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AIRS 2011 : The Seventh Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS2011)

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Conference Series : Asia Information Retrieval Symposium
 
Link: http://www.uowdubai.ac.ae/airs2011/
 
When Dec 18, 2011 - Dec 20, 2011
Where Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Submission Deadline Jul 27, 2011
Notification Due Sep 1, 2011
Final Version Due Sep 17, 2011
Categories    NLP   IR
 

Call For Papers

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
The Seventh Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS 2011)
December 18th -20th, 2011
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
www.uowdubai.ac.ae/airs2011
NEW SUBMISSION DUE: July 27th, 2011

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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 following:
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


IMPORTANT DATES
* 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

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
The AIRS 2011 proceedings will be published as an LNCS volume, so please follow the default author instructions available at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0 . 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@buid.ac.ae

Conference Co-Chairs
Mohamed Val Salem, University of Wollongong in Dubai
MohamedSalem@UOWDubai.ac.ae

Farhad Oroumchian, University of Wollongong in Dubai
FarhadOroumchian@UOWDubai.ac.ae

Publicity Chair
Asma Damankesh, University of Wollongong in Dubai
AsmaDamankesh@UOWDubai.ac.ae

Abolfazl AleAhmad, University of Tehran
a.aleahmad@ece.ut.ac.ir

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


AREA CHAIRS
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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