Mohand Boughanem | 4 Mar 14:53 2008
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PostDoc position at IRIT Lab Toulouse France

PostDoc position at IRIT Lab Toulouse France

IAPA Project
Infrastructure to Access, Share and Analyse Biomedical Data

Context: The IAPA project is funded by the Paul Sabatier University and
includes the ICR (Institut Claudius Regaud, Hospital and Research Centre
Institute against Cancer) as a partner.
This project aims at building up a software and hardware infrastructure to
allow for the cross-correlation of biomedical data coming from very diverse
sources. The objective is to head for an infrastructure that will allow the
synthesis and the cross-analysis of patient data in order to discover new
diagnoses, therapies and treatments against cancer.
Context of the work:
Medical data are from very different nature, coming from heterogeneous
sources distributed among the territories. An integrated medical system,
able to find all the possible data for one patient, does still not exist.
Many obstacles slowed the process: political, ethical, financial and
informatics problems. This latter dimension of the problem is at the heart
of the project. Available data are nowadays numerous, heterogeneous,
multimodal, time stamped, structured and unstructured, ...:
- administrative information about the patients (age, gender, address, ...)
- clinical analysis (blood test, glucose and cholesterol rate, ...)
- regulations and results of therapies
- images from different nature (PET, MRI, X-Ray)
- gene expressions
To sum up the state of medical information, one can see the following: The
medical practice generates more and more diverse information (text, images,
video, tables, ...), structured or not, raw data or data coming from a
analysis process, stored or not in specialized data centres. The combination
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Jie Peng | 5 Mar 12:18 2008
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ECIR 2008 Student Grants Application, deadline: 10th March 2008

ECIR 2008 Student Grants Application

 

30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2008), 30th March - 3rd April 2008, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/

 

ECIR 2008 has limited funds to assist with the travel expenses of early-stage research students. Each grant will come in the form of a flat contribution which could be used to pay anything related to ECIR 2008.

 

Scholarships will be awarded by the organisation committee based on a combination of need and merit. Students receiving scholarships need to agree to serve as students helpers (if required) during the conference. Priority will be given to students at the beginning of their research degree.

 

 

More details on the Student Grant Application are available from http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/student_grants.html

 

Craig Macdonald | 6 Mar 19:26 2008
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ECIR 2008 Industry Day Call For Participation, ECIR Early bird registration: 29/02/2008

Call For Participation

ECIR 2008 Industry Day

30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2008)
April 3rd, 2008 Glasgow, Scotland, UK
http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/

The Industry Day held on the last day of ECIR 2008 is a special one-day
event devoted to the interests and needs of information retrieval
practitioners. This event explores the challenges involved in designing
and developing practical solutions for information search and retrieval,
and aims to build bridges between IR specialists in industry and
academia. This forum presents an opportunity for commercial
organisations to share their work with a wider audience, and for
researchers to learn more about the issues faced by search professionals
in developing innovative search and retrieval products and services.

This year's industry day is the successor of previous successful
editions of the BCS IRSG industry day held in London: ID 2006 and Search
Solutions 2007. The ECIR 2008 Industry Day event follows a similar
format, where a number of invited speakers involved in developing search
solutions for leading companies present their latest developments and
share opinions and expertise.

Programme

Final programme schedule is being finalised, but will include:

* Mihai Stroe, Google. Innovation in search.
* Hugo Zaragoza, Yahoo! Research. Trying to Find Answers to Complex
Questions.
* Daniel Tunkelang, Chief Scientist, Endeca. Guided Summarization.
* Richard Boulton, Lemur Consulting Ltd. Supporting enterprise search
with open source tools.
* Iain Drummond, Memex Technology Limited. How to get from "is that
them?" to "who is that?".
* Theo Huibers, Thaesis / University of Twente. The perfect storm - IR
and Business.
* Friso Visser, Netherlands Public Library Association. Great
Expectations or Mass Extinction? - Public Libraries in an informed society.
* Hugh Williams, Microsoft Research. Title tbc
* Antonio Linari, Expert System. How Semantics Changes Information
Retrieval.
* Francesco Webber, CEO, Matrixware. The Information Retrieval Facility
and its Role in Professional Information Research.
* Antonio Valderrábanos, Bitext. What can Language Technologies do for
Information Retrieval?
* Jeffery Dalton, GlobalSpec. The Challenge of Engineering Vertical Search.

