Appel: PaIR'10 - 3rd International CIKM Workshop on Patent Information

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri May 28 20:04:11 UTC 2010

Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 12:08:02 -0500
From: "Harris, Christopher G" <christopher-harris at>
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                          Call for Papers


   3rd International CIKM Workshop on Patent Information Retrieval


                          October 26, 2010

                Toronto, Canada (co-located with CIKM 2010)

             Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2010




The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for Information
Retrieval and Knowledge Management scientists as well as Patent
Retrieval experts >From industry to study the next generation of
patent search tools.

Patent Information Retrieval specialists in the 21st century face many
challenges. They must search very large numbers of documents in
multiple languages expressing complex technological concepts through
sophisticated legal clauses. Despite a great deal of theoretical
development in Information Retrieval techniques, advanced search tools
for patent professionals, be they patent searchers in national patent
offices, patent lawyers, or members of a corporate IP department, are
still in their infancy.

It is therefore necessary to foster the exchange of ideas between IR
and IP professionals, in order to speed up the introduction of
state-of-the-art research into day-to-day use.

We encourage IP professionals to present their special information
needs either through position papers or through examples of how a tool
or set of tools fails to satisfy a search need. These kind of papers
are particularly interested for both researchers in academia and the
industry in order to focus their efforts on real issues that will have
a significant impact for the_patent searcher.

IR & KM researchers, from academia or industry, are invited to present
relevant technical ideas, examples of which are described below in the
Topics of Interest section.

The Workshop also aims to promote the exchange of ideas on measuring
the progress of system performance for retrieval tasks in the
intellectual property domain.

Topics of Interest

This workshop solicits two types of papers: "research/solutions" and
"IP/needs" papers.

Suggested topics for "research/solutions" papers include, but are not
limited to:

   * Cross-lingual information retrieval
   * Patent classification
   * Ontology-based retrieval
   * Latent Semantic Analysis
   * Information retrieval evaluation
   * Evaluation frameworks
   * Test collections
   * Large-scale information retrieval experiments
   * Parallel and distributed information retrieval
   * Ranking strategies
   * Query validation and query quality analysis
   * Query expansion
   * Interactive retrieval
   * Session-based information retrieval
   * User modeling
   * Handling of noisy data (OCR/spelling/typing errors)
   * XML retrieval
   * NLP / Natural Language Processing
   " IP/needs" papers shall present research challenges.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

   * Patent search workflow
   * Patent search strategies
   * Information need of the patent researcher
   * Shortcomings of current patent search tools
   * Case studies
   * Challenges in patent search
   * Patent life cycle
   * Quality of patent data

Keynote Speakers

- Mary Carman, CEO of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, CA
- IR keynote to be announced

Important Dates

- Individual workshop papers due: June 30, 2010
- Notification of Acceptance:     July 31, 2010
- Camera ready version:           August 15, 2010
- Workshop date:                  October 26, 2010

Submission Guidelines

The Workshop Committee encourages the submission of high quality
research and industrial papers, which are not yet published or under
consideration elsewhere, with special emphasis on Patent Information
Retrieval methods. Research papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3
members of the international program committee. Manuscripts should be
formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates (both for MS word and
Latex) available at: .

There are two styles on the website. Both the Strict Adherence to SIGS
and the Tighter Alternate style are allowed. Papers cannot exceed 8
pages in length. A website with camera-ready instructions is
available. Full papers should be submitted in PDF format to .

Selected papers will be invited to provide an extended version to be
edited in special issue of a journal.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to present their work in
course of a poster session. Note that these papers will be included in
the proceedings.


* General Chair

- John Tait, Information Retrieval Facility,AT

* Workshop Organizers

- Christopher G. Harris, University of Iowa, USA
- Mihai Lupu, Information Retrieval Facility, AT

* PR & Communications Chair

- Katja Mayer, Information Retrieval Facility, AT

Programme Committee

- Giambattista Amati, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, IT
- Linda Andersson, Information Retrieval Facility, AT
- Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow, UK
- John Barnard, Digital Chemistry, UK
- Helmut Berger, Matrixware Information Services GmbH, AT
- Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
- Barrou Diallo, European Patent Office, DE
- Michael Dittenbach, Matrixware Information Services GmbH, AT
- Karl Froeschl, University of Vienna, AT
- Allan Hanbury, Information Retrieval Facility, AT
- Patrice Lopez, Humboldt University, DE
- Mihai Lupu, Information Retrieval Facility, AT
- R. Manmatha, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
- Andreas Pesenhofer, Matrixware Information Services GmbH, AT
- Florina Piroi, Information Retrieval Facility, AT
- Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology, AT
- Giovanna Roda, Matrixware Information Services GmbH, AT
- Michael Schwantner, FIZ Karlsruhe, DE
- Jun Wang, University College London, UK
- Jianhan Zhu, University College London, UK

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