Susanne Thierfelder | 3 Sep 18:41 2010
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SAMT 2010 - Call for Posters/Demos

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           SAMT 2010 - CALL FOR POSTERS & DEMOS   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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Submission:    October 1
Notification:  October 15
Camera Ready:  October 31
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,
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Hyowon Lee | 8 Sep 21:41 2010
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Last Call for Workshops: ECIR 2011 - The BCS-IRSG 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, Dublin, Ireland, 18-21 April 2011


LAST CALL FOR ECIR 2011 WORKSHOP PROPOSALS


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Retrieval provides an opportunity for both new and established researchers to present research papers reporting new, unpublished, and innovative research results within information retrieval.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 to be run on the first day of the conference, the 18th of April, 2011. The workshops will be co-located with the ECIR 2011 tutorials and will take place at the conference centre at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin City Centre.

The purpose of ECIR workshops is to provide a platform for the presentation and discussion of emerging trends, issues and challenges in a focused and interactive manner. As such, the workshops offer a common forum to engage and encourage researchers (in particular PhD students) to present and discuss their work, obtain valuable feedback in a supportive and friendly environment, and contribute to the outcomes and objectives of the workshop. Consequently, we are looking for exciting and dynamic workshops that have significant scope for participant interaction, and which aim to produce a report and/or some other type of output based on the workshop (for instances, an online group or resource, a bibliography of the research area, a guide, list of challenges, etc).

Proposals should be 2-3 pages in length (ACM format), see http://www.ecir2011.dcu.ie/submitting/workshops/  for more details.

The deadline for submitting workshop proposals is the 17th of September, 2010. Submissions to be sent in PDF format to Leif Azzopardi (Leif.Azzopardi-Rvdaw4MAOY42EctHIo1CcQ@public.gmane.org) with subject field "ECIR Workshop". The submissions will undergo peer review and will be selected by the Workshop Program Committee. We anticipate notifications being sent on the 1st of November, 2010.

IMPORTANT DATES
17 September 2010: Workshop proposals due
1st November 2010: Acceptance notifications
18-21 April 2011: ECIR Conference in Dublin



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Dr Hyowon Lee
CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Dublin City University
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Ireland
Tel: +353 -1 700 5829
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Hyowon Lee | 8 Sep 21:55 2010
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Last Call for Tutorials: ECIR 2011 - The BCS-IRSG 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, Dublin, Ireland, 18-21 April 2011


********* Call for Tutorials  ECIR 2011 **********

The BCS-IRSG 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval

Dublin, Ireland
18-21 April 2011


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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 tutorials of either a half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) on all topics of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in detail on state-of-the-art methods in core information retrieval, related research or novel and emerging applications. The tutorials will be co-located with the ECIR 2011 workshops and will take place at the conference centre at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin City Centre.

Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should specify:(1) the title and length of the tutorial;(2) the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required, if any;(3) complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters;(4) a brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter.

The extended abstract should be 3 to 4 pages, and should include:(1) description of the course objectives;(2) its relevance to the information retrieval community;(3) an outline of the tutorial content (along with citations);(4) an indication of how the tutorial will be structured;(5) planned course materials;(6) any special requirements.

The deadline for submitting tutorial proposals is the 17th of September, 2010. Submissions to be sent in PDF format to Evangelos Kanoulas at e.kanoulas-1V21x8GFL1deXsq7+8kxVA@public.gmane.org with subject field "ECIR Tutorials". The submissions will undergo peer review and tutorials to be presented will be selected by a Program Committee. We anticipate notifications being sent on the 1st of November, 2010.

Important Dates:
o 17 September 2010 : Tutorial proposals due
o 1st November 2010 : Acceptance notifications
o 18-21 April 2011 : ECIR Conference in Dublin

For more information please see the call on the ECIR 2011 Website: http://ecir2011.dcu.ie/

Evangelos Kanoulas
University of Sheffield







Tony Russell-Rose | 10 Sep 16:10 2010

Search Solutions 2010, London, October 21

SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2010

Thursday 21st October
BCS London HQ, Covent Garden

Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise
search. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive and
collegial, with attendance limited to 60 delegates. The high quality technical programme includes
presentations, panels and case studies in which delegates present and share opinions, insight and expertise.

