Appel: NextMail'11 - First International Workshop on Next Trends in e-mail

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Feb 22 21:21:38 UTC 2011

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:00:32 +0100
From: Gaelle Recource <gaelle.recource at>
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                    Call for Papers - NextMail'11
         First International Workshop on Next Trends in Email
                    August 22, 2011 - Lyon, France

In conjunction with the 2011 IEEE / WIC / ACM International

- Workshop website:
- Conference website:


- Paper submissions :   March 21, 2011
- Paper notification :  June 1, 2011
- Workshop :            August 22, 2011 (full day)

Is e-mail obsolete? As a matter of fact, we tend to gather more and
more information in our inboxes: personal and professional
communications, but also marketing and commercial ads, alerts and
notifications from websites or social networks, search engines
results, agendas, ... The current use also tends to widen: e-mail is
not only used to fulfill inter-personal communication but also to
exchange files, to gather RSS feeds or to pick up a date for a
meeting. Many people rely on their inboxes to retrieve important
information and to organize their daily work.

Do electronic messaging systems offer new solutions to answer these
existing and future usages of e-mail? What will be the trends in e-
mail software? E-mail solutions nowadays don't present huge
differences with early ones : a 3-pane interface displaying email
folders, a list of messages in chronological order and the content of
the message currently selected. Gmail was quite revolutionary with its
new UI (thread list and thread view) and is considered as the major
innovation lately. Social networks (Facebook) and broadcast medium
(Twitter) enable to reach a broader audience while reducing
unsolicited messages. Given this context, what will be the next
innovations in e-mail software: Unified messaging system? Integration
of tasks manager and agenda? Is e-mail really collaborative? And does
e-mail solutions allow collaboration through e-mail? Can we (should
we) share contacts, threads, encourage content sharing instead of
exchanging files with e-mail?  Workshop Goals

This workshop aims at gathering the most relevant scientific and
technical contributions, in order to enlighten the current key
research on emails and to unveil some of the main upcoming trends.
Scientific contributions either from core e-mail research or external
fields are sought for, such as (but not limited to): IA (intelligent
agents), NLP (email linguistic analysis), SNA (social network
analysis), psychology (group interaction, graph communication
analysis, ...), linguistic (stylistic changes from letter-writing to
instant messaging jargon), human-computer interaction (user
experience, design guidelines). As well as technical issues, efficient
and emerging best practices based upon real life scenarii, user
experience, security issues, legal archiving, new protocols may also
be of interest. A comprehensive list of topics is available here.


Topics include but are not limited to:
- Email content analysis, information extraction, summarization
- Email social networks in enterprise
- Email management strategies within organizations
- Adaptative email agents and semantic agents
- Emails archives exploration, visualization, regulations and
- Email visual interfaces and human/computer interaction with emails
- Case studies, experiments and user studies on emails usages
- Benchmark and email testing datasets
- Interoperability over email with enterprise resources and legacy  
- Semantic email and email mining
- Unified messaging and web interactions : instant messaging, RSS
  feeds, annotations, tagging
- Personal information management integration in email clients,
  pending task management
- Interaction between email , PIM and the mobility factor
- Facing the volume growth, do we need to replace the old protocols?
- Evolution of infrastructures and uses


All papers accepted for the NextMail'11 workshop will be included in
the Workshop Proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press.
Proceedings will be available at the workshop. Selected papers (after
their expansion and revision) may be selected for book or special
journal issues (editors contact pending).

Please note that participants must register to the WI/IAT Conference
to attend the workshop.


- Romain Vuillemot, LIRIS, Université de Lyon
- Gaëlle Recourcé, KWAGA, Paris
- Philippe Gilbert, Alinto, Lyon


- Ian Smith, Everbread Limited, UK


- David Ascher CEO, Mozilla Messaging
- Vitor R. Carvalho, CMU, USA
- Andrew Lampert, CSIRO, Australia
- Adam Perer, IBM Research, USA
- Michal Laclavik, IISAS, Slovakia
- Ian Smith, Everbread Limited, UK
- D. Sculley, Google, USA
- Simone Stumpf, EECS, Oregon State University, UK
- John Tang, Microsoft Research, USA

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