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Call for participation CERI 2010

************** Call for Participation - CERI 2010 **************

1st Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval
I Congreso Español de Recuperación de Información - CERI 2010
Madrid, 15 and 16 June 2010
http://ir.ii.uam.es/ceri2010

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The 1st Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval (CERI 2010) aims to provide an international forum where researchers from both academia and industry can meet and have substantive interaction. CERI welcomes the participarion of researchers from a wide range of knowledge areas (not only Computer Science but also Information Science, Linguistics, etc.).

Within this conference, the organizers aim to put forth the constitution of the Spanish Society of Information Retrieval. This new Society would support IR in Spain and it is the organizers' intention that the Society starts with as much support as possible. All scientists and practitioners interested in the creation of this Society are therefore welcome to participate.

* Programme

The conference will feature two keynote talks by:
- Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research Barcelona (Tuesday 15 June).
- Fabio Crestani, Univ. Lugano (Wednesday 16 June).

The technical programme will include 20 full papers and 6 short papers, grouped in the following sessions:
- Social search.
- Recommender systems.
- Multimedia and geographical IR.
- Score distribution. Compression.
- Automatic question answering. Learning.
- Structured IR. Multilingual IR.

The detailed programme is available at: http://ir.ii.uam.es/ceri2010/en/programa.html.

* Registration

Registration is open and can be at: http://ir.ii.uam.es/ceri2010/en/inscripcion.html.

* More info

All the conference details are available at: http://ir.ii.uam.es/en/ceri2010.

For any further enquiry please send an email to: ceri2010-G3beldX/htM@public.gmane.org.


--
Juan Antonio Martínez Comeche
Director Dpto. Biblioteconomía y Doc.
Library and Information Science Department
Fac. CC. Documentación
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
C/ Santísima Trinidad 37
28010 MADRID
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Liadh Kelly | 3 Jun 05:50 2010
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SIGIR 2010 Desktop Search Workshop - Submission Deadline June 9

[Apologies for cross postings. Please note the new submission deadline –
June 9, 2010]

** Due to requests, the deadline for submissions to the SIGIR 2010 Desktop
Search (Understanding, Supporting and Evaluating Personal Data Search)
Workshop has been extended to June 9, 2010.  In the interest of
streamlining the review process we would request that you submit an
abstract through the EasyChair system by June 6, 2010 so that other
important dates will not be affected.**

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Desktop Search Workshop

Understanding, Supporting, and Evaluating Personal Data Search

A SIGIR 2010 workshop, July 23, Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.cdvp.dcu.ie/DS2010/

Desktop search refers to the process of searching within one’s personal
space of information.  The information searched during a desktop search
can include content that resides on one's personal computer (e.g.,
documents, emails, visited Web pages, and multimedia files), and may
extend to content on other personal devices, such as music players and
mobile phones.  Despite recent research interest, desktop search is
under-explored compared to other search domains such as the web,
semi-structured data, or flat text.

This workshop will bring together academics and industrial practitioners
interested in desktop search with the goal of fostering collaborations and
addressing the challenges faced in this area. The workshop will be
structured to encourage group discussion and active collaboration among
attendees. We encourage participation from people in the fields of
information retrieval, personal information management, natural language
processing, human-computer interaction, and related areas.

The topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

Understanding desktop search behavior

-Studies of desktop search behavior

-Desktop query log analysis

-Psychological aspects of re-finding (e.g., people’s memories of items)

Supporting desktop search

-Retrieval approaches (e.g., content analysis, search algorithms)

-Personalization to account for highly individual collections and needs

-Interfaces for desktop search and presentation of results

Evaluating desktop search

-Evaluation approaches (e.g., test collections, lab studies, log analyses)

-Test set creation  (e.g., common reference task, common corpora)

Other uses of desktop collections

-Life-logging

-Introspection and reflection using personal collections

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**Submission Guidelines**

Short papers (max 4 pages) and short position papers (max 2 pages)
describing significant work in progress, late breaking results or ideas /
challenges for the domain are invited. Submissions should be in ACM SIGIR
format. LaTeX and Word templates are available at
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates (for LaTeX, use
the "Option 2" style).

Anonymised papers in pdf format should be submitted to
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=desktop2010 no later than
midnight Pacific Daylight Time on June 9, 2010. Submissions will be
subject to triple-blind reviewing.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. These
proceedings will be distributed to workshop participants and made
available on-line. At the workshop we will discuss the possibility of
publishing in a journal special issue or similar.

