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Sat Jan 15 2011

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Russia

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        1.     Tatiana Lando , Web of Data: RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School

Message 1: Web of Data: RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School
Date: 13-Jan-2011
From: Tatiana Lando <tatiana.landogmail.com>
Subject: Web of Data: RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School
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Full Title: Web of Data: RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School

Date: 15-Aug-2011 - 19-Aug-2011
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Contact Person: Tatiana Lando
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://romip.ru/edbt-russir2011/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The joint RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School will be held on August 15-19, 2011 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The school is co-organized by Saint Petersburg State University (http://eng.spbu.ru), Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP, http://romip.ru), and EDBT Association (http://www.edbt.org)

The mission of the school is to teach students about modern problems and methods in Information Retrieval and Database Technology; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in these fields; and to create environment for informal contacts between scientists, students and industry professionals.

RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 School will offer up to seven courses (in parallel sessions) and host approximately 150 participants.

The working language of the school is English. The target audience of the school is advanced graduate and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic and industrial researchers, and developers.

About RuSSIR:

schools took place in Ekaterinburg, Taganrog, Petrozavodsk, and Voronezh. Previous RuSSIR courses were taught by Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Mounia Lalmas, Fabio Crestani, Djoerd Hiemstra, Eugene Agichtein, James Shanahan, Marie-Francine Moens, Horacio Saggion, Andreas Rauber, and others.

About EDBT Summer schools:

The EDBT Summer Schools are a well-established and successful international series organized every two to three years and has been very popular among young researchers in the database area. The EDBT summer school brings together leading researchers of the database community and provides participants an opportunity to gain deep insight into the current research trends in the database area.

About venue:

Saint Petersburg is Russia's second largest city after Moscow with 4.6 million inhabitants. Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia in 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural centre. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. Over its history the city has been referred to as 'the Venice of the north' or 'Northern Palmyra' due to the intricate web of rivers and canals. Founded in 1724, St. Petersburg State University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Russia. At present, there are more than 32,000 students at University, more than 300 specialties hosted by 21 faculties.

Call for Papers:

The School Program Committee invites proposals for courses on a wide range of IR and DB-related topics, including but not limited to:

- IR and DB theory, models, and query languages
- Data structures, algorithms, and indexing
- Multimedia databases and IR
- Natural language processing
- User interfaces
- Semantic Web and knowledge databases
- Text mining, information and fact extraction
- Mobile applications for IR and Databases
- Dynamic media and data streams
- Social search and personalization
- IR evaluation
- Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation
- Availability, reliability, and scalability
- Complex event processing
- Digital libraries, museums, and archives
- Spatial, temporal, and geographic databases
- XML and semistructured databases
- Scientific and statistical databases

Courses spanning both fields (IR and DB), dealing with interdisciplinary problems, and of interest for both communities are encouraged.

Each course should consist of five 90-minute-long sessions (normally in five consecutive days). The course may include both lectures and practical exercises in computer labs.

Summer school organizers will cover travel expenses and accommodation at the school for one lecturer per course, there is no additional honorarium. The school organizers would highly appreciate if, whenever possible, lecturers could find alternative funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses and indicate this possibility in the proposal.

Course proposals for RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 summer school must be submitted by email to pbyandex-team.ru, by January 30, 2011. A course proposal should contain a brief description of the course (up to 200 words), preferred schedule, prerequisites, necessary equipment, a short description of teaching and research experience, and contact information of the lecturer(s). All proposals will be evaluated by the program committee according to the school goals, presentation clarity, lecturer's qualifications and experience.

All submitters will be notified of the result by February 21, 2011. Early informal inquiries about the school or the proposal evaluation process are encouraged.

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