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SPIRE 2010 : String Processing and Information Retrieval Symposium [extended]


When Oct 11, 2010 - Oct 13, 2010
Where Los Cabos, Mexico
Abstract Registration Due Jun 25, 2010
Submission Deadline Jun 27, 2010
Notification Due Jul 26, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 8, 2010
Categories    string processing   information retrieval   natural language processing   interaction of biology and com

Call For Papers


SPIRE 2010
17th International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval

October 11-13 2010

Los Cabos, Mexico

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 25 2010 for abstracts and June 27 2010 for full papers.

SPIRE 2010 is the 17th International Symposium on String Processing and
Information Retrieval. The first four editions of the conference focused
primarily on string processing and were held in South America under the
title of WSP (South American Workshop on String Processing). WSP was transformed
into SPIRE in 1998, when the scope of the conference was broadened to include
information retrieval. This was motivated by the increasing relevance of
information retrieval and its close inter-relationship with string processing.
The last three SPIRE conference sites have been: Santiago, Chile (2007),
Melbourne, Australia (2008) and Saariselkä, Finland (2009).
The conference proceedings have been published in Springer's Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) series since 2002. This tradition continues also in 2010.


SPIRE 2010 will be co-organized by the School of Physics and Mathematics at
Universidad Michoacana, in Morelia, Mexico and the CICESE research center in
Ensenada, Mexico. The conference will take place at the premiere resort area
of Los Cabos, Mexico. With an incredible array of first-class resorts,
world class fishing, activities for the entire family and elegant dining venues,
Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo have much to offer. The conference venue
will be the Los Cabos Grand Faro Resort in San Jose del Cabo.


SPIRE 2010 covers research in all aspects of string processing, information
retrieval, computational biology, pattern matching, semi-structured data, and
related applications. Typical topics of interest include (but are not limited

** String Processing: Dictionary algorithms, Text searching, Pattern matching,
Text and sequence compression, Automata based string processing.

** Information Retrieval: Information retrieval models, Indexing, Ranking
and filtering, Interface design, Visualization, Benchmarking.

** Natural language processing: Text analysis, Text mining, Machine learning,
Information extraction, Language models (both structural and semantic),
Knowledge representation.

** Search applications and usage: Cross-lingual information access systems,
Multimedia information access, Digital libraries, Collaborative retrieval
and Web related applications, Semi-structured data retrieval, Evaluation.

** Interaction of biology and computation: DNA sequencing and applications in
molecular biology, Evolution and phylogenetics, Recognition of genes and
regulatory elements, Sequence driven protein structure prediction.

** Efficient implementation of IR systems: Practical implementations with
strong experimental support, toolkits for IR systems. Algorithms and data
structures for IR.


SPIRE 2010 welcomes submissions varying from short 6-page papers up to
long 12-page papers. Submissions should be anonymous and formatted using
LNCS style. At least three reviewers will evaluate each paper based on its
originality, quality and significance of theoretical and/or practical
contribution, the validity and robustness of the methodology used, and the
overall contribution to understanding the context of the work. Any
paper may be accepted as a short or a long contribution; the former will receive
less time for presentations and fewer pages in the proceedings.


Yahoo! Research has generously offered sponsorship for some student support
packages that cover SPIRE 2010 registration fees and provide partial support
for accommodation costs for volunteers. See the conference website for more information.

SPIRE 2010 will feature invited lectures by

Gonzalo Navarro (U. Chile, Chile) and
Mark Najork (Microsoft Research)

We are planning to host workshops on topics in both string processing and
information retrieval. The workshops will take place on October 14 2010, the
day after the main conference. More details will be posted on the conference


Edgar Chavez (U Michoacana/CICESE)
Stefano Lonardi (UC Riverside)


Amihood Amir, Bar-Ilan, Israel
Alberto Apostolico, Georgia Tech, USA and Padova, Italy
Mikhail Atallah, Purdue, USA
Ricardo Baeza-Yatez, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Alvaro Barreiro, A Coruña, Spain
Paolo Boldi, Milano, Italy
Carlos Castillo, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Edgar Chavez, Michoacana, Mexico (co-chair)
Fabio Crestani, Strathclyde, UK
Maxime Crochemore, Paris-Est, France
Bruce Croft, U. Massachusetts, USA
Andrea Esuli, CNR, Italy
Martin Farach-Colton, Rutgers, USA
Dan Gusfield, UC Davis, USA
Gregory Kucherov, CNRS, France
Stefano Lonardi, UC Riverside, USA (co-chair)
Alex Lopez-Ortiz, Waterloo, Canada
Giovanni Manzini, East Piedmont, Italy
Veli Mäkinen, Helsinki, Finland
Alistair Moffat, Melbourne, Australia
Costas Iliopoulos, King's College London, UK
Moshe Lewenstein, Bar-Ilan, Israel
Massimo Melucci, Padova, Italy
Ian Munro, Waterloo, Canada
Thierry Lecroq, Rouen, France
Gonzalo Navarro, U. Chile, Chile
Vibhu Mittal, Google, USA
Tao Jiang, UC Riverside, USA
Horacio Rodriguez, Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Kunihiko Sadakane, Kyushu, Japan
Cenk Sahinalp, Simon Fraser, Canda
Fabrizio Silvestri, CNR, Italy
Steven Skiena, Stony Brook, USA
Jens Stoye, Bielefeld, Germany
Gabriel Valiente, UPC, Spain
Nivio Ziviani, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Michal Ziv-Ukelson, Tel Aviv, Israel

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