The event should appeal to researchers, practitioners, consultants, end users or indeed anyone
interested in the latest developments in web and enterprise search.

We will have talks from the following speakers:

Behshad Behzadi, Google: "Web Search  Freshness"
Vishwa Vinay, Microsoft: "Click evidence - Signals and Tasks"
Greg Lindahl, Blekko: “Instant Indexing”

Nick Patience, 451 Group: "The trends shaping the future of enterprise search 2010-2013"
Dusan Rnic, Endeca: "Enterprise Search and its Evolution"
Chirag Gandhi, mPhasis: "I Still haven’t found what I am looking for..."

Charlie Hull, Flax: "What's the story with open source? --- Searching and monitoring news media with
open-source technology”
Till Kinstler, German Common Library Network: "Current trends in library search: From electronic card
boxes to large scale, aggregated search engines"
Roberto Cornacchia, Spinque: "Search by strategy"

Mihai Lupu, Information Retrieval Facility: "Scaling up innovation"
Rob Stacey, TrueKnowledge: "Reconciling facts: how to check the consistency of facts created from web crawling"

Provisional programme:

09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 - 13:00 Introduction, Session 1 & 2 + Coffee break
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 17:20 Session 3 & 4 + Tea break + Panel
17:20 - 19:00 Drinks reception

The event will also be followed by the IRSG AGM (timing TBD).

Search Solutions is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS (British Computer
Society), and is held at the BCS Central London Office:

BCS, 1st Floor
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA
http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.8404

Note that there is no on-site registration.
*** Early Bird Registration ends: Thursday 7th of October ***

For further details, including registration, see
http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2010/sse2010.php 

Hyowon Lee | 17 Sep 18:06 2010
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2nd Call for Papers: ECIR 2011 - 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, Dublin, Ireland, 18 - 21 April 2011

********* 2nd Call for Papers - ECIR 2011 ********* 
33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval
Dublin, Ireland
18 - 21 April 2011
In cooperation with: BCS-IRSG, Dublin City University, University of Sheffield
http://ecir2011.dcu.ie
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The 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2011) will take place in Dublin, Ireland from
18-21 April 2011. ECIR provides an opportunity for both new and established researchers to present
research papers reporting new, unpublished, and innovative research results within Information
Retrieval. ECIR has traditionally had a strong student focus and papers whose sole or main author is a
postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher are especially welcome. As an added incentive at
ECIR2011, accepted full-papers whose first author is a student will be given the opportunity to be paired
with a senior mentor who will interact with them during the course of the conference. Each mentor will be an
expert in the relevant area of the student's work, and will provide questions and subsequent feedback
after their presentation.

We are seeking the submission of high-quality and original full-length research papers, short-papers,
posters and demos, which 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. Papers that demonstrate a high level of research adventure or which break out
of the traditional IR paradigms are particularly welcome. 

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

-	Enterprise Search, Intranet Search, Desktop Search, Adversarial IR
-	Web IR and Web log analysis
-	Multimedia IR
-	Digital libraries
-	IR Theory and Formal Models
-	Distributed IR, Peer-to-peer IR, 
-	Mobile IR, Fusion/Combination
-	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
-	Text Categorization, Clustering
-	Performance, Scalability, Architectures, Efficiency, Platforms
-	Indexing, Query representation, Query reformulation, 
-	Structure-based representation, XML Retrieval
-	Metadata, Social networking/tagging
-	Evaluation methods and metrics, Experimental design, Test collections
-	Interactive IR, User studies, User models, Task-based IR
-	User interfaces and visualization
-	Opinion mining, Sentiment Analysis
-	Blog and online-community search
-	Other domain-specific IR (e.g., Genomic IR, legal IR, IR for chemical structures)

The ECIR 2011 conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) series. Authors for both long and short papers are invited to submit their paper on or
before 15 October 2010. All paper submissions must be written in English following the LNCS author
guidelines [http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0]. Full papers must
not exceed 12 pages including references and figures, short-papers submissions should have a maximum
length of 6 pages, and posters and demos must not be longer than 4 pages. All papers will be refereed through
double-blind peer review so authors should take reasonable care not identify themselves in their
submissions. The proceedings will be distributed to all delegates at the Conference. 

