10.0524 SIGIR '97: information retrieval

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 22:02:22 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 524.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: David Lewis <lewis@research.att.com> (294)
Subject: Call For Papers: SIGIR '97 hapax8r8f2l8kj

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20th International ACM SIGIR Conference on
Research and Development in Information Retrieval

DoubleTree Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, USA

July 27 -- July 31, 1997

In co-operation with:
BCS-IRSG (UK), GI (Germany), IPSJ (Japan), (others pending)


SIGIR '97 is the twentieth conference in the premier series of
research conferences on information retrieval. SIGIR is the major
forum for the presentation of new research results, and for the
demonstration of new systems and techniques, in information retrieval.
The conference attracts a broad range of professionals including
theoreticians, developers, publishers, researchers, educators, and
designers of systems, interfaces, information bases, and related
applications. In 1997, SIGIR is collocated with DL '97, the Second
ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries, which will be held
July 23-26, 1997 in Philadelphia. We anticipate substantial synergy
between these two meetings.


SIGIR '97 seeks original contributions (i.e. never before
published) in the broad field of information storage and retrieval,
covering the handling of all types of information, people's behavior
in information systems, and theories, models and implementations of
information retrieval systems.

We encourage discussions of experimental studies, tests of
usability, explorations of information retrieval behavior, reports on
the performance of large scale systems, and demonstrations of advanced
approaches. We prefer theoretical contributions to have sufficient
proof of utility to demonstrate their applicability to information
retrieval problems. Similarly, reports on small scale experiments
should include convincing arguments or simulations to show their
likelihood of generalization.


Topics include, but are not limited to:

--Information Retrieval Theory, e.g.: Statistical and Logical
Retrieval Models, Data Fusion, Human-Centered Information Retrieval

--User Interaction and Behavior, e.g.: Models of Information
Seeking, Interface Design and Experiment, Visualization.

--Multimedia Information Retrieval, e.g.: Audio, Video, and Image
Retrieval, Links, Composite Documents.

--Experimentation, e.g.: Test Collections, Evaluation Measures.

--Natural Language Processing, e.g.: Multilingual Retrieval Systems,
Summarization, Dialogue Management, Use of Linguistic Resources for
Information Retrieval.

--Systems and Implementation Issues, e.g.: Integration with Database
Systems, Networked Systems and the Internet, Compression, Efficient
Query Evaluation.

--Applications, e.g.: Task-Embedded Information Retrieval, Electronic
Publishing, Digital Libraries.


Submissions to SIGIR '97 may be completed papers, or can be
proposals for posters, panels, demonstrations, tutorials, or
workshops. With the exception of papers and posters, submissions may
be made via e-mail (plain ASCII text). All submissions should include
complete contact information including mail address, telephone, fax,
and e-mail.


Papers (4 copies) should be submitted in English to the Program
Co-Chair responsible for the geographic region of the first author, as
indicated below. Papers should contain at most 5000 words. The first
page must contain the title of the paper and an abstract of not more
than 150 words, but no indication as to the author(s) or their
affiliation(s). In addition, authors must provide a separate cover
page with the title, the author name(s), and the author
affiliation(s), plus complete contact information (mailing address,
telephone, fax, and e-mail) for the author to whom correspondence
should be sent. Please indicate if the paper is to be considered for
the Best Student Paper Award. This Award requires that the first and
primary author be a fulltime student at time of submission. There
will also be a Best Non-Student Paper Award presented.


SIGIR '97 will begin with a full day of tutorials, each of which
should cover a single topic in detail. Proposals are solicited for
tutorials of either a half day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6
hours plus breaks). Submissions should be made to the Tutorials Chair
and should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover
sheet should specify (1) the length of the tutorial; (2) the intended
audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced); (3) complete contact
information for the contact person and other presenters; and (4) brief
biographies (max. 2 paragraphs) of the presenters. The extended
abstract should be 3 to 5 pages, and should include an outline of the
tutorial, along with descriptions of the course objectives and course


Proposals for panel sessions should be sent to the Panels Chair
by prospective moderators. Panels should address issues of interest
to the general information retrieval community, and should be designed
to stimulate lively debate between panelists and audience. Panel
proposals (2-3 pages) must include: (1) complete contact information
for the moderator; (2) the rationale for addressing this topic as a
panel; (3) the names and affiliations of the panel members; and (4) a
description of how the panel will be structured, with emphasis on how
general participation will be encouraged. Abstracts of panel
presentations will appear in the proceedings.


Demonstrations provide an opportunity for first-hand experience
with information retrieval systems, whether advanced operational
systems or research prototypes. Proposals (up to 3 pages) should be
submitted to the Demonstrations Chair. The proposal should indicate
how the demonstration will illustrate new ideas, and should describe
the technical specifications of the system. The hardware, software,
and network requirements for the demonstration, including the
electrical requirements of the equipment, should be indicated. A list
of demonstrations will be published in the proceedings.


SIGIR '97 poster presentations offer researchers an opportunity
to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress, or
research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical
format. Abstracts of posters will appear in the conference
proceedings, and there will be a Best Poster Award. Three copies of
an extended abstract (roughly 3-4 pages) should be submitted to the
Posters Chair. The abstract should emphasize the research problem and
the methods being used, and be headed only by the title of the
poster. In addition, a separate cover page is required containing the
title of the poster, along with the name and affiliation of the
author(s), and complete contact information for the author to whom
correspondence should be sent.


