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[ntcir:223] deadline extension: EVIA 2007 (NTCIR-6 Pre-Meeting Workshop)


	EVIA 2007: The First International Workshop on
	Evaluating Information Access
	(NTCIR-6 Pre-Meeting Workshop)

	May 15, 2007 @ NII, Tokyo, Japan.

	Workshop Co-Chairs:
	Tetsuya Sakai (Toshiba Corporate R&D Center, Japan) and
	Mark Sanderson (University of Sheffield, UK)

	EVIA 2007 CFP Webpage:

Evaluation of Information Retrieval, Question Answering and Text
Summarisation systems has been central to Information Access research
for decades. As retrieval has become more pervasive and diverse, the
need for effective and efficient evaluation has never been more important.
Following the success of the NTCIR Open Submission Sessions over the
last two
years, NTCIR will hold the First International Workshop on Evaluating
Access (EVIA 2007), which will run the day before the main sessions of
NTCIR start. We welcome submissions of high-quality papers from
participants and non-participants, especially those addressing one or
more of the following topics:

- Test collections, their formation, evaluation metrics and evaluation
- Cross-conference comparison: NTCIR, CLEF, TREC, DUC and others
- Evaluation of specific information access tasks, e.g., for education
and training
- Evaluation of query-specific approaches
- Evaluation of multilingual, multimedia and/or mobile information access
- Real-world search topics and/or evaluation in vivo
- Novel information access tasks and their evaluation

The submitted papers will be blind-reviewed and those accepted will be
presented orally at the Workshop on May 15, 2007. The accepted papers
will be included in the online and printed versions of NTCIR-6
Proceedings. We expect the workshop to be more competitive than the
Open Submission Sessions held at NTCIR-4 and 5.


*January 5, 2007: Submissions due (NEW DEADLINE)*
February 15, 2007: Notifications of acceptance
March 15, 2007: Final manuscripts due
May 15, 2007 (Day 1 of the NTCIR-6 Workshop Meeting): EVIA 2007 takes place

Please use latex8.sty and sample tex source file
(ntcir_author.tex) available at the NTCIR-5 website (not NTCIR-6)
but for EVIA please note that the following special
instructions apply:

We allow up to 12 pages because some evaluation papers may
involve lots of results and analyses.

To facilitate blind reviewing, do NOT include the author names in your
manuscript, and "anonymize" your own citations to the best of your ability.

You can also revise your submission at the above site.
The submission site can also be reached via our EVIA 2007 CFP webpage.

Finally, please note that DUPLICATE SUBMISSIONS, if detected, will be
rejected unconditionally. That is, submitting the same paper to EVIA
and to another conference simultaneously is strictly prohibited.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Tetsuya Sakai (tetsuya.sakai@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) or
Mark Sanderson (m.sanderson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx).

	*	*	*

NTCIR is an evaluation exercise with an Asian language focus. Last year,
NTCIR-5 attracted over 100 groups from 15 countries, the Sixth NTCIR
will be held at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan, May
15-17, 2007. The meeting will bring together researchers working on
information access technologies such as Monolingual/Multilingual
Information Retrieval and Question Answering, to sum up their
one-year evaluation efforts for the NTCIR-6 tracks. A number of NTCIR-6
participants will be given a chance to present their "site reports"
at the regular sessions; All participants will present their results
at the poster sessions to exchange ideas and views.