Ian Ruthven | 2 Oct 14:10 2009
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Cfp: CoLIS 2010 - 7th International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science

This may be of interest to colleagues who are working in information 
science and related research areas

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The 7th International Conference on Conceptions of Library and 
Information Science will be held in Central London between 21 and 24 
June 2010.

The conference theme is Integration in the Information Sciences: unity 
in diversity. The conference will explore the integration and underlying 
unity of the information sciences, as both academic disciplines and as 
work practices. There will be a doctoral students' forum and a 
information literacy research seminar.

Submissions (papers, posters, workshops/seminars) are invited by 22 
January 2010.

Details are available at the conference webpage http://colis.soi.city.ac.uk

Best wishes

Ian
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Ian Ruthven
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow G1 1XH
Email: Ian.Ruthven@...
Tel: +44 141 548 3098
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Marina Santini | 7 Oct 12:54 2009
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TOC: Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics (JLCL) Vol. 24/1 (2009)

Apologies for cross-postings.

Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics (JLCL)

Special Issue on Genre

***AUTOMATIC GENRE IDENTIFICATION: ISSUES AND PROSPECTS***
http://www.ldv-forum.org/2009_Heft1/JLCL24(1).pdf

Editors:     Marina Santini

(http://sites.google.com/site/marinasantiniacademicsite/)
                Georg Rehm
                                       (http://georg-re.hm/)
                Serge Sharoff
                                       (http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/ssharoff/)
                Alexander Mehler

(http://sirao.kgf.uni-frankfurt.de/mehler/)

Journal Title:  Journal for Language Technology and Computational
Linguistics (JLCL)
Volume Number:  24
Issue Number:   1
Issue Date:     2009

Table of Contents

Editorial
               Marina Santini, Georg Rehm, Serge Sharoff, Alexander Mehler
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Andrew MacFarlane | 9 Oct 16:44 2009
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Draft Minutes of the IRSG AGM

Dear members

Attached are the draft minutes of the AGM for your perusal.

best regards,

cheers
andy

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Gabriella Kazai | 12 Oct 22:28 2009
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ECIR 2010 - Call for posters/demos

Call for Posters and Demos – Submission deadline: October 22, 2009

 

32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2010)

 

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/

 

 

 

Overview

 

The annual BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results. The 32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval will be held at The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK from the 28th to the 31st of March 2010.

 

 

Call for Posters

 

Poster presentations offer researchers a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format, for which there is more time for discussion and questions than is sometimes available in a full paper session. Poster presentations are also a good way to present work applying information retrieval approaches and techniques to new domains and problems. Please note, however, that posters describing work at the proposal stage will not be accepted. Authors are invited to submit posters presenting original, previously unpublished, work on or before 22 October 2009. Submissions must be in English and must not exceed 4 pages. Authors are encouraged to conceal their identity where it is practical to do so. All posters will be refereed through double-blind peer review. All accepted posters will be published in the conference proceedings.

 

Poster submissions are welcome in all areas of Information Retrieval, including, but not limited to:

 

- Enterprise Search, Intranet, Desktop, Adversarial IR

- Web IR

- Digital libraries

- IR Theory and Formal Models

- Web log analysis

- Distributed IR, peer to peer IR, Mobile IR, Fusion/Combination

- Multimedia IR

- Cross-language retrieval, Multilingual retrieval, Machine translation for IR

- Topic detection and tracking, Routing, Content-based filtering, Collaborative filtering, Agents, Spam filtering

- Question answering, NLP for IR, Summarization, Lexical acquisition

- Text Data Mining

- Opinion Mining, Sentiment Analysis

- Text Categorization, Clustering

- Performance, Scalability, Architectures, Efficiency, Platforms

- Indexing, Query representation, Query reformulation, Structure-based representation, XML

- Metadata, Social networking/tagging

- Evaluation methods and metrics, Experimental design, Test collection

- Interactive IR, User studies, User models, Task-based IR

- User interfaces and visualization

- Other domain-specific IR (e.g., Genomic IR, legal IR, IR for chemical structures)

- Blog and online-community search

 

 

Call for Demonstrations

 

Demonstrations present first-hand experience with research prototypes or operational systems. They provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing IR systems and to obtain feedback from expert users. Demonstration submissions are welcome in any of the areas identified above. One-page demonstration abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings.

