Appel: ISKO

Philippe Blache pb at
Tue Nov 14 13:28:30 UTC 2000

From: "Majid Ihadjadene" <ihadjade at>

 [Apologies for cross-posting. Please pass on to interested colleagues]

3rd Symposium of ISKO-France

Information filtering and automatic summarisation in networks
5-6 July 2001
University of Paris X

Scope of the workshop

The increasing pace of technological progress has a profound influence on
the range and profile of information products and services. The emergence
of technologies (" push ", intelligent agents, language and image
processing, etc...) and protocols (XML, WAP, ADSL, etc) in the industrial
sector facilitates the development of new customised services, accessible
via Internet and through new communicating objects, such as mobile phones.

Whether it is in the context of corporate information, for " business to
business " or " business to consumer " e-commerce, for access to knowledge,
or even for leisure, the customisation of information is a major challenge
for the electronic information industry. New information practices on
networks, such as searching for partners or products, analysing the
evolution of a company's image, performing business watch or economic
intelligence call for more and more sophisticated software tools,
specialised in information processing.

To meet these demands, the identification and access to relevant
information have to face the critical problem of information overload.
Moreover, information on the Internet is heterogeneous, multimodal and
multilingual, properties which must be taken into account when designing an
application to make it adaptable to various contexts of use. It is also
necessary to analyse the factors related to the integration and to the
acceptability of information filtering (retrieval, selection) and automatic
summarisation techniques within information systems, in order to improve
their usability.

Given the increasing quantity of available information in electronic form,
information filtering and automatic summarisation systems appear as
interesting options. These must be analysed with respect to the user needs
which raises a number of questions, from the technological, cognitive and
organisational viewpoints : where do the automatic summarisation techniques
stand vis-à-vis information extraction, indexing and classification
techniques ? which summaries to generate, for which needs ? what is the
impact of these components on the architecture and on the usage of
information systems ? how far can a user trust an information filtering
system or an automatic summarisation system ? what kind of collective
practice may be induced by the development of information filtering ? etc...

The symposium aims at analysing the scientifical, technological and
industrial aspects of information filtering and automatic summarisation in
networks. The main objectives are to give an overview of current research
activities and development efforts in the field of information science and
technology, to analyse the impact of these technologies on cognitive
processes and practices for information access and to identify how they may
affect the organisation of information systems. The interdisciplinarity of
the symposium will highlight the various aspects of these systems in the
context of knowledge management. The symposium is open to both academic and
industrial sectors.
Theme and Topics
The following aspects are of particular interest:
    design and development of operational systems ;

innovative technologies (in particular, agent technologies) ;

use of speech processing and language engineering technologies ;

multilingual aspects of information in networks ;

collaboration in information processing ;

analysis of user-acceptability ;

ergonomics of information software systems ;

evaluation and comparison of systems ;

use of information systems for knowledge management and business
intelligence ;

analysis of the added value of information software systems.

Procedures for submitting a paper proposal :

Authors must send an 1500 to 2000 character abstract (english or french) ,
in electronic form only, as a MSWord, rtf or pdf attachment, to the
following e-mail address :
isko at <mailto:isko at>

Paper proposals must be received by December 15, 2000. The notification of
acceptance or rejection will be sent by January 30, 2001, at the latest.
The final text will have to be received before April 20, 2001. Each
proposal will be evaluated by at least 2 reviewers.

Additional information will be made available on the conference Web site at

Scientific Committee :

CHAUDIRON Stéphane, University of Paris 10 (co-president)
FLUHR Christian, CEA-DIST (co-president)

BUCKLAND Michael, University of Berkeley
CHIARAMELLA Yves, University of Grenoble 1
DAVID Amos, University of Nancy 2
DESCLÈS Jean-Pierre, University of Paris 4
LELU Alain, University of Paris 8
LUPOVICI Catherine, French National Library
METZGER Jean-Paul, University of Lyon 3
MEUNIER Jean-Guy, University of Québec (Montréal)
MUSTAFA EL HADI Widad, University of Lille 3
PERRIAULT Jacques, University of Paris X
POLITY Yolla, University of Grenoble 2
ROSS Évelyne, Technological University of Compiègne

Organising Committee :

IHADJADENE Majid, University of Paris 10
ROLE François, University of Paris 10
PALERMITI Rosalba, University of Grenoble 2

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