Cathal Gurrin | 10 Sep 16:15 2009
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ECIR 2010 : Call for Workshop / Tutorials - deadline extended to 21st September 2009

********** Call for Workshops / Tutorials - ECIR 2010 ********** 

    32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval

    The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
    28 - 31 March 2010

    In cooperation with: BCS-IRSG, ACM SIGIR, The Open University, Dublin
City University, University of Essex
    http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/ecir2010/ 

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The European Conference on Information Retrieval provides an opportunity for
both new and established researchers to present research papers reporting
new, unpublished, and innovative research results within information
retrieval.  Proposals are invited for one-day or half-day workshops and
tutorials on the first day of the conference, Sunday Mar 28th. The deadline
for submitting workshop/tutorial proposals has been extended to the 21st
September 2009.

The purpose of ECIR workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel
ideas and research areas in a less focused and interactive way. As such,
workshops offer a good opportunity for young researchers to present their
work and to obtain feedback from an interested and engaged community. 

Tutorials inform the Information Retrieval community on recent advancements
in core IR research, related research, or on novel application areas related
to Information Retrieval. 

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Andrew MacFarlane | 14 Sep 20:27 2009
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CALL for BOOK CHAPTER Proposals: Approaches to Teaching and Learning Information Retrieval

*** Apologies for Cross Postings ***

(CfP) CALL For BOOK CHAPTER Proposals

TITLE: Approaches to Teaching and Learning Information Retrieval

Editors: 

  Efthimis N. Efthimiadis 
	The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA  
	efthimis <at> u.washington.edu

  Juan Manuel Fernández Luna, Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e 	Inteligencia Artificial,
Universidad de Granada, Spain 
	jmfluna@... 

  Juan Huete
	Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial, 	Universidad de Granada, Spain
	jhg@... 

  Andrew MacFarlane
	Dept. Of Information Science,  City University, London, UK
	andym@...

Proposal Submission Deadline:		September 15, 2009
Author Notification:			October 15, 2009
Full Chapters Due:			March 1, 2010

Direct questions to:  tlir <at> u.washington.edu  
Submit Chapter proposals at: 
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Lindsay, John M | 15 Sep 10:35 2009
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Re: CALL for BOOK CHAPTER Proposals: Approaches to Teaching and Learning Information Retrieval

Ah, this looks interesting, as a long time ago I tried to get the irsg to pull together what was being taught as
ir, (lc); and IR (UC) so we could make a stab at working out our professional obligations as part of BCS,
IFIP, and the other bodies, such as RSA, IFLA, ISO, etc to which we might have obligations.

It is that time of the year when I have just about finished my research activity, to rework the modules I teach
and prepare the mudule guides for the planning meeting tomorrow, and I am trying to work out what should be
changed in order to accommodate what I have learned?

-----Original Message-----
From: ir represents the interests and activities of the BCS IRSG and related groups.
[mailto:IR@...] On Behalf Of Andrew MacFarlane
Sent: 14 September 2009 19:27
To: IR@...
Subject: CALL for BOOK CHAPTER Proposals: Approaches to Teaching and Learning Information Retrieval

*** Apologies for Cross Postings ***

(CfP) CALL For BOOK CHAPTER Proposals

TITLE: Approaches to Teaching and Learning Information Retrieval

Editors: 

  Efthimis N. Efthimiadis 
	The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA  
	efthimis <at> u.washington.edu

  Juan Manuel Fernández Luna, Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e 	Inteligencia Artificial,
Universidad de Granada, Spain 
	jmfluna@... 
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Cathal Gurrin | 21 Sep 09:22 2009
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ECIR 2010 - Final Call for Papers

********* Final Call for Papers - ECIR 2010 ********* 

    32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval

    The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
    28 - 31 March 2010

    In cooperation with: BCS-IRSG, ACM SIGIR, The Open University, Dublin
City University, University of Essex
    http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/ecir2010/

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     **01 Oct 2009: Paper submission deadline**


The European Conference on Information Retrieval provides an opportunity for
both new and established researchers to present research papers reporting
new, unpublished, and innovative research results within information
retrieval. 

We are seeking the submission of high-quality and original research papers
that have not been previously published and are not under review for another
conference or journal. Submissions will be reviewed by experts on the basis
of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen
methodology, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of
Information Retrieval. ECIR has traditionally had a strong student focus.
Papers whose sole or main author is a young researcher and in particular,
postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher are especially welcome.
Poster and demo submissions addressing any of the areas identified in the
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Andrew MacFarlane | 25 Sep 11:37 2009
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Award of ECIR 2011 to Dublin City University

Dear members

We are pleased to announce the award of the 33rd European Conference on
Information Retrieval (ECIR) in 2011 to the Dublin City University bid.

