Appel: RIAO'2004

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-- RIAO'2004 -- Call For Papers and Applications

Coupling Approaches, Coupling Media and Coupling Languages for
Information Retrieval

University of Avignon (Vaucluse), France April 26th-28th, 2004


in cooperation with the LIA (Laboratoire d'Informatique d'Avignon -
Université d'Avignon) and with technical support of IRIT (Institut de
Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse)


Current content-based information management involves many different
disciplines. Information must be retrieved from video, from sound, and
from images and graphs. Question answering involves both syntax and
semantics.  Information classification and filtering involve machine
learning and linguistics. In addition, as information technology
spreads throughout the world, a wider variety of languages in
increasingly complex combinations must be handled. In response to
these evolving needs, RIAO'2004 calls for papers covering the coupling
of techniques from different domains to improve information
retrieval. RIAO'2004 will present innovative research and developments
from all areas of multi-media and multi-language information
retrieval. Submissions, demonstrating combination of techniques from
disparate domains, may treat retrieval from either a single medium, or
across media (indexing one medium for find information in another), or
from coupling unstructured and structured information (e.g. exploiting
both text and XML structure), or from across languages.

Conference Themes:

Paper submissions should cover one or more of the following themes:

Multimedia information:
- Media-specific indexing techniques (text, speech, fixed and animated
images, music)
- Indexing composite documents
- Querying multimedia documents
- Automatically generating text from images and from video
- Indexing interactive documents

Multilingual Information:
- Cross-lingual information retrieval, especially involving rarer
- Automatic construction of bilingual lexicons and term banks
- Production of multilingual documents

Man Machine Combinations:
- Coupling search and browsing
- Coupling search and semantic mapping (ontologies, SOM, etc)
- Multimodal interfaces
- Coupling access through structure and through content
- Automatic presentation of search aids (e.g. key words, phrases)
- Neuroscience applied to information recognition

Architecture for Combined Approaches:
- Architecture for coupling techniques (e.g. Machine Learning for
   Content Management)
- Architecture for coupling media
- Architecture for treating multilingual information

Specific Systems Combining Diverse Approaches:
- Systems for Collaborative Information Retrieval
- Question answering systems
- Multidocument or multilingual summarization
- Automatic translation, translation memory

Combining Linguistic and Statistics for Retrieving Content:
- Improved linguistic analyzers in information retrieval
- Exploiting linguistic knowledge in search and retrieval
- Knowledge Extraction for Information Retrieval
- Semantics in indexation and retrieval

Composite Documents and Content:
- Exploiting document structure
- Semantic Web and Ontologies for Full-Scale Information Retrieval
- Exploiting new multimedia norms for content-based information

Evaluation of Combined Approaches:
- User oriented retrieval metrics
- New retrieval metrics
- Question-Answering systems evaluation metrics

Application domains combining techniques:
(descriptions of systems involving the following domains):
- Cultural heritage
- Indexation and retrieval of medical images
- Applications concerning security
- Protection of intellectual property
- Protection of minors
- E-learning
- Technology Watch

Important dates:

First call for papers: October 1, 2003
Deadline for paper submission: December 15, 2003
Notification of acceptance of papers: January 31, 2004
Camera-ready copies due: March 8, 2004

Conference dates: April 26-28, 2004

Submissions should be about 6000 words (about 20 pages, double
spaced), include and abstract and be submitted in PDF or PS
format. Submissions for communications will be made electronically on
its web site : The working language of the
conference is English.  However, in agreement with the French
regulations of the "Loi Toubon", submission of papers in French and
presentation of papers, if selected, in French will be accepted.


