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LINGUIST List 22.1461

Tue Mar 29 2011

Confs: Computational Linguistics/Russia

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        1.     Tatiana Lando , Web of Data: RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School

Message 1: Web of Data: RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School
Date: 28-Mar-2011
From: Tatiana Lando <tatiana.landogmail.com>
Subject: Web of Data: RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School
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Web of Data: RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School

Date: 15-Aug-2011 - 19-Aug-2011
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Contact: Tatiana Lando
Contact Email: tatiana.landogmail.com
Meeting URL: http://romip.ru/edbt-russir2011/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The joint RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School will be held on August 15-19,
2011 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The school is co-organized by Saint
Petersburg State University (http://eng.spbu.ru), Russian Information
Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP, http://romip.ru), and EDBT
Association (http://www.edbt.org)

The mission of the school is to teach students about modern problems and
methods in Information Retrieval and Database Technology; to stimulate
scientific research and collaboration in these fields; and to create
environment for informal contacts between scientists, students and industry
professionals.

RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 School will offer up to seven courses (in parallel
sessions) and host approximately 150 participants.

The working language of the school is English. The target audience of the
school is advanced graduate and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers,
academic and industrial researchers, and developers.

About RuSSIR:

schools took place in Ekaterinburg, Taganrog, Petrozavodsk, and
Voronezh. Previous RuSSIR courses were taught by Ricardo Baeza-Yates,
Mounia Lalmas, Fabio Crestani, Djoerd Hiemstra, Eugene Agichtein, James
Shanahan, Marie-Francine Moens, Horacio Saggion, Andreas Rauber, and
others.

About EDBT Summer schools:

The EDBT Summer Schools are a well-established and successful
international series organized every two to three years and has been very
popular among young researchers in the database area. The EDBT
summer school brings together leading researchers of the database
community and provides participants an opportunity to gain deep insight into
the current research trends in the database area.

About venue:

Saint Petersburg is Russia's second largest city after Moscow with 4.6
million inhabitants. Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia in 1703, it was the
capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years. Saint
Petersburg is a major European cultural centre. The Historic Centre of Saint
Petersburg constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is
also home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world.
Over its history the city has been referred to as 'the Venice of the north' or
'Northern Palmyra' due to the intricate web of rivers and canals. Founded in
1724, St. Petersburg State University is one of the oldest institutions of
higher education in Russia. At present, there are more than 32,000
students at University, more than 300 specialties hosted by 21 faculties.

Application Deadline: 25 May 2011

The joint RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School will be held on August 15-19,
2011 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The school is co-organized by Saint
Petersburg State University (http://eng.spbu.ru), Russian Information
Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP, http://romip.ru), and EDBT
Association (http://www.edbt.org).

RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 School will offer following courses:
- Gerhard Weikum - Knowledge Harvesting from Web Sources
- Ben Carterette, Evangelos Kanoulas, and Emine Yilmaz - Advances in
Information Retrieval Evaluation
- Sihem Amer-Yahia and Julia Stoyanovich - Top-K Processing for Search
and Information Discovery in Social Applications
- Stefan Rueger - Multimedia queries and indexing
- Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, and Fabrizio Silvestri - Mining query
logs to improve web wearch engines' operations
- Mike Thelwall - Sentiment Strength Detection in the Social Web
- Vladimir Gorovoy and Yana Volkovich - An Introduction to Social Mining
- Katja Filippova - Monolingual Text-to-Text Generation (short course)
- Chirag Shah - Collaborative IR (short course)

The Russian Conference for Young Scientists in Information Retrieval will be
co-organized with the school. The school is expected to have a versatile
social program.

The target audience of the school is advanced graduate and PhD students,
post-doctoral researchers, academic and industrial researchers, and
developers. The school will be open to about 150 qualified, motivated and
pre-selected candidates.

The school fee is 210 Euro (8400 Rub). The fee covers all courses,
handout materials, coffee/tea breaks, social events. Organizers will provide
a limited number of grants covering school fee only or school fee and
accommodation.



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