers as well as other conference information
can be found at:

                  http://wam.inrialpes.fr/doceng2003

              ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2003
                Grenoble, France, November 20-22, 2003

                  Sponsored by ACM SIGWEB and INRIA
             in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGIR

Information on past Symposia on Document Engineering is available at:

                  http://www.documentengineering.org


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