Conf: RIAO 2004, April 26-28, 2004

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
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Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 23:53:46 +0100
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Apologies for multiple postings

Please find the program for the the seventh RIAO
conference. You know that RIAO 2004 will take place in Avignon
"Vaucluse", France from April 26 to April 28. Please send this
program as much as you can around you. Thank you in advance. You will
find more information on the web site and a French version if you
need it : We will be happy to welcome you in Avignon
G. Grefenstette, co-chair of the program committee
information at


Coupling Approaches, Coupling Media and Coupling Languages
for Information Retrieval


University of Avignon (Vaucluse - France)
26-28 Avril 2004 <>

The seventh RIAO conference is organised by:

(C.I.D., France)

in collaboration with the LIA (Laboratoire d'Informatique d'Avignon -
Université d'Avignon)

with technical support from l'IRIT (Institut de Recherche en
Informatique de Toulouse)

in cooperation with the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA) LIST


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

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 conference will cover 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.
Combination of techniques from disparate domains, will 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.

RIAO'2004 presents recent scientific progress in these areas with oral
presentations, demonstrations of research prototypes, as well as
presenting a selection of innovative products present on the market.

RIAO (which stands for Recherche d'Information Assistée par Ordinateur )
is organized every three years since 1985. Previous RIAO Conferences
were held in Grenoble, France (1985), at MIT in Cambridge
Massachussetts. USA (1988), in Barcelona, Spain (1991), in New York USA
(1994), at Mc Gill, Montreal (1997), and at the Collège de France, Paris
(2000) The conference is organized by the Centre de Hautes Etudes
Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire (C.I.D.) in conjunction with
various partners.

This year's conference presents research from 18 different countries,
two invited keynote speeches, 13 sessions of oral presentations, a
poster session and a session dedicated to cultural applications. The 51
papers presented, 16 posters, and various presentations will give an
overview of the state-of-the-art in this rapidly changing domain.

Concurrent to the scientific presentations, a wide variety of innovative
applications will be presented by an international selection of
companies. Each application was chosen by an Applications Committee
using the same criteria of quality and originality as the Scientific
Committee for the written scientific communications.

Programme RIAO 2004

Monday, April 26
08:00 - 9:30 	Registration
09:30 - 10:15 	Welcome from officials
10:15 - 11:00 	Invited speaker
11:00 - 11:15 	Coffee break
11:15 - 12:35 	Session 1: Indexing Video, Sound and Images
	The Físchlár-News-Stories System: Personalised Access to an Archive of
TV News

Alan Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Hyowon Lee, Kieran McDonald, Noel Murphy,
Noel O'Connor, Dublin City University

	Video Summarization Based on User-Defined Constraints and Preferences

Vyacheslav Parshin, Liming Chen, Ecole Central de Lyon, Dept.

	The TREC VIdeo Retrieval Evaluation (TRECVID): A Case Study and Status

Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University Wessel Kraaij, TNO TPD Paul Over, NIST

	CIMWOS: A Multimedia Retrieval System based on Combined Text, Speech
and Image Processing

Harris Papageorgiou, Prokopis Prokopidis, Lason Demiros, Nikos
Hatzigeorgiou, Georges Carayanis, Institute for Language and Speech
Processing (ILSP)

12:35 - 13:45 	Lunch
13:45 - 15:25 	Session 2: Searching across Languages
	Multilingual Information Retrieval with Asian Languages

Jacques Savoy, University of Neuchatel

	Transitive CLIR Models

Wessel Kraaij, TNO Franciska de Jong, University of Twente

	Interlingual Indexing across Different Languages

Kornel Marko, Udo Hahn, Linguistische Informatik Stefan Schulz, Philipp
Daumke, Medizinische Informatik

	Crossing Languages in Text Retrieval via an Interlingua

Udo Hahn, Michael Poprat, Linguistische Informatik Stefan Schulz,
Joachim Wermter, Kronel Marko, Medizinische Informatik

	Multilingual document clusters discovery

Benoit Mathieu, Christian Fluhr, Romaric Besançon, CEA - LIST/LIC2M

15:25 - 15:55 	Break / Demonstrations
15:55 - 16:55 	Session 3: Searching and Ontologies
	Ontologies as Background Knowledge to Explore Document Collections

Aussenac Nathalie, Mothe Josiane, IRIT

	Learning « Generalization/Specialization » Relations between Concepts -
Application for Automatically Building Thematic Document Hierarchies