 

Authors are invited to submit demonstration outlines presenting original, previously unpublished, work on or before 22 October 2009. Submissions must be in English and consist of an extended abstract and an additional one-page requirements description. The abstract should emphasize what the implemented system aims to achieve, the major components of the system, the novelty of the techniques that have been implemented, and comparisons with comparable systems. The requirements description should identify the hardware, software and network access requirements for the demonstration. Network connections and computers with standard Web browsers can be provided upon request. Proposals to demonstrate systems that require more than a standard Web browser (e.g., context-aware mobile systems or virtual reality systems) must explain how the systems will be demonstrated at the conference. Unlike posters, authors of demonstration proposals are not expected to take measures to conceal their identity from reviewers.

 

 

Submissions

 

All submissions should follow the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines, available at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0.

All posters and demos should be submitted electronically in PDF format at http://www.conftool.net/ecir2010/ on or before 22 October 2009.

 

 

Important dates

 

22 Oct 2009: Poster and demo submission deadline

23 Nov 2009: Notification of acceptance for posters and demos

20 Dec 2009: Camera-ready copy of papers due

28-31 Mar 2010: Conference

 

 

Organising Committee

 

Honorary chair: Keith van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow)

General Chair: Stefan Rüger (KMi, The Open University)

Programme co-chair: Udo Kruschwitz (Univ of Essex) & Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City Univ & Univ of Tromso)

Workshops/Tutorials Chair: Thomas Roelleke (Queen Mary, University of London)

Poster/Demo Chair: Gabriella Kazai (Microsoft Research Cambridge)

Local organization Chair: Suzanne Little (KMi, The Open University)

 

 

Further information

 

For further information, please refer to the website at http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/ecir2010/ or contact : ecir2010-j9mISXBebvq70S6Re0YL1A@public.gmane.org

 

 

 

Ismail Sengor Altingovde | 20 Oct 10:33 2009

SIGIR 2010 - preliminary call for papers

PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS

The 33rd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference 18-23 July 2010, Geneva, Switzerland
http://www.sigir2010.org

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). The Conference and Program Chairs invite all 
those working in areas related to IR to submit original papers, posters, and 
proposals for tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations of systems. SIGIR 2010 
welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR theory and foundation, 
techniques, and applications. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

* Document Representation and Content Analysis (e.g., text representation, 
document structure, linguistic analysis, non-English IR, cross-lingual IR, 
information extraction, sentiment analysis, clustering, classification, topic 
models, facets)

* Queries and Query Analysis (e.g., query representation, query intent, query 
log analysis, question answering, query suggestion, query reformulation)

* Users and Interactive IR (e.g., user models, user studies, user feedback, 
search interface, summarization, task models, personalized search)

* Retrieval Models and Ranking (e.g., IR theory, language models, probabilistic 
retrieval models, feature-based models, learning to rank, combining searches, 
diversity)

* Search Engine Architectures and Scalability ( e.g., indexing, compression, 
MapReduce, distributed IR, P2P IR, mobile devices)

* Filtering and Recommending (e.g., content-based filtering, collaborative 
filtering, recommender systems, profiles)

* Evaluation (e.g., test collections, effectiveness measures, experimental 
design)

* Web IR and Social Media Search (e.g., link analysis, query logs, social 
tagging, social network analysis, advertising and search, blog search, forum 
search, CQA, adversarial IR)

* IR and Structured Data (e.g., XML search, ranking in databases, desktop 
search, entity search)

* Multimedia IR (e.g., Image search, video search, speech/audio search, music 
IR)

* Other Applications (e.g., digital libraries, enterprise search, vertical search, 
genomics IR, legal IR, patent search, text reuse)

IMPORTANT DATES:

15 Jan 2010	    Abstracts for full research papers due
22 Jan 2010	    Full research paper submissions due
29 Jan 2010	    Workshop proposals due
12 Feb 2010	    Posters, demonstration, and tutorial proposals due