More details on the Industry Day are available from
http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/industry.html

Registration for ECIR2008 Industry Day is open. Early registration rates
apply until February 29, 2008. More details on registrations are
available from http://ecir2008.dcs.gla.ac.uk/registration.html

Mark Sanderson | 6 Mar 21:18 2008
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Evaluating diversity in search results

The call for participants in ImageCLEF has just come out.

ImageCLEF this year will create a test collection that will allow measurement of diversity in search results. We belive this to be the first publicly available test collection in nearly 10 years that allows such measurement. Retrieval in ImageCLEF is via text captions, though image analysis can be performed as well, both monolingual and cross lingual search tasks will be offered.

If you are interested in submitting runs to this novel test collection, read on and/or go to the ImageCLEF web site and register.

         http://www.imageclef.org/?q=ImageCLEF2008


The photo retrieval task of ImageCLEF2008 will take a different approach to evaluation by studying image clustering. A good search engine ensures that duplicate or near duplicate documents retrieved in response to a query are hidden from the user. Providing this functionality is particularly important when a user types in a query that is either poorly specified or ambiguous; a common type of query in image search. Given such a query, a search engine that retrieves a diverse, yet relevant set of images is more likely to satisfy its users.

The reason why it's a good idea to promote diversity is because often different people type in the same query but wish to see different results. So if a search engine knows nothing about the user entering the query, a good strategy for the engine is to produce results that are both diverse and relevant, effectively the engine is spreading its bets on what the user might want to retrieve.

Perhaps surprisingly almost no test collection exists that examines this important aspect of search. ImageCLEF will be the first evaluation campaign to look at this problem in a decade. In order to make participation in the task as easy as possible, we will use an existing imageCLEF collection, use its topics, and also keep both the topic and run format the same from previous years. (In future years we plan to extend the task to have systems return image clusters and even explore cluster labelling.)

From a sub set of existing topics on the IAPR TC-12 collection, relevant images will be manually clustered and relevance judgements will be augmented to indicate which cluster an image belongs to. Participants will run the topic sub set on their image search system and produce a ranking that in the top 10, holds relevant images from as many of the clusters as possible. A version of the collection will be made available that allows participants to explore cross language aspects of image clustering. In this version, members of the clusters will be captioned in different languages.

Relevance assessors will be instructed to look for simple image clusters based on the form of a topic. For example if a topic asks for images of beaches in Brazil, clusters will be formed based on location; if a topic asks for photos of animals, clusters will be formed based on the type of animal.

Evaluation will be based on precision at 10 and also on a measure of cluster recall, which calculates the number of different clusters retrieved.

Note, it's quite possible to submit runs from a "standard" non-clustering image search system, though we would expect clustering systems to out-perform the standard systems.

Participants will need to sign a EULA agreement prior to obtaining the database.




Mark Sanderson
Reader in Information Retrieval

Room 225, Dept. of Information Studies 
University of Sheffield, Regent Court
Portobello St, Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 114 22 22648, Fax: +44 (0) 114 27 80300
mailto:m.sanderson-3Ch7lUbXYW61Qrn1Bg8BZw@public.gmane.org, http://dis.shef.ac.uk/mark/

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Andrew Trotman | 6 Mar 22:56 2008
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INEX 2008 - Call for participation

INitiative for the Evaluation of XML retrieval (INEX)

Call for participation INEX 2008

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN AT http://www.inex.otago.ac.nz

OVERVIEW
INEX 2008 is examining focused (or sub-document) retrieval using the 
Wikipedia Collection.  For the main ad hoc retrieval track the collection 
will be made available in Plain Text as well as XML so that also non-XML 
based passage retrieval systems can be used. Other tracks are: Book 
Searching (using a collection of full text books in XML), Efficiency, Entity 
Ranking, Interactive (iTrack), Question Answering (QA <at> INEX), Link-the-Wiki, 
and XML-Mining. All INEX Participants are expected to participate in topic 
creation, and assessment.

