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Fwd: [SIG-IRList] CfP OSWIR 2005 First International Workshop on Open Source Web IR, Compiegne, France, Sep 19, 2005

Stefan Groschupf-2
May this could be interesting for some of us. :-)

> From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]]
> Subject: CfP OSWIR 2005 First International Workshop on   Open  
> Source Web IR, Compiegne, France, Sep 19, 2005
>
>
>
> ======================================================================
> ==========
>
> Call for Papers                                                
> Compiegne, France
>
> OSWIR 2005 First International Workshop on                    
> September 19, 2005
>
>                                      ===
>
>                     Open Source Web Information Retrieval
>
>                          http://www.emse.fr/OSWIR05/
>
>
>
> In conjunction with WI & IAT 2005 (http://www.hds.utc.fr/WI05/)
>
>         the 2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web  
> Intelligence &
>
>         Intelligent Agent Technology
>
>                                      ===
>
>
>
> The World Wide Web has grown to be a primary source of information  
> for millions
>
> of people. Due to the size of the Web, search engines have become  
> the major
>
> access point for this information. However, "commercial" search  
> engines use
>
> hidden algorithms that put the integrity of their results in doubt,  
> so there is
>
> a need for some open source Web search engines.
>
>
>
> On the other hand, the Information Retrieval (IR) research  
> community has a long
>
> history of developing ideas, models and techniques for finding  
> results in data
>
> sources, but finding one's way through all of them is not an easy  
> task. Moreover
>
> their applicability to the Web search domain is uncertain.
>
>
>
> The goal of the workshop is to survey the fundamentals of the IR  
> domain and to
>
> determine the techniques, tools, or models that are applicable to  
> Web search.
>
> Presentations should include either strong arguments or report  
> results supported
>
> by large-scale experiments that demonstrate the applicability of  
> the technique
>
> to the Web domain as well as its advantage over similar techniques.
>
>
>
> Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to:
>
>   . Information Retrieval Models and Matching Function Models
>
>       - vector space, probabilistic, Boolean models and their  
> extensions
>
>       - passage retrieval
>
>       - normalization
>
>   . Utilities for IR
>
>       - relevance feedback
>
>       - clustering
>
>       - indexing entities (N-grams, words, stemming, stop word  
> removal, compound
>
>         nouns, named entities, concepts, etc.)
>
>       - statistical regression
>
>       - query expansion (e.g. with thesaurus)
>
>       - natural language processing (syntactical analysis, etc.)
>
>       - disambiguation
>
>   . Web (and hypertext) particulars
>
>       - links
>
>       - anchors
>
>       - HTML and/or XML structure
>
>       - document identification (URL)
>
>       - duplicates
>
>       - hidden documents
>
>       - dynamic documents
>
>       - site
>
>   . Evaluation of models
>
>   . User Interface
>
>       - Query language
>
>       - Results presentation
>
>
>
> Organizers
>
>
>
> Michel BEIGBEDER                                e-mail: [hidden email]
>
>   Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
>
> Wai Gen YEE                                     e-mail: [hidden email]
>
>   Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
>
>
>
> How to participate
>
>
>
> Every interested person is invited to apply for attendance by  
> sending either
>
>   . a position paper concerning the recommended choice for a method  
> (tool,
>
>     technique, model)
>
>   . a survey on a topic listed upward
>
>   . a report on an experiment related to some Web characteristic  
> (size,
>
>     heterogeneity, multi-linguism, hyperlinks, etc.) and its  
> relation to IR
>
> The submission should be in IEEE CS format and its length is  
> limited to 4 pages.
>
> Instructions and style files for Word and Latex are available on
>
> http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/WI05/download/
>
> The submission has to be mailed to both organizers:
>
>         [hidden email]   AND   [hidden email]
>
>
>
> At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the  
> workshop.
>
>
>
> Dates
>
>
>
> Papers due                                            Thursday,  
> July 21, 2005
>
> Notification of acceptance                            Tuesday,  
> August 9, 2005
>
> Final versions of papers due                          Friday,  
> August 19, 2005
>
> Presentation slides and questions on other            Friday,  
> September 9, 2005
>
> papers due
>
> Workshop                                              Monday,  
> September 19, 2005
>
>
>
> Workshop Organization
>
>
>
> The workshop is scheduled for a full day.
>
>
>
> Before the workshop, each participant will have to review everyone  
> else's paper
>
> and highlight one main idea and write down one question about it.
>
>
>
> In the morning, each participant will briefly present his paper and  
> then answer
>
> the questions collected before the workshop.  The afternoon will be  
> dedicated to
>
> a discussion about some of the topics raised by the presented  
> papers and to
>
> prepare a schedule for follow-up activities, for instance, joint  
> research.
>
>
>
> Program Committee
>
>
>
> Michel Beigbeder, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
>
> Abdur Chowhury, America Online Search and Navigation, USA
>
> Ophir Frieder, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
>
> David Grossman, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
>
> Donald Kraft, Louisianna State University, USA
>
> Clement Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
>
> Wai Gen Yee, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
>
>
>
> Proceedings
>
>
>
> A hardcopy of the proceedings will be distributed to workshop  
> participants.
>
> A summary of the workshop and its follow-up activities will be  
> published on the
>
> web page.
>
>
>
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