Appel: 7th Asian Information Retrieval Societies (AIRS2011)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
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Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:38:53 +0200
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                        SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
The Seventh Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS 2011)
                      December 18th -20th, 2011
                     Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
                 NEW SUBMISSION DUE:  July 27th, 2011

The Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS) aims to
bring together researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and
latest achievements in the field of information retrieval (IR). The
scope of the conference covers applications, systems, technologies and
theory aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video,
and multimedia data. The AIRS 2011 welcomes submissions of original
papers in the broad field of information retrieval.

Technical issues covered include, but are not limited to the

1. IR Models and Theories
2. User Study, IR Evaluation, and Interactive IR
3. Web IR, Scalability, and Adversarial IR
4. Multimedia IR
5. NLP for IR (eg. Cross-/Multi- Language IR, Question Answering,
   Summarization, Information Extraction)
6. Machine Learning and Data Mining for IR (eg. Learning to Rank,
   Classification, Clustering)
7. IR Applications (eg. Digital Libraries, Vertical Search, Mobile IR)
8. Arabic-Script based IR
9. Cross Language IR

* Submission Due:		July 27th, 2011
* Notification of acceptance:	Sept 1st, 2011
* Camera-ready due:		Sept 17th , 2011
* Registration:			November 1st, 2011
* AIRS2011:			December 18th-20th

The AIRS 2011 proceedings will be published as an LNCS volume, so
please follow the default author instructions available
at  . In
addition, please anonymize your paper to facilitate blind reviewing,
and make sure your paper is no longer than 12 pages in the LNCS
format. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be
rejected unconditionally. Duplicate submissions (the same paper being
submitted to AIRS 2011 and to another conference at the same time) are
strictly forbidden; if detected, these submissions will be
unconditionally rejected.

Program Committee Chair
Khaled Shaalan, British University in Dubai
khaled.shaalan at

Conference Co-Chairs
Mohamed Val Salem, University of Wollongong in Dubai
MohamedSalem at

Farhad Oroumchian, University of Wollongong in Dubai
FarhadOroumchian at

Publicity Chair
Asma Damankesh, University of Wollongong in Dubai
AsmaDamankesh at

Abolfazl AleAhmad, University of Tehran
a.aleahmad at

Publication Chair
Kathy Shen, University of Wollongong in Dubai
Dr. Azadeh Shakery, University of Tehran

Arabic Script text Processing and Retrieval
Ali Farghaly, Oracle, USA

IR Models and Theories
Minjie Zhang, University of Wollongong, Australia

Multimedia IR
Joemon M Jose, University of Glasgow, UK

User Study, IR Evaluation, and Interactive IR
Tetsuya Sakai, Microsoft Research Asia

Web IR, scalability and adversarial IR
Min Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

IR Applications
Kazunari Sugiyama, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Machine learning for IR
Tie-Yan Liu, Microsoft Research Asia

Natural Language Processing for Information retrieval
Chia-Hui Chang, National Central University, Taiwan

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