TASKS AND TRACKS
* Ad hoc Track - The main track of INEX 2008 will investigate the 
effectiveness of XML-IR and Passage Retrieval for three ad hoc retrieval 
tasks (Focused, Relevant in Context, Best in Context).
* Book Searching Track --  Investigating information access to, and IR 
techniques for searching full texts of digitized books.
* Efficiency Track - Investigating both the effectiveness and efficiency of 
XML ranked retrieval approaches on real data and real queries.
* Entity Ranking Track - Investigating entity retrieval rather than text 
retrieval: 1) Entity Ranking, 2) Entity List Completion.
* Interactive Track (iTrack) --  Investigating the behavior of users when 
interacting with XML documents, as well as develop retrieval approaches 
which are effective in user-based environments.
* Question Answering (QA <at> INEX) Track -- Investigating technology for 
accessing semi-structured data can be used to address real-world focused 
information needs formulated as natural language questions.
* Link-the-Wiki Track - Investigating link discovery between Wikipedia 
documents, both at the file level and at the element level.
* XML-Mining Track - Investigating structured document mining, especially 
the classification and clustering of semi-structured documents.

A detailed description of each of the tracks can be found at 
http://www.inex.otago.ac.nz/.

IMPORTANT DATES
The schedule of the main ad hoc track is as follows:
1/04/2008  Registration deadline
28/04/2008 Release of Topic Creation Guidelines
12/05/2008 Submission deadline for candidate topics
2/06/2008  Release of final set of topics
2/06/2008  Release of Result Submission Specification
7/07/2008  Submission deadline for ad hoc search results
28/07/2008 Release of assessment pools
15/09/2008 Submission deadline for relevance assessments
3/11/2008  Release of ad hoc evaluation results
24/11/2008 Submission deadline for papers for pre-proceedings (all tracks)
8/12/2008  Release of workshop pre-proceedings
15-18/12/2008 INEX Workshop in Dagstuhl
Other tracks will follow variants of this schedule.

RELEVANCE ASSESSMENTS
Relevance assessments will be provided by the participating groups using the 
INEX assessment system. Each participating organization will judge about 3 
topics. Please note that the assessment of each topic may take one-person 1 
to 2 days to complete!

WORKSHOP AND PROCEEDINGS
Participants will be able to present their approaches and the final results 
at the INEX workshop to be held in December at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany. 
All participants will be able to publish their work in the workshop 
pre-proceedings.  Fully peer-reviewed and revised papers will be published 
in the INEX post-workshop final proceedings. Since 2004 the final 
proceedings have been published in the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer 
Science (LNCS) series, and we hope to continue that tradition. 

Mounia Lalmas | 7 Mar 10:13 2008
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CIKM 2008 - Second Call for Papers, Tutorials and Workshops

ACM Seventeenth Conference on Information and Knowledge Management

October 26-30, 2008, Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, California

http://www.cikm2008.org/

Sponsored by ACM SIGIR and SIGWEB

Since 1992, the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
(CIKM) has successfully brought together leading researchers and
developers from the database, information retrieval, and knowledge
management communities. The purpose of the conference is to identify
challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and
information systems, and to shape future research directions through the
publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings.
In CIKM 2008, we will continue the tradition of promoting collaboration
among multiple areas. We encourage submissions of high quality papers on
all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and
knowledge management. Papers that bridge across these areas are of
special interest and will be considered for a "Best Interdisciplinary
Paper" award.

