[Corpora-List] CFP: TrebleCLEF Summer School on, Multilingual Information Access

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TrebleCLEF Summer School on Multilingual Information Access


Santa Croce in Fossabanda Pisa, Italy 15-19 June 2009


The aim of the Summer School is to give participants a grounding in the core topics that constitute the multidisciplinary area of Multilingual Information Access (MLIA). The School is intended for advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students, post-doctorial researchers plus academic and industrial researchers and system developers with backgrounds in Computer Science, Information Science, Language Technologies and related areas. The focus of the school will be on "How to build effective multilingual information retrieval systems and how to evaluate them".


The programme of the school will cover the following areas:

. Multilingual Text Processing

. Cross-Language Information Retrieval

. Content and Text-based Image Retrieval, including multilingual approaches

. Cross-language Speech and Video Retrieval

. System Architectures and Multilinguality

. Information Extraction in a Multilingual Context

. Machine Translation for Multilingual Information processing

. Interactive Aspects of Cross-Language Information Retrieval

. Evaluation for Multilingual Systems and Components.

An optional student mentoring session where students can present and discuss with lecturers their research ideas will also be organised.

Location and Dates

The Summer School will be held 15 - 19 June 2009 in the beautiful ex-convent <http://www.fossabanda.it/> Santa Croce in Fossabanda, Pisa. Santa Croce provides the perfect setting for study and discussions in a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and is just a short walk from the town centre and the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower.

Accommodation and Registration

A maximum of 40 registrations will be accepted. Tuition fees are set at 200 Euros up to 30 April and 350 Euros after this date. Tuition fees cover all courses and lectures, course material, lunch and coffee breaks during the School, the Welcome Reception on the evening of Sunday 14 June, and the Social Dinner on Monday 15 June. Accommodation will be on the School site at Santa Croce in Fossabanda.

Financial Support for Students

A number of grants will be made available by TrebleCLEF and by the DELOS Association covering accommodation costs. Students wishing to receive a grant must submit a brief application (maximum 1 page) explaining why attendance at the school would be important for them. The application must be supported by a letter of reference from the student's advisor / supervisor or equivalent.

More information

Further details including the programme of lectures and information on how to register can be found at <http://www.trebleclef.eu/summerschool.php> http://www.trebleclef.eu/summerschool.php

or contact Carol Peters (carol.peters at isti.cnr.it)

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