  4 Mar 2010	    Notification of workshop acceptances
  7 Mar 2010	    Doctoral consortium proposals due
24 Mar 2010         All other acceptance notifications

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS:
Fabio Crestani (University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland)
Stephane Marchand-Maillet (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:
Hsin-Hsi Chen (National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan)
Efthimis N. Efthimiadis (University of Washington, WA, USA)
Jacques Savoy (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)

Information on how to submit will be available by mid-December, 2009.
For other details, please see the conference web site: 
http://www.sigir2010.org/

Ian Ruthven | 20 Oct 18:05 2009
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ACM SIGIR 2010 Request for mentoring: Open November 1, 2009

33rd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference
18-23 July 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

http://sigir2010.org/

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

Request for mentoring
The ACM Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) 
offers a mentoring program for papers being submitted to the ACM SIGIR 
2010 conference. If you would like help with your submission, you may 
ask for a mentor: a person who will help you with your submission to the 
SIGIR audience through one-to-one advising, usually via e-mail. A mentor 
can also familiarize you with the standards and deadlines of SIGIR 
submissions. He or she will also help you understand how to align your 
paper with the expectations of the typical SIGIR reviewer. Mentors are 
volunteers familiar with successful submissions.

Mentors are primarily available for full papers. To request a mentor, 
please send an email to Ian Ruthven (ir at cis.strath.ac.uk). Requests 
can be sent at anytime between November 1, 2009 and November 20, 2009. 
No requests will be accepted after November 20th. Please include:

     * Your name and the names of your co-authors.
     * The name of your department or school, and institution.
     * A plain-text description of your work (a title and abstract is a 
minimum requirement).
     * Any specific questions or areas in which you would like help.
     * At this stage, please do not include your draft paper.

Reasonable expectations for a mentor include giving advice as to the 
most appropriate forum for your work, suggesting improvements to your 
submission, suggesting how to deal with language problems, or referring 
you to relevant research of which you might not have been aware. 
Typically, a mentor might spend 3-7 hours on a submission. We carefully 
match mentors to mentees, and wish to support you in developing your 
work into a high-quality submission with a good chance of being accepted 
and published.

Note the following:

     * People requesting mentoring must have an almost complete 
submission ready for the mentor to review by the date they request a 
mentor. Submissions that are incomplete or significantly off-topic may 
be returned.
     * If there is an experienced information retrieval researcher in 
our department, a request for mentoring may be declined.
     * Reviewers will not be informed of whether a paper has been 
mentored. That is, the fact that a paper was mentored is not considered 
during the paper selection process.
     * A mentor will be assigned 2-3 days after the request has been 
made and approved.

Mentors can be requested starting November 1, 2009. The absolute 
deadline for mentoring requests is November 20, 2009.

Ian Ruthven
SIGIR 2010 Mentoring Chair
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Ian Ruthven
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow G1 1XH
Email: Ian.Ruthven@...
Tel: +44 141 548 3098
Fax: +44 141 548 4523
http://www.cis.strath.ac.uk/~ir

The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in 
Scotland, with registration number SC015263.

Andrew MacFarlane | 30 Oct 14:13 2009
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Research Studentships at City University

Colleages

The Department of Information Science at City University welcomes
applications for City University Research Studentships in the following
areas:

* Library and Information Science
* Information Retrieval and Digitial Libraries
* Geographical Information Science

Details of the Deparments research interests can be found on:

	http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/organisation/is/research/index.html

If anyone is interested in pursing research studies, please contact me in
the first instance.

Each Studentship provides:

* An annual bursary of £14,500 (which will rise in line with inflation
  in subsequent years)
* A full tuition fee waiver
* A one-off allowance of £1,000. This may be used across the three-year
  period to cover the cost of attending conferences, purchasing equipment
  or some other activity in support of the research. 

The deadline is: Monday 25 January 2010

More detail of how to apply etc, can be found on:

	http://www.city.ac.uk/studentships

best regards

Andrew MacFarlane

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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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