[Corpora-List] [Deadline extended] [March 4, 2020] Final Call for Course Proposals: 13th Russian Summer School In Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2020) --- Special topic: Conversational AI

Aleksandr Chuklin chuklin at google.com
Thu Feb 27 00:06:12 CET 2020

*** RuSSIR Summer School, special focus on Conversational AI ***

(Apologies for cross-posting)

Summary: Consider sending a proposal for a short course (4-5 lectures) on the topics of Information Retrieval, Conversational Search, **or related disciplines**.

13th RUSSIAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (RuSSIR 2020) August 24–28, 2020, Moscow, Russia http://romip.ru/russir2020

This year the school is co-organized by the Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP, http://romip.ru/en/), and representatives of Russian and international Universities and research labs. Traditionally the school concentrates on information retrieval. RuSSIR 2020 will have an additional focus on Conversational AI and conversational search, but course proposals should not be limited to it.

The mission of the RuSSIR school series is to enable its 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 2020 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 2020 welcomes course proposals on any aspect of information retrieval and related disciplines, either generally on latest methodologies in the field or with a particular emphasis on conversational interfaces. Each course should consist of four or five 90 minute-long sessions. Courses may include lectures and/or practical hands-on exercises.

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


Submission deadline (**extended**): March 4, 2020 (anywhere on Earth) Notification: March 21, 2020 School: August 24--28, 2020 (Mon--Fri)


Course proposals must be submitted in PDF format to the submission website https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=russir2020, by March 4, 2020 (anywhere on Earth).

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.

Early informal inquiries about the school or the proposal evaluation process are encouraged (please send an email to school at romip.ru or to one of the PC Chairs).


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 Kazan, 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.

*ABOUT MOSCOW* The capital of Russia is a modern and vibrant city, which attracts tourists from all over the world. It is a sparkling mix of old churches, the Soviet architecture, and modern buildings. It is also a home for world-famous attractions such as Red Square, Tretyakov Gallery, and Bolshoi Theatre. Being a large transport hub, Moscow is easily reachable from anywhere in the world. You can learn more from the official tourism portal: https://eng.russia.travel/moskva/


- Johanne R. Trippas <johanne.trippas at rmit.edu.au> (RMIT University), Program co-chair - Aleksandr Chuklin <chuklin at google.com> (Google Research), Program co-chair - Eugene Kharitonov <kharitonov at fb.com> (Facebook AI Research), Program co-chair - Pavel Braslavski (HSE St. Petersburg & JetBrains Research), General chair


school at romip.ru

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