Tony Rose | 1 Nov 17:36 2006

New Informer (Autumn 2006)

Dear all,

The latest edition of Informer (the newsletter of the BCS Information
Retrieval Specialist Group) is now available from:

This edition includes the following articles:

* Feature Article: "The Fall and Rise of Collaborative Filtering" by Paul 

* Announcements from the Chair by Leif Azzopardi

* Research Update: "Searching for People in the Personal Workspace" by 
Krisztian Balog

* Book Review: "Intelligent Document Retrieval" Reviewed by Andrew Neill

* ECIR Workshop Report by Leif Azzopardi et al

Informer is distributed free to all IRSG members. The IRSG is free to join
via the BCS website (, which provides access to
further IR articles, events and resources.

Best regards,
Tony Rose
Vice-chair, IRSG and Editor, Informer 

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Lindsay, John M | 6 Nov 11:29 2006

new informer

I don't recall seeing this on the ir list, and found it on the taxonomy list
so if I simply missed it, aplogies for causing noise
ir people mfght be interested though in taxonomy, and in kidmm?

The latest edition of Informer (the newsletter of the BCS Information
Retrieval Specialist Group) is now available from:

This edition includes the following articles:

* Feature Article: "The Fall and Rise of Collaborative Filtering" by Paul

* Announcements from the Chair by Leif Azzopardi

* Research Update: "Searching for People in the Personal Workspace" by
Krisztian Balog

* Book Review: "Intelligent Document Retrieval" Reviewed by Andrew Neill

* ECIR Workshop Report by Leif Azzopardi et al

Informer is distributed free to all IRSG members. The IRSG is free to join
via the BCS website (, which provides access to
further IR articles, events and resources.

Best regards,
Tony Rose
Vice-chair, IRSG and Editor, Informer

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Mark Sanderson | 6 Nov 19:23 2006

Personal memories: Memories for Life colloquium

Memories for Life Colloquium: The Future of our Pasts

British Library
12th December, 2006

The M4L Network announces a colloquium, to be held at the British Library Conference Centre, Euston Road, London, 12th December 2006.

The colloquium, sponsored by the EPSRC funded M4L network and the British Library, will consist of a series of panel discussions, intended for a general audience, a poster session, and keynotes.

Memories for Life (M4L) is a project that brings together a diverse range of scientists, academics and experts to study and understand how memory works and to develop the technologies needed to enhance it. In today’s technology-rich society human memory is supplemented by increasing amounts of personal digital information; emails, photographs, Internet telephone calls, even GPS locations and television viewing logs. The challenges that lie ahead include the development of prosthetic memories, the storing and retrieval of a lifetime’s worth of digital memories and the issues of trust and privacy. This is a problem of international scope, and beyond what can be achieved by a single research team or research grant, and offers the possibility of revolutionary advance. As such, Memories for Life has been recognised as a Grand Challenge for computing, by the United Kingdom Computing Research Committee.

The Future of our Pasts, on the 12th December at the British Library, will bring together representatives from all the fields involved in the M4L project including psychologists, neuroscientists, sociologists, librarians and information professionals, and computer scientists in one of the most wide-ranging gatherings of memory and information experts in recent years.

Understanding our memories is key to understanding ourselves, and psychologists and neuroscientists are making great strides in understanding how we lay our memories down, and get at them again when we need them. At the same time, technologies for dealing with information are getting more powerful - while more of us are computer literate, and more systems are aimed at the 'person in the street'. What are the implications of these two strands of research and progress?

·          Will it be possible for us to replace parts of our memory with artificial aids?

·          How can technologies help those with memory disorders?

·          Will communities be able to use technologies to create or preserve their communal experiences?

·          What will happen when our entire lives are available to us to look back on?

·          How will this change the way we live?

·          What legal, ethical and political implications can we expect?

Those at the colloquium can expect to hear from members of the M4L Network and other eminent memory experts in panel sessions that will endeavour to define the scale of these upheavals, to help us to understand what to expect, and to set out this crucial research and development agenda.

