[Corpora-List] RuSSIR 2018: Call for Course Proposals (submit by March 3!)

Yelena Mejova yelena.mejova at gmail.com
Sat Feb 24 14:22:44 CET 2018

Deadline is in little over a week -- March 3! Please forward to any interested energetic lecturer.

12th RUSSIAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (RuSSIR 2018) August 27-31, 2018, Kazan, Russia http://romip.ru/russir2018/

The school is co-organized by Kazan Federal University (https://kpfu.ru/eng) and Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP, http://romip.ru/en/). RuSSIR 2018 will have an additional focus on "IR for Good", emphasizing humanitarian and other public interest problems. The missions of the RuSSIR school series are to enable students to learn about modern problems and methods in information retrieval and related disciplines; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in the field; and to create an environment for informal contacts between scientists, students and industry professionals. RuSSIR 2018 will offer up to 6 courses and host approximately 100 participants. The target audience of the school is advanced graduate students, young scientists, academic and industrial researchers, and developers. The working language of the school is English.

RuSSIR 2018 welcomes course proposals on any aspect of Information Retrieval, either generally on latest methodologies in the field or with a particular emphasis on IR for Good. Each course should consist of four or five 90 minute-long sessions. Courses may include lectures and/or practical exercises.

Summer school organizers will cover travel and accommodation expenses 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 submission deadline: March 3, 2018 Notification: March 18, 2018 School: August 27-31, 2018


Course proposals must be submitted in PDF format to the submission web site https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=russir2018, by March 3, 2018. 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' qualification and experience. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by March 18, 2018. Early informal inquiries about the school or the proposal evaluation process are encouraged (please send an email to school at romip.ru).


The first RuSSIR summer school took place in 2007 and since then has evolved into a popular academic event with solid international participation. Previous schools took place in Yekaterinburg, Taganrog, Petrozavodsk, Voronezh, Yaroslavl, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg and Saratov. Courses in previous editions of RuSSIR were taught by many prominent researchers in information retrieval and related disciplines.


Kazan is one of the largest cities in Russia, and the third capital of the Russian Federation. It was founded more than 1000 years ago by the ancient Bulgars, where the great trade routes between Europe and Asia met. A vast array of sporting facilities have recently been constructed in and around Kazan, to the extent that the city was chosen to hold the 2013 Summer Universiade, the FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2015, the FIFA World Cup in 2018. Every year more and more tourists flock to Kazan to be enthralled by its stunning architecture, visit the Kazan State Theatre to experience the festivals of opera and ballet and sample true Tatar cuisine. Kazan is also a student town, and is home to many universities and institutes of learning, including the third oldest university in Russia, the Kazan Federal University, founded as Kazan Imperial University in 1804.

Kazan University has gained its international fame thanks to its distinguished scholars and graduates whose achievements have had a beneficial effect on the whole mankind. The unique culture of University has shaped the development of Kazan and the Volga region. The University's new federal status obtained in 2010 poses new interesting challenges and calls for new approaches in the rapidly changing world. Today Kazan Federal University is a dynamic modern University actively participating in local and international cooperation, networking with academia and industry, boosting the region's human resources development as well as top-level research and innovation in different areas. 17 Centers of excellence and 80 world-class research and teaching laboratories have been established in recent years.


- Yelena Mejova <yelena.mejova at gmail.com> (Qatar Computing Research Institute), Program co-chair - Ekaterina L. Chernyak <echernyak at hse.ru> (National Research University Higher School of Economics), Program co-chair


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