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**Important Dates**

June 9, 2010 – Deadline for paper submission

June 27, 2010 – Notification to authors

July 5, 2010 – Camera-ready copy due

July 23, 2010 – Workshop

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**Further Information**

Further information is available on the workshop website at
http://www.cdvp.dcu.ie/DS2010/ or by emailing the workshop organizers.

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**Workshop Organizers**

David Elsweiler – University of Erlangen, Germany (david@...k)

Gareth J. F. Jones – Dublin City University, Ireland
(gjones@...)

Liadh Kelly – Dublin City University, Ireland (lkelly@...)

Jaime Teevan – Microsoft Research Redmond, USA (teevan@...)

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**Program Committee**

Leif Azzopardi - University of Glasgow, UK

Ofer Bergman – Sheffield University, UK

Rob Capra -  University of North Carolina, USA

Sergey Chernov - University of Hanover, Germany

Bruce Croft - University of Massachusetts, USA

Ed Cutrell - Microsoft Research, India

Susan Dumais - Microsoft Research, USA

Diane Kelly - University of North Carolina, USA

Ian Ruthven - University of Strathclyde, UK

Daniel Tao | 4 Jun 01:53 2010
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CfP: Workshop on Topic Feature Discovery and Opinion Mining (TFDOM'10) <at> ICDM'10

 [Apologies if you receive this more than once]

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International Workshop on Topic Feature Discovery and Opinion Mining 
		       (TFDOM'10)

                   CALL FOR PAPERS
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International Workshop on Topic Feature Discovery and Opinion Mining 
(TFDOM'10) Joint with the 10th IEEE International Conference on Data 
Mining (ICDM'10)

December 13, 2010, Sydney, Australia

Homepage: http://sky.scitech.qut.edu.au/~li3/home.htm

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# Full paper submission deadline:  *** July 23, 2010 ***
# Notification of acceptance:      September 20, 2010
# Camera-ready of accepted papers: October 11, 2010
# Workshop:                        December 13, 2010
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Textual data in the world can be roughly categorized into two main 
types: facts and opinions. Much effort has been devoted to fact-
based information processing in the past decades, and many useful 
techniques have been developed for information retrieval or text 
mining. In recent years opinion-based information processing has 
also been receiving increasingly more attention from researchers. 
Understanding people's opinions about some subject matters or 
issues is important for organizational decision making in general. 
For instance, organizations are keen on retrieving and analyzing 
customers' opinions about products and services so as to develop 
more effective business strategies for product design and customer 
centric marketing. Nevertheless, identifying opinion sources, 
extracting prominent topic features, summarizing relevant opinions, 
and effectively predicting the polarity of an opinion are all very 
challenging tasks. These open research problems are the primary 
focuses of this Topic Feature Discovery and Opinion Mining Workshop. 

Topic feature discovery aims to identify on-topic information 
sources and extract relevant features for a given topic (e.g., a 
person, an event, or a government policy). The results of many 
empirical experiments suggested that the effectiveness of traditional 
text mining methods might be hindered when they were applied to topic 
feature discovery from opinionated sources. This might be caused by 
the nature of different problems being tackled, and/or by the 
inappropriate effectiveness measures borrowed from classical data 
mining research. For instance, the widely used measures such as 
support and confidence, turn out to be unsuitable for the leveraging 
stage. By way of illustration, given a specified topic, usually a 
highly frequent pattern (normally short in length) is general in 
semantics and a specific pattern is long in length and low in 
frequency. The objective of research on topic feature discovery 
is to design and develop effective and efficient methods to extract 
subset of features from textual document to describe the specific 
topics or opinion holders. 

Opinion mining, also known as sentiment analysis, aims to summarize 
and classify opinionated expressions. When compared with traditional 
fact-based text analysis, research on opinion mining tries to address 
the new problems related to the identification and analysis of 
opinions about some topics or facts. More specifically, opinion mining 
techniques have been applied to predicting the polarity (or 
inclination) of an opinionated expression related to a topic (i.e., 
an opinion holder). They have also been applied to consolidating and 
summarizing the possibly contradictory opinions from a large number 
of electronic documents such as blogs, online news, consumer comments 
that contain opinionated expressions. The fundamental problems in 
opinion mining research include the retrieval of opinionated 
expressions, identification of opinion holders or the specific 
features of the opinion holders, classification of the polarities of 
sentiments related to some opinion holders, fine-grained analysis of 
feature-based sentiments, detection of opinion spam, and application 
of opinion analysis to real-world problem solving or decision making. 
As a matter of fact, there are many opportunities and challenges for 
extensive research in the field of opinion mining.

