[Elsnet-list] RIAO 2007 - Conference Program and Call for participation

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Conference Program and Call for participation

RIAO 2007    "Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound)"
May 30 to June 1, 2007 – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The preliminary conference program is now available online:   http://www.riao.org/

###########   PRELIMINARY PROGRAM   ###########

The RIAO (Research of information aided by computer) conference is organized every three years, in Europe and North America, by the Center for Advanced Study of Information Systems (CASIS) and the Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire (CID).  The RIAO conferences present recent scientific advances in information retrieval through oral presentations, posters, demonstrations of research prototypes as well as presenting a selection of cutting-edge innovative products.  RIAO 2007 is held in cooperation with ACM and SIGIR.

----------- WEDNESDAY MAY 30, 2007
Wed 9:00-10:00 a.m. –  Opening Session
Wed 10:00-10:45 a.m. –  Invited Speaker – Donna Harman – NIST, USA
Wed 11:00-12:15 a.m. –  SESSION 1:  VIDEO AND LOG RETRIEVAL
.  Pic-A-Topic: Efficient Viewing of Informative TV Contents on Travel, Cooking, Food and 
More – Tetsuya Sakai, Toshiba/NewsWatch Japan, Tatsuya Uehara, Taishi Shimomori, Makoto Koyama, Mika Fukui, Toshiba –  Japan
.  Multimodal Segmentation of Lifelog Data  – Aiden R. Doherty,  Alan F. Smeaton, CDVP, Dublin City University Ireland, Keansub Lee, Daniel P.W. Ellis, LabROSA, Columbia University – USA
.  SportsAnno: What Do You Think? - James Lanagan, Alan Smeaton, CDVP, Dublin City University –  Ireland
Wed 1:30-03:10 p.m. –  SESSION 2:  SOUND AND MUSIC RETRIEVAL
.  ORCHIVE: Digitizing and Analyzing Orca Vocalizations – George Tzanetakis, Mathieu Lagrange, University of Victoria, Canada, Paul Spong, Helena Symonds, Orcalab – Canada
.  Optimizations of Local Edition for Evaluating Similarity Between Monophonic Musical 
Sequences – Pierre Hanna, Pascal Ferraro, LaBRI, Bordeaux 1 University – France
.  Multi-Modal Music Information Retrieval - Visualisation and Evaluation of Clusterings by 
Both Audio and Lyrics – Robert Neumayer, Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology – Austria
.  Recent Advances in Automatic Speech Summarization – Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology – Japan
Wed 3:10-3:40 p.m. –  Break and Demonstrations
Wed 3:40-5:40 p.m. –  POSTER SESSION 1
.  Semantic Domains and Supersense Tagging for Domain-Specific Ontology Learning –  Davide Picca, University of Lausanne – Switzerland
.  Unified Access to Heterogeneous Data in Cultural Heritage –  Marijn Koolen, Avi Arampatzis, Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam – Netherlands, Vincent de Keijzer, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague –  Netherlands, Nir Nussbaum, University of 
Amsterdam –  Netherlands
.  An approach to Multi-Lingual Text Summarization –  Alkesh Patel, Tanveer Siddiqui, Umashankar Tiwary, University of Allahabad – India
.  Cross-Media Entity Recognition in Nearly Parallel Visual and Textual Documents –  Koen Deschacht, Marie-Francine Moens, Wouter Robeyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – 
.  Query Refinement based on Topical Term Clustering –  Hiromi Wakaki, The University of Tokyo – Japan, Tomonari Masada, Atsuhiro Takasu, Jun Adachi, National Institute of Informatics, The University of Tokyo – Japan
.  Discriminative Fields for Modeling Semantic Concepts in Video –  Ming-yu Chen, Alexander Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University – USA
.  Multi-modal Interview Concept Detection for Rushes Exploitation –  Anan Liu, Tianjin University, Chinese Academy of Sciences China,  Li Jintao, Zhang Yongdong, Tang Sheng, Academy of Sciences China, Yang Zhaoxuan, Tianjin University, Chinese Academy of Sciences – China
.  Query clustering to decide the best system to use –  Désiré Kompaoré, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University – France, Josiane Mothe, IUFM, IRIT – France, Alain Baccini, Sébastien Dejean, LSP, Toulouse 3 University – France
.  An IE and IR Approach to deal with Geographic Information Scope in Textual Documents –  Christian Sallaberry, LIUPPA, Pau University – France, Mustapha Baziz, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University – France, Julien Lesbegueries, Mauro Gaio, LIUPPA, Pau University – France
