Thursday, March 12, 2009

CFP: FDIA 2009

The 3rd IRSG Symposium: Future Directions in Information Access 2009
(FDIA 2009)
Padua, Italy September 1st, 2009

As part of the European Summer School in Information Retrieval
(ESSIR 2009)
Padua, Italy August, 31st, until September, 4th 2009


The 3rd IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) will be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Information Retrieval in 2009. The symposium aims to provide a forum for participants of the summer school to share their research and interaction with senior researchers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The previous symposiums were held in London in 2008, and Glasgow in 2007 (with ESSIR 2007) and have provided a fun, entertaining and exciting forum for sharing and forming tentative ideas and work.
Why future directions, because we want to encourage submission that focus on the early research such as pilot studies, presenting challenges and future opportunities, conceptual and theoretical work, and the contributions from doctoral work.
Why Information Access, because it captures the broader ideas of information retrieval, storage and management to include interaction and usage.


The FDIA Symposium is mainly tuned to PhD students, researchers new to the field, and post doctoral researchers. The objectives are:
* To provide an accessible forum for new researchers to discuss their research and projects.
* To help foster formative and tentative research ideas.
* To encourage discussion and successful progression.
* To share outcomes of doctoral work.


This symposium calls for research papers to be submitted on topics about Information Access. We especially encourage submissions on late breaking and formative research which presents initial work that survey and present future challenges and opportunities, present pilot studies, explore conceptual and/or theoretical models.
Submission focusing on new directions and emerging work in Information Access/Retrieval which create discussion and provoke reaction are strongly encouraged. Submissions should provide the necessary background and motivation of the topic, so as to maximize the benefit to the author and fellow participants.
A paper should aim to include the following:
* Motivation for the research
* Background and related work (with key references)
* Particular issues highlighted for discussion and main research questions/challenges
A paper may also wish to include:
* Description of proposed or performed research
* Outline of Conceptual/Theoretical Models
* Research methodology and experiment
Areas of research include, but are not limited to:
* Databases
* Information Retrieval
* Human Computer Interaction
* Multimedia and Multimodal
* Knowledge Management
* Bio, Chemo, Med, Eco, etc. Informatics

All papers will be peer reviewed by at least one senior researchers on the Programme Committee. Papers should be around 4-6 pages in length in eWics Format using the Word or Latex templates. Submission should be converted to PDF. Longer papers are okay up to 8 pages in length.
All submissions must be from a solo author: the idea is to encourage and promote one's own research.
The Proceedings will be published online as part of the Ewics series.


Papers submission: April 30th, 2009
Notification of acceptance: June 5th, 2009
Camera-ready papers: June 25th, 2009
Symposium: During ESSIR 2009, September 1st, 2009


Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow
Massimo Melucci, University of Padua
Ricardo Baeza Yates, Yahoo! Research


Maristella Agosti, University of Padua
Mark Baillie, University of Strathclyde
Alex Bailey, Google
Juan Manuel, Fernandez Universidad de Granada
Norbert Fuhr, Universitat Duisburg Essen
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University
Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam
Udo Kruschwitz, Univesity of Essex
Mounia Lalmas, University of Glasgow
Monica Landoni, University of Strathclyde
David Losada, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Andy MacFarlane, City University
Massimo Melucci, University of Padua
Micheal Oakes, University of Sunderland
Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam
Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde
Milad Shokouki, Microsoft Research, UK
Paul Thomas, CSIRO, Australia
Jun Wang, University College London

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