3.1322 AICA'90: Information Retrieval Summer School (100)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 26 Apr 90 17:55:13 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1322. Thursday, 26 Apr 1990.

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 90 21:55 GMT
From: Lou Burnard <LOU@VAX.OXFORD.AC.UK>
Subject: European summer school in Info Retrieval


A.I.C.A. '90

Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica
ed il Calcolo Automatico


Organised by

A.I.C.A. Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval and
"Sezione A.I.C.A. delle Tre Venezie"

with the sponsorship of the

University of Padua, Italy
European Space Agency
EEC - European Strategic Programme for Research and Development in
Information Technology: ESPRIT

Bressanone (BZ), 9-12 July 1990

Auditorium dell'Istituto Pluricomprensivo,
Via Pr delle Suore, 1
Bressanone (BZ), Italy.

Bressanone (BZ), 9-12 July 1990

The rapid increase in the number and availability of on-line databases
containing text has focussed the attention of many people on techniques
for text processing and information retrieval. Intelligent text-based
information systems that provide efficient and effective access to
large databases of multimedia documents will have a significant impact
in many parts of society such as education, the home, a large range of
work-places, libraries, and other public information utilities.

The aim of the Summer School is to introduce people to the range of
issues that must be addressed in designing information retrieval
systems. This includes discussions of the current state-of-the-art in
techniques for implementing these systems, and how systems can be
evaluated and compared. The course material will emphasise techniques
that can be incorporated in current systems, as well as research results
that will have an impact in the near future. All the topics will be
presented with a lecture and a discussion at the end. Some operational
and prototype information retrieval systems will be demonstrated during
the School.

The lecturers and discussants at the Summer School all have international
reputations for their research and development work in the field of
information retrieval. Their broad range of experience and expertise is
represented in the range of topics cove red.

The Summer School is designed to meet the needs of people who are
actively involved in the development, implementation, and management of
text-based information systems, or who are planning to become involved
in this area.


Maristella Agosti, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informatica, Universita
di Padova, Italy.
Nicholas J. Belkin, School of Communication, Information and Library
Studies, Rutgers University, U.S.A.
W. Bruce Croft, Computer and Information Science Department, University
of Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Edward A. Fox, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University, U.S.A.
Pier Giorgio Marchetti, European Space Agency, Information Retrieval
Service -ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.
Alan F. Smeaton, School of Computer Applications, Dublin City University,
Keith van Rijsbergen, Department of Computing Science, University of
Glasgow, U.K.
Peter Willett, Department of Information Studies, University of
Sheffield, U.K.


Giorgio Brajnik, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Universita di
Udine, Italy.
Dario Lucarella, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione, Universita di
Milano, Italy.
Fulvio Naldi, Servizio Informatica Area di Milano, CNR, Milano, Italy.
Fausto Rabitti, Istituto di Elaborazione dell'Informazione, CNR, Pisa,
Carlo Tasso, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Universita di
Udine, Italy.


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