Appel: SPIRE'2000

Philippe Blache pb at
Mon Dec 13 17:19:57 UTC 1999

From : Mark Sanderson <m.sanderson at>

                       CALL  FOR  PAPERS

          SPIRE'2000 - String Processing and Information REtrieval

                  September 22 - 24, 2000

                       A Coruña, Spain

           Sponsored by CYTED-AMYRI Research Project


SPIRE'2000 is a Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval
which is in its seventh edition.  The first four editions focused primarily
string processing and originated in South America, and were called WSP
(South American Workshop on String Processing). They were held in Belo
Horizonte, Brazil (1993), Valparaíso, Chile (1995 and 1997), and Recife,
Brazil (1996).

Starting in 1998, at Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the focus of the workshop was
broadened to include the area of information retrieval due to its increasing
relevance and its inter-relationship with the area of string processing.

SPIRE'99, at Cancun, Mexico, has continued this trend including also
the area of DNA computing and, as a result, there was several papers and
three invited talks on this topic. For SPIRE'2000 we expect to have
contributions from several related communities.

The SPIRE'2000 symposium aims at facilitating the potential benefits of
cross-fertilization between different fields. As such, it offers a singular
opportunity for researchers interested in working with problems related to
these areas. As in the past, the proceedings of SPIRE'2000 will be
published by IEEE CS Press.


SPIRE'2000 covers research in all aspects of string processing, information
retrieval, computational biology, pattern matching, DNA computing, and
related applications. Typical topics of interest include (but are not
limited to):

    * String Processing: dictionary algorithms, text searching, pattern
      matching, text compression, text mining, voice or natural language
      processing, and automata based string processing.

    * Information Retrieval (IR): IR modeling, indexing, ranking and
      interface design, visualization, cross-lingual IR systems, multimedia
      digital libraries, collaborative retrieval, and Web related

    * Interaction of biology and computation: DNA sequencing and
      in molecular biology, information encoding for DNA computing,
      and phylogenetics, recognition of genes and regulatory elements, and
      protein structure prediction.


           Paper submission:     April 20th, 2000
           Authors notification: May 31th, 2000
           Camera ready:         June 26th, 2000


      James Allan, Univ. of Massachussets, USA
      Martyn Amos, Liverpool, UK
      Alberto Apostolico, Purdue Univ. (USA) & Univ. of Padova (Italy)
      Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Univ. de Chile, Chile
      Nieves R. Brisaboa, Univ. de A Coruña, Spain
      Fabio Crestani, ISCI, Berkeley, USA
      Maxime Crochemore, Gaspard-Monge Institute,
                         University of Marne-la-Vallée, France
      Pablo de la Fuente, Univ. de Valladolid, Spain, (Chair)
      Max Garzon, Univ. of Memphis, USA
      Natasha Jonoska, Univ. of South Florida, USA
      Lila Kari, Univ. of Western Ontario, Canada
      John D. Kececioglu, University of Georgia, USA
      Ruy Milidiu, PUC-Rio, Brazil
      Giri Narasimhan, Univ. of Memphis, USA
      Gonzalo Navarro, Univ. de Chile, Chile
      Arlindo Oliveira, IST/INESC, Portugal
      Berthier Ribeiro-Neto, UFMG, Brazil
      Wojtek Rytter, Liverpool University and Institute of
                     Informatics, Warsaw University
      Marie-France Sagot, Pasteur Inst., France
      Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield, Great Britain
      Jorma Tarhio, Univ. of Joensuu, Finland
      Uzi Vishkin, Univ. of Maryland, USA
      Nivio Ziviani, UFMG, Brazil
      Justin Zobel, RMIT, Australia


      Uzi Vishkin, Univ. of Maryland, USA


Authors are requested to:

- prepare an extended abstract or full draft paper of at most 15 pages in
   standard 11pt Latex article style or equivalent.

- send the paper in standard postscript via e-mail (see address below) no
   later than April 20th, 2000 to the chair of the Program Committee as
   well as a message containing the paper title, the names of all authors,
   an indication of the author to be contacted, and the affiliation of such
   author (including full address, phone/fax numbers, and e-mail address).

        E-mail: spire2000 at

- use the standard IEEE CS format for the final version of accepted papers,
   which will have to be sent via ftp to the publisher either as postscript
   or PDF.


The symposium will take place in A Coruña (Spain).

A Coruña, a beautiful city placed in the north coast of the Iberian
Peninsula with more than 250.000 inhabitants, is one of Europe's main
ports. It is the capital of the most western located province in Spain
and belongs to a wide touristic area called "Rias Altas".

In A Coruña you can climb the Tower of Hercules, the oldest light house
still working in the world. Close to A Coruña you can visit one of the
main Christian Santuaries, Santiago de Compostela. The remains of St James
the Apostle, kept in the Cathedral and venerated for centuries by
thousands of pilgrims has converted the city into one of the capitals
of Christendom.


The local organization committee is chaired by Nieves R. Brisaboa from
Univ. of A Coruña, Spain. For any questions about local matters
please send e-mail to spire00 at


Mark Sanderson, Room 303                   Tel   : +44 (0) 114 22 22648
Department of Information Studies          Fax   : +44 (0) 114 27 80300
University of Sheffield, Western Bank      mailto:m.sanderson at
Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK           
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