As CIKM 2008 will be held in Napa Valley, just one hour to the north of
San Francisco, one of the goals of the conference is to embrace the
innovative spirit of the Bay Area/Silicon Valley in bridging further the
academic-commercial gap in the database, information retrieval, and
knowledge management communities. To help achieve this goal, we will
have a series of invited speakers and an industry day (separate from the
industry research track) where luminaries, primarily from industry and
from the VC (Venture Capital) community, will provide insights on how
DB/IR/KM technologies are/can be leveraged to make a billion-dollar success.

In addition to papers, CIKM 2008 is soliciting workshop and tutorial
proposals on all topics in the general areas of databases, information
retrieval, and knowledge management, especially proposals bridging these
areas, or presenting new perspectives in these areas.

AREAS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest in the three tracks include, but are not limited to:

-- Databases:
Access methods and indexing
Authorization, privacy and security
Concurrency control and recovery
Database languages and models
Mobile databases and ubiquitous data management
Peer-to-peer, parallel and distributed databases
Query processing, optimization and performance
Real-time and active databases
Scientific and biological databases
Semi-structured data and XML databases
Stream-based processing and sensor databases
Temporal, spatial and multimedia databases

-- Information Retrieval:
Cross-language and multi-lingual information retrieval
Digital libraries
Document summarization and question answering
Document tracking, routing, and filtering
Enterprise search
Hypertext and hypermedia management
Information retrieval applications (e.g., chemical, genomic or
geographical information)
Information retrieval evaluation, metrics
Information retrieval models and theory
Information visualization and exploration
Interactive retrieval, user models and studies
Interoperability and integration
Machine learning for information retrieval
Metadata extraction and generation
Multi-media and content-based information retrieval
Music retrieval
Performance issues in information retrieval
Personalized search and personal information management
Question answering
Semi structured information retrieval
Test collections, experimental design
Text classification and clustering
Web and distributed information retrieval

-- Knowledge Management:
Advertising Online
Classification and clustering
Text classification and clustering
Information filtering and recommender systems
Data/information extraction and integration
Explanation and Knowledge Provenance
Frequent itemsets and sequential pattern mining
Knowledge management and synthesis
Link analysis and community discovery
Mining and representing temporal and spatial data
Mining and representing text and semi-structured data
Pre-processing, post-processing and visual data mining
Security and Privacy
Semantic / Data Web
Social Networks
Web 2.0

-- Industry track:
Industrial Practice and Experience
Technology for Developing Regions

Submission details can be found on the conference web site at:
http://www.cikm2008.org/.

IMPORTANT DATES

Research and Industry Track
Abstracts due: May 27, 2008
Papers due: June 3, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: July 10, 2008
Camera ready: August 15, 2008

Workshops
Proposals due: April 15, 2008
Notification of workshop proposal Acceptance: May 5, 2008
Individual workshop papers due: July 15, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: August 10, 2008
Camera ready: August 15, 2008

Tutorials
Proposals due: July 15, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: July 25, 2008

Conference Dates
Tutorial Day: October 26, 2008
Conference: October 27, 28, 29, 2008
Workshops: October 30, 2008 (and part of October 29 if required)

ORGANIZERS

Conference Chair:  James G. Shanahan (Independent Consultant, USA)
DB Area Chair:  Sihem Amer-Yahia (Yahoo! Research, USA)
DB Assistant-Chair:  Ioana Manolescu (INRIA, France)
IR Area Chair:  Yi Zhang (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
IR Assistant-Chair:  David A. Evans (JustSystems Evans Research, USA)
KM Area Chair:  Alek Kolcz (Microsoft Live Labs)
KM Assistant-Chair:  Key-Sun Choi (Department Head Professor of
Computer Science, KAIST, Korea)
Industry Chair:  Abdur Chowdury (Summize.com, USA)
Proceedings Chair:  Diane Kelly (University of North Carolina, USA)
Tutorials Chair:  Neel Sundaresan (eBay Research Labs, USA)
Workshops Chair:  Gregory Grefenstette (CEA LIST, France)
Treasurer:  Ryen W. White (Microsoft Research)
Local Area Chair:  Goutham Kurra (Turn, Inc, USA)
Sponsorship Chair:  Yan Qu (Advertising.com, USA)
PR Chair:  Mounia Lalmas (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Web Master:  Disco Gerdes (34s58w Web Development)

CONTACT

info {at} cikm2008 {dot} org

Mark Sanderson | 6 Mar 21:18 2008
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Evaluating diversity in search results

The call for participants in ImageCLEF has just come out.