Being inter-related, topic feature discovery and opinion mining are 
highly challenging topics in modern information analysis, from both 
an empirical and a theoretical perspective. They are also the important 
issues and the critical steps for Web personalization applications and 
recommender systems. The research problems related to these two topics 
have attracted increasingly more attention from researchers in the 
communities of data mining, Web intelligence, text mining, machine 
learning, natural language processing, and information retrieval. By 
highly focusing on these two challenging research topics and their 
related areas, this workshop aims to advance the theories and 
techniques for text mining in general and opinion mining in particular, 
and to explore novel methodologies for the discovery and interpretation 
of useful and interesting knowledge embedded in textual documents. 

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TOPIC OF INTERESTS
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Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Relevant feature discovery
- Opinion mining and sentiment analysis
- Multilingual opinion summarization 
- Sentiment and subjectivity classification
- Feature-based sentiment analysis
- Information filtering and retrieval 
- Text mining
- Text categorizations
- Ontology mining and ontology merging
- Information extraction 
- Recommender systems
- Web personalization and opinion analysis
- Evaluation methodologies for topic feature discovery and opinion 
  mining
- Industrial applications of topic feature discovery and sentiment 
  analysis

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER 
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Prof. Bing Liu from University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, will 
deliver a talk in the workshop. Prof. Liu is a well-known researcher 
highly active in the fields of text mining and opinion mining. He 
has been participating in these areas for more than ten years. The 
methods developed and the scientific findings discovered by him and 
his team have made significant impacts on the data mining, text mining, 
and opinion mining communities. 

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ONLINE SUBMISSIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
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Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 10 pages in the 
IEEE 2-column format http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting.

All papers will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee on 
the basis of technical quality, relevance to data mining, originality, 
significance, and clarity.

Papers that do not comply with the Submission Guidelines will be 
rejected without review. High quality papers in all data mining 
areas are solicited. Original papers exploring new directions will 
receive especially careful consideration. Papers that have already 
been accepted or are currently under review for other conferences 
or journals will not be considered for publication. 

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by 
the IEEE Computer Society Press and accorded oral presentation times 
in the main conference. Submissions accepted will be allocated 10 
pages in the proceedings. 

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IMPOTANT DATES
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Full paper submission deadline:		*** July 23, 2010 ***
Notification of acceptance: 		September 20, 2010
Camera-ready of accepted papers:	October 11, 2010
Workshop:				December 13, 2010

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WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION
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Program Committee (more to be confirmed)

* Albert Au yeung,  NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
* Ling Chen,  University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
* Michael Gamon,  Microsoft Research, USA
* Xiaoying Gao,  Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
* Shlomo Geva,  Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Jimmy Huang,  Youk University, Canada
* Qingliang Miao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
* Stuart E. Middleton,  University of Southampton, UK
* Chunping Li,  Qinghua University, China
* Qiudan Li,  Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
* Tao Li, Florida International University, USA
* Wenjie Li,  Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
* Yang Liu,  York University, Canada
* Luiz Augusto Pizzato,  University of Sydney, Australia 
* Dian Tjondronegoro, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Hui Wang,  Ulster University, UK
* Ozlem Uzuner,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
* Yue Xu,  Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Yiyu Yao,  Regina University, Canada
* Bei Yu,  Syracuse University, USA
* Yunqing Xia,  Qinghua University, China
* Wei Xu,  Renmin Univeristy, China
* Markus Zanker,  University Klagenfurt, Austria
* Daniel Zeng.  The University of Arizona, USA
* Songmao Zhang,  Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
* Yanchang Zhao,  Centrelink, Australia 

Workshop Co-Chairs

* Yuefeng Li
  Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  Email: y2.li@...

* Ning Zhong
  Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
  Email: zhong@...

* Raymond Y. K. Lau
  City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  Email: raylau@...

Workshop Publicity Chair

* Xiaohui (Daniel) Tao
  Queensland University of Technology, Australia

******* Contact Information ********

Email: 	Yuefeng Li (y2.li@...)
	Xiaohui (Daniel) Tao (x.tao@...)