Keynote speakers are Prof. Richard Wiseman (University of Hertfordshire) and Prof. Jonathan Zittrain (Oxford Internet Institute).  There will be a Welcome by Prof. Wendy Hall and Prof. Nigel Shadbolt, both of the University of Southampton.

Panel Sessions at the colloquium will cover issues including:

·          Personal Memory: how important in our daily lives is the recollection (accurate or otherwise) of our past?

John Tuck (Chair), Head of British collections, British Library

Prof. Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield

Anne Sebba, Independent Biographer

Katherine Campbell, BBC (producer WWII People's War)

·          The Technology of Memory: Future Directions: what new devices are waiting for us round the corner?

Cliff Lynch (Chair), Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

Prof. Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton

Dr Andrew Fitzgibbon, Microsoft

Prof. Tom Rodden, University of Nottingham

·          The Human Sciences: Psychology, Neuroscience: how much do we know about how our memories, how we store and recall knowledge?

Chair (tbc)

Prof. Richard Morris, University of Edinburgh

Dr. Susan Blackmore, Independent Researcher

Prof. Sue Gathercole, University of York

·          Social, Ethical and Legal Issues: how will increased access to knowledge affect our society?

Victor Keegan (Chair), The Guardian

Dr. Andrew Charlesworth, Bristol University

Dr. Robert Perks, Curator of Oral History, British Library

Gareth Crossman, Policy Director, Liberty

Each panel will last 60 mins, and will include a short presentation by each panellist, followed by an open discussion session. During the lunch session, posters and demonstrations illustrating promising research will be available. For further information on the Colloquium see the Memories for Life website

The colloquium will take place all day commencing with registration between 8.30-9.30am.

Attending the Colloquium

To register and confirm your booking for the colloquium please email your name, organisation, contact details, and any special dietary requirements (eg vegetarian) asap and not later than 30th November 2006 to

Attendance is free, but the audience is strictly limited to 200 places. Lunch will be provided.


NTCIR Evaluation workshop

Mark Sanderson, Room 225               Tel: +44 (0) 114 22 22648
Department of Information Studies      Fax: +44 (0) 114 27 80300
University of Sheffield, Regent Court,
Portobello St, Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK
Good judgement is from experience, experience is from bad judgement
Paul - Alexandru Chirita | 7 Nov 16:38 2006

Ph.D. and PostDoc Positions at L3S, Hannover, Germany

The L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany, invites applications for

Ph.D. and PostDoc research positions

in the context of several new projects starting in 2007 in our search and
information retrieval group at L3S.  These projects include the PHAROS 
Integrated Project, the LINSearch project funded by the German Ministry of
Economy, and several consulting projects with industrial partners on
enterprise and digital library search.

Your research will focus on topics in the following areas

    * Digital Libraries and Distributed Search
    * Multimedia Search and Annotation
    * Social Software and Recommendation
    * Information Extraction and Natural Language Processing
    * Lucene-based Open Source Search Infrastructures

in a challenging and unique research environment.

The PHAROS project is the main IP funded by the EU in a recent call on
audio-visual search technologies, a project overview can be found at
The LINSearch project focuses on extending text- and metadata-based search
infrastructures by information extraction, entity recognition and natural
language processing functionalities. Our consulting projects focus on
extending and customizing Lucene-based open source infrastructures as well 
recent research results on integrating full-text and semi-structured search
towards advanced search and knowledge management solutions for industrial 
library partners.  For further information on projects and other background
see and

You should possess good knowledge in one or several areas relevant for the
topics specified in this announcement, as well as an outstanding M.Sc. or
Ph.D. in computer science.  The salary amounts to German BAT IIa / BAT Ib
which is roughly 40.000 to 48.000 Euro gross income per year depending on 
and marital status. Good proficiency in English is expected. German language
skills are useful, but not mandatory.

Please submit your application including the usual documents as well as a 
of references, preferably by email, to

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl
L3S Research Center
Deutscher Pavillon, Expo Plaza 1
30539 Hannover, Germany
E-Mail: nejdl@...

