[Corpora-List] DIR 2009: Second call for papers for the 9th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop

Djoerd Hiemstra sigir07 at cs.utwente.nl
Tue Oct 14 11:35:52 CEST 2008


The 9th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop (DIR)

February 2-3, 2009, Enschede, The Netherlands



Second Call for Papers. Paper deadline: *November 14, 2008*

The primary aim of Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval (DIR) workshop is to provide an international meeting place where researchers from the domain of information retrieval and related disciplines, can exchange information and present innovative research developments.

DIR 2009 will take place at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, on February 2-3, 2009. The workshop is organised under the auspices of the Working Community on Information Sciences (WGI) and the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS).

Keynote Speaker: prof. Gerhard Weikum (MPII, Saarbruecken, Germany) Gerhard Weikum is Research Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII) in Saarbruecken, Germany, where he is leading the department on databases and information systems. Prof. Weikum is ACM fellow and a renowned expert in the field of Databases. He received the VLDB 10-Year Achievement Award in 2002. Since then, he focused on several information retrieval problems such as peer-to-peer search, search efficiency, and database and search integration, resulting in for instance 6 full papers at the last SIGIR conferences.

DIR 2009 welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR, including:

* Multimedia IR, video retrieval, audio and music retrieval,

cross-media retrieval

* Multilingual and cross-lingual retrieval

* Structured document retrieval, XML-IR

* Retrieval models, language models

* Image processing for IR, audio processing for IR

* Natural language processing for IR, information extraction,

text summarization

* Processing and search of e-mail, spam, blogs

* Categorization, topic tracking and event detection

* Query processing, thesaurus construction, user models

* Web IR, distributed IR, enterprise search, search of digital

libraries, intranet search, desktop search

* Collaborative filtering, recommender systems

* Efficiency and performance

* IR evaluation

* Machine Learning for IR

* Domain-specific IR, IR for cultural heritage data

Papers may range from theoretical work to system descriptions. We encourage Ph.D. students to submit their research. We also welcome contributions from the industry when they focus on novel research directions. Submissions will be reviewed by at least three domain experts. The conference language is English. Papers describe original research, have a length of maximum 8 pages, Please, submit papers in pdf-format, using the ACM SIG Proceedings style (http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html) Submissions can be sent to dir2009 at lists.utwente.nl

Important dates

November 14, 2008: Paper submission deadline December 12, 2008: Notification of acceptance February 2-3, 2009: Conference at University of Twente, Enschede

Organizing committee

* Robin Aly

* Claudia Hauff

* Djoerd Hiemstra

* Theo Huibers

* Franciska de Jong

Program committee

* Leif Azzopardi (University of Glasgow, UK)

* Antal van den Bosch (Tilburg University)

* Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen)

* Martine de Cock (Ghent University)

* Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp)

* Anne Diekema (Utah State University, USA)

* Leo Egghe (University of Antwerp)

* Theo Gevers (University of Amsterdam)

* Veronique Hoste (Hogeschool Gent)

* Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam)

* Wessel Kraaij (Radboud University Nijmegen and TNO-ICT)

* Marie-Francine Moens (University of Leuven)

* Stephan Raaijmakers (TNO-ICT)

* Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam)

* Hichem Sahli (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

* Guy De Tre (Ghent University)

* Tinne Tuytelaars (University of Leuven)

* Remco Veltkamp (Utrecht University)

* Werner Verhelst (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

* Arjen de Vries (Delft University of Technology and CWI)

* Jun Wang (University College London, UK)

* Theo van der Weide (Radboud University Nijmegen)

* Thijs Westerveld (Teezir Search Solutions)

* Roelof van Zwol (Yahoo!, Barcelona)

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