ImageCLEF this year will create a test collection that will allow measurement of diversity in search results. We belive this to be the first publicly available test collection in nearly 10 years that allows such measurement. Retrieval in ImageCLEF is via text captions, though image analysis can be performed as well, both monolingual and cross lingual search tasks will be offered.

If you are interested in submitting runs to this novel test collection, read on and/or go to the ImageCLEF web site and register.

         http://www.imageclef.org/?q=ImageCLEF2008


The photo retrieval task of ImageCLEF2008 will take a different approach to evaluation by studying image clustering. A good search engine ensures that duplicate or near duplicate documents retrieved in response to a query are hidden from the user. Providing this functionality is particularly important when a user types in a query that is either poorly specified or ambiguous; a common type of query in image search. Given such a query, a search engine that retrieves a diverse, yet relevant set of images is more likely to satisfy its users.

The reason why it's a good idea to promote diversity is because often different people type in the same query but wish to see different results. So if a search engine knows nothing about the user entering the query, a good strategy for the engine is to produce results that are both diverse and relevant, effectively the engine is spreading its bets on what the user might want to retrieve.

Perhaps surprisingly almost no test collection exists that examines this important aspect of search. ImageCLEF will be the first evaluation campaign to look at this problem in a decade. In order to make participation in the task as easy as possible, we will use an existing imageCLEF collection, use its topics, and also keep both the topic and run format the same from previous years. (In future years we plan to extend the task to have systems return image clusters and even explore cluster labelling.)

From a sub set of existing topics on the IAPR TC-12 collection, relevant images will be manually clustered and relevance judgements will be augmented to indicate which cluster an image belongs to. Participants will run the topic sub set on their image search system and produce a ranking that in the top 10, holds relevant images from as many of the clusters as possible. A version of the collection will be made available that allows participants to explore cross language aspects of image clustering. In this version, members of the clusters will be captioned in different languages.

Relevance assessors will be instructed to look for simple image clusters based on the form of a topic. For example if a topic asks for images of beaches in Brazil, clusters will be formed based on location; if a topic asks for photos of animals, clusters will be formed based on the type of animal.

Evaluation will be based on precision at 10 and also on a measure of cluster recall, which calculates the number of different clusters retrieved.

Note, it's quite possible to submit runs from a "standard" non-clustering image search system, though we would expect clustering systems to out-perform the standard systems.

Participants will need to sign a EULA agreement prior to obtaining the database.




Mark Sanderson
Reader in Information Retrieval

Room 225, Dept. of Information Studies 
University of Sheffield, Regent Court
Portobello St, Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 114 22 22648, Fax: +44 (0) 114 27 80300
mailto:m.sanderson <at> shef.ac.uk, http://dis.shef.ac.uk/mark/

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CFP on E-Discovery: DESI 2 Workshop, London UK, June 25, 2008

 		   Second International Workshop on
Supporting Search and Sensemaking for Electronically Stored Information
 		  in Discovery Proceedings (DESI II)

 		       Wednesday June 25, 2008
 		   University College London, U.K.
 	    http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/S.Attfield/desi/

Call for Papers

Legal applications of search technology have been of longstanding interest,
and indexing techniques for legislation, regulations, and case law are
highly developed.  While work on those topics continues, interest in a new
class of digital evidence management applications, often referred to as
"E-Discovery," is increasing rapidly, in part because electronically stored
information (ESI) has become a pervasive component of many routine
commercial and government activities in many countries around the world.
These applications raise important new challenges for the legal search
community, including:

- New types of materials, including informal language (e.g., in
   instant messaging), extreme content diversity (as is common in
   email), and other media (e.g., voicemail, photographs, video).

