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CLEF 2011 : Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation

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Conference Series : Cross-Language Evaluation Forum
 
Link: http://clef2011.org/
 
When Sep 19, 2011 - Sep 22, 2011
Where Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Submission Deadline May 1, 2011
Notification Due Jun 10, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 17, 2011
Categories    NLP   information retrieval
 

Call For Papers

CLEF 2011
Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation


19-22 September 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
http://clef2011.org/


Call for papers


We invite submissions for presentation at the CLEF2011 conference. We
welcome submissions on all aspects of multilingual and multimodal
information access evaluation and deployment. All submissions will be
reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance, and clarity.


Topics
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Relevant topics for the CLEF2011 conference include but are not limited to:
* Novel methodologies for the design of evaluation tasks, especially
user-centric ones;
* Alternative methods for improving and automating ground-truth
creation;
* Task-oriented and easy to communicate metrics;
* Innovative techniques for analysing experimental results, including
statistical analyses, data mining, and information visualization;
* Infrastructures for bringing automation and collaboration in the
evaluation process;
* Component-based evaluation approaches;
* Analysis of the impact of multilingual/multicultural/multimodal
differences on interface and search design;
* Multilinguality and multimodality in relevant application communities;
e.g. digital libraries, intellectual property, medical,
music, and video domains; and social media.
* Testing and evaluation of translation and summaries over documents
and of linked documents in multilingual information retrieval;
* Benefits of multilingual information retrieval methods for different
user groups or in different use cases, including those relevant to
the developing world
* Economic impact/sustainability of multilingual and multimodal
information approaches, evaluation methodologies, and deployed
systems.


Format
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The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Authors are invited to submit electronically original papers, which have
not been published and are not under consideration elsewhere, using the
LNCS proceedings format
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0).

Two types of papers are solicited:
* full papers: 12 pages max.
* short papers: 6 pages max.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program
committee. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical
quality. Papers should be submitted in PDF format to the following
address:
http://senldogo0039.springer-sbm.com/CLEF2011/servlet/Conference/


Dates
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- Submission of Papers: 1 May 2011
- Notification of Acceptance: 10 June 2010
- Camera Ready: 17 June 2010
- Conference: 19-22 September 2010


Organization
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Honorary chair
- Carol Peters, ISTI CNR Pisa, Italy

General chairs
- Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Julio Gonzalo, National University of Distance Education, Spain

Program chairs
- Jaana Kekäläinen, University of Tampere, Finland
- Mounia Lalmas, University of Glasgow/Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain

Lab chairs
- Vivien Petras, Humboldt University of Berlin, German
- Paul Clough, University of Sheffield, UK

Organization chair
- Emanuele Pianta, CELCT, Italy

Resource and Publicity chair
- Khalid Choukri, ELDA, France

Technical management
- Pamela Forner, CELCT, Italy
- Giovanni Moretti, CELCT, Italy

Local organizers
- Richard Berendsen, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Bouke Huurnink, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Edgar Meij, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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