Andrew MacFarlane | 8 Jun 20:22 2010
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BCS AGM 1st July 2010

Dear BCS members

An EGM has been called to debate and vote on various changes happening in
the BCS. Amongst other things there is a vote of no confidence in the
current management of the BCS. Two sides of the argument can be found on:

	http://yourfuture.bcs.org/

	http://bcsreform.wikispaces.com/Message+re+EGM+call

I urge to to examine the material provided on these URL's in detail, and
make your vote accordingly. Voting packs should be on their way to you,
many of you will have them already (either by snail mail or email).

best regards

Andrew MacFarlane
Chair, BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group

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!       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/            !
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David Vallet | 9 Jun 13:25 2010
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ACM Multimedia 2010 - deadline extended: International Workshop on Social, Adaptive and Personalized Multimedia Interaction and Access (SAPMIA 2010)

Apologies for cross-postings.
Please forward this call to anyone who you think might be interested.

         ********** CALL FOR PAPERS   **********
      International Workshop on Social, Adaptive and Personalized
                Multimedia Interaction and Access
				      (SAPMIA 2010)
				October, 29th. Florence, Italy

Web page: http://ir.ii.uam.es/sapmia2010/

In conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2010
http://www.acmmm10.org/

++ OVERVIEW ++

In an effort to address and overcome some of these open issues
that hinder effective access and interaction of multimedia content,
this workshop will bring together individuals from a number of research
communities, including but not limited to Multimedia Distribution and
Access, Social Network Analysis, Multimedia Content Analysis, and
User Modelling Adaptation and Personalization. It is our belief that
a synergetic approach involving these areas of work can exceed their
individual potentials, leading to improved access, understanding,
and retrieval of multimedia content. The main objective of this workshop
is to provide a forum to disseminate work that explicitly exploit the synergy
between multimedia content analysis, personalisation, and next generation
networking and community aspects of social networks. We believe that this
integration could result on robust, personalized multimedia services, providing
users with an improved multimedia experience.

In particular, user modelling and adaptation techniques can help alleviate
the above problems by taking the user into consideration when accessing
multimedia content. Information related to the user such as interests,
current context or past interaction behaviour can provide additional
valuable information that allows multimedia systems to better present,
adapt, retrieve, or understand multimedia content. In addition,
this workshop will also focus on the analysis of user networked communities,
which can potentially provide richer and more structured information related
to users and multimedia content. Hence, this workshop is distinct from and
complementary to previous initiatives in that it involves the integration
multimedia content analysis techniques with information derived from users,
networked communities, and context awareness.

++ TOPICS OF INTEREST ++
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

PERSONALIZATION AND ADAPTATIOIN OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT
* Personalized access to multimedia content
* Multimedia content-based recommendation and collaborative filtering
* Interactive multimedia systems
* Semantic technologies for multimedia content personalization and adaptation
* Adaptive models for exploration of multimedia archives: adaptive
browsing, collaborative search
* Adaptive user interfaces for multimedia browsing and searching
* Evaluation of adaptive multimedia systems
SOCIAL NETWORKS ON MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS
* Social networks analysis to multimedia content personalization and adaptation
* Multimedia interaction in networked communities
* Social multimedia applications (e.g. P2P applications, Multimedia
broadcasting,
  social collections & networking, lifelogging)
DISTRIBUTED MEDIA
* Ubiquitous access to multimedia content and pervasive multimedia
content delivery
* Techniques for robust and scalable distribution of multimedia content.
* Robust distribution of multimedia services over heterogeneous
networks and access technologies

++ IMPORTANT DATES ++

 . Paper Submission: 20th June 2010

 . Notification of acceptance: 10th July 2010

 . Camera Ready Submission: 18th July 2010

- PAPER FORMAT & SUBMISSION

All the details can be found in: http://ir.ii.uam.es/sapmia2010/submissions.html
Accepted papers will be published together with the  ACM Multimedia
2010 proceedings

- ORGANIZERS

* David Vallet, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
* Naeem Ramzan, Queen Mary, University London, UK
* Martin Halvey, University of Glasgow, UK
* Charalampos Z. Patrikakis,NTUA, Greece

- PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

* Ralf Bierig, Rutgers University, USA
* Iván Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
* Pablo Castells, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
* Frédéric Dufaux, EPFL, Switzerland
* Nikolaos Doulamis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
* Juan M. Fernández-Luna, Universidad de Granada, Spain
* Enrique Frías, Telefónica Research, Madrid, Spain
* Alan Hanjalic, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
* Frank Hopfgartner, University of Glasgow, UK
* Juan F. Huete, Universidad de Granada, Spain
* Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary, University London, UK
* Joemon M. Jose, University of Glasgow, UK
* Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
* Nikolaos Papaoulakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
* Josep M. Pujol, Telefónica Research, Madrid, Spain
* Paulo Villegas, Telefónica Research, Madrid, Spain
* Murat Tekalp, KOC University, Turkey
* Robert Villa, University of Glasgow, UK
* Theodore Zahariadis, Synelixis/TEI of Chalkida, Greece

- CONTACT
* David Vallet, UAM, Spain david.vallet@...
* Naeem Ramzan, QMUL, UK naeem.ramzan@...

Jaap Kamps | 10 Jun 07:45 2010
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CfP SIGIR 2010 WS on the Simulation of Interaction: Deadline June 11

SIGIR 2010 Workshop on the
Simulation of Interaction: Automated Evaluation of Interactive IR
http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/access/simint/

Final Call: Help us address one of the most important challenges in IR
and submit a 2 page poster/position paper by June 11!

TREC-like test collections enable automated evaluation of
non-interactive Information Retrieval and have led to great advances
in IR over the past 20 years.  However, real-life IR is interactive,
and therefore non-interactive experiments cannot represent all aspects
of system usage and the information seeking process.  Therefore it is
necessary to consider aspects of interaction in the design of IR
experiments.  We have however learned over the years that
user-oriented interactive IR experiments are (i) challenging to
design,(ii) laborious and costly to carry out, (iii) often limited in
scope due to the limited test subjects, and (iv) lack replicability.

The simulation of interaction provides an interesting and powerful
alternative to user experiments. Through new automated evaluation
methodologies that consider the user and the interface, the simulation
of interaction could enable lots of fruitful research in Interactive
IR, which could not otherwise be performed.

To explore the challenges and possibilities of Automated Evaluation of
Interactive Information Retrieval, the SIGIR Workshop SimInt 2010:
Simulation of Interaction Workshop is being held at the ACM-SIGIR
Conference in Geneva.

The goals of the workshop are as follows:

1. To provide an open and friendly forum for the discussion and debate
    of Simulation of Interaction for Automated Evaluation.
2. To discuss, debate and define Automated Evaluation, in particular
    through the Simulation of Interaction
3. To provide report on the developments and outcomes of the workshop
    and provide a useful online resource for the community on automated
    evaluation for IIR.

The workshop discussion will start through online participation with
the group website where participants will be able to access and
comment on submissions and contribute to the list of resources, while
at the workshop we plan to hold a very interactive and fast paced
workshop with loads of discussion.

The deadline for submissions is *June 11, 2010* (any timezone) and the
workshop is on July 23, 2010, at SIGIR. For more information on the
workshop and submissions, see the workshop website at:

http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/access/simint/

If you are interested in participating, then please submit either a
new and novel contribution paper or a position paper to the workshop
-- see the call for papers on the website. And plan to be an active
participant -- this workshop is not for the faint hearted!

Workshop Organizers
- Leif Azzopardi
- Kal Järvelin
- Jaap Kamps
- Mark Smucker

Susanne Thierfelder | 11 Jun 10:05 2010
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SAMT 2010 - SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED

(apologies for multiple postings)

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*              SAMT 2010 - CALL FOR PAPERS                    *
*            5th International Conference on                  *
*        Semantic And digital Media Technologies              *
*        Saarbruecken, Germany, 1-3 December 2010             *
*                http://www.samt2010.org                      *
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Important Dates
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Abstract Submission:  June 21
Paper Submission:     June 28
Notification:         August 15
Camera Ready:         September 15
Conference:           December 1-3

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Objectives and Topics
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Large amounts of multimedia material, such as images, audio, video,
and 3D/4D material, as well as computer generated 2D, 3D, and 4D
content, already exist and are growing at increasing rates. While
these amounts are growing, managing distribution of and access to
multimedia material is becoming ever harder, both for lay and
professional users.

