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RuSSIR 2012 : 6th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval


When Aug 6, 2012 - Aug 10, 2012
Where Yaroslavl, Russia
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2012
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers

RuSSIR 2012
Monday August 6 - Friday August 10, 2011
Yaroslavl, Russia


The 6th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2012)
will be held on August 6-10, 2012 in Yaroslavl, Russia. The school is
co-organized by the Yaroslavl Demidov State University
( and the Russian Information Retrieval
Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP,

The mission of the RuSSIR school series is to teach students about
modern problems and methods in information retrieval and related
disciplines, to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in the
field; and to create environment for informal contacts between
scientists, students and industry professionals.

RuSSIR 2012 will offer up to seven courses and host approximately 150
participants. The target audience of the school is advanced graduate
and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic and industrial
researchers, and developers. The working language of the school is

RuSSIR 2012 will focus on multilingual information access, cross-
language information retrieval, and machine translation. The School
Program Committee invites proposals for courses on a wide range of IR-
related topics. Courses dealing with multilinguality, spanning IR,
NLP, and MT domains, and dealing with interdisciplinary problems are

Each course should consist of five 90-minute-long sessions (normally
in five consecutive days). The course may include both lectures and
practical exercises.

Summer school organizers will cover travel expenses and accommodation
for one lecturer per course; no additional honorarium will be paid to
lecturer(s). The school organizers would highly appreciate if,
whenever possible, lecturers could find alternative funding to cover
the travel and accommodation expenses, and indicate this possibility
in their proposals.

Course proposals must be submitted in PDF format to the submission web
site, by January
20, 2012. A course proposal should contain the following:
- Title and keywords
- Description of teaching and research experience, and contact
information of the lecturer(s)
- Relevance of the course to the school's scope and objectives
- Brief description of the course (up to 300 words suitable for
inclusion in school materials)
- Full description (1-2 pages - to be used for evaluation)
- Target audience and expected prerequisite knowledge of the audience
- Relevant references to support proposal evaluation
- Preferred schedule and necessary equipment

All proposals will be evaluated by the program committee according to
the school's goals, the clarity of presentation, and the lecturers?
qualifications and experience. All applicants will be notified of the
committee's decision by February 19, 2012. Early informal inquiries
about the school or the proposal evaluation process are encouraged.

About RuSSIR: RuSSIR series started in 2007 and has developed into a
renowned academic event with solid international participation.
Previous schools took place in Ekaterinburg, Taganrog, Petrozavodsk,
Voronezh, and Saint Petersburg. Previous RuSSIR courses were taught by
Eugene Agichtein, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Ricardo Baeza- Yates, Ben
Carterette, Fabio Crestani, Katja Filippova, Djoerd Hiemstra,
Evangelos Kanoulas, Mounia Lalmas, Marie-Francine Moens, Salvatore
Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Andreas Rauber, Stefan Ruger, Horacio
Saggion, James Shanahan, Fabrizio Silvestri, Mike Thelwall, Gerhard
Weikum, Emine Yilmaz, and others.

About the venue: The city of Yaroslavl is the administrative center
of Yaroslavl Oblast, located 250 km northeast of Moscow. The
population of the city is about 600,000 people. Founded in the 11th
century by prince Yaroslav the Wise, Yaroslavl is one of the oldest
Russian cities. Yaroslavl belongs to the Golden Ring, a group of
towns northeast of Moscow that have played an important role in
Russian history, which are now called "open air museums" and feature
unique monuments of Russian architecture of the 12th?18th centuries.
In 2010 Yaroslavl celebrated its 1,000th anniversary. The historical
part of Yaroslavl is a World Heritage Site located at the confluence
of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl.

The history of the Yaroslavl Demidov State University can be traced
back to the School of Higher Sciences that was founded in 1803 under
the patronage of Pavel Grigoryevich Demidov. Today the Yaroslavl
Demidov State University is the leading institution of higher
education in the Upper-Volga region, with 8,000 students and 10

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