[Elsnet-list] Call for Papers: SPIRE 2011

Fabrizio Sebastiani fabrizio.sebastiani at isti.cnr.it
Fri Feb 11 11:04:19 CET 2011

                       Call for Papers

18th Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval
                         (SPIRE 2011)

                          Pisa, Italy
                     October 17--21, 2011

SPIRE 2011 is the 18th edition of the International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval. It will will take place at the National Council of Research campus (“Area della Ricerca del CNR”) in Pisa, Italy, and will be co-organized by the Institute for the Science and Technologies of Information of the Italian National Council of Research (ISTI-CNR), Pisa, and the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa.

The scope of the SPIRE series of symposia includes not only fundamental algorithms in string processing and information retrieval, but also SP and IR techniques as applied to areas such as computational biology, DNA sequencing, and Web mining. Given its interdisciplinary nature, SPIRE offers a unique opportunity for researchers from these different areas to meet and network.

Typical topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * String Processing: Dictionary algorithms, Text searching, Pattern matching, Text and sequence compression, Succinct and compressed indexing, Automata-based string processing;
    * Biological Sequence Processing: Analysis of DNA and RNA sequencing data, Molecular sequence processing, Recognition of genes and regulatory elements, Comparative genomics and population genetics;
    * Information Retrieval: Information retrieval models, Indexing, Ranking and filtering, Interface design for IR, Evaluation issues in IR, Text analysis, Text mining, Text classification and clustering, Information extraction, Language models and topic models for search related-tasks, Efficient implementation of IR systems, Algorithms and data structures for IR;
    * Search-related tasks: Cross-lingual information retrieval, Multimedia / multi-modal information retrieval, Recommendation and collaborative filtering, Semi-structured data retrieval, Blog retrieval.
SPIRE 2011 welcomes either long papers (12 pages) or short papers (6-pages). Submissions must be anonymous and formatted using the Springer LNCS style. At least three reviewers will evaluate each paper in double-blind mode based on its originality, quality, methodological robustness, and significance of theoretical and/or practical contribution. Papers must be in English, must be unpublished, and must not be under submission at another conference or journal for the entire duration of the SPIRE 2011 reviewing process.

All papers will be refereed according to the usual scientific standards. Accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, which will be distributed to all delegates at the symposium.

SPIRE 2011 will also feature a full day of tutorials and a full day of workshops. See http://spire2011.isti.cnr.it/ if you are interested in submitting either a tutorial or a workshop proposal.

SPIRE 2011 General Chair 
Fabrizio Sebastiani, National Council of Research, IT 

SPIRE 2011 Program Chairs 
Roberto Grossi, University of Pisa, IT 
Fabrizio Silvestri, National Council of Research, IT 

SPIRE 2011 Program Committee
- To be announced -

Important Dates

Paper Submission:            April 20, 2011 
Accept/Reject notification:  June 15, 2011 
Camera-ready copy due:       July 15, 2011
Conference:                  October 17-21, 2011

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