The Eighth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS2012)

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Abbreviated Title: 
AIRS 2012
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
22 Jul 2012
Event Dates: 
17 Dec 2012 - 19 Dec 2012
Location: 
Tianjin University
City: 
Tianjin
Country: 
China
Contact: 
Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montreal)
Contact Email: 
nie [at] iro [dot] umontreal [dot] ca

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

http://airs2012.tju.edu.cn

== Call for Papers ==

The Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS) aims to bring together researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest progress in the field of information retrieval (IR). The scope of the conference covers applications, systems, technologies and theory aspects of information retrieval in text 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.

All accepted papers will be published as part of the LNCS series from Springer, and will be EI-indexed.

-- Important Dates --

Submission Due: 22 Jul 2012 (New deadline)

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

-- 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. Submissions should follow the instructions available at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0. Submissions should not be longer than 12 pages in the LNCS format. In addition, papers should be anonymized. 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 site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=airs2012

-- General Co-Chairs --

Yuexian Hou (School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, China)
Le Sun (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

-- Program Committee --

PC Chair
Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montreal)

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

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

3. Web IR, Scalability, and IR in social media
Jianfeng Gao (Microsoft Research),
Shiqi Zhao (Baidu)
4. Multimedia IR
Joemon Jose (University of Glasgow)
Dawei Song (Robert Gordon University)
5. NLP for IR
Wanxiang Che (Harbin Institute of Technology),
Guodong Zhou (Soochow University)

6. Machine Learning and Data Mining for IR
Hang Li (Huawei Technologies),
Wei Lam (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
7. IR Applications
Jimmy Huang (York University),
Hsin-Hsi Chen (National Taiwan University)

-- Organization committee --

Local Organization Chair
Ruiguo Yu (School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, China)
Industry Track Chair
Bin Wang (Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Publicity Chair
Bo Wang (School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, China)
Proceedings Chair
Peng Zhang (School of Computing, Robert Gordon University, UK)

Looking forward to meeting you in Tianjin!
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