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Wed Nov 30 2011

FYI: RuSSIR 2012: Call for Course Proposals

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        1.     Tatiana Lando , RuSSIR 2012: Call for Course Proposals

Message 1: RuSSIR 2012: Call for Course Proposals
Date: 30-Nov-2011
From: Tatiana Lando <tatianal.landogmail.com>
Subject: RuSSIR 2012: Call for Course Proposals
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The 6th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR
2012) will be held on August 6-10, 2012 in Yaroslavl, Russia. The
school is co-organized by the Yaroslavl Demidov State University
(http://www.uniyar.ac.ru) and the Russian Information Retrieval
Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP, http://romip.ru).

RuSSIR 2012 will offer up to seven courses and host approximately
150 participants. The target audience of the school is advanced
graduate and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic and
industrial researchers, and developers. The working language of the
school is English.

RuSSIR 2012 will focus on multilingual information access, cross-
language information retrieval, and machine translation. The School
Program Committee invites proposals for courses on a wide range of
IR-related topics. Courses dealing with multilinguality, spanning IR,
NLP, and MT domains, and dealing with interdisciplinary problems are

Each course should consist of five 90-minute-long sessions (normally
in five consecutive days). The course may include both lectures and
practical exercises.

Summer school organizers will cover travel expenses and
accommodation for one lecturer per course; no additional honorarium
will be paid to lecturer(s). The school organizers would highly
appreciate if, whenever possible, lecturers could find alternative
funding to cover the travel and accommodation expenses, and indicate
this possibility in their proposals.

Course proposals must be submitted in PDF format to the submission
web site http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=russir2012, by
January 20, 2012. A course proposal should contain the following:
- Title and keywords
- Description of teaching and research experience, and contact
information of the lecturer(s)
- Relevance of the course to the school's scope and objectives
- Brief description of the course (up to 300 words suitable for
inclusion in school materials)
- Full description (1-2 pages - to be used for evaluation)
- Target audience and expected prerequisite knowledge of the
- Relevant references to support proposal evaluation
- Preferred schedule and necessary equipment

All proposals will be evaluated by the program committee according to
the school's goals, the clarity of presentation, and the lecturers’
qualifications and experience. All applicants will be notified of the
committee's decision by February 19, 2012. Early informal inquiries
about the school or the proposal evaluation process are encouraged.

About RuSSIR: RuSSIR series started in 2007 and has developed into
a renowned academic event with solid international participation.
Previous schools took place in Ekaterinburg, Taganrog, Petrozavodsk,
Voronezh, and Saint Petersburg. Previous RuSSIR courses were
taught by Eugene Agichtein, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Ricardo Baeza-
Yates, Ben Carterette, Fabio Crestani, Katja Filippova, Djoerd
Hiemstra, Evangelos Kanoulas, Mounia Lalmas, Marie-Francine
Moens, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Andreas Rauber, Stefan
Ruger, Horacio Saggion, James Shanahan, Fabrizio Silvestri, Mike
Thelwall, Gerhard Weikum, Emine Yilmaz, and others.

About the venue: The city of Yaroslavl is the administrative center of
Yaroslavl Oblast, located 250 km northeast of Moscow. The population
of the city is about 600,000 people. Founded in the 11th century by
prince Yaroslav the Wise, Yaroslavl is one of the oldest Russian cities.
Yaroslavl belongs to the Golden Ring, a group of towns northeast of
Moscow that have played an important role in Russian history, which
are now called ''open air museums'' and feature unique monuments of
Russian architecture of the 12th–18th centuries. In 2010 Yaroslavl
celebrated its 1,000th anniversary. The historical part of Yaroslavl is a
World Heritage Site located at the confluence of the rivers Volga and

The history of the Yaroslavl Demidov State University can be traced
back to the School of Higher Sciences that was founded in 1803 under
the patronage of Pavel Grigoryevich Demidov. Today the Yaroslavl
Demidov State University is the leading institution of higher education
in the Upper-Volga region, with 8,000 students and 10 departments.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics

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