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[ntcir:112] 1st CFP: IRAL2003 (6th Int'l WS on IR with Asian Languages)

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                      CALL FOR PAPERS

           The Sixth International Workshop on
   Information Retrieval with Asian Languages - IRAL2003

                       7 July, 2003
                Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, JAPAN

                      Sponsored by
       National Institute of Informatics, Japan

                        In cooperation with: 
                            ACM SIGIR
         Japanese Association for Natural Language Processing(pending)
          SIG-DBS, Information Processing Society of Japan(pending)
          SIG-KLP, Korea Information Science Society (pending)
          SIG-NLP, Information Processing Society of Japan(pending)
                      Singapore Computer Society(pending)

            URL: http://research.nii.ac.jp/IRAL2003


The purpose of the IRAL is to bring together researchers and
developers who are interested in exchanging new ideas and
presenting results in the field of information retrieval
with an emphasis on the issues related to Asian languages
and multilingual applications.  The first workshop was held
in Korea, 1996, and then we had 4 more workshops in Japan,
Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Unfortunately, because of organizing difficulties in the
steering committee members of participating Asian countries,
we could not hold workshops in 2001 and 2002. In IRAL2000 in
Hong Kong, we collocated the workshop just before ACL2000.
In the Year 2003, we have ACL2003 in Sapporo, Japan
(http://www.ec-inc.co.jp/ACL2003/), and we proposed to have
IRAL workshop as one of ACL supported workshops.  We regard
having our workshop within ACL2003 as a good chance to
restart periodical gathering of IR research community.

Best papers will be considered for publication in ACM
Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing
(TALIP), http://www.cintec.cuhk.edu.hk/~talip.


IRAL2003 welcomes submissions of original papers in the
broad field of information storage and retrieval, but topics
contributed to Asian languages are encouraged. The technical
issues to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  IR theory 
  Experimentation: test collection, corpus, evaluation methodology
  Systems and Implementation issues: integration with 
      network and database system.
  Natural language processing related issues: Questioning
      and Answering, summarization, cross-lingual IR,
      term extraction
  Information filtering, routing and text classification
  Application of IR technology
  Web related issues: web mining, search engine, 


Authors of papers are invited to submit original
contributions, not exceeding 5000 words in English to the
Program Chair of IRAL2003 by e-mail.  Details such as
electronic submission and style files will be
announced on the IRAL2003 home page.

    Dr. Jun Adachi
    Email: j_adachi@xxxxxxxxx


  15  April, 2003:  The deadline for receipt of papers 
  14  May,   2003:  Notification of result to authors  (by email)
  30  May,   2003:  Final manuscript due in camera ready format

  Professor Tetsuya Ishikawa, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan

    Jun Adachi, NII, Japan
    Kam-Fai Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Lee-Feng Chien, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Tetsuya Ishikawa, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan
    Mun-Kew Leong, Institute of Infocomm Research, Singapore
    Sung-Hyon Myaeng, Chungnam Nat. Univ., Korea

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:  to be announced

  PC co-chair : Jun Adach, NII, Japan
  PC co-chair : Kam-Fai Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

(Now we are inviting the following people to the PC.)

Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Koji Eguchi, NII, Japan
Dong-Hong Ji, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore,
Suliman Hawamdeh, Nanyang Technological Institute,Singapore
Noriko Kando, NII, Japan
Kazuaki Kishida, Surugadai University, Japan
Christopher Khoo, Nanyang Technological Institute,Singapore
Gun-Bae Lee, POSTECH, Korea
Joon Ho Lee, Soongsil University, Korea
Robert Luk, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., China
Helen Meng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Hiroshi Nakagawa, Tokyo University, Japan
Hwee-Tou Ng, National University of Singapore, nght@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jain-Yun Nie, University of Montreal, Canada
Hae-Chang Rim, Korean University, Korea
Hsin-Min Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, Australia
Ming Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia, China(?)


    Dr Jun Adachi

    National Institute of Informatics (NII)
    2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430
    tel: +81-3-4212-2620, 2510
    fax: +81-3-3556-1916
    e-mail:  iral2003@xxxxxxxxx