[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: SIGIR 2012 (Portland, OR, USA, August 12-16)

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer kalpathy at ohsu.edu
Tue Jun 26 00:48:01 CEST 2012


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SIGIR 2012, Portland, OR, USA, August 12-16, 2012
http://www.sigir.org/sigir2012/

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Call for Participation

The 35th Annual Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the field of information retrieval (IR), also known as search. SIGIR 2012 will take place in Portland, Oregon, USA from August 12-16, 2012. The conference begins with a day of tutorials and the Doctoral Consortium (August 12), followed by three days of research presentations and keynote speakers (August 13-15), concluding with a day of workshops (August 16).

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:
ï Document Representation and Content Analysis (e.g., text representation, document structure, linguistic analysis, non-English IR, cross-lingual IR, information extraction, sentiment analysis, clustering, classification, topic models, facets)
ï Queries and Query Analysis (e.g., query representation, query intent, query log analysis, question answering, query suggestion, query reformulation)
ï Users and Interactive IR (e.g., user models, user studies, user feedback, search interface, summarization, task models, query logs, personalized search)
ï Retrieval Models and Ranking (e.g., IR theory, language models, probabilistic retrieval models, feature-based models, learning to rank, combining searches, diversity)
ï Search Engine Architectures and Scalability ( e.g., indexing, compression, MapReduce, distributed IR, mobile devices)
ï Filtering and Recommending (e.g., content-based filtering, collaborative filtering, recommender systems, profiles)
ï Evaluation (e.g., test collections, effectiveness measures, experimental design)
ï Web IR and Social Media Search (e.g., link analysis, social tagging, social network analysis, advertising and search, blog search, forum search, CQA, adversarial IR, vertical and local search)
ï IR and Structured Data (e.g., XML search, ranking in databases, desktop search, entity search)
ï Multimedia IR (e.g., image search, video search, speech/audio search, music IR)
ï Other Applications (e.g., digital libraries, enterprise search, genomics IR, medical IR, legal IR, patent search, text reuse)

Conference registration and hotel accommodation can be made on the conference Web site:
http://sigir.org/sigir2012/

We look forward to seeing you in lovely Portland, Oregon in August, the best time of year to visit. We hope you will also advantage of other activities in Portland, Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest while you are here.


General Conference Chair
Bill Hersh, Oregon Health & Science University
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