- Unprecedented requirements for scalable work processes, with
   million-document collections today, and billion-document collections
   likely not too far in the future.

- Management of a complex array of interlocking rights and privileges
   (e.g., personal privacy, attorney-client privilege, and executive
   privilege in government).

No existing community possesses the expertise to attack these challenges
alone, so our goal is to bring together researchers and practitioners with
relevant expertise to help shape the research agenda to address these new
challenges.

In 2007, participants from five continents gathered together for the first
DESI Workshop in California.

Participation in the Second DESI Workshop is invited from all interested
parties, including e-discovery firms, legal practitioners, and researchers
in information retrieval, human language technology, digital forensics,
natural language processing, text classification, archival science,
information studies, legal sensemaking and human-computer interaction
worldwide.  We expect to invite an even balance between practitioners and
researchers, and to achieve the best possible balance across national
settings for the practitioners and across research communities for the
researchers.

Submissions:

Two types of written contributions are invited:

Original papers describing research or practice.  Research papers should not
exceed 10 pages in length, and shorter papers are welcomed (no minimum
length is specified).  Accepted papers will be included in the working notes
of the workshop that will be distributed in print to participants and posted
on the Web.

Brief (typically 1-2 page) position papers describing individual interests,
for inclusion (without review) in the working notes and on the web site.
Brief descriptions of this type are particularly valuable when bringing
together diverse research communities. Additionally, these papers can help
with our selection of discussion leaders and panelists.

Please submit original research papers and statements of position by email
to s.attfield@...

To encourage delegates to contribute position papers (at least),
registration is limited to those submitting papers until 10th May, after
which registration will be open.

Important Dates (all 2008):

May 9      Deadline for paper submissions
May 26     Notification of acceptance for research papers
June 6     Deadline for camera ready version of accepted research papers
June 25    Second DESI Workshop, London UK
June 26-27 International Digital Evidence Conference, London UK

Organising Committee:

Simon J. Attfield, University College London
Jason R. Baron, National Archives and Records Administration 
Stephen Mason, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies 
Douglas W. Oard, University of Maryland

Gerulf Dösinger | 11 Mar 11:01 2008
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REMINDER: 1st CFP: Special Track on Ontology Lifecycle Methods (OLM)

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
we would like to remind you of the Call for Papers for "Ontology
Lifecycle Methods" which is part of I-SEMANTICS'08, the International
Conference on Semantic Systems. For
more information and important dates please take a look at the call
for papers below.
It would be great pleasure to welcoming you in September 2008 here in
Graz.
Kind regards,
Michael Granitzer
OLM '08
Special Track on Ontology Lifecycle Methods
Algorithms for Ontology Learning, Evolution and Mining

3 September 2008
Graz, Austria
http://www.triple-i.tugraz.at/i_semantics

This one-day special track takes place during TRIPLE-I '08 in Graz,
Austria (3 - 5 September 2008) as one programme item of I-SEMANTICS
'08. The Special Track provides an interdisciplinary forum for
international scientists and practitioners to discuss various aspects
of Ontology Lifecycle Methods (OLM).
The I-SEMANTICS is part of a joint venture of the conferences united
under the brand TRIPLE-I [www.triple-i.tugraz.at]: I-KNOW -
International Conference on Knowledge Management, I-MEDIA -
International Conference on New Media Technology, and I-SEMANTICS -
International Conference on Semantic Technologies. TRIPLE-I reflects
the increasing importance and convergence of Knowledge Management, New
Media Technologies and Semantic Technologies. This unique concept aims
at bridging the gaps between the various communities and their
technology fields.
Objectives
Encoding human knowledge is one of the crucial tasks to be mastered
towards the realization of the Semantic Web. Knowledge is never static
in a changing world therefore a representation must evolve over time.
The Ontology Lifecycle involves all steps necessary for ontology
creation, validation, evolution and application in a dynamic
environment.
The special track will focus on automatic and semi-automatic
algorithms and methods as well as their evaluation in the fields of
Ontology Learning, Population, Evaluation, Matching and Alignment.
Submissions about data source/corpus analysis and application of web
data sources for ontology learning, population and evolution are also
very welcome. Quantitative ontology analysis, graph property
extraction and graph mining methods as well as trend identification in
evolving ontologies are aims of high interest within the ontology
lifecycle and therefore part of this special track.
We invite contributions to enhance state-of-the-art methods and
algorithms for the ontology lifecycle. Topics include but are not
limited to:
*       Ontology Lifecycle Algorithm and Methods
o       Ontology Learning
o       Ontology Population
o       Ontology Versioning and Evolution

