Friday, April 23, 2010


CALL FOR PAPERS (AIRS 2010; Taipei, Taiwan)

The Sixth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS 2010)
December 1-3, 2010 at Conference Hall, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
In cooperation with ACM SIGIR and ACLCLP ROCLING

The Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS) aims to bring together
researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the
field of information retrieval (IR). The scope of the conference covers
applications, systems, technologies and theory aspects of information retrieval
in text, audio, image, video, and multimedia data. The AIRS 2010 welcomes
submissions of original papers in the broad field of information retrieval.
Technical issues covered include, but are not limited to the following:

1. IR Models and Theories

2. User Study, IR Evaluation, and Interactive IR

3. Web IR, Scalability, and Adversarial IR

4. Multimedia IR

5. NLP for IR (eg. Cross-/Multi- Language IR, Question Answering,
Summarization, Information Extraction)

6. Machine Learning and Data Mining for IR (eg. Learning to Rank, Classification,

7. IR Applications (eg. Digital Libraries, Vertical Search, Mobile IR)

Accepted papers will be published as part of the LNCS series by Springer, and will be EI-indexed.


June 30, 2010 Submissions due
July 31, 2010 Notification of acceptance
August 14, 2010 Camera-ready due
November 1, 2010 Registration deadline
December 1-3, 2010 AIRS 2010


The AIRS 2010 proceedings will be published as an LNCS volume, so please follow
the default author instructions available at

In addition, please anonymize your paper to facilitate blind reviewing,
and make sure your paper is no longer than 12 pages in the LNCS format.
Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected unconditionally.

Duplicate submissions (the same paper being submitted to AIRS 2010 and
to another conference at the same time) are strictly forbidden; if
detected, these submissions will be unconditionally rejected.

For paper submission and related information, please visit the AIRS 2010 website.


Honorary Conference Chair:
Si-Chen Lee, President, National Taiwan University

Conference Chair:
Pu-Jen Cheng, National Taiwan University

Publication Chair:
Preslav Nakov, National University of Singapore

Finance Chair:
Lun-Wei Ku, National Taiwan University

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Wai Lam, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore

Chien-Wen Chen, National Taiwan University


IR Models and Applications
Min Zhang, Tsinghua University
Bin Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

User Study, IR Evaluation, and Interactive IR
Tetsuya Sakai, Microsoft Research Asia
William Webber, University of Melbourne

Web IR, Scalability, and Adversarial IR
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow

Multimedia IR
Winston Hsu, National Taiwan University
Kazunari Sugiyama, National University of Singapore

NLP for IR
Timothy Baldwin, University of Melbourne
Atsushi Fujii, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Machine Learning and Data Mining for IR
Tie-Yan Liu, Microsoft Research Asia
Yi Zhang, University of California Santa Cruz

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