The SAMT conference series tackles these problems by investigating
the semantics and pragmatics of multimedia generation, management,
and user access. The conference targets scientifically valuable
research tackling the semantic gap between the low-level signal
data representation of multimedia material and the high-level
meaning that providers, consumers, and prosumers associate with
the content.

We welcome innovative solutions that consider some or all factors
in the process of multimedia generation and consumption, including
methods from low-level signal processing up to the mobile context
in which a user operates. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

1) SEMANTIC ANALYSIS AND MULTIMEDIA
    a) Knowledge assisted multimedia analysis
    b) Content-based multimedia analysis linked with natural
       language and speech processing

2) SEMANTIC RETRIEVAL AND MULTIMEDIA
    a) Semantic-driven multimedia indexing and retrieval
    b) Semantic retrieval of 3D objects
    c) Machine Learning and relevance feedback for finding semantics
    d) Semantic-driven multimedia content adaptation and summarization

3) SEMANTIC METADATA MANAGEMENT OF MULTIMEDIA
    a) Metadata management for multimedia
    b) Multimedia ontologies and infrastructures
    c) Standards bridging the multimedia and knowledge domains

4) SEMANTIC USER INTERFACES FOR MULTIMEDIA
    a) Interfaces and personalization for interaction with large
       multimedia repositories
    b) Semantic media annotation
    c) Inference and machine learning for semi-automatic annotation
    d) Browsing multimedia archives
    e) Device-specific access to and adaptation of multimedia

5) SEMANTICS IN VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER GRAPHICS
    a) Illustrative depiction and rendering
    b) Mapping meaning to presentation content
    c) Smart virtual environments
    d) Supporting knowledge discovery

6) APPLICATIONS OF SEMANTIC MULTIMEDIA
    a) Social multimedia tagging
    b) Context, user, network and semantics-aware media engineering
    c) Multimedia mash-ups
    d) Case studies with clear, innovative lessons learned

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Submission
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The conference proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS and
the Springer Digital Library. Original contributions equivalent
of 16 pages LNCS style must be electronically submitted according
to the instructions that will be posted to the conference web site
http://www.samt2010.org . The papers should present original and
previously unpublished results that are not simultaneously submitted
elsewhere.

The best papers will be published in the Special Issue of the
Springer's International Journal of Multimedia Tools and
Applications.

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Organizing Committee
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General & Local Chairs:
   Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH, Germany
   Michael Sintek, DFKI GmbH, Germany
   Marcin Grzegorzek, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
   Massimo Romanelli, DFKI GmbH, Germany

Program Chairs:
   Michael Granitzer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
   Stefan Rueger, Open University, UK

Nicola Ferro | 11 Jun 13:14 2010
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CLEF 2010 Call for Participation - Early Registration Opens

CLEF 2010 - Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation

20–23 September 2010, Padua, Italy

http://www.clef2010.org/

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KEY DATES

 Early registration deadline: June 30, 2010
 Regular registration deadline: August 31, 2010

 Student discounts are available only in early and regular registration.

REGISTRATION

http://www.clef2010.org/index.php?page=pages/registrationVenue.html

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OVERVIEW

CLEF2010 is the continuation of the popular CLEF campaigns that have run for the past ten years. It covers a
broad range of issues in the fields of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation. It
consists of two main parts: a peer-reviewed conference (20-21 September) on experimental evaluation,
which innovates the CLEF tradition, and a series of labs (22-23 September), which continue the CLEF
tradition of community-based evaluation and discussion on evaluation issues.

The CLEF2010 conference aims at advancing the evaluation of complex multimodal and multilingual
information systems in order to support individuals, organizations, and communities who design,
develop, employ, and improve such systems.

The growth of the Internet has been exponential with respect to the number of users, media, and languages
used regularly for global information dissemination. Language and media barriers are no longer seen as
inviolable and they are constantly crossed and mixed to provide content that can be accessed on a global
scale within a multicultural and multilingual setting.

Users need to be able to co-operate and communicate across language and media boundaries, going beyond
separate search in diverse media/languages and exploiting interactions between different languages
and media.

Experimental evaluation - both laboratory and interactive - is a key to fostering the development of
multilingual and multimodal information systems that address increasingly complex information needs.

The CLEF2010 labs continue the CLEF tradition of community-based benchmarking and will complement these
with workshops on emerging issues in evaluation methodology. 