*       Semantic Interoperability
o       Ontology Matching and Alignment
o       Change propagation within the Ontology Evolution Process
o       Formal Aspects and Languages
*       Applications and Tools
o       Tools for the Ontology Lifecycle
o       Visualisations of the Ontology Lifecycle
*       Knowledge Relationship Discovery
o       Information Retrieval for Ontology Learning and Evolution
o       Machine Learning Techniques
o       Graph Mining Algorithms and Methods

The special track is open to all members of the Semantic Web, Ontology
Learning, Machine Learning and Information Retrieval community.
Important Dates
14 April 2008: Submission of the full papers (8 pages)
31 May 2008: Notification of acceptance
09 June 2008: Camera ready version (8 pages)
3-5 Sept. 2008: TRIPLE-I Conference
Submission Procedure
File Types: PDF, Word for Windows
Style Guides: http://www.triple-i.tugraz.at/about/style_guide

Paper Submission System will be available soon!
In case of problems or questions concerning the submission of papers,
please contact the track chairs at o...@...
Notification of Acceptance and Publishing
Accepted papers will be published within the I-SEMANTICS '08
conference proceedings. At least one author of an accepted paper must
register for I-SEMANTICS '08 before the deadline for Camera ready
versions (30 June 2008).
Chairs of OLM '08
The organization team of the special track on Ontology Lifecycle
Methods consists of the following people:
*       Andreas Juffinger, Knowledge Management Institute, TU Graz (Austria)
*       Thomas Neidhart, Knowledge Management Institute, TU Graz (Austria)
*       Mark Kröll, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
*       Roman Kern, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
Programme Committee
*       Arnaud da Costa (University of Bourgogne, France)
*       Yiwei Cao (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
*       Nedim Lipka (University of Weimar, Germany)
*       Richard Chbeir (University of Bourgogne. France)
*       Sven Meyer zu Eissen (University of Weimar, Germany)
*       Bernhard Nessler (TU Graz, Austria)
*       Albert Bifet (University of Catalunya, Spain)
*       Anna Glukhova (RWTH Aaachen, Germany)
*       Kathrin Kaiser (TU Wien, Austria) 

Gerulf Dösinger | 11 Mar 11:15 2008
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REMINDER: KVD Special Track on Knowledge Visualization and Knowledge Relationship Discovery

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

we would like to kindly remind you of the Call for Papers for
"Knowledge
Visualization and Knowledge Relationship Discovery" which is part of
I-
KNOW'08, the International Conference on Knowledge Management. For
more information and important dates please take a look at the call
for papers below.

It would be great pleasure to welcoming you in September 2008 here in
Graz.

Kind regards,

Michael Granitzer

KVD

Special Track on Knowledge Visualization and Knowledge Relationship
Discovery
3 September 2008
Graz, Austria

This one-day special track is a programme item of I-KNOW '08, the 8th
International Conference on Knowledge Management which takes place in
Graz, Austria from 3rd to 5th September 2008. The Special Track
provides an interdisciplinary forum for international scientists and
practitioners to discuss various aspects of knowledge and information
visualisation and knowledge discovery.
The I-KNOW is part of a joint venture of the conferences united under
the brand TRIPLE-I (http://triple-i.tugraz.at/): I-KNOW -
International Conference on Knowledge Management, I-MEDIA -
International Conference on New Media Technology, and I-SEMANTICS -
International Conference on Semantic Technologies. TRIPLE-I reflects
the increasing importance and convergence of Knowledge Management, New
Media Technologies and Semantic Technologies. This unique concept aims
at bridging the gaps between the various communities and their
technology fields.