.  Comprehensible and Accurate Cluster Labels in Text Clustering –  Jerzy Stefanowski, Dawid Weiss, Poznan University of Technology – Poland
.  Summarizing non-textual events with 'Briefing' focus –  Mohit Kumar, Dipanjan Das, Alexander Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University – USA
.  A Robust Linguistic Platform for Efficient and Domain specific Web Content Analysis –  Thierry Hamon, Adeline Nazarenko, Thierry Poibeau, Sophie Aubin, Julien Derivière, LIPN, Paris 13 University – France
.  OLAP Dimensions for Multidimensional Document Anlaysis –  Franck Ravat, IRIT, Toulouse 1 University – France, Olivier Teste, Ronan Tournier, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University – France
.  Effectiveness of Rich Document Representation in XML Retrieval –  Fahimeh Raja, Mostafa Keikha, Maseud Rahgozar, University of Teheran – Iran, Farhad Oroumchian, University of Wollongong – Dubai
.  Expanding a Test Collection for Citation-based IR Experiments –  Anna Ritchie, University of Cambridge UK, Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Ltd – UK, Simone Teufel, University of Cambridge – UK
.  XQuery++: a graphical querying language for XML semi-structured data –  Ikram Amous, Anis Jedidi, LARIM, Faiez Gargouri, Sfax – Tunisia, Florence Sèdes, IRIT-SIG/DDSS, Toulouse 3 University – France
.  Structured Audio Player: Supporting Radio Archive Workflows with Automatically Generated Structure Metadata – Martha Larson, ISLA, University of Amsterdam – Netherlands, Joachim Köhler, Fraunhofer IAIS – Germany
.  Evaluating A Personal Information Assistant – Ioannis Psarras, Joemon Jose, Glasgow University – UK
Wed 5:40-6:30 p.m. –  SESSION 3:  TEXTUAL QUERIES AND SEARCH 1
.  Selecting Automatically the Best Query Translation –  Pierre-Yves Berger, Jacques Savoy, University of Neuchatel – Switzerland
.  An Information Retrieval Driven by Ontology: from Query to Document Expansion –  Mustapha Baziz, Mohand Boughanem, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University – France, Gabriella Pasi, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca – Italy, Henri Prade, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University – France
----------- THURSDAY MAY 31, 2007
Thu 9:00-9:45 a.m. –  Invited Speaker –  Alan Smeaton – Dublin City University –  Ireland
Thu 9:45-10:35 a.m. –  SESSION 4:  TEXTUAL QUERIES AND SEARCH 2
.  Modeling Information Scent: A Comparison of LSA, PMI and GLSA Similarity Measures 
on Common Tests and Corpora –  Raluca Budiu, Christiaan Royer, Peter Pirolli, Palo Alto Research Center – USA
.  Investigating Retrieval Performance with Manually-Built Topic Models –  Xing Wei, W. Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts Amherst – USA
Thu 10:35-11:00 a.m.	Break and Demonstrations
.  Document frequency and term specificity –  Hideo Joho, University of Glasgow – UK, Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield – UK
.  Context Based Word Prediction for Texting Language –  Sachin Agarwal, Shilpa Arora, Carnegie Mellon University – USA
.  Combining linguistic indexes to improve the performances of information retrieval systems: a machine learning based solution –  Fabienne Moreau, Vincent Claveau, Pascale Sébillot, IRISA, Rennes University – France
.  Using Markov Chains to Exploit Word Relationships in Information Retrieval –  Guihong Cao, Jian-Yun Nie, Jing Bai, University of Montreal – Canada
Thu 1:30-3:30 p.m. –   APPLICATIONS SESSION
Thu 3:30-4:00 p.m. –   Break and Demonstrations
Thu 4:00-5:15 p.m. –   SESSION 6:  XML IN RETRIEVAL
.  A Survey on XML Focussed Component Retrieval –  Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat, Mohand Boughanem, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University – France
.  XML Fragments Extended with Database Operators –  Yosi Mass, Dafna Sheinwald, Benjamin Sznajder, Sivan Yogev, IBM Research Laboratory in Haifa – Israel
.  From Layout to Semantic: a Reranking Model for Mapping Web Documents to Mediated XML Representations –  Guillaume Wisniewski, Patrick Gallinari, LIP6, Paris 6 University – France
Thu 5:15-6:05 p.m. –  SESSION 7:  IMAGE RETRIEVAL 1
.  Similarity Beyond Distance Measurement –  Feng Kang, Rong Jin, Michigan State University – USA, Steven Hoi, Hong Kong Chinese University – China
Image Retrieval Using a Multilingual Ontology –  Adrian Popescu, CEA LIST – France