ACCEPTED PAPERS

* Creating a Persian-English Comparable Corpus 
  Homa Baradaran Hashemi, Azadeh Shakery, and Heshaam Faili

* Tie-breaking Bias: Effect of an Uncontrolled Parameter on Information Retrieval Evaluation 
  Guillaume Cabanac, Gilles Hubert, Mohand Boughanem, and Claude Chrisment

* A New Approach for Cross-Language Plagiarism Analysis 
  Rafael Corezola Pereira, Viviane P. Moreira, and Renata Galante

* Evaluating Information Extraction 
  Andrea Esuli and Fabrizio Sebastiani

* Which Log for which Information? Gathering Multilinguality Data from Different Log File Types
  Maria Gäde, Vivien Petras, and Juliane Stiller

* Automated Component-Level Evaluation: Present and Future 
  Allan Hanbury and Henning Müller

* MapReduce for information retrieval evaluation: “Let's quickly test this on 12 TB of data”
  Djoerd Hiemstra and Claudia Hauff

* Validating Query Simulators: An Experiment Using Commercial Searches and Purchases
  Bouke Huurnink, Katja Hofmann, Maarten de Rijke and, Marc Bron

* A Dictionary- and Corpus-Independent Statistical Lemmatizer for Information Retrieval in Low
Resource Languages 
  Aki Loponen and Kalervo Järvelin

* Examining the Robustness of Evaluation Metrics for Patent Retrieval with Incomplete Relevance Judgements
  Walid Magdy and Gareth Jones

* On the Evaluation of Entity Profiles 
  Maarten de Rijke, Krisztian Balog, Toine Bogers, and Antal van den Bosch

* Using Parallel corpora for Multilingual(Multi-Document) Summarisation Evaluation
  Marco Turchi, Josef Steinberger, Ralf Steinberger, and Mijail Kabadjov

LABS AND WORKSHOPS

* CLEF-IP: A benchmarking activity on intellectual property.

* ImageCLEF: A benchmarking activity on image retrieval.

* PAN: A benchmarking activity on plagiarism detection.

* RespubliQA: A benchmarking activity on question answering using multilingual political data.

* WePS: A benchmarking activity on web people search.

* CriES: A workshop aimed at exploring the evaluation of searching for expertise in social media.

* LogCLEF: A workshop aimed at exploring methodologies for studying search engine log files.

Further details on the program, such as invited talks and panels, will be available soon on the CLEF 2010 Web site.

ORGANIZATION

Honorary Chair
- Carol Peters, ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy

General Chairs
- Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy
- Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Programme Chairs
- Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
- Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland

Organization Chair
- Emanuele Pianta, CELCT Trento, Italy

Resource Chair
- Khalid Choukri, ELDA, France

REGISTRATION

http://www.clef2010.org/index.php?page=pages/registrationVenue.html

Early registration deadline: June 30, 2010
Regular registration deadline: August 31, 2010

Student discounts are available only in early and regular registration.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Padua, next September.

The CLEF 2010 Chairs

Ricardo Campos | 15 Jun 13:17 2010
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ISDA2010 - WORKSHOP ON WEB MINING AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (WMIR2010)

 

 

[Apologies if you receive this more than once]

 

Dear All,

On behalf of the International Workshop on Web Mining and Information Retrieval, I am pleased to invite you to participate on WMIR 2010, which will be held under the framework of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Design and Applications, ISDA’10.

 

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International Workshop on

Web Mining and Information Retrieval (WMIR2010)

 

Under the framework of the

10th International Conference on Intelligent Systems,

Design and Applications, ISDA’10

 

November 29 – December 1, 2010, Cairo, Egypt

 

http://cig.iet.unipi.it/isda2010/

http://cig.iet.unipi.it/isda2010/files/WMIR.pdf

 

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General Chairs

Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada, pawan-1T6SvZlTZST3fQ9qLvQP4Q@public.gmane.org

Virendra Bhavsar, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, bhavsar-kQW2Dzt44JA@public.gmane.org  

 

Program Chairs

Ricardo Campos, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal, ricardo.campos-UJjvBT87ilA@public.gmane.org

JingTao Yao, University of Regina, Canada, jtyao-bQFxJe/YwTA12NqfvmB9Mw@public.gmane.org

Zied Elouedi, Institut Superieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia, zied.elouedi-W9aAOI/tHPE@public.gmane.org

William Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, william-8Fxes8zQfeIk31GACQNVDg@public.gmane.org

 

 

Introduction:

Over last two decades, web has grown from being a mostly text based medium for disseminating information to play an important role in all facets of our lives. Some of the exciting developments in recent years include ubiquitous e-commerce, explosion of multimedia that rivals radio and television, and social networking. This workshop aims to bring together researchers that are responding to these new developments with the application of data, text, and multimedia mining tools to solve the latest and forthcoming problems posed by the world wide web. 