Andrew MacFarlane | 17 Nov 09:42 2006

Call for Participation: TLIR 2007 - Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval

       TLIR 2007 - First International Workshop on Teaching and 
                  Learning of Information Retrieval 

                            10th January 2007

                    First Floor The Davidson Building, 
                  5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

                      ** Registration is Now Open **

                    ** Apologies for cross postings **

Information Retrieval (IR) is a research area that has generated a great
deal of interest recently, largely due to the growth in Internet use. Many
different problems that have arisen during this time are being solved by
means of the developments and efforts of thousand of researchers around
the world. These new advances are spread following the usual scientific
channels: journals and conferences. Therefore, researchers are kept a
abreast of new developments in the field.

However, is also very important that both undergraduate and postgraduate
students understand the basis of this discipline, not just with the aim of
conducting research in the future, but also as a way of learning how
search engines work, tools that they use for their own benefit on a daily
basis. IR is a very interesting subject to reinforce the knowledge
acquired in other subjects, such as programming, data structures, user
interface design etc.  Postgraduate students who could research in this
area also need to know the fundamental aspects of the subject, simply
because they may be building new solutions for them.

Therefore as important as research is to IR, one way to improve the
profile of the subject is to create a common space where IR lecturers and
researchers can share their experiences and opinions in the field of IR
teaching at any of the educational levels (primary, secondary and
tertiary). The aim of the workshop is to provide this common space.


The workshop will be held in the BCS HQ building, First Floor The Davidson
Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA. Directions can be found
on the BCS web site: The
workshop will be held on Wednesday 10th January 2007. 

Registration Details

The registration form can be downloaded from: All registrations are handled by BCS in
Swindon, please contact Phil Dyson on +44 (0)1793-417656, or
phil.dyson@... if you have any enquires. Fees for the workshop
are £80 for BCS or IRSG members, and £100 for non members

Please note the following:

We DO NOT issue letters of invitation for employees of commercial
organisations from countries that require a visa to enter the UK. If in
doubt, please contact us before registering.

We require every conference delegate to use an institutional email
address. It is not permitted to register using an email address from any
freely available provider (such as Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL or Gmail). Please
use an alternative to freely available email accounts, as your
registrations will be ignored otherwise.


If you need to stay overnight, please look at the list of hotels
recommended by the BCS, which are near the workshop venue:

Workshop Program

The program for the workshop is as follows:

Session 1: E-learning and Learning Environments for teaching IR
- Design experiment on two information retrieval learning environments,
Kai Halttunen.
- IR-BASE: An Integrated Framework for the Research and Teaching of
Information Retrieval Technologies, Pável Calado, Ana Cardoso-Cachopo,
Arlindo L. Olivera. 
- Information Retrieval as eLearning Course in German  Lessons Learned
after 5 Years of Experience, Andreas Henrich and Karlheinz Morgenroth.  
- A Software Tool to Teach the Performance of Fuzzy IR Systems based on
Weighted Queries, Enrique Herrera-Viedma, Sergio Alonso, Francisco J.
Cabrerizo, Antonio G. Lopez-Herrera, and Carlos Porcel.  
- A flexible object-oriented system for teaching and learning structured
IR, Luis M. de Campos, Juan M. Fernández-Luna, Juan F. Huete and Alfonso
E. Romero.  

Session 2: Strategies and Mathematics for Teaching IR 
- Pedagogic challenges in Information Retrieval: teaching mathematics to
Postgraduate Information Science students, Andrew MacFarlane. 
- Using Research Questions to Encourage Creativity and Assess
Understanding in Teaching of Information Retrieval, Gareth F. J. Jones. 
- Teaching of Web IR: Web first or IR first? Stefano Mizzaro.

Session 3: Circula and evaluation 

- Information retrieval curricula; contexts and perspectives, David
Bawden, Polona Vilar, Jessica Bates, Jela Steinerov, Pertti Vakkari. 
- Integrating standard test collections in interactive IR instruction,
Eija Airio, Eero Sormunen, Kai Halttunen, Heikki Keskustalo. 

!     Dr. A. MacFarlane, Senior Lecturer, Room A525,      !
!       Centre for Interactive Systems Research           !
! Dept. Of Information Science,  City University London   !
!         Northampton Square, LONDON EC1V 0HB             !
!   Tel:+44 (0)20 7040 8386   Fax:+44 (0)20 7040 8584     !
!       URL:            !

