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[ntcir:199] RIAO 2007 - First Call for Papers - May 30th to June 1st, 2007


              Recherche d'Information Assist馥 par Ordinateur

            RIAO 2007 - 8th Conference - May 30 to June 1, 2007
                            Pittsburgh, PA, USA



   RIAO'2007  will  be  held at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh,
   Pennsylvania,   USA   from  May  30  until  June  1,  2007.  The  RIAO
   conferences, organized by the "Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales
   d'Informatique  Documentaire  -  C.I.D.", treat robust and large-scale
   scientific and industrial solutions to information processing. This is
   the  8th  RIAO  after  conferences  in  Grenoble  (1985),  MIT (1988),
   Barcelona  (1991),  Rockefeller  University  (1994),  Montreal (1997),
   Paris (2000), and Avignon (2004).

   The  conferences are composed of peer-reviewed scientific sessions and
   demonstrations  of  innovative  industrial  applications  and advanced
   research prototypes.

   Scope of the Conference

   Papers  are  invited  on recent, substantial, original and unpublished
   research  that  has  been  validated to the level of the creation of a
   functioning  prototype.  We are interested in large-scale solutions to
   the  problem  of  accessing the semantic content found in unstructured
   text,  images,  video and audio. Submissions should describe solutions
   to these problems from the following perspectives:

     * Automatic indexing of video, images, and speech
     * Improved indexing of text, image, video and sound
     * Ontologies and unstructured data
     * Semantic Web and Ontologies for Full-Scale Information Retrieval
     * Automatically producing textual descriptions of images
     * Automatically adding metadata to video and sound
     * Indexing and retrieval of mixed-media documents
     * Indexing interactive documents
     * Natural interface dialogue
     * Multimedia question answering systems
     * Competitive Intelligence
     * Intelligent Search Agents
     * Multimodal search
     * Architectures for semantic treatment of very large databases
     * Algorithms for semantic treatment of very large databases
     * Comprehension-based question answering and summarization
     * Cooperative indexing between media
     * Semantics for less studied languages
     * Semantic representations and standards
     * Collaborative construction of semantic resources
     * Indexing multilingual collections
     * Automatic extraction of ontologies from unstructured data
     * Aligning multilingual ontologies
     * Language resources for multimedia indexing
     * Extracting semantic resources from raw data
     * Semantic annotation of blogs and videoblogs
     * Exploiting large-scale resources for e-learning
     * Structuring cultural heritage
     * Technological, commercial, industrial watch systems
     * Semantic access to large and open archives

   Program Chair

     * David A. Evans (Americas)
     * Chantal Soul・Dupuy (Europe)
     * Sadaoki Furui (Asia)

   Paper Submission

   We  welcome  submissions both from the research community and industry
   treating the main conference theme of treating the semantic content of
   large quantities of text, images, videos, and sound.

   Submitted  papers should describe original work, emphasizing completed
   or  well  advanced,  rather  than  intended,  research.  The  state of
   completion  of  the  reported  work  must  be clearly indicated. Where
   appropriate, results should be rigorously evaluated; the assessment of
   statistical significance for quantitative results is encouraged.

   Submissions  should  contain  original  material  that  has  not  been
   previously   presented   to   the  scientific  community.  A  parallel
   submission to other publication for a as well as a significant overlap
   in contents with previously published work should be clearly indicated
   to the program committee.

   All  submissions  will be reviewed by at least three program committee
   members.  The  submissions  will  be judged on originality, relevance,
   technical quality, and presentation.

   Papers   must  be   submitted   on    the  conference's  web    site: 

   Papers  can  be  submitted  in  two  categories: full papers and short
   papers,  where  full papers are appropriate for describing substantial
   research  with  well-evaluated results and short papers will typically
   describe ongoing research and preliminary results. All accepted papers
   in both categories will be published in the conference proceedings. At
   the  conference,  full  papers  will  be presented as a talk and short
   papers will be presented as a poster.

   The  long  papers  must  not  be  more  than  20 pages, on one column,
   starting  with  an  abstract. The short papers must not be more than 6
   pages, on one column, starting with an abstract. Submissions should be
   in Microsoft Word format or in PDF.

   The  conference  proceedings will be available to conference attendees
   and through the CID after the conference.


   Program Chair

     * Fr馘駻ic Le Roux (France)
     * Josiane Mothe (France)

   The  RIAO conferences are meeting places for scientific and industrial
   specialists   in   information   retrieval.   There   are   sites  for
   presentations of both high-level peer-reviewed scientific research and
   prototypes  and of innovative products, selected by a special call for
   products. A global call for products is sent at the same time that the
   call  for  papers.  The  products presented are chosen uniquely on the
   basis of their innovativeness.

   The   "Centre   de   Hautes   ノtudes   Internationales  d'Informatique
   Documentaire"  (C.I.D.)  organizes  the  RIAO  conferences every three
   years  since  1985.  RIAO stands for "Recherche d'Information Assist馥
   par Ordinateur".

   RIAO  conferences  have  two selection committees: a Program Committee
   for  scientific  papers, and an Applications Committee which seeks out
   and selects those innovative products for the conference.

   The  RIAO  conferences  are not trade shows since the teams presenting
   innovative products are selected and do not pay for the place and time
   that they are given during the conference.

   Companies  whose  product  fulfills  the  criteria  of  novelty and of
   innovativeness  can  fill  in  a  dossier  designed  by the conference
   organizers that describes their submitted product.

   In  addition  of  the dossier, product submitters will have to provide
   access to an online or CD version of the product that demonstrates the
   claimed   innovative   functionalities  of  the  product.  Application
   Committee members will verify the functionalities of the product.

   After  examination  of  the  dossier  and  the  demonstration  of each
   product, the Application Committee members select the best products.

   Each  chosen  company  will  be  provided  with  a demonstration space
   (including  table  and  chair)  free  of charge. The space is near the
   amphitheatre in which the scientific papers are presented.

   Each  company  may  also  be given a special time slot (15 minutes) to
   give a short presentation about the product.

   In  addition, innovative products chosen for RIAO 2007 will be able to
   present  their financial prospects to technology financing specialists
   (venture  capital,  private  equity) that will be specifically invited
   for these presentations.

   The general topic of the Call for Applications is:

                          AND/OR MULTILINGUAL DATA

   Descriptions  of  the  products  demonstrated during RIAO 2007 will be
   published in the proceedings.

   Proposals  of  products will be sent on the web site of the conference