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Wed May 16 2007

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        1.    Djoerd Hiemstra, The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference


Message 1: The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
Date: 15-May-2007
From: Djoerd Hiemstra <sigir07cs.utwente.nl>
Subject: The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference


The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
Short Title: SIGIR 2007

Date: 23-Jul-2007 - 27-Jul-2007
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact: Djoerd Hiemstra
Contact Email: infosigir2007.org
Meeting URL: http://www.sigir2007.org

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research
results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad
field of information retrieval (IR). The Conference and Program Chairs invite
all those working in areas related to IR to submit original research
contributions, posters, and proposals for tutorials, workshops, and
demonstrations of systems.

Programme at a glance
See: http://www.sigir2007.org/schedule.html for the full preliminary
programme.

Monday, 23 July 2007
Session 1: Tutorials (Mon 8:30-12:15)
- Conducting Interactive IR User Studies
- Introduction to Web Retrieval
- Introduction to Text Mining
- The Probabilistic Relevance Model: BM25 and Beyond
- Cross-Language Information Access
Session 2: Tutorials (Mon 13.15-17.00)
- Introduction to Web Advertising
- Conducting Interactive IR User Studies (part 2)
- Supervised and Semi-Supervised Learning for IR
- XML Retrieval: Integrated IR-DB Challenges and Solutions
- Introduction to Recommender Systems
Doctoral Consortium (Mon 9:00-17:00)
Welcoming reception (Mon 18.00-19.00)

Tuesday, 24 July 2007
Newcomer's breakfast (Tue 7:30-8:45?)
Opening (Tue 9:00)
Keynote 1 (Tue 9:15-10:15)
Session 1: Personalization (Tue 11:00-12:30)
Session 2: Routing and Filtering (Tue 11:00-12:30)
Session 3: Evaluation I (Tue 11:00-12:30)
Session 4: Classification and Clustering (Tue 14:00-15:30)
Session 5: Image Retrieval (Tue 14:00-15:30)
Session 6: Summaries (Tue 14:00-15:30)
Session 7: Users and the Web (Tue 16:00-17:30)
Session 8: Managing Memory (Tue 16:00-17:30)
Session 9: Topic Detection and Tracking (Tue 16:00-17:30)
Poster and Demo session (Tue 18.00?-21.00)

Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Session 10: Web IR I (Wed 09:00-10:30)
Session 11: Interaction (Wed 09:00-10:30)
Session 12: Learning to Rank I (Wed 09:00-10:30)
Session 13: Formal Models (Wed 11:00-13:00)
Session 14: Question Answering (Wed 11:00-13:00)
Session 15: Evaluation II (Wed 11:00-12:30)
Session 16: Learning to Rank II (Wed 14:30-16:30)
Session 17: Spam Spam Spam (Wed 14:30-16:00)
Session 18: Music Retrieval (Wed 14:30-15:30)
Session 19: Multi-Lingual IR (Wed 15:30-16:30)
Surprise (Wed 17.00?-18.00)
Banquet (19.00 - 23.00?)

Thursday 26 July 2007
Keynote 2 (Tue 9:00-10:00)
Session 20: Link Analysis (Thu 10:30-12:00)
Session 21: Collection Representation in Distributed IR (Thu 10:30-12:00)
Session 22: Index Structures (Thu 10:30-12:00)
Session 23: Web IR II (Thu 14:00-15:30)
Session 24: Evaluation III (Thu 14:00-15:30)
Session 25: Combination and Fusion (Thu 14:00-15:30)
Session 26: Spoken Document Retrieval (Thu 16:00-17:30)
Session 27: Domain Specific NLP (Thu 16:00-17:30)
Session 28: Query Processing Strategies (Thu 16:00-17:30)

Friday, 27 July 2007
Workshops (Fri 9:00-17:00)
- Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval
- Web Information Seeking and Interaction
- Plagiarism Analysis, Authorship Identification, and Near-Duplicate
Detection
- Improving Web retrieval for non-English queries
- Multimedia Information Retrieval
- Large scale Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval
- Information retrieval and applications of graphical models
- Focused Retrieval (Question Answering, Passage Retrieval,
Element Retrieval)
- Searching Spontaneous Conversational Speech
Industry Event (Fri 9:00-19:00)

Registration
The deadline for early registration with reduced fee is *15 June 2007*.
See: http://www.sigir2007.org/registration.html

Accomodation
Don't forget to make your room reservations. There are rooms available
at the special conference rate via the web site. We offer hotels for
every budget - including 4-person rooms at one of Amsterdam's famous
youth hostels.
See: http://www.sigir2007.org/accommodation.html

Organisation
SIGIR is organised by ACM, CWI Amsterdan, TNO-ICT, University of Twente,
University of Amsterdam, and Thaesis.

Important Dates

June 15 2007: Early registration deadline
July 23-27, 2007: Conference in Amsterdam

See also: http://www.sigir2007.org
Syndication: http://www.sigir2007.org/news/feed.rss
Newsletter: Send SUBSCRIBE to sigir07cs.utwente.nl
Contact: infosigir2007.org
MySIGIR: http://my.sigir2007.org


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