We had six bid for the conference, and the competition was very strong
indeed. The commmittee was delighted with both the number and quality of
the bids, clearly demonstrating the higher profile of the conference year
on year.

The committee has decided to abandon the model of holding the conference
in the U.K. every other year. In future, the bidding process for every
ECIR will be open to all European Countries. The committee felt that this
would be the best course of action, given both the interest and quality of
bids for ECIR 2011.

best regards,

Andrew MacFarlane
Chair, BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group

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!     Dr. A. MacFarlane, Senior Lecturer, Room A304E,     !
!       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: http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~andym/            !
!       Blog: http://unix-spiders.blogspot.com/           !
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Lindsay, John M | 29 Sep 12:23 2009
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(ir) theoria

don't know whether anyone knows whether the security protocol will be in place on Thursday for the AGM, for
those who have not found out the price of the day meeting or were reluctant to pay for something they didn't
know whether they would be able to attend as they didn't yet have their teaching engagements for the week. 
I'm doing research methods for MSc students, so if anyone has any theories of ir, (lc) or IR (UC), that I
could use, I'd love to know them.  Let us regard the first sentence as a case.

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Security System.

Josiane Mothe | 29 Sep 17:54 2009
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[RIAO 2010] Call for Papers and Applications

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Call for Papers and Applications
RIAO 2010 - 9th RIAO Conference
Adaptivity, Personalization and Fusion of Heterogeneous Information
28-30 April, 2010
Paris, France (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)
http://www.riao2010.org/

Important dates :
Paper submission deadline November 30, 2009
Notification to authors February 5, 2010
Camera-Ready copies due March 1, 2010
Conference dates April 28-30, 2010

History

This triannual international conference is the 9th RIAO conference.
Previous editions were held at Grenoble (1985), MIT (1988), Barcelona
(1991), Rockefeller University (1994), Montreal (1997), Paris (2000),
Avignon (2004), and Carnegie Mellon University (2007).
RIAO conferences have always treated robust and large-scale scientific
and industrial solutions to information processing. The conferences are
composed of peer-reviewed scientific sessions and demonstrations of
innovative industrial applications and advanced research prototypes.

Scope of the Conference

Submissions are invited which present recent, original and unpublished
research on the theme of RIAO 2010: adapting, personalizing and merging
heterogeneous information.
Submissions may address one or more of the following subjects:

Formal Models, Theory
Information filtering
. Content based filtering
. Collaborative filtering
. Recommender systems
. Spam, protection of minors
Personalized IR and User modelling
. Adaptive IR
. Collaborative IR
. Interfaces
Information fusion
. Mash Ups
. Aggregated search
. Systems for watch, business decision
Web Search and Advertising
. Adversial IR
. Advertising
. Link analysis
Machine Learning for IR
. Learning to rank
. Probabilistic topic models
. All kinds of learning techniques applied to IR
Information extraction and natural language processing, multilinguality
. Summarization
. Question answering
. Entity/relation extraction
. Cross-Language IR, Machine translation for IR
Multimedia Information Retrieval
. Image IR
. Video IR
. Speech/audio IR
. Music IR, analysis of multimedia content
Applications
. Cultural heritage
. Trademark search
. Scientific media
. Bio-computing and medical
. Database offloading
Evaluation, benchmarking
Social networks
. Folksonomies, tagging
. Blogs
. Social search
. Communities
. Opinion and sentiment

Paper Submission

We welcome submissions from both research and industrial communities
addressing the main conference themes.
Submitted papers must describe an unpublished origal work, emphasizing
completed or advanced research, possibly with releted experiments. A
parallel submission to other venues should be clearly indicated to the
program committee.
All submissions will be reviewed by at least three program committee
members. The submissions will be judged on the basis of originality,
relevance, technical quality, and presentation.
Papers can be submitted in two categories: full papers and short papers,
where full papers are appropriate for describing substantial research
with related evaluations and short papers will typically describe
ongoing research and preliminary results. All accepted papers in both
categories will be published in the conference proceedings. At the
conference, full papers will be presented as a talk and short papers
will be presented as a poster.
Long papers must not exceed 12 pages (5000 words), in one column format,
starting with an abstract. Short papers must not exceed 6 pages (2500
words), in one column, starting with an abstract.
Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format or in PDF.
The conference proceedings will be available to conference attendees,
and through the CID after the conference.



CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The RIAO conferences are meeting places for both scientific and
industrial specialists in information retrieval.
The facilities allow to present high-level peer-reviewed scientific
research conferences and prototypes and of innovative products, selected
by a special call for innovative applications. The displayed products
are chosen uniquely on the basis of their innovativeness. The general
topic of the Call for Applications is:

INNOVATIVE TOOLS PROVIDING PERSONNALIZED ACCESS TO MULTIMEDIA AND/OR
MULTILINGUAL DATA.