Innovative applications and products related to the conference topics
are sought for demonstrations during the three days of the
Conference. They will be selected by the international Application
committee, on the basis of their innovation and future or present
marketability. Selected applications will be given free demonstrations

Application submissions should cover one or more of the following topics:
- Multimedia indexing and retrieval systems (text, sound, speech, images,
- Cross-lingual indexing and retrieval systems
- Peer-to-peer text search engines
- Cooperative Information Retrieval (grids)
- Automatic XML structuring of documents
- Automatic metadata generation for text, sound, and images, automatic
- Automated ontology construction and annotators
- Topic detection and event detection in streaming documents, technology
watch, strategy watch
- Intelligent message filtering
- Intelligent text agents
- Parent control and anti-spam control by content filtering
- E-learning - response interpretation
- Document summarisation -- mono or multilingal, mono or multidocument,
profile driven
- Topic maps
- Domain-specific application of information retrieval and multimedia
retrieval: medicine, e-commerce, computer-assisted teaching, video
production, etc

Important dates:

First call for applications: October 1, 2003
Deadline for application submission: January 31, 2004
Notification for acceptance of applications: March 15, 2004

Conference dates: April 26-28, 2004

Program Committee

Christian Fluhr, CEA, France
Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Gregory Grefenstette, Clairvoyance Corp., Pittsburg, Etats Unis

Catherine Berrut, IMAG, France
Francine Chen, PARC, USA
Claude Chrisment, IRIT, Toulouse, France
Franciska de Jong, Univ. Twente, Netherland
Claude de Loupy, Sinequa, France
Renato De Mori, Univ. Avignon, France
Marc El-Bèze, Univ. Avignon, France
Pascale Fung, Scienc. Tech. Univ., Hong Kong
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan
Jean-Luc Gauvain, LIMSI, France
Edouard Geoffrois, ETCA/DGA, France
Julio Gonzalo, UNED, Spain
Donna Harman, NIST, USA
Ulrich Heid, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany
Eduard Hovy, Univ. S. Carolina, USA
Christian Jacquemin, LIMSI, France
Boris Katz, MIT, USA
Elisabeth Liddy, Univ. Syracuse, USA
Simone Marinai, Univ. Florence, Italy
José Martinez, Univ. Nantes, France
Christof Monz, Univ. Amsterdam, Netherland
Frank Nack, CWI, Netherland
Chahab Nastar, LTU, France
Jian-Yun Nie, Univ. Montréal, Canada
Douglas Oard, Univ. Maryland, USA
Jörg Ontrup, Univ. Bielefeld, Germany
Gabriella Pasi, Univ. Milano, Italy
Marie Theresa Pazienza, Univ. Roma, Italy
Marc Pic, Advestigo, France
Jean-Marie Pierrel, INALF, France
Jean-Marie Pinon, INSA Lyon, France
Yan Qu, Clairvoyance, USA
Steve Renals, Univ. Sheffield, Great Britain
Tetsuya Sakai, Toshiba, Japan
Frédérique Segond, Xerox, France
Bernadette Sharp, Staffordshire, Great Britain
Alan Smeaton, Univ. Dublin, Ireland
Tokunaga Takenobu, Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan
Simone Teufel, Univ. Cambridge, Great Britain
Evelyne Tzoukermann, ACM, USA
Keith Van Rijsbergen, Univ. Glasgow, Great Britain
Ross Wilkinson, RMIT, Australia
Zhiping Zheng, Univ. Saarland, Germany

(Final list forthcoming)

Applications Committee

Chantal Soulé-Dupuy, Université de Toulouse, France

(Forming Committee)

Organisation and Coordination Committee

Agnès Beriot, Déléguée Générale du C.I.D., France

Peter Brodnitz, Ogilvy & Mather, Japan
Jean Louis d'Arc, Fédération France-Polonge, France
Jean Perrière, Administrator, Secretary General, C.I.D., France
Saryn Rosart, CASIS, USA
Anne Tabutiaux, Recherche et Diffusion, France

(Final list forthcoming)

Local Organisation Committee

Aurélia Berrière, Univ. Avignon, France
Stéphane Igounet, Univ. Avignon, France

(Final list forthcoming)

Technical Committee

Luc Boulianne, C.I.D., Canada

Jonathan Albert, C.I.D., Canada
Max Chevalier, Univ. Toulouse, France
Jean-Jacques Guilbart, Collège de France, France
Céline Laffaire, Univ. Toulouse, France

(Final list forthcoming)

Contact Information

Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire (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
Email: information at

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