Papers describing theoretical aspects, prototype systems, tools and techniques, applications, and surveys of existing work (position papers), as well as future directions are welcome. The topics may include but are not limited to the following list:

 

Web Mining:

- Web Mining (Content, Usage, Structure and Log)

- Association Mining

- Uncertainty Reasoning

- Search and Web Mining

- Web Summarization

- Web Personalization

- Web Advertising and Marketing

- Web Recommendation Systems

- Web Warehousing

- Web Harvesting / Web Farming

- Context Web Mining

- Web Query Mining

- Multimedia Web Mining

- Temporal Web Mining

- Opinion and Sentiment Web Mining

- Blog Analysis Mining

- Social Tagging Web Mining

 

Information Retrieval:

- Web Crawling

- Web Search

- Search Engine Architecture

- Classification

- Clustering (Time-based and others)

- Supervised and Unsupervised Learning

- Topic Detection and Tracking

- Uncertainty in Information Retrieval

- Multilingual Retrieval

- Context Information Retrieval

- Web Information Retrieval

- Text Information Retrieval

- Temporal Information Retrieval

- Multimedia Information Retrieval

- Web-based Support Systems

- User Interfaces and Visualization

- Evaluation

 

International Program Committee

Alfredo Milani, University of Perugia, Italy

Antoine Doucet, University of Helsinki, Finland

Atanu Rakshit, I2IT, Pune, India

Bhanu Prasad, Florida A&M University, USA

C.H. Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Daniel Tao, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Guoping Qiu, The University of Notthingham, United Kingdom

Hau-san Wong, The City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Manish Joshi, Northern Maharashtra University, India

Maozhen Li, Brunel University, UK

Markus Hagenbuchner, University of Wollongong, Australia

Joao Magalhaes, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Korris Chung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Omar Alonso, Microsoft / Bing.com, USA

Raymond Wong, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Riyanarto Sarno, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

Sehl Mellouli, Laval University, Canada

Sergio Nunes, University of Porto, Portugal

Vijay Raghavan, University of Louisiana, USA

Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota, USA

 

 

Instructions for Authors:

Papers must correspond to the requirements detailed in the (Paper Submission) on the conference flyer.

http://cig.iet.unipi.it/isda2010/flyer.pdf

 

Registration Fees:

All papers must be presented by one of the authors, who must pay the registration fees.

http://cig.iet.unipi.it/isda2010/

 

Paper Reviewing and Publication All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least 2 program committee members or other domain experts on the basis of significance, relevance, technical quality and readability. Accepted papers should not exceed 6 pages (PDF) following the double column IEEE format. All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of the ISDA’10, which are published by the IEEE Computer Society, included in the IEEE-XploreTM and the IEEE Computer Society (CSDL) digital libraries and arranged for indexing through IEE INSPEC, EI (Compendex), Thomson ISI, and other indexing services. Selected papers will be published in special issues of a selection of International Journals (to be announced). Authors of accepted papers will have the

opportunity to give a presentation at the workshop.

 

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Tentative Dates of Submission and Acceptance

- Deadline for paper submission  June 26, 2010

- Notification of acceptance August 14, 2010

- Camera-ready manuscript submission September 15, 2010

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Best Regards

 

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Ricardo Campos
Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (
www.ipt.pt) - Escola Superior de Gestão
Área Interdepartamental de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação
Quinta do Contador
Estrada da Serra
2300-313 Tomar
Portugal
Tel.:   + 351 249 328 266 Ext. 2111
Fax.: + 351 249 328 136
HomePage:
http://www.ccc.ipt.pt/~ricardo

 

Ismail Sengor Altingovde | 16 Jun 16:12 2010

ACM SIGIR 2010: Elsevier 2010 App Challenge

Elsevier is proud to announce the Elsevier 2010 App Challenge (the "Challenge") where participants
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scientific community. 

Please visit http://www.sigir2010.org/doku.php?id=grants:elsevier for further details.

Good luck!


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