The Seventh Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference

Abbreviated Title: 
AIRS 2011
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
7 Jul 2011
Event Dates: 
18 Dec 2011 - 20 Dec 2011
City: 
Dubai
Country: 
United Arab Emirates

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Seventh Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS 2011)
December 18th -20th, 2011
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

www.uowdubai.ac.ae/airs2011

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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 2011 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, Clustering)
7. IR Applications (eg. Digital Libraries, Vertical Search, Mobile IR)
8. Arabic-Script based IR
9. Cross Language IR

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IMPORTANT DATES
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* Submission Due: July 7th, 2011
* Notification of acceptance August 15th, 2011
* Camera-ready due August 30th, 2011
* Registration November 1st, 2011
* AIRS2011 December 18th-20th

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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
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The AIRS 2011 proceedings will be published as an LNCS volume, so please follow the default author instructions available at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0 . 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 2011 and to another conference at the same time) are strictly forbidden; if detected, these submissions will be unconditionally rejected.