[Elsnet-list] International Workshop on Context-Based Information Retrieval (CIR-05)

Mounia Lalmas mounia at dcs.qmul.ac.uk
Sun Dec 12 22:16:04 CET 2004

Call for Papers

International Workshop on Context-Based Information Retrieval (CIR-05)

Held in conjunction with the 5th International and
Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context

July 5, 2005 – Paris, France (one day)

With the explosion of the volume of available information on the Web,
the information retrieval systems (IRSs) have become necessary to help
the users to find relevant documents. Traditional IRSs may be 
drastically different if they may take into account the context of the 
information and the context of the query. Contextual information 
includes both explicit and implicit knowledge about intentions of the 
user, environment the user is attached to and the system itself. Such 
factors constrain the search without intervening in it explicitly. One 
idea to improve the efficiency of IRSs is to make explicit the 
contextual information in order to enhance the retrieval

The workshop audience is intended to explore related work, theoretical 
framework and applications which focus on contextual IRSs. It is 
intended for researchers in the area of computer science, information 
retrieval, and digital libraries. The workshop's aim is to promote 
exchanges in these fields, to establish the current state of the art, to 
identify the emerging problems and to propose future research 
directions. Besides, we encourage interested researchers from related 
areas to attend the workshop.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
* Contextual information retrieval modeling
* Contextual information retrieval metrics and assessments
* Use of contextual graph to model information retrieval systems
* Theory in context and information retrieval
* Multiple contexts in information retrieval
* Adaptive and interactive information retrieval
* Multi-context based browsing
* Use of ontology and thesaurus to contextualize the querying and indexing
* Querying contextual information retrieval systems
* Experiments with test collection of contextual information retrieval 
* Tools to support contextual information retrieval

Papers and Evaluations
Authors are invited to submit electronically original papers through the 
CONTEXT’05 web site, http://www.context-05.org. Papers should be 
single-spaced with a font size of 11. Two types of papers are solicited:
full paper : 8-12 pages
short paper: 4-6 pages
The organizers will oversee a peer-review process for all the submitted 
papers. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical 
quality. A synopsis of the presentations and discussions will be posted 
on the workshop web page. Revised versions of research papers will 
appear in the CEUR Workshops Proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org).
At least one author of each paper should attend the workshop to present 
the paper.

For more information, please contact the workshop chairs.

Please send all submissions to workshop chairs at: Bich-Lien.Doan at supelec.fr

Key dates
	Submissions due: 		March 25th, 2005
	Acceptance notification: 	April 15th, 2005
	Camera-ready papers received: 	April 30th, 2005
  	Program on line:             	May 5th, 2005
	Workshop: 			July 5th, 2005

Workshop Organizers

Bich-Liên DOAN,     Supélec, France
Patrick BREZILLON,     LIP6, France

Scientific Committee

Maristella Agosti, university of Padua, Italy
Patrick Brézillon, LIP6, France
Bich-Liên Doan, Supélec, France
Gilles Falquet, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, UK
Mounia Lalmas, University of London, UK
Massimo Melucci, University of Padua, Italy
Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow, UK
François Paradis, University of Montreal, Canada
Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, UK
Rohini K. Srihari, University of New-York, US
Amanda Spink, University of Pittsburgh, US
Julien Tane, University of Kassel, Germany
Anne-Marie Vercoustre, INRIA, France

Contact information

Bich-Liên DOAN,     Supélec, France
Email : Bich-Lien.Doan at supelec.fr

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