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Important dates 

15 Oct 2010: Paper/Short Paper submission deadline
29 Oct 2010: Poster/Demo submission deadline
10 Dec 2010: Notification of acceptance
18 Apr 2011: Workshops Day / Tutorial Day
19-21 Apr 2011: ECIR 2011 main conference

Organising Committee

General Chair: Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City University)
Programme Co-chair: Gareth Jones (Dublin City University) and Paul Clough (University of Sheffield)
Student Mentor Chair: Nicola Stokes (University College Dublin)
Workshops Chair: Leif Azzopardi (University of Glasgow)
Tutorials Chair: Evangelos Kanoulas (University of Sheffield)
Posters Chair: Wessel Kraaij (TNO, Radboud University)
Demos Chair: Vanessa Murdock (Yahoo! Research)
Local organization Chair: Colum Foley (Dublin City University) and Peter Wilkins (Dublin City University)
Advertising Chair: Hyowon Lee (Dublin City University)

Any questions please email: ecir2011@...

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Dr Hyowon Lee
CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Dublin City University
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Ireland
http://www.computing.dcu.ie/~hlee/
hlee@...
Tel: +353 -1 700 5829
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Andrew MacFarlane | 22 Sep 08:26 2010
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BCS-IRSG AGM 2010 notice

gmane.comp.information-retrieval.bcs-irsg
From: Dawei Song (cms)

Sent: 21 September 2010 17:32

To: 'IR@...'

Subject: BCS-IRSG AGM 2010 notice

Importance: High

BCS IRSG AGM collocated with Search Solutions 2010

BCS offices, Covent Garden - Thursday, 21st October starting at 18:00

This year the AGM will be held on Thursday the 21st of October, collocated 
with the BCS IRSG annual Search Solutions event. The meeting will be held a
t the BCS offices, first floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street
, London WC2E 7HA, from 18:00 until 19:00 pm. Refreshments will be availabl
e after the AGM. Details of how to get to the BCS offices can be found on:

http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf

The AGM is free, and we hope many IRSG members will attend the meeting. It 
will be an ideal opportunity to socialise with other IRSG members and meet 
up with colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in London and hope you ca
n attend both the search solutions event and the AGM.

The Agenda for the meeting, and minutes of previous meeting are attached to
 this message.

If you have any items you would like raised, please contact the BCS-IRSG Ch
air or Secretary.

Please register on the following URL to attend the AGM:

https://wam.bcs.org/wam/event.aspx?ID=4791

Note: If you are already attending Search Solutions 2010 then there is no n
eed to register.

Contacts:

Andrew MacFarlane

BCS-IRSG Chair

E: andym [at] soi [dot] city [dot] ac [dot] uk

Dawei Song

BCS-IRSG Secretary

E: d.song [at] rgu [dot] ac [dot] uk

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From: Dawei Song (cms)
Sent: 21 September 2010 17:32
To: 'IR-fDUS8cNZx2jrfANEuwkQdg@public.gmane.org'
Subject: BCS-IRSG AGM 2010 notice
Importance: High

 

BCS IRSG AGM collocated with Search Solutions 2010

 

BCS offices, Covent Garden - Thursday, 21stp> October starting at 18:00

 

This year the AGM will be held on Thursday the 21st of October, collocated with the BCS IRSG annual Search Solutions event. The meeting will be held at the BCS offices, first floor, The Davidson Buildin g, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA, from 18:00 until 19:00 pm. Refreshments will be available after the A GM. Details of how to get to the BCS offices can be found on:

 

http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf

 

The AGM is free, and we hope many IRSG members will attend the meeting. It will be an ideal opportunity to socialise with other IRSG members and meet up with colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in London and hope you can attend both the search solutions event and the AGM.

 

The Agenda for the meeting, and minutes of previous meeting are attached to this message.

 

If you have any items you would like raised, please contact the BCS-IRSG Chair or Secretary.

 

Please register on the following URL to attend the A GM:

 

https://wam.bcs.org/wam/event.aspx?ID=4791

 

Note: If you are already attending Search Solutions 2010 then there is no need to register. 

 

Contacts:

 

Andrew MacFarlane

BCS-IRSG Chair

E: andym [at] soi [dot] city [dot] ac [dot] uk

 

Dawei Song

BCS-IRSG Secretary

E: d.song [at] rgu [dot] ac [dot] uk

 


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