-------- FRIDAY JUNE 1, 2007
9:00-10:40 a.m. –  SESSION 8:  PEER-TO-PEER AND WEB SEARCH
.  A Co-operative Web Services Paradigm for Supporting Crawlers –  Aravind Chandramouli, Susan Gauch, University of Kansas – USA
.  Content-Based Peer-to-Peer Network Overlay for Full-Text Federated Search –  Jie Lu, Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University – USA
.  Homepage Finding in Hybrid Peer-to-Peer Networks –  Enrico Bragante, Massimo Melucci, University of Padua – Italy
.  Collective Annotation: Perspectives for Information Retrieval Improvement –  Guillaume Cabanac, Max Chevalier, Claude Chrisment, Christine Julien, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University – France
10:40-11:10 a.m. –  Break and Demonstrations
11:10-12:00 a.m. –  SESSION 9:  IMAGE RETRIEVAL 2
.  Toward Content-based Indexing and Retrieval of Functional Brain Images –  Bing Bai, Paul Kantor, Nicu Cornea, Deborah Silver, Rutgers University – USA
.  Using the Knowledge of Object Colors to Segment Images and Improve Web Image Search –  Christophe Millet, CEA LIST – France, Isabelle Bloch, GET-ENST – France
.  Relevance Propagation Model for Large Hypertext Documents Collections –  Idir Chibane, Bich-Lien Doan, SUPÉLEC – France
.  Combination of Document Priors in Web Information Retrieval –  Jie Peng, Craig Macdonald, Ben He, Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow – UK
.  Contextual Search Using Ontology-Based User Profiles –  Vishnu Challam, Microsoft Corporation – USA, Susan Gauch, Aravind Chandramouli, University of Kansas – USA
.  Evidence-Based Information Extraction for High Accuracy Citation and Author Name Identification –  Brett Powley, Robert Dale, Macquarie University – Australia
2:40-4:00 p.m. –  POSTER SESSION 2
.  An Emergent Taxonomy Approach For Information Retrieval in Open Systems –  Valérie Camps, Pierre Glize, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University – France
.  Extracting Useful Information from the Full Text of Fiction –  Sharon Givon, Maria Milosavljevic, University of Edinburgh – UK
.  Ontology-Aided vs. Keyword-Based Web Searches: A Statistical Comparative Analysis –  Magdi Kamel, Ann Lee, Ed Powers, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey – USA
.  Smart Qualitative Data (SQUAD): Information Extraction in a Large Document Archive –  Maria Milosavljevic, Claire Grover, University of Edinburgh – UK, Louise Corti, University of Essex – UK
.  Indexing Low Frequency Information for Answering Complex Questions –  Abolfazl Keighobadi Lamjiri, Julien Dubuc, Leila Kosseim, Sabine Bergler, CLaC laboratory, Concordia University – Canada
.  Using Prior Information Derived from Citations in Literature Search –  Edgar Meij, Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam –  Netherlands
.  Information Retrieval Techniques for Templated Queries –  Giridhar Kumaran, James Allan, University of Massachusetts Amherst – USA
.  Discovering Missing Values in Semi-Structured Databases –  Xing Yi, James Allan, Victor Lavrenko, University of Massachusetts Amherst – USA
.  Audio Feature Engineering for Automatic Music Genre Classification –  Paolo Annesi, Roberto Basili, Raffaele Gitto, Alessandro Moschitti, Riccardo Petitti, University of Rome Tor Vergata – Italy
.  Exploring Interactive Information Retrieval: An Integrated Approach to Interface Design and Interaction Analysis –  Gheorghe Muresan, Rutgers University – USA
.  Construction of Vietnamese Corpora, Thao Pham Thi Xuan, Faculty of Computer Sciences, University of Information Technology - VNU of HCMC Vietnam – Vietnam, Ai Kawazoe, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo – Japan, Dien Dinh, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Natural Sciences - VNU of HCMC Vietnam – Vietnam, Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo – Japan, Tri Tran Quoc, Faculty of Computer Sciences, University of Information Technology - VNU of HCMC Vietnam – Vietnam
.  Using a Content-and-Structure Oriented Method for Relevance Feedback in XML Retrieval
Lobna Hlaoua, Mohand Boughanem, Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University – France
.  Research Methodology in Studies of Information Retrieval Evaluation
Ben Carterette, James Allan, University of Massachusetts Amherst – USA
4:00-4:30 p.m. –  Break and Demonstrations
. Logical Validation, Answer Merging and Witness Selection – A Study in Multi-Stream Question Answering –  Ingo Glöckner, Sven Hartrumpf, Johannes Leveling, University of Hagen – Germany
Estimating Importance Features for Fact Mining (With a Case Study in Biography Mining) –  Sisay Fissaha Adafre, Maarten de Rijke, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam – Netherlands
.  Capturing Sentence Prior for Query-Based Multi-Document Summarization –  Prasad Pingali, International Institute of Information Technology – India, Jagadeesh Jagarlamudi, Microsoft – USA
5:45-6:30 p.m. –  Concluding Ceremony

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