Hermine Njike Fotzo, Patrick Gallinari, Lip6

	Coupling Information Extraction and Data Mining for Ontology Learning

Myra Spiliopoulou, University of Magdeburg Fabio Rinaldi, University of
Zurich Bill Black, UMIST, Manchester Gian Piero Zarri, CNRS, Paris

16:55 - 17:55 	Session 4: Niche Web Systems
	Combinaison de classifieurs pour le filtrage de documents multi-médias
à caractère choquant ou dangereux

Bruno Grilheres, EADS S&DE/PSI Rouen Stephan Brunessaux, EADS S&DE
Philippe Leray, PSI Rouen

	Coupling Niche Browsers and Affect Analysis

Gregory Grefenstette, Yan Qu, James G. Shanahan, David A. Evans,
Clairvoyance Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

	Bilingual PRESRI - Integration of Multiple Research Paper Databases -

Hidetsugu Nanba, School of Information Sciences, Hiroshima City
University Takeshi Abekawa, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science
and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology Manabu Okumura, Suguru
Saito, Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology

17:55 - 18:15 	Cultural heritage applications
	Un musée virtuel pour les spécialistes

Marie-Françoise Clergeau, Collège de France

	Fabritius : base de données multilingue en ligne pour les Musées royaux
des beaux-arts de Belgique

Pierre-Yves Desaive, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

18:30 	Cocktail in the "Salle de la grande audience" of the Popes' Palace
Tuesday, April 27
09:00 - 09:45 	Invited speaker
09:45 - 11:05 	Session 5: Different Methods and Languages for Question
	ASKMi: A Japanese Question Answering System based on Semantic Role

Tetsuya Sakai, Yoshimi Saito, Yumi Ichimura, Makoto Koyama, Tomoharu
Kokubu, Toshihiko Manabe, Toshiba Corporate R&D Center

	A Pattern Based Approach to Factoid and Definition Question Answering

Horacio Saggion, Mark Greenwood, University of Sheffield

	Question-Answer Matching : Complementary Methods

Karine Lavenus, Jens Grivolla, Laurent Gillard, Patrice Bellot, LIA,
Université d'Avignon, France

	MOQA - Meaning-Oriented Question-Answering

Jim Cowie, New Mexico State University, CRL Sergei Nirenburg, University
of Maryland, ILIT Tanya Korelsky, CoGenTex, Inc. Stephen Helmreich, New
Mexico State University, CRL Benoît Lavoie, CoGenTex, Inc.

11:05 - 11:40 	Break / Demonstrations
11:40 - 13:00 	Session 6: Image Processing
	Image Understanding using Domain Knowledge

Nicolas Zlatoff, Bruno Tellez, Atilla Baskurt, LIRIS

	Improving CBIR systems by integrating semantic features

Djamel Brahmi, Djemel Ziou, Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)

	Automatic generation of natural language description for images.

Patrick Hede, Pierre-Alain Moëllic, Magali Joint, Joël Bourgeoys, Hubert

	Costume: A New Feature for Video Content Indexing

Gaël Jaffré, Philippe Joly, IRIT

13:00 - 14:30 	Lunch
14:30 - 15:50 	Session 7 (parallel session): Cooperative Searching andusers
	Group Memory Based on the Task Information

Jonathan Yu, James Thom, RMIT University Leila Alem, CSIRO

	BINGO! and DAFFODIL: Personalized Exploration of Digital Libraries and
Web Sources

Martin Theobald, Max-Planck Institut für Informatik Claus-Peter Klas,
Universität Duisburg

	The Generalized Web Surfer

Ayman Farahat, Francine Chen, Palo Alto Research Center

	Improving Ontology-Based User Profiles

Joana Trajkova, Susan Gauch, University of Kansas

14:30 - 15:50 	Poster session (parallel session)
	OWL-based reasoning with retractable inference

Carlo Jelmini, Stephane Marchand-Maillet, Viper Group - University of Geneva

	Browsing and searching e-encyclopaedias

Ruth Wilson, Julie Shortreed, Monica Landoni, University of Strathclyde

	An Experiment with Ontology Mapping using Concept Similarity

Robert Villa, Ruth Wilson, Fabio Crestani, University of Strathclyde

	Coupling OWL with MPEG-7 and TV-Anytime for Domain-specific Multimedia
Information Integration and Retrieval

Chrisa Tsinaraki, Panagiotis Polydoros, Nektarios Moumoutzis, Stavros
Christodoulakis, Lab. of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and
Applications (MUSIC/TUC)

