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[ntcir:246] Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS), Jan 16-18, 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS Fourth Asia Information Retrieval Symposium AIRS 2008
January-16-18, 2008, Harbin, China



Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)
Chinese Information Processing Society of China (CIPSC)
Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA)


The international symposium aims to bring together researchers and
developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the field of
information retrieval (IR). The scope of the symposium covers
applications, systems, technologies and theoretical aspects of
information retrieval in text, audio, image, video and multi-media data.

AIRS2008 welcomes submissions of original papers in the broad field of
information retrieval. Technical issues covered include, but are not
limited to:

  *   IR theories and models
  *   Text mining issues: classification, clustering, summarization,
  *   Web related issues: web mining, search engine, semantic web
  *   Multimedia retrieval: image, video, audio, metadata
  *   Experimentation: test collection, corpus, evaluation methodology
  *   Systems and implementation issues: efficiency, integration
  *   Application of IR technology: e-commerce, e-learning, digital
libraries, ubiquitous computing, bioinformatics, medical informatics,
telematics, etc.
  *   Cross-language IR: retrieval with multiple languages
  *   Natural language processing and IR: Question answering,
summarization, information extraction, libraries, ubiquitous computing,
bioinformatics, etc.

The proceedings (including both regular and poster papers) will be
published by Springer as part of their Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) series. All the Papers in the LNCS series will be EI-indexed.

Authors are invited to submit original contributions, not exceeding
5,000 words in English (or 8 pages) for full papers and 4 pages for
posters. Submissions should be in MS Word or PDF format.

In submitting a paper or poster, the author agrees to present it at the
conference if accepted.

Important Date (tentative)
Sep 01, 2007

Deadline for submissions (regular papers & posters)

Oct 16, 2007

Notification of acceptance

Nov 15, 2007

Final camera-ready manuscripts due

Dec 01, 2007

Deadline for online registration

Jan 16-18, 2008

AIRS2008 conference in Harbin


Professor Ting Liu,
School of Computer Science and Technology Harbin Institute of Technology
(HIT) Harbin, China
Email: airs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:airs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Conference Organization

Steering Committee

Jun Adachi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan Hsin-Hsi Chen,
National Taiwan University, Taiwan Lee-Feng Chien, Academia Sinica,
Taiwan Gary Geunbae Lee, POSTECH, Korea Mun-Kew Leong, Institute for
Infocomm Research, Singapore Helen Meng, The Chinese University of Hong
Kong, China Sung Hyon Myaeng, Information and Communication University,
Korea Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore Tetsuya
Sakai, Toshiba Corporate R&D Center, Japan Kam-Fai Wong, The Chinese
University of Hong Kong, China Ming Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia, China

Honorary Conference Chair:

Sheng Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

General Co-Chair

Wei-Ying Ma, Microsoft Research Asia
Kam-Fai Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Program Committe Co-Chairs

Hang Li, Microsoft Research Asia
Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal, Canada

Organisation Committee

Youqi Cao, Chinese Information Processing Society of China, China
[Co-Chair] Ting Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China [Co-Chair]

Tetsuya Ishikawa, University of Tokyo, Japan [Publicity co-chair and
ECIR liasion] Dawei Song, Open Univesrity, UK [Publicity co-chair]

Le Sun, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
[Finance Co-Chair] Munkew Leong, Institute for Infocomm Research,
Singapore [Finance Co-chair]

Muyun Yang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China [Local Organisation
Chair] Wanxiang Che, Harbin Institute of Technology, China [Webmaster]

Guodong Zhou, Suzhou University, China [Publication co-chair] Tetsuya
Saki NewsWatch, Japan [Publication co-chair]