Objectives

This KVD special track is the fifth event of a series which started
with KIV (Knowledge and Information Visualisation) at I-KNOW '03 and
which was extended and renamed to KVD beginning with I-KNOW '06. The
2008 special track on Knowledge Visualization and Knowledge
Relationship Discovery (KVD '08) addresses the emerging fields of
knowledge and information visualization, knowledge discovery and
information retrieval, involving discovery, visual presentation of and
interaction with abstract knowledge, information spaces and structures
to facilitate their rapid assimilation and understanding. Special
emphasis is placed on the identification and analysis of relationships
between knowledge items rather than knowledge items themselves.
Original scientific papers are solicited in all aforementioned areas.
Submissions will be reviewed by a board of international experts with
accepted papers to be published in the I-KNOW conference proceedings.
The special track will be held in English.

Topics

We invite submissions of scientific papers presenting methods, tools,
technologies, best practices and case studies which deal with issues
including, but are not limited to:
*       Visualisation of search results, text and multimedia corpora
*       Visualisation of knowledge, concepts, relationships and
information
structures
*       Visualisation of temporal and spatial data
*       Human computer interfaces for knowledge and information
visualisation
*       Visual representations and interaction techniques
*       Empirical studies of knowledge and information visualisation
techniques
*       Perceptual factors for knowledge and information visualisation
*       Visual analytics
*       Data structures, frameworks, and models underlying knowledge
discovery and visualisation
*       Knowledge discovery and web mining techniques
*       Knowledge relationship discovery
*       Supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques for
knowledge discovery
*       Information summarization and knowledge extraction
*       Natural language processing
*       Topic detection and tracking
Submissions might also address applications of knowledge discovery and
visualisation in areas such as mind mapping, decision support, e-
learning, CSCW, healthcare, virtual environments, search engines,
mobile and pervasive computing, or bioinformatics.

Target Group

The topics mentioned above are addressed at researchers and developers
as well as at practitioners and providers in the fields of knowledge
and information visualization and knowledge discovery.

Important Dates

14 April 2008: Submission of the full papers (8 pages)
31 May 2008: Notification of acceptance
30 June 2008: Camera ready version (8 pages)
3-5 Sept. 2008: TRIPLE-I Conference

Submission Procedure

File Types: PDF, Word for Windows
Style Guides: http://triple-i.tugraz.at/about/style_guide
Paper Submission System:http://i-know.know-center.tugraz.at/
chairhelper/iknow08/submission
In case of problems or questions concerning the submission of papers,
please contact the track chairs at k...@...

Notification of Acceptance and Publishing

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 31 May 2008. Accepted
papers will be published within the I-KNOW '08 conference proceedings.
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for I-KNOW '08
before the deadline for camera ready versions (30 June 2008) in order
to get the paper published in the conference proceedings.

Chairs of KVD '08

The organization team of the special track on Knowledge Visualisation
and Knowledge Discovery consists of the following people:
*       Horst Bischof, University of Technology Graz (Austria)
*       Michael Granitzer, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
*       Wolfgang Kienreich, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
*       Vedran Sabol, Know-Center Graz (Austria)

Programme Committee
*       Jean-Yves Blaise, UMR CNRS/MCC MAP 694 gamsau, Marseille)
*       Remo Burkhard, ETH Zürich
*       Mario Döller, Universität Passau
*       Josef Kolbitsch, Technische Universität Graz
*       Elisabeth Lex, Know-Center Graz
*       Mathias Lux, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
*       Markus Muhr, Know-Center Graz
*       Marc Spaniol (RWTH Aachen)
*       Christin Seifert, Technische Universität Graz
*       Benno Stein, Medien Universität Weimar
*       Wibke Weber, Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart
...to be extended 


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