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LINGUIST List 23.2640

Thu Jun 07 2012

Calls: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/USA

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Date: 06-Jun-2012
From: Kira Radinsky <kirarcs.technion.ac.il>
Subject: SIGIR 2012 Workshop on Time-aware Information Access
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Full Title: SIGIR 2012 Workshop on Time-aware Information Access
Short Title: TAIA

Date: 16-Aug-2012 - 16-Aug-2012
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Contact Person: Milad Shokouhi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/milads/taia2012.aspx

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Jul-2012

Meeting Description:

SIGIR 2012 Workshop on Time-aware Information Access
Portland, OR, August 16, 2012

Web content increasingly reflects the current state of the physical and social world, manifested both in traditional news media sources along with user-generated publishing sites such as Twitter, Foursquare, and Facebook. At the same time, web searching increasingly reflects problems grounded in the real world.

As a result of this blending of the web with the real world, we observe that the web, both in its composition and use, has incorporated many of the dynamics of the real world. Many of the problems associated with searching dynamic collections are not well understood, such as defining time-sensitive relevance, understanding user query behavior over time and understanding why certain web content changes.

We aim to bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss their recent breakthroughs and the challenges with addressing time-aware search, both from the algorithmic and the architectural perspectives.

The workshop will comprise of invited talks, oral and poster presentations and open-forum discussions.

Keynote Speakers (Confirmed):

Rosie Jones (Director of Computational Advertising at Akamai)
Neel Sundaresan (Sr. Director & Head, Research Labs at eBay)

Call for Papers:

We will welcome submissions related to all aspects of time-sensitive information access including but not limited to the following topics:

Classifying queries with temporal intent
Effective ranking for time-sensitive queries
Optimizing for both freshness and relevance
Evaluating the results for time-sensitive queries
Aggregated search answers for real-time searches
Temporal trends in social circles
Temporal dynamics of document contents

Types of Submissions:

The submissions will be peer reviewed and must be formatted according to the ACM SIG proceedings template with a maximum length of 4 pages. We welcome both position papers and ongoing research.

The paper should be submitted online on: http://tsearch2012.confmaster.net/ by Monday, July 2, 2012 (23:59 UTC-11; Samoa time zone).

Acceptance notifications will be on Monday, July 9, 2012.

Workshop Organizers:

Fernando Diaz
Susan Dumais
Kira Radinsky
Maarten de Rijke
Milad Shokouhi

Program Committee (Confirmed):

Eugene Agichtein (Emory University)
Omar Alonso (Microsoft)
Eytan Adar (University of Michigan)
Brian D. Davison (Lehigh University)
Gianluca Demartini (Freibourg)
Miles Efron (University of Illinois)
Shima Gerani (University of Lugano)
Ed H. Chi (Google)
Benoit Huet (Eurecom)
Don Metzler (Google)
Filip Radlinski (Microsoft)
Pavel Serdyukov (Yandex)
Jaime Teevan (Microsoft)
Elad Yom-Tov (Yahoo!)

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