Lindsay, John M | 20 Nov 13:20 2006


I've only just found the back file of informers at

dating, it seems from 1995 or so.

it would be wonderful if we could track back to much earlier ones.  I edited for about three years in the 1980s; twice since then all my stuff has been dekanted by management so I can no longer find anything.  The intention was to deposit at the BCS library, IEE and to comply with copywrite deposit at the British Library, but I don't know how good we were.

The years from 1985 on were quite important in terms of the development of the internet and IR issues involving it.  before 1985 there must be earlier stuff for the newsletter existed when I joined.  There will be some people with memories, but there might be some collections?  Do we know where they are?

Anyone out there with a collection?

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Lindsay, John M | 24 Nov 14:17 2006

terminology services

I've become recently engaged by the emergence of a concept "terminology services".
It seems to me that ir and ts have some sort of intermediation; that there could be some sort of mapping between sections?
In turn, whatever passes for the current ir canon might be amended, adopted, if it ever changes, to include some of the concepts entabulated within ts?

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Djoerd Hiemstra | 29 Nov 13:09 2006

SIGIR 2007: Call for Tutorials and Call for Workshops

SIGIR 2007:  Call for Tutorials and Call for Workshops

    The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on
      Research and Development in Information Retrieval
         23-27 July 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new 
research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques
in the broad field of information retrieval (IR).


SIGIR 2007 will begin with a full day of tutorials on July 23, 2007.

Proposals are solicited for tutorials of either a half-day (3 hours plus 
breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) on all topics of information 
retrieval and its applications. Especially encouraged are (1) cross-
disciplinary tutorials that educate the IR community about recent 
technical advancements in related fields (e.g., machine learning, 
natural language processing, data mining); (2) tutorials about emerging 
application areas of information retrieval technologies (e.g., Web, 

Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The 
cover sheet should specify: (1) the title and length of the tutorial; 
(2) the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced);
(3) complete contact information for the contact person and other 
presenters; and (4) a brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each 
presenter. The extended abstract should be 3 to 4 pages, and should 
include an outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of the 
course objectives, its relevance to the IR community, and course 

Tutorial proposals in PDF format must be sent via email by February 25,
2007 to the Tutorial Chair, ChengXiang Zhai (czhai AT 
The submissions will undergo peer review and be decided by the Program 
Committee. Notifications will be made by April 11, 2007.


SIGIR 2007 will end with a full day of workshops on July 27, 2007.

Proposals are solicited for one-day or half-day workshops to be held 
on July 27, 2007, the last day of the conference. The purpose of SIGIR 
workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less 
formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. As 
such, they also offer a good opportunity for young researchers to 
present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community. 
The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organizers, but 
it is expected that they contain ample time for general discussion.

Researchers and practitioners from all segments of the information 
retrieval community are invited to submit proposals for review. The 
organizers of approved workshops are expected to define the workshop's 
focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon final program 
content. Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend 
their entire workshop and to provide an article for the SIGIR Forum 
summarizing the event.

Submissions describing proposed workshops (up to 1,000 words) should 
include the theme and goals of the workshop, planned activities, the 
maximum number of participants, the selection process for participants 
and names of potential program committee members (if a program 
committee will be formed). The submission should include a one-paragraph 
biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant 
qualifications and experience.

Workshop proposals must be sent by email to the Workshops Chair, 
Josiane Mothe (mothe AT by February 25, 2007.


January 28, 2007:  Full research papers due
February 25, 2007: Poster, demonstration, tutorial, and workshop submissions
March 11, 2007:    Doctoral consortium submissions due
April 11, 2007:    Notification of acceptance for all submissions
July 23-27, 2007:  Conference in Amsterdam

See also:
Mailinglist:  Send SUBSCRIBE <FIRSTNAME> <LASTNAME> to sigir07@...
Contact:      info@...

