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IRF 2012 : 5th Information Retrieval Facility Conference 2012

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Link: http://www.ir-facility.org/irf-conference-2012
 
When Jul 2, 2012 - Jul 3, 2012
Where Vienna, Austria
Submission Deadline Feb 27, 2012
Notification Due Apr 6, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 23, 2012
Categories    information retrieval
 

Call For Papers

C A L L F O R P A P E R S

5th IRF Conference – July 2 & 3 2012, Vienna, Austria
Organised by the Vienna University of Technology and the MUMIA Cost Action

Conference: http://www.ir-facility.org/irf-conference-2012
Paper Submission: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=irfc2012

T H E I R F C O N F E R E N C E

The 5th Information Retrieval Facility Conference 2012 provides once again a multidisciplinary scientific forum for researchers in
Information Retrieval and related areas. Furthermore, the conference aims at bringing young researchers into contact with the industry
at an early stage. Another emphasis is put on the applicability of IR solutions to real industry cases and the respective challenges.
A panel of experts from both academia and industry will discuss the relevance of the presented papers for current challenges faced by information
professionals at the end of the conference.

The 5th IRF Conference addresses 3 complementary research areas:
* Information Retrieval
* Machine Translation for search solutions
* Interactive Information Access

The 5th IRF Conference targets researchers who are interested in:
* Learning about complementary technologies for the development of next generation search solutions
* Applying their results to real business needs
* Joining the international research network of the MUMIA Cost Action
* Discussing results obtained by using the IRF data resources or other data resources

All papers will undergo a review process with each paper being reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee.
The proceedings in 2011 have been published by Springer in the LNCS series, and we have contacted Springer regarding 2012.
All paper submissions must be written in English following the LNCS author guidelines. We welcome two different types of submissions(Science, Industry).

- Science Papers
For researchers and students in the fields of Information Retrieval, Machine Translation for Search Solutions and Interactive Information Access.
Papers submitted must refer to novel, unpublished research. Full papers must not exceed 15 pages including references and figures.

- Industry Papers
For developers and implementers of novel technology in the fields of Information Retrieval, Machine Translation for Search Solutions
and Interactive Information Access. For business and industry representatives using IR technologies to search and analyse large quantities
of information. Papers of this type should not exceed 4 pages including references and figures.

- PatOlympics
For the 3rd time, the PatOlympics will take place together with the IRF Conference. This competition provides an interactive evaluation platform
where prototypes of state-of-the-art patent retrieval systems are tested and driven to their limits by patent retrieval professionals.
Research groups as well as technology providers are invited to participate in the PatOlympics.

O R G A N I S A T I O N

General Chair:
Norbert Fuhr (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Programme Chairs:
Birger Larsen (Royal School of Library and Information Science, DK)
Michail Salampasis (Vienna University of Technology, AT)

Programme Committee (as currently agreed, additional invitations are still pending):

Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Pavel Braslavski, Yandex
Paul Buitelaar, DERI, National University of Ireland
Pablo Castells, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Ivan Chorbev, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University
Bruce Croft, UMass
Danco Davcev, University Sts Cyril and Methodius
Gideon Dror, Yahoo! Research
Anna Esposito, Seconda Universita di Napoli
Sebastien Ferre, Universite de Rennes 1, IRISA
Wilfried Gansterer, University of Vienna
Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead
Allan Hanbury, Vienna University of Technology
Ivan Koichev, University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex
David Lamas, Tallinn University
Christina Lioma, University of Stuttgart
Mihai Lupu, Vienna University of Technology
David Losada, University of Santiago de Compostela
Walid Magdy, Dublin City University
Marie-Francine Moens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Igor Mozetic, Jozef Stefan Institute
Henning Muller, University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland
Hidetsugu Nanba, Hiroshima City University
Ragnar Nordlie, Oslo University College
Andreas Nurnberger, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
Georgios Paltoglou, University of Wolverhampton
Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology
Patrick Ruch, University Hospital of Geneva
Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde
Hannu Toivonen, University of Helsinki
Dolf Trieschnigg, University of Twente
Elaine Toms, Univeristy of Sheffield
Ioannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete and FORTH-ICS
David Vallet, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Suzan Verberne, Radboud University Nijmegen

T O P I C S T O B E A D D R E S S E D

We seek papers on novel, unpublished research in one or more topics
mentioned below:

* IR Models
* IR Evaluation
* User Modeling, Personalization and Interactive IR
* Machine Learning, Categorization, and Clustering for IR
* Cross-Language IR
* Visualization of Search Results
* Ontologies
* Reasoning
* Semantic Annotation
* Information Extraction and Summarization
* Named Entity Recognition
* Machine Translation
* Question Answering
* Patent Analytics
* Scientific Paper Search
* Biomedical Information Search
* Enterprise Search
* Web Search

Multi-disciplinary papers combining topics from multiple areas are particularly welcome.

I M P O R T A N T D A T E S

Deadline for paper submission: February 27, 2012
Acceptance decision and reviews to authors: April 6, 2012
Deadline for submission of final paper: April 23, 2012
Speaker registration: April 23, 2012
Early registration deadline: April 23, 2012
IRF Conference: July 2 & 3, 2012

For more information, please consult our website http://www.ir-facility.org/irf-conference-2012 or,
contact the organising chairs via email: irfc2012@ir-facility.org

IRFC 2012 is organised by the Vienna University of Technology, Information Management and Preservation Group and the MUMIA Cost Action.

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