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[ntcir:125] 2nd CFP: IRAL2003

Dear all,

I would like to remind you that the IRAL2003 paper submission deadline
is approaching.  Papers are due by **April 15, 2003**.

Best regards,
Koji Eguchi, National Institute of Informatics


                            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),


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.  Authors should pay
special attention to the preparation of PDF files which
include Asain fonts.  Please refer to the IRAL2003 home page
http://research.nii.ac.jp/IRAL2003/ on how to prepare PDF
files, as well as details such as electronic submission
and style files.

Submission shoule be sent to  email: iral2003@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


  PC co-chair : Jun Adach, NII, Japan
  PC co-chair : Kam-Fai Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Christopher Khoo, Nanyang Technological Institute,Singapore
    Dong-Hong Ji, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
    Gary Geunbae Lee, Postech, Korea
    Hae-Chang Rim, Korean University, Korea
    Hiroshi Nakagawa, Tokyo University, Japan
    Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    Hsin-Min Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Hwee-Tou Ng, National University of Singapore
    Jain-Yun Nie, University of Montreal, Canada
    Joon Ho Lee, Soongsil University, Korea
    Koji Eguchi, NII, Japan
    Ming Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia, China
    Noriko Kando, NII, Japan
    Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, Australia


    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:  j_adachi@xxxxxxxxx