Michel beigbeder | 30 Nov 11:10 2006


Call for Paper CORIA 07


4th Conference on Information Retrieval and Its Applications

C O R I A ' 0 7
March 28 to 30, 2007, Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne (Loire - France)

Submission deadline: the 31st December 2006
16 pages at most, in the Hermes format. 
Online submission on :


The CORIA'07 Conference is the Fourth Francophone Conference on
Information Retrieval (IR) and Its Applications.  The main objective of
this annual conference is to provide a forum where research teams can
demonstrate, discuss and exchange information on new ideas, developments
and empirical research in information retrieval and all related fields.
The conference should serve as a showcase where researchers can present
original, previously unpublished papers on various theoretical or
empirical aspects of IR.  Papers on new IR systems are also welcome.

Held in Toulouse in 2004 and Grenoble in 2005, and Lyon 2006, this
year the CORIA conference will be held in Saint Etienne (France)
on March 28-30, 2007.  It is being held under the auspices of the
Association Francophone de Recherche d'Information et Applications ARIA


The three days of the conference (from the 28th to the 30th of March 2007)
provide the possibility to the participants to share their theoretical and
more practical results. The themes presented during the conference are
very divers: they cover the theoretical IR models to the IR on online
structured documents passing through the intelligent human computer
interfaces for IR, multilingual and multimedia IR. The richness, the
variety and the quality of French research on these topics need an
exchange opportunity between the senior and junior researchers. CORIA
2007 provides this opportunity.

CORIA 2007 aims a public made by junior (PhD, MSc level students) and
senior (Post-Doc, Professors, Researchers) researchers working in the
domain of information retrieval or on connected topics in France or other
French speaking countries, like Northern African countries, Switzerland,
Belgium and Canada.

Main CORIA 2007 topics

Topics of interest shall include but not be limited to the following areas: 

- Information retrieval models:  logic and language models, probabilistic
  models, categorizations, clustering, etc.
- Text data mining and machine learning for IR 
- Personalized, collaborative or user-adaptive IR, recommender systems, etc.
- Filtering systems: content-based filtering, collaborative filtering,
  agents, topic detection and tracking, etc.
- Web IR: citation and link analysis, digital libraries, information
  retrieval on structured documents (XML), metadata, ontologies, etc.
- Cross-language retrieval, multilingual retrieval, machine translation for IR
- Natural language processing for IR: question answering, ontologies,
  information extraction, lexical acquisition, summarization, etc.
- Specialized applications in IR:  genomic IR, semantic web, geographical IR
- Large-scale IR systems: performances, architecture, etc.
- Multimedia IR: image and video retrieval, digital music, radio and
  broadcast retrieval, etc.
- Interactive IR, user interfaces, visualization, user studies, user
  models, interactive IR, etc.
- New applications: mobile IR systems, distributed and peer-to-peer IR, etc. 
- Tools for IR: evaluation and building of test collections, experimental
  design and metrics, ...
- Personalized (contextual) information retrieval

Scientific (program) committee

  * Jean-Marie PINON, 
    LIRIS (UMR CNRS 5205)
    INSA de Lyon - FRANCE 
    email : Jean-Marie.Pinon@... 

