Wednesday, March 25, 2009

AIRS 2009 Final CFP

The Fifth Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS 2009)
October 21-23, 2009 at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
In cooperation with ACM SIGIR

The Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS) aims to bringtogether researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the field of information retrieval (IR). The scope ofthe symposium covers applications, systems, technologies and theoryaspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video andmultimedia data. The Fifth AIRS (AIRS 2009) welcomes submissions of original papers in the broad field of information retrieval.Technical issues covered include, but are not limited to:
IR Theory and Formal Models;IR Evaluation, Test collections, Evaluation methods and metrics,Experimental design, Data collection and analysis;Interactive IR, User interfaces and visualization, User studies,User models, Task-based IR, User/Task-based IR theory;Web IR, Intranet/enterprise search, Citation and link analysis, Adversarial IR;Distributed IR, Fusion/Combination, Digital libraries;Cross-language retrieval, Multilingual retrieval, Machinetranslation for IR;Video and image retrieval, Audio and speech retrieval,Music retrieval;Topic detection and tracking, Routing, Content-based filtering,Collaborative filtering, Agents, Spam filtering;Question answering, Information extraction, Summarization, Lexical acquisition, NLP for IR;Text Data Mining and Machine Learning for IR.
Accepted papers will be published as part of the LNCS series from Springer, and will be EI-indexed. The AIRS 2009 organisers are also planning on a post-conference special issue in a renowned international journal, and the authors of the best papers at AIRS2009 will be encouraged to contribute to this issue.


April 19, 2009 Submissions due
June 1, 2009 Notification of acceptance
June 16, 2009 Camera-ready due
September 1, 2009 Registration deadline
October 21-23 2009 AIRS 2009


The AIRS 2009 proceedings will be published as LNCS,so please follow the default author instructions available at
In addition, please "anonymise" your paper to facilitate blindreviewing, and make sure your paper is no longer than 12 pages inthe LNCS format. Submissions that do not follow these guidelineswill be rejected unconditionally. Duplicate submissions (the samepaper being submitted to AIRS 2009 and to another conferenceat the same time), if detected, will also be rejected. Pleaseupload your paper to the START submission system at April 19, 2009. The Program Committee will carefully review itand decide whether it should be accepted (either as a 12-pagepaper or as a 6-page poster) or not.
Once your paper gets accepted, you will be asked to send us asigned copyright form available at the above Springer website.At least one author per paper must present the work at the conference. For updates, please visit the AIRS 2009 website.


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Honorary Conference Chair: Elizabeth Liddy (Syracuse University)
Conference Co-Chairs: Masaharu Yoshioka (Hokkaido University) and Tetsuya Sakai (Microsoft Research Asia)
Publication Co-Chairs: Akiko Aizawa (NII) and Kazuko Kuriyama(Shirayuri College)
Publicity Co-Chairs: Atsushi Fujii (University of Tsukuba),Ian Soboroff (NIST), Dawei Song (Robert Gordon University) andWilliam Webber (University of Melbourne)
Finance Chair: Takuya Kida (Hokkaido University)
Program Committee Co-Chairs: Chin-Yew Lin (Microsoft ResearchAsia), Gary Geunbae Lee (POSTECH) and Dawei Song (Robert GordonUniversity)

Area Chairs:
Information Retrieval Models and Theories
- Tien-Yan Liu (MSRA)
- David Losada (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
Interactive Information Retrieval
-Ian Ruthven (University of Strathclyde)
- Andrew Turpin (RMIT)
- Min Zhang (Tsinghua University)
QA, Summarization and IE
- Teruko Mitamura (CMU)
Multimedia Retrieval- Gareth Jones (Dublin City University)

If you have any questions, please contact the conference co-chairs:
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