	Speaker segments regroupment

Liming Chen, Aliaksandr Paradzinets, Ecole Centrale de Lyon

	Rich Document Representation for Document Clustering

Azam Jalali, Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering, University
of Tehran, Farhad Oroumchian, University of Wollongong in Dubai

	Audio Documents Analysis And Indexing: Entropy And Dynamism Criteria

Liming Chen, Dept. Mathématiques Informatique, Ecole Centrale de Lyon,
France Eugeny Bovbel, Hanna Lukashevich, Department of Radiophysics,
Byelorussian Denis Mitrofanov, Department of Radiophysics, Byelorussian
State University, Belarus

	Suivi du Locuteur dans des Discours Multimédia

Halim Sayoud, Siham Ouamour, USTHB

	Information retrieval on mixed written and spoken documents

Benoit Favre, Patrice Bellot, Jean-François Bonastre, Laboratoire
d'Informatique d'Avignon

	Modélisation de connaissances et fouille d'informations par la
cartographie dynamique : application de veille technologique avec Matheo

Mylene Leitzelman, H Dou, J Kister, Faculte Sciences et Techniques de

	Improving the Precision of a Closed-Domain Question-Answering System
with Semantic Information

Hai Doan-Nguyen, Leila Kosseim, Department of Computer Science,
Concordia University

	Retrieving what's relevant in audio and video: statistics and
linguistics in combination

Anthony Davis,Phil Rennert, Robert Rubinoff, Tim Sibley, Evelyne Tzoukermann

	StreamSageToward Tacit Information Retrieval

Daniel Memmi, IMAG Grenoble

	Automating Indexing of Classes and Conferences

Jean-Claude Moissinac, François Yvon, Slim Ben Hazez, GET/ENST

	Indexation automatique de documents par combinaison d'analyses
statistiques et terminologiques structurées

Lyne Da Sylva, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de
l'information, Université de Montréal

	Information Retrieval and Extraction from the Web: the CROSSMARC approach

Vangelis Karkaletsis, Constantine Spyropoulos, NCSR "Demokritos",
Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications

15:50 - 16:10 	Break / demonstrations
16:10 - 17:30 	Session 8 (parallel session): User Searching, Studies and
	Subject knowledge, thesaurus-assisted query expansion and search success

Anne Sihvonen, Pertti Vakkari, University of Tampere

	Fetch: A Personalised Information Retrieval Tool

Innes Martin, Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow

	Interfaces dynamiques de fouille textuelles

Javier Couto, Jean-Luc Minel, Laboratoire LaLICC, CNRS-Université

	Feedback Mechanisms for a Natural Language Interface: An Application of
the Critic Paradigm

Johannes Leveling, Fern Universität in Hagen

16:10 - 17:10 	Session 9 (parallel session): New views on Relevance
	Improving the Relevance-based Superimposition model for IR with
automatic keyword extraction

Teruhito Kanazawa, KYA group Atsuhiro Takasu, Jun Adachi, National
Institute of Informatics

	Evaluation of Retrieval Systems without Predefined Retrieval Unit

Arjen de Vries, CWI Gabriella Kazai, Mounia Lalmas, Queen Mary
University London

	Monitoring user-system performance in interactive retrieval tasks

Liudmila Boldareva, University of Twente (UT) Arjen de Vries, National
Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) Djoerd
Hiemstra, University of Twente (UT)

17:30 - 18:30 	Conference given by Michel Laclotte, Directeur Général
honoraire of the Louvre Museum « L'École d'Avignon, Deux Siècles de
Peinture »
19:00 	Guided tour of the "Palais des Papes"
20:15 	Conference Dinner
Wednesday, April 28
09:30 - 10:50 	Session 10: Mono and Multilingual Term Variation
	Mining textual data through term variant clustering : the TermWatch system

Fidelia Ibekwe-Sanjuan, ERSICOM - Université de Lyon 3 Eric Sanjuan,
LITA - Université de Metz

	Knowledge Acquisition from Collections of News Articles to
Cross-Language Information Retrieval

Fatiha Sadat, National Institute of Informatics (NII)

	Chinese character expansion for retrieving Japanese paraphrases

Takenobu Tokunaga, Yoshiki Tezuka, Hozumi Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of

	Cross-Language Image Retrieval via Spoken Query

Wen-Cheng Lin, Ming-Shun Lin, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Department of Computer
Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University

10:50 - 11:15 	Break / demonstrations
11:15 - 12:35 	Session 11: Conceptual, Structural Retrieval, XML
	Source Code Retrieval using Conceptual Similarity