  * Ahmed Ouamer Rachid, LARI, Universite de Tizi Ouzou (Algerie)
  * Amsaleg Laurent, IRISA, Rennes (France)
  * Beigbeder Michel, ENS des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France)
  * Belkhiter Nadir, Dpt Informatique et de genie logiciel, Univ. Laval,
    Quebec (Canada)
  * Bellot Patrice, LIA, Universite d'Avignon (France) 
  * Ben Hamadou Abdelmajid, MIRACL, ISIM, Universite de Sfax, (Tunisie)
  * Berrut Catherine, CLIPS-IMAG, UJF, Grenoble (France)
  * Boughanem Mohand, IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France) 
  * Boulmakoul Azedine, LIM/LIST, Universite Hassan II, Mohammedia, (Maroc)
  * Bouzeghoub Mokrane, PRISM, Universite de Versailles (France)
  * Calabretto Sylvie, LIRIS, INSA-LYON (France)
  * Chevalier Max, IRIT, Toulouse (France), chevalie@...
  * Chevallet Jean-Pierre, IPAL-CNRS, Singapour
  * Chiaramella Yves, CLIPS-IMAG, UJF, Grenoble (France)
  * Chrisment Claude, IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France)
  * Claveau Vincent, IRISA-CNRS, Rennes (France)
  * Coquery Emmanuel, LIRIS, Universite de Lyon 1 (France)
  * Denos Nathalie, CLIPS-IMAG, UPMF, Grenoble (France)
  * Drias Habiba, INI/USTHB, Alger (Algerie)
  * Egyed-Zsigmond Elöd, LIRIS, INSA-LYON (France)
  * El Beqqali Omar, AP-HP, LTTI, Universite de Fez, (Maroc)
  * Engelen Jan, Universite de Louvain (Belgique)
  * Fundulaki Irini, University of Edinburgh, (UK)
  * Gallinari Patrick, UPMC, LIP6, Paris (France)
  * Gaussier Eric, , CLIPS-IMAG, UJF, Grenoble (France)
  * Gery Mathias, Universite de St-Etienne (France)
  * Godin Robert, UQAM, Montreal (Canada) 
  * Goutte Cyril, GTLI, Conseil National de Recherche (Canada) 
  * Grau Brigitte, LIR-LIMSI, CNRS (Orsay) et ENSIIE (Evry) (France)
  * Grefenstette Gregory, CEA-LIST, Fontenay-aux-Roses (France)
  * Gros Patrick, IRISA, Rennes (France)
  * Kosseim Leila, Concordia University (Canada) 
  * Lalmas Mounia, Queen Mary, University of London (UK)
  * Lassalle Edmond France Telecom R&D, Lannion
  * Le Maître Jacques, LSIS, Universite du Sud Toulon-Var (France) 
  * Lechani-Tamine Lynda, IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France)
  * Lopisteguy Philippe, LIUPPA, IUT de Bayonne, Bayonne (France)
  * Maret Pierre, LIRIS, INSA, Lyon (France)
  * Moes Marie-Francine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (Belgique)
  * Mothe Josiane, IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France)
  * Muhlen Philippe, CLIPS-IMAG, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France)
  * Nie Jian-Yun, RALI, Universite de Montreal (Canada)
  * Ounis Iadh, University of Glasgow (UK)
  * Prince Violaine, LIRMM, Universite de Montpellier (France) 
  * Roussey Catherine, LIRIS, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL) (France)
  * Rumpler Beatrice, LIRIS, INSA, Lyon (France)
  * Said Mazen, Faculte d'Informatique, Universite D'ALEP (Syrie)
  * Savoy Jacques, Universite de Neuchâtel (Suisse)
  * Sedes Florence, IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France)
  * Smail-Tabbone Malika, LORIA, Universite Henri Poincare Nancy
  * Smeaton Alan, Dublin City University, (Irlande) 
  * Soule-Dupuy Chantal, IRIT, Universite Toulouse 1 (France)
  * Tellier Isabelle, LIFL, Lille (France)
  * Tmar Mohamed, ISIM, Universite de Sfax, (Tunisie) 
  * Toussaint Yannick, LORIA -INRIA- Nancy, (France)
  * Zweigenbaum Pierre, LIR-LIMSI, CNRS, Orsay ; CRIM, INALCO, Paris (France)

Organisation committee
  * Michel Beigbeder, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne


  * Alexandre Dolgui, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne
  * Mathias Gery, Universite Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne (France)
  * Stephanie Jacquemont, Universite Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne (France)
  * Philippe Jaillon, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne
  * Christine Largeron, Universite Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne (France)
  * Marc Roelens, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne
  * Frederic Tantini, Universite Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne (France)
  * Franck Thollard, Universite Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne (France)
  * Thanh-Trung Van, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne
  * Van-Hoan Vu, Universite Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne (France) 


Paper Submission:  December 31st,  2006
Acceptance/Rejection Notification:  February the 12th, 2007
Camera ready papers due to the 28th February 2007 (exclusively on line
CORIA'2007: March 28-30, 2007 in Saint-Etienne (France)

More details on the conference are available at