Appel: RIAO-2000

Philippe Blache pb at
Mon Sep 20 12:19:24 UTC 1999

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				RIAO 2000

		Content-Based Multimedia Information Access

				College de France

				Paris, France

				April 12-14, 2000

			Preliminary Announcement


Organized by:

Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire
(C.I.D., France)
Center for the Advanced Study of Information Systems, Inc (C.A.S.I.S., USA)

With the collaboration of AII, ASIS, ELRA, Elsnet, ESCA, Francil
(preliminary list)


The RIAO (Recherche d'Informations Assistee par Ordinateur =
Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval)
International Conference is held every 3 years. Sites for the conference
have been Grenoble (1985), Boston
(1988), Barcelona (1991), New York (1994) and Montreal (1997). Paris will
host the next RIAO conference in
Spring 2000. The conference is organized by the Centre de Hautes Etudes
Internationales d'Informatique
Documentaire (C.I.D.) and the Center for the Advanced Study of Information
Systems (C.A.S.I.S.).

The theme of the conference is "Content-Based Multimedia Information
Access". The conference scope will
range from the traditional processing of text documents to the rapidly
growing field of automatic indexing and
retrieval of images and speech and, more generally, to all processing of
audio-visual and multimedia information
on various supports, including the net. The conference is of interest for
several scientific communities, including
Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing,  Spoken Language
Processing, Computer Vision, Human-
Computer Interaction and Digital Libraries. RIAO 2000 will, thereby, serve
as a forum for synergetic initiatives
and forward-looking applications.

The Scientific Committee will select the papers and the Application
Committee will select the innovative
applications and products to be presented at the conference. In order to
support the multi-disciplinary goals of
the conference, these international committees include representatives of
different scientific communities.

RIAO 2000 will present recent scientific research advances, demonstrations
of prototypes resulting from this
research as well as the most innovative products now appearing on the
market. A worldwide Call for Papers is
addressed to researchers engaged in academic or industrial research. The
associated Call for Applications is
addressed to companies and public organizations developing or marketing
hardware or software related to the
conference topics.

RIAO 2000 Conference Topics:
Under the theme "Content-Based Multimedia Information Access", the
following topics are among those
included for the Communications and for Innovative Application Demonstrations:

Document processing:
	Hypertextual and Hypermedia documents
	Human-Computer Interaction for document handling
	Textual and voice-based annotation creation and retrieval
	Digital libraries
	AI techniques for document generation and consultation
	Multimodal and transmodal human-machine communication

Information Retrieval:
	Information retrieval systems and methods
	Document search over the internet
	Text Mining
	Information and document routing/profiling/alerting
	Document classification

Spoken Language Processing:
	Voice-based document segmentation and transcription
	Voice-based document indexing and retrieval
	Identification of language of speaker
	Speaker recognition
	Audio Mining
	Non-verbal sound processing (music, noise...)

Natural Language Processing:
	Information extraction
	NLP techniques for document processing
	Terminology extraction and analysis
	Automatic thesaurus construction
	Multilingual and crosslingual document handling
	Machine translation of documents
	Automatic summarization
	Identification of language of text

Image processing:
	Automatic indexing and retrieval of visual documents
	Computer graphics for document generation and consultation
	Segmentation and indexing of visual data
	Face, gaze and expression recognition
	Character recognition in visual documents
	Image Mining
	Video indexing and retrieval

System architecture:
	Multi-agent architecture, search agents
	Intelligent agents, Androids and Avatars

Usage and best practice:
	Socio-economics of information retrieval
	Quantitative, qualitative and comparative evaluation
	Coding standards and Quality of Services
	Security and privacy
	Cognitive aspects, Human Factors and Ergonomics
	Legal aspects of multimedia document handling
	Multimedia and multimodal resources


	Computer-aided information access for the handicapped
	Multimedia systems for medical applications
	Image Guided Surgery and Augmented Reality
	Medical documents archiving and retrieval
	Transmodal information access systems
	Telephone-based, nomad and in-vehicle systems
	Intelligent systems for call-center reporting
	Customized customer support (Aerospace product manuals...)
	Strategic and technology watch & Business Intelligence
	Real-Time information access for financial markets
	Information access for decision aid systems
	Multimodal Geographical Information Systems
	Television and Radio Broadcast Archiving and Browsing...

Call for Papers

The papers will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee.

