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[ntcir:290] FIRE 2008: Call for Participation


                          CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

     First Workshop of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation
                                (FIRE 2008)

                           12-14 December, 2008
                         The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

The aim of FIRE is to encourage research in Indian language Information
Access by providing an objective, quantitative evaluation framework that
includes benchmark data as well as a common forum for comparing models and
techniques. FIRE follows the tradition established by TREC, CLEF, and NTCIR.

Registration for the first FIRE Workshop is now open. The workshop will
feature talks by leading researchers in the area of Information Retrieval,
along side presentations by the participating research groups that took
part in the first FIRE evaluation effort.

To register, please go to: http://www.isical.ac.in/~fire/registration.html


Nicola Cancedda, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France.
Donna Harman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA.
Kalervo Jarvelin, University of Tampere, Finland.
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Mark Liberman, Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania.
Doug Oard, University of Maryland, USA.
Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow, UK.
Carol Peters, Istituto di Elaborazione della Informazione, Italy.
Tetsuya Sakai, NewsWatch Inc., Japan.
Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield, UK.
Amit Singhal, Google Inc., USA.

For participants from within India: Rs. 5000.
For participants from outside India: USD 100.

Space is limited. Please register early.

Free, limited accommodation is available at the Indian Statistical
Institute Guest House. Please indicate on the registration form whether
you need accommodation.
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