Companies whose product fulfills the criteria of novelty and of
innovativeness can fill in a submission document designed by the
conference organizers that describes their submitted product. In
addition to the submission document, product submitters will have to
provide access to an online or CD version of the product that
demonstrates the claimed innovative functionalities of the product.
Every chosen company will be provided with a demonstration space
(including table and chair) free of charge. Each company may also be
given a special time slot (15 minutes) to give a short presentation
about the product. Descriptions of the products demonstrated during RIAO
2010 will be published in the proceedings. The selected companies will
also be invited to an event organized with Cap Digital business cluster
(http://www.capdigital.com) providing B2B meetings with top members of
the cluster followed by a networking event at La Cantine coworking space
http://lacantine.org/

Program Chairs
Gabriella Pasi (Europe)
Tie-Yan Liu (Asia)
Prabhakar Raghavan (Americas)

Program committee:
Agosti Maristella, University of Padova, Italy
Amati Giambattista, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
Amitay Einat, IBM Research, Haifa Lab, Israel
Bailey Alex, Google Switzerland GmbH, Switzerland
Berendt Bettina, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Boldi Paolo, Consigio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Bordogna Gloria, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Boughanem Mohand, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Brisaboa Nieves, Universidad de la Coruna, Spain
Bruza Peter, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Brusilovsky Peter, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Chen Hsin-Hsi, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Clarke Charles L.A., University of Waterloo, Canada
Crestani Fabio, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Croft Bruce, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Currin Cathal, Dublin University, Ireland
de Rijke Maarten, University of Amsterdam, Netherland
Dumais Susan, Microsoft research, USA
Efthimiadis Efthimis N., University of Washington, USA
David A. Evans, JustSystems Evans Research Corporation
Fernandez-Luna Juan M., University of Granada, Spain
Fluhr Christian, Cadege, France
Gallinari Patrick, University of Paris 6, France
Gaussier Eric, Universit de Grenoble, France
Grefenstette Gregory, Exalead, France
Grossman David Adam, ITT, USA
Harman Donna, NIST, USA
Jarvelin Kalervo, University of Tampere, Finland
Joho Hideo, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jones Gareth, Dublin City University, United Kingdom
Jones Rosie, Yahoo! Inc., USA
Jose Joemon M, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Kando Noriko, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Lam Wai, University of Hong Kong, Hong-Kong
Li Yuefeng, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Liddy Liz, Syracuse University, USA
Lin Chin-Yew, Microsoft Research, China
Maarek Yoelle, Google (Haifa Engineering Center), Israel
Marchand-Maillet Stephane, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Melucci Massimo, Università di Padova, Italy
Mitra Mandar, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Moens Marie-Francine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Moffat Alistair, University of Melbourne, Australia
Mothe Josiane, IRIT - CNRS, Toulouse, France
Murdock Vanessa, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Myaeng Sung Hyon, Information and Communication University, Korea
Nie Jian-Yun, University of Montreal, Canada
Nrnberger Andreas, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany
Oard Douglas, University of Maryland, USA
Ounis Iadh, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Pasi Gabriella, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Peters Carol, Istituto di Elaborazione della Informazione (IEI) -CNR, Italy
Piwowarski Benjamin, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Quénot Georges, IMAG, France
Raghavan Prabhakar, Yahoo research, USA
Roelleke Thomas, Queen Mary University, United Kingdom
Ruthven Ian, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Sakai Tetsuya, NewsWatch, Japan
Shaoping Ma, Tsinghua University, China
Silvestri Fabrizio, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione,
Italy
Smeaton Alan, Dublin City University, Ireland
Soulé-Dupuy Chantal, University of Toulouse 1, France
Vigna Sebastiano, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Vinciarelli Alessandro, IDIAP, Switzerland
Wilkinson Ross, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Zaragoza Hugo, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
Zweigenbaum Pierre, Limsi/CNRS, France


Application chairs:
Philippe Roy, Cap Digital, France (Chair)
Josiane Mothe, IRIT, France (co-Chair)

Application committee:
Irina Blomquist, Digibusiness, Finland
Marie Buhot Launay, ARD, France
Marie-Odile Charaudeau, Aproged, France
David Evans, JustSystems Evans Research, USA
Alain Garnier, Jamespot, France
Catherine Gouttas, Thalès, France
Fabrice Lacroix, Antidot, France
Agnès Lainé, CFI, France
Marc Michel Pic, Advestigo, France
Cyril Rollinde, Freelance, Pondichery, India
Bernard Schmid, Vienna IT Enterprises , Austria
Jacqueline Thomas, CFI, France

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