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[ntcir:233] FWD: CAIL 2007 Workshop

		       ICAIL 2007 Workshop on
		Supporting Search and Sensemaking for
      Electronically Stored Information in Discovery Proceedings
			    (DESI Workshop)
		      June 4, 2007 Stanford, CA

Legal applications of search technology have been of longstanding
interest, and indexing techniques for legislation, regulations, and
case law are highly developed.  While work on those topics continues,
interest in a new class of digital evidence management applications,
often referred to as "E-Discovery," is increasing rapidly, in part
because electronically stored information (ESI) has become a pervasive
component of many routine commercial and government activities.  These
applications raise important new challenges for the legal search
community, including:

- New types of materials, including informal language (e.g., in
  instant and text messaging), extreme content diversity (as is common
  in email), and nontext applications and new media (e.g., voicemail,
  photographs, video).

- Unprecedented requirements for scalable work processes, with
  million-document collections, and billion-document collections
  likely not too far in the future.

- Management of a complex array of interlocking rights and privileges
  (e.g., personal privacy, attorney-client privilege, and executive
  privilege in government).

No existing community possesses the expertise to attack these
challenges alone, so our goal is to bring together researchers and
practitioners with relevant expertise to begin crafting a research
agenda to address these new challenges.  Participation is invited from
all interested parties, including those with backgrounds in:

- Archives and records management
- Computational linguistics
- Digital evidence management
- Human-computer interaction
- Human information behavior
- Information retrieval
- Information security
- Legal informatics
- Litigation support


Two types of written contributions are invited:

- Original papers describing research or practice, which may be
  selected for oral or poster presentation.  Research papers should
  not exceed 10 pages in length, and shorter papers are welcomed (no
  minimum length is specified).  Accepted papers will be included in
  the working notes of the workshop that will be distributed in print
  to participants and posted on the Web.

- Brief (typically 1-2 page) position papers describing individual
  interests, for inclusion (without review) in the working notes and
  on the web site.  Brief descriptions of this type are particularly
  valuable when bringing together diverse research communities.
  Additionally, these papers can help with our selection of
  discussants, lunch table discussion leaders, and panelists.
  Participation in the workshop is open, so prior submission of
  position papers, while strongly encouraged, is not strictly

Important Dates (all 2007):

April 23  Research paper submissions due (to jason.baron@xxxxxxxx)
April 30  Position paper submissions due
May 7	  Notification for research papers
May 21	  Camera ready version of accepted research papers due
June 4	  DESI Workshop
June 5-7  ICAIL conference

Organizing committee:

Jason R. Baron, National Archives and Records Administration
David D. Lewis, David D. Lewis Consulting
Douglas W. Oard, University of Maryland
Paul Thompson, Dartmouth College

Additional information:

Additional background and details on planned activities is available
on the workshop's Web page at http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~oard/desi-ws/

Requests for information should be addressed to jason.baron@xxxxxxxx