Proposals are solicited from individuals and groups for one-day
workshops to be held July 31, 1997. Submissions of up to 3 pages
should be made to the {\bf Conference Chair}. They should include the
theme and goal of the workshop, the planned activities, the maximum
number of participants and the selection process, and a list of
potential participants. Also include a CV for each organizer detailing
relevant qualifications and experience. After the workshop,
organizers are to provide an article summarizing the workshop for
SIGIR Forum.


IMMEDIATELY: Subscribe to SIGIR '97 mailing list by writing to
sigir97@potomac.ncsl.nist.gov. Information on SIGIR '97 will
periodically be sent to the mailing list as well as posted at

January 10, 1997: Submission of PAPERS to the relevant Program

February 14, 1997: Submission of proposals for POSTERS, PANELS,

March 11, 1997: Notification to ALL authors.

April 30, 1997: Final manuscripts for PAPERS, POSTERS and PANELS
due in camera-ready and electronic forms.


Conference Chair:
Ellen Voorhees
Building 225
Room A-216
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Email: ellen@potomac.ncsl.nist.gov
Phone: +1 301 975-3761
Fax: +1 301 840-1357

Tutorials & Panels Chair:
Susan Dumais
445 South St.
Room 1A-348B
Morristown, NJ 07960
Email: std@bellcore.com
Phone: +1 201 829-4253
Fax: +1 201 829-2645

Posters Chair:
K. L. Kwok
Computer Science Dept.
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
Email: kwok@post.cs.qc.edu
Phone: +1 718 997-3482
Fax: +1 718 997-3513

Demonstrations Chair:
Chris Buckley
Sabir Research, Inc.
26 Triple Crown Ct.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Email: chrisb@sabir.com
Phone: +1 301 947-3740
Fax: +1 301 947-3684

Paul B. Kantor
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071
Email: kantorp@cs.rutgers.edu
Phone: +1 908 932-1359
Fax: +1 908 932-1504

Publicity Chair:
David D. Lewis
AT\&T Labs
600 Mountain Ave., 2A-410
Murray Hill, NJ 07974-0636
Email: lewis@research.att.com
Phone: +1 908-582-3976
Fax: +1 908-582-7550


For North and South America:
Nicholas J. Belkin
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071
Email: belkin@scils.rutgers.edu
Phone: +1 908 932-8585
Fax: +1 908 932-6916

For Europe and Africa:
Peter Willett
Department of Information Studies
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TN
United Kingdom
Email: p.willett@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 114-2825083
Fax: +44 (0) 114-2780300

For Asia and the Pacific:
Arcot Desai Narasimhalu
Institute of Systems Science
National University of Singapore
Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 0511
Republic of Singapore
Email: desai@iss.nus.sg
Phone: +65 7722002
Fax: + 65 7744990


IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Phillips, The Netherlands
Maristella Agosti, Univ. of Padua, Italy
Micheline Beaulieu, City Univ., UK
Peter Bruza, QUT, Australia
Chris Buckley, Cornell Univ., USA
Forbes Burkowski, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
James Callan, Univ. of Massachusetts, USA
Raman Chandrasekar, NCST, India
Yves Chiaramella, CLIPS-IMAG, France
Hsinchun Chen, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Mark Chignell, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
Ken Church, AT\&T, USA
W. Bruce Croft, Univ. of Massachusetts, USA
Susan Dumais, Bellcore, USA
Leo Egghe, Limburgs Univ. Centrum, Belgium
David Ellis, Univ. of Sheffield, UK
Jim French, Univ. of Virginia, USA
Hans-Peter Frei, UBILAB, Switzerland
Norbert Fuhr, Univ. Dortmund, Germany
Gregory Grefenstette, Rank Xerox, France
Donna Harman, NIST, USA
David Harper, Robert Gordon Univ., UK
Marti Hearst, Xerox, USA
Bill Hersh, Oregon Health Sciences Univ., USA
Haym Hirsh, Rutgers Univ., USA
David Hull, Rank Xerox, France
Peter Ingwersen, Royal School of Librarianship, Denmark
Tetsuya Ishikawa, Univ. of Library and Info. Sci., Japan
Kalervo Jarvelin, University of Tampere, Finland
Haruo Kimoto, NTT, Japan
Judith Klavans, Columbia University ,USA
Shmuel Klein, Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel
Robert Korfhage, Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA
K. L. Kwok, Queens College, CUNY, USA
Dik Lee, HKUST, Hong Kong
Joon Ho Lee, KRDIC, Korea
David Lewis, AT\&T, USA
Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse Univ., USA
Dario Lucarella, CRA-ENEL, Italy
Kathy McKeowan, Columbia Univ., USA
Elke Mittendorf, ETH Zentrum, Switzerland
Alistair Moffat, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
Sung Hyun Myaeng, Chungnam National Univ., Korea
Jan Pedersen, Verity, USA
Annelise Pejtersen, National Laboratory, Denmark
Keith van Rijsbergen, Glasgow University, UK
Ellen Riloff, Univ. of Utah, USA
Stephen Robertson, City Univ., UK
Airi Salminen, Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Tefko Saracevic, Rutgers Univ., USA
Peter Schauble, ETH Zentrum, Switzerland
Fabrizio Sebastiani, IEI-CHR, Italy
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City Univ., Ireland
Phil Smith, Ohio State Univ., USA
Craig Stanfill, Ab Initio, USA
Ulrich Thiel, GMD IPSI, Germany
Richard Tong, Sageware, USA
Howard Turtle, West Info. Pub. Gp., USA
Ross Wilkinson, RMIT, Australia
Mei-Mei Wu, National Taiwan Normal Univ., Taiwan
Emannuel Yannakoudakis, Athens Univ. of Economics, Greece