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ECIR'04 Call for Participation for Posters

From: Zia Syed <zs@comp.rgu.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 14:26:31 +0000
To: zs@comp.rgu.ac.uk
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			5th - 7th April, 2004, UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND, UK


The British Computer Society's Information Retrieval Specialist Group's annual 
European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'04) is the main European forum
for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval.  

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:

Text representation and indexing
Cross-lingual and multilingual IR
Metasearching and data fusion
Data mining and information extraction
Topic detection and tracking
Text summarisation
Question answering
Web-based IR
Information Retrieval for digital libraries
Mobile IR
Formal methods and language models for IR
Natural Language Processing for IR
Structured document retrieval, including XML
Image and video retrieval
Text classification (categorization or clustering)
Content-based adaptive filtering and routing
Usability, interactivity and visualization
Search strategies
User modelling and user studies
Evaluation issues and test collections
Distributed IR
Compression and scalability in IR
Architectures for IR
Audio and speech retrieval
Optical character recognition and IR
Machine learning for IR

Poster submissions addressing any of the areas identified in the conference topics
are invited. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate work in progress and 
late-breaking research results. The submission must include a two-page summary of 
the work, prepared in accordance with the template available on the conference 
website. All accepted posters will be published in volume two of the proceedings,
which will be distributed at the conference.

An A4 diagrammatic plan of the poster display is also required. Please note that 
because of the late deadline for submissions for this track, all posters must be 
submitted in camera-ready copy format. There will be no opportunity for authors 
to modify poster abstracts following the review process. Posters must be submitted as
Word documents.

For further information about poster submission please contact Dr. Michael Oakes,
ECIR 2004 Posters Chair, email: ecir04posters@sunderland.ac.uk

Full Papers					CLOSED
Deadline for Posters                            Thursday 15 January  2004
Notification for Posters                        Friday 06 February 2004

The conference will be held at the School of Computing and Technology at the 
University of Sunderland, UK. Located on the North East Coast of England, 
Sunderland is one of the UK's newest cities. Standing on one of the oldest 
educational sites in the country, the university campus successfully blends the 
old with the new.  To the North of the campus lies St Peter's church where the 
Venerable Bede was trained, marking a tradition of learning that stretches back 
over a thousand years.

Sunderland is located on the North East coast of England, close to the A19 and A1.
The nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport providing connections to 
most major UK and European cities, including London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, 
Amsterdam Schiphol and Brussels.
Direct Metro link to Newcastle Airport.
Direct Metro and rail links to Newcastle Central Station, with trains to all major
UK cities

For more details about the conference please contact the conference General 
Dr. Sharon McDonald and Professor John Tait
School of Computing and Technology
University of Sunderland
United Kingdom
Email: ecir04@sunderland.ac.uk
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