RIAO 2000 International Scientific Committee :

Co-Chairs : Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS, France) and Donna Harman (NIST, USA)

Jean-Claude Bassano (University of Orleans, France)
Alain Berthoz (LPPA, College de France, France)
Patrick Bouthemy (IRISA/INRIA, France)
George Carayannis (ILSP, Greece)
Francine Chen (Xerox, USA)
Bruce Croft (University of Massachusets, USA)
Franciska de Jong (University of Twente,The Netherlands)
Susan Dumais (Microsoft, USA)
David Evans (CMU and Claritech, USA)
Christian Fluhr (CEA, France)
Hiroya Fujisaki (Science University of Tokyo, Japan)
Pascale Fung (University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Sadaoki Furui (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Edouard Geoffrois (DGA/CTA, France)
Jean-Paul Haton (LORIA, France)
Alex Hauptman (CMU, USA)
Ulrich Heid (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Roland Hjerppe (Mid Sweden University, Sweden)
Christian Jacquemin (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Mun Kew Leong ( Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore)
Judith Klavans (Columbia University, USA)
Wessel Kraaij (TNO-TPD, The Netherlands)
Francis Kubala (BBN, USA)
Gianni Lazzari (IRST, Italy)
Alain Leger (CNET- France Telecom, France)
R. Manmatha (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Richard Marcus (MIT, USA)
Mark Maybury (MITRE, USA)
Frank Nack (GMD IPSI, Germany)
Klaus Netter (DFKI, Germany)
Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montreal, Canada)
Douglas Oard (University of Maryland, USA)
Dragutin Petkovic (IBM, USA)
Georges Quenot (CLIPS, France)
K. J. Ray Liu (University of Maryland, USA)
Ze'ev Rivlin (Natural Speech Communication, Israel)
Arnold Smeulders (ISIS, UvA, The Netherlands)
Karen Sparck Jones (University of Cambridge, UK)
Evelyne Tzoukermann (Lucent technologies, USA)
Ross Wilkinson (CSIRO, Australia)
Phil Woodland (CUED, UK)

Call for Applications

Tools and products related to the conference topics are sought for
demonstration at special conference sessions.
Applications and products will be selected by the International Application
Committee, on the basis of their
innovation, utility, and present and future marketability.

RIAO 2000 International Application Committee :

Chair: Gregory Grefenstette (Xerox, France) and Pascal Faudemay (LIP6,

Marie-Francoise Clergeau (College de France, France)
Daniel Confland (Jouve, France)
Max Copperman (Kanisa, USA)
Giorgio Dimino (RAI, Italy)
Michael Horowitz (Claritech, USA)
Hitoshi Iida (Sony Speech & Language Laboratory, Japan)
Hans-Joachim Novak (IBM, Germany)
Norbert Paquel (Canope, France)
Sylvie Regnier-Prost (Aerospatiale-Matra, France)
Remi Ronfard (INA, France)
Antonio Sanfilippo (EC, Luxembourg)
Laurent Schmitt (INIST-CNRS, France)
Vera Semenova (Sciper/Analit, Russia)
Joop Van Gent (TNO-TPD, The Netherlands)

The RIAO 2000 Conference is organized by:

Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaires (C.I.D.)

36 bis rue Ballu
75009 Paris France
Tel: (33 / 0) 1 42 85 04 75
Fax: (33 / 0) 1 48 78 49 61 or 1 45 26 84 45


Center for the Advanced Study of Information Systems, Inc (C.A.S.I.S.)

Co / C. Constantin
575 Madison Avenue
25th floor
New York N.Y. 10022 USA


Email: riao2000 at


Organizing and Coordinating Committee:

Agnes Beriot (CID, France)
Peter Brodnitz (CASIS, USA)
Jean-Louis Darc (France-Pologne, France)
Jean-Jacques Guilbart (College de France, France)
Nicolas Masson (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Jean Perriere (CID, France)
Sharyn Rozart (CASIS, USA)
Anne Tabutiaux (Recherche et Diffusion Scientifique, France)
Tony Venables (ECAS, Belgium)


? Preliminary announcement: July 1999
? Call for Papers & Demonstrations: September 15, 1999
? Submission deadline: November 1st, 1999
? Notification of acceptance: December 15, 1999
? Submission of complete papers: January 15, 2000
? Final Program: January 25, 2000
? Conference: April 12-14, 2000

If you're interested in participating in the conference, or if you intend
to submit a paper, a prototype or an
application demo, or if you wish to know more about the conference when the
information will be available,
please fill in the Attendance Intention Form below, and send it to
"riao2000 at" ASAP.

Attendance Intention Form:

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Please, email this Attendance Intention Form to "riao2000 at" ASAP.

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