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AIRS 2012 : AIRS 2012 Call for Papers - The Eighth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference


Conference Series : Asia Information Retrieval Symposium
When Dec 17, 2012 - Dec 19, 2012
Where Tianjin, China
Submission Deadline Jul 22, 2012
Notification Due Aug 31, 2012
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2012

Call For Papers

The Eighth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS2012)
17-19 December 2012, Tianjin, P. R. China

== Call for Papers ==

The Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS) aims to
bring together researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and
latest developments in the field of information retrieval (IR). More detailed
information about past AIRS conferences can be found at AIRS Steering
Committee page ( The
scope of the conference covers applications, systems, technologies and
theoretical aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video,
and multimedia data. The AIRS 2012 welcomes submissions of original
papers in the broad field of information retrieval. We particularly
welcome papers on IR for Asian languages.

-- Topics --

Technical issues covered include, but are not limited to the following:

1. IR Models and Theories (Classical and non-Classical Aspects)
2. User Study, IR Evaluation, and Interactive IR
3. Web IR, Scalability IR, and IR in Social Media
4. Multimedia IR
5. NLP for IR (e.g., Cross-/Multi- Language IR, Question Answering,
Summarization, Information Extraction)
6. Machine Learning and Data Mining for IR (e.g., Learning to Rank,
Classification, Clustering)
7. IR Applications (e.g., Cross Language IR, Asian Language IR,
Digital Libraries, Vertical Search, Mobile IR and etc.)

-- Submission --

The AIRS 2012 proceedings will be published as an LNCS volume,
which will be EI-indexed. To submit a paper,
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 2012 and to another conference at the same time) are
strictly forbidden; if detected, these submissions will be
unconditionally rejected.

The submission system is coming soon!

-- Important Dates --

Submission Due: 15 Jul 2012
Notification of Acceptance: 31 Aug 2012
Camera-ready Due: 30 Sep 2012
AIRS2012: 17-19 Dec 2012

-- Organizing Committee --

General Co-Chairs
Yuexian Hou (TianjinUniversity, China)
Le Sun (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Program Committee Chair
Jianyun Nie (University of Montreal, Canada)

Local Organization Chair
Ruiguo Yu (Tianjin University, China)

Industry Track Chair
Bin Wang (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Publicity Chair
Bo Wang (Tianjin University, China)

Proceedings Chair
Peng Zhang (Robert Gordon University, UK)

-- Area Chairs --

1. IR Models and Theories
Bin Wang (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China),
Massimo Melucci (University of Padua, Italy)

2. User Study, IR Evaluation, and Interactive IR
Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics, Japan),
Ian Soboroff (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)

3. Web IR, Scalability, and IR in Social Media
Jianfeng Gao (Microsoft Research, USA),
Shiqi Zhao (Baidu, China)

4. Multimedia IR
Joemon Jose (University of Glasgow, UK)

5. NLP for IR
Ting Liu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China),
Guodong Zhou (Soochow University, China)

6. Machine Learning and Data Mining for IR
Hang Li (Microsoft Research, USA),
Wai Lam (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

7. IR Applications
Jimmy Huang (York University, Canada),
Hsin-Hsi Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan, China)

Looking forward to meeting you in Tianjin!

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