Gilad Mishne, Maarten de Rijke, ILLC, University of Amsterdam

	Multimodal Indexation of Contrastive Structures in Geographical Documents

Antoine Widlöcher, Eric Faurot, Frédérik Bilhaut, GREYC - Université Caën

	Integrating XLink and XPath to Retrieve Structured Multimedia Documents
in Digital Libraries

Zhigang Kong, Mounia Lalmas, Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary,
University of London

	Using XML to Query XML - From Theory to Practice

Andrei Broder, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center Yoelle Maarek, Yosi Mass,
Matan Mandelbrod, IBM Haifa Research Lab

12:35 - 14:00 	Lunch
14:00 - 15:40 	Session 12: Topic Discovery, Segmentation
	Summarizing Texts at Various Levels of Detail

Marie-Francine Moens, Roxana Angheluta , Rik De Busser, Patrick
Jeuniaux, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

	Selective Combination of Evidence for Topic Distillation using Document
and Aggregate-level Information

Vassilis Plachouras, Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow Fidel Cacheda,
University of A Coruna

	Comparing algorithms for French linear segmentation

Laurianne Sitbon, Patrice Bellot, LIA, Université d'Avignon, France

	Tagging Well-known Arabic Names to Support Question-Answering Systems

Saleem Abuleil, Chicago State University

	Unsupervised Learning with Term Clustering for Thematic Segmentation of

Marc Caillet, Jean-François Pessiot, Massih-Reza Amini, Patrick
Gallinari, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6

15:40 - 15:50 	Break
15:50 - 17:00 	Session 13: Improving Retrieval
	Combining Positive and Negative Query Feedback in Passage Retrieval

Dkaki Taoufiq, Mothe Josiane, IRIT

	Latent Semantic Indexing with a Variable Number of Orthogonal Factors

Georges Dupret

	Word Pairs in Language Modeling for Information Retrieval

Carmen Alvarez, Philippe Langlais, Jian-Yun Nie, Université de Montréal

	A Query-based Pre-retrieval Model Selection Approach to Information

Ben He, Iadh Ounis, Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

17:00 - 17:30 	Closing session

Innovative Applications

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 demonstration spaces.

The selection of the innovative applications and products is not
finished. The list of accepted ones will be soon available on the RIAO
web site

Applications and products will be chosen among the following topics:

    * Multimedia indexing and retrieval systems (text, sound, speech,
      images, video)
    * 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 annotators
    * 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 multilingual, 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

Demonstrations will be organized all along the conference and short oral
presentations will be held in parallel sessions, Monday afternoon (13:45
- 15:25 and 16:55 - 17:55)


Program Committee

Christian Fluhr
CEA, France
Europe, Africa 	Gregory Grefenstette
Asia, Oceania 	Bruce Croft
Univ. of Mass, Amherst, USA

Bruno Bachimont
Tech. Univ. of Compiègne
Catherine Berrut
IMAG, France
Georges Carayanis
ILSP, Greece
Francine Chen
Claude Chrisment
IRIT, Toulouse, France
Roger Dannenberg
Franciska de Jong
Univ. Twente, Netherlands
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
DGA - CTA/CIP, France
Julio Gonzalo
UNED, Spain
Donna Harman
David Hawking
CSIRO, Australia
Ulrich Heid
Univ. Stuttgart, Germany
Eduard Hovy
ISI, Univ. S. California, USA
Christian Jacquemin
LIMSI, France
Boris Katz
Elisabeth Liddy
Univ. Syracuse, USA
Simone Marinai
Univ. Florence, Italy
José Martinez
Univ. Nantes, France
Christof Monz
Univ. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frank Nack
CWI, Netherlands
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
Carol Peters
CNR, Italy
Euripides Petrakis
Tech. Univ. of Crete, Greece
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
Alex van Ballegooij
CWI, Netherlands
Keith Van Rijsbergen
Univ. Glasgow, Great Britain
James Z.  Wang
PennState Univ., USA
Ross Wilkinson
CSIRO, Australia
Zhiping Zheng
Univ. Saarland, Germany


Applications Committee

Chantal Soulé-Dupuy
Université de Toulouse, France
Michel Benoit
Sté Itek, France
Robert Bentz
Xerox Global Services, France
Marie-Françoise Clergeau
Collège de France
Daniel Confland
Jouve, France
Max Copperman
Kanisa, USA
Michel Dureigne
EADS, France
Bernard Dousset
Irit, Univ. Paul Sabatier, France
Péré Escorsa
Univ. Polytechnic de Catalunya, Spain
Muriel Foulonneau
Relais Culture Europe, France
Christine Jacquet-Pfau
Collège de France
Dominique Ladiray
Insee-Ensac Statistics, Canada
Ornella Mich
Inst. Trentino di Cultura, Italy
Norbert Paquel
Canope, France

Organisation and Coordination Committee

Agnès Beriot
Déléguée Générale du C.I.D., France
Henriette Allignon
C.I.D., France
Peter Brodnitz
Ogilvy & Mather, Japan
Jean Louis d'Arc
Fédération France-Poland, France
Jean Perrière
Administrator, Secretary General, C.I.D., France
Sharyn Rosart
Anne Tabutiaux
Recherche et Diffusion, France

Local Organisation Committee
Aurélia Barrière
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
Cécile Laffaire
Univ. Toulouse, France


Registration fees:

    * 370 euros for early registration received until April 1, 2004
    * 430 euros registration after April 1, 2004
    * 320 euros early registration for CID members until April 1, 2004
    * 430 euros registration for CID members after April 1, 2004

Registration includes admission to all conference sessions, to
prototype and product demonstrations, to coffee breaks, and to the
Tuesday night conference dinner. It is possible to reserve extra
places at this dinner for 25 euros per person.

Student fees:

    * 170 euros for early registration received until April 1, 2004
    * 200 euros registration after April 1, 2004

Student registration includes admission to all conference sessions, to
prototype and product demonstrations, to coffee breaks, but not to the
Tuesday night conference dinner. Students can reserve a place at this
dinner for 25 euros per person.

Registration instructions:

Please register using the secured payment facilities found on our web

It is also possible to pay by bank transfer to the following account:

    Name   : CID
    Bank  : Société Générale
    Branch : Agence Montmartre, 89 rue de Clichy, 75009 Paris, France
    Account Number : 000 50 06 5481 Rib 06
    Bank Number : 30003
    Branch Number : 03120
    IBAN : FR76 30003 03120 000500065481 06

Payment by check in euros will also be accepted. In this case send
your check made out the "C.I.D." along with registration information
(as found on the web site) to

    Congrès RIAO'2004
    36 bis rue Ballu
    75009 Paris

    Note: Registration can be canceled (with a 90% reimbursement of
    registration fees) until April 5, 2004. After this date no
    reimbursement will be possible.

Final Registration:

It will also be possible to register and pay registration fees on
Sunday evening April 25 at the

    Hotel DANIELI
    17 rue de la République
    84000 Avignon

between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on-site on Monday April 26 from 8
a.m. It is nonetheless strongly advised to pre-register in order to
avoid long lines the first morning, and to take advantage of the
reduced early registration fees before April 1, 2004.

Each participant must check-in on-site before the conference at the
University of Avignon, to receive their badge, the printed proceedings
of the conference and the final program.

Conference Dinner:

The conference dinner will be held at the:

    "Grenier à Sel"
    2, rue du Rempart Saint-Lazare,
    84000 Avignon
    (33) (0) 4 90 27 09 09

A map will be distributed at the conferemce.


The working language of the conference will be English. In accordance
with the French law, it will be possible, nonetheless, to present
one's communication in French.

Tutorial :

Google scientists Vibu Mittal, Shumeet Baluja, and Mehran Sahami plan
a tutorial on Web Information Retrieval for Sunday before the
conference.  This tutorial will be held if a sufficient number of
people enroll.  Details can be found on the RIAO web site -

Conference Address:

    University of Avignon
    74, rue Pasteur


Rooms have been reserved in a number of local hotels until April 1st,
2004. We recommend that you reserve a room as early as
possible. Avignon is very active at the time of the conference. A
hotel list is available on the RIAO web site.


If you are arriving in Paris at the Paris-Roisy Charles de Gaulle
airport, you can take a direct high-speed train to Avignon. Check
times online at
<>. A shuttle leaves from the
Avignon-TGV station to downtown Avignon.

If you are arriving in Paris at the Orly airport, there are direct
flights to Avignon (aéroport national) except on Sundays.

Marseille-Marignane is an international airport situated 70 kms from
Avignon. You might find a connection arriving there. If you are
planning to come through Marseilles, please notify the conference
organizers at informations at <mailto:informations at>
telling us when you are arriving and we might be able to organize a
shuttle to Avignon.


    Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire

    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 <mailto:information at>

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