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Date: Mon, 10 Apr 95 09:37:39 PDSIGIR-95: Revised Prelim. Program
From: Efthimis N. Efthimiadis <eneargo.gslis.ucla.edu>
Subject: SIGIR-95: Revised Prelim. Program

 revised April 3, 1995
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 SIGIR '95
 18th International Conference
 on Research and Development
 in Information Retrieval
 ---------------------------------------
 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
 Seattle, WA, USA July 9 - July 13, 1995

 Sponsored by ACM SIGIR in cooperation with
 DD (Denmark)
 CEPIS-EIRSG (Europe)
 GI (Germany)
 AICA-GLIR (Italy)
 IPSJ (Japan)
 BCS-IRSG (UK)

NOTE: What follows is an abbreviated version of the
conference program and registration information. FULL
information, including descriptions of tutorials and workshops
and all technical sessions, is available via anonymous ftp
WWW at URL: http://info.sigir.acm.org/sigir/conferences/
SIGIR_95_adv.pgm.txt; or contact sigir95u.washington.edu to
request a copy of the program by mail.

SIGIR'95 is an international research conference on
information retrieval theory, systems, practice and
applications. IR groups within the computing societies of
Denmark, Europe, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom
are cooperating sponsors. The conference will be valuable to
those interested in the theory of information retrieval as
well as those responsible for system design, testing and
evaluation. Topics include distributed IR and the Internet,
efficiency techniques, text summarization, natural language
processing, fusion strategies, user studies, search
interfaces, and education in IR. Attendees will learn about
the underlying foundations for the emerging Global Information
Infrastructure, which depends upon searching, browsing,
publishing, indexing and other processing of text and
multimedia information collections.

Six pre-conference tutorials will cover both beginning and
advanced topics. The main program consists of 40 contributed
papers as well as two panel discussions, poster sessions, and
demonstrations. The conference will be followed by five
post-conference research workshops on topics of great current
and general interest: visual information retrieval interfaces;
Z39.50; IR and databases; curriculum development for IR; and
automatic construction of hypermedia.

 SIGIR'95 PROGRAM SYNOPSIS

SATURDAY July 8 A tour to Mount Rainier
SUNDAY July 9
 Tutorials:
 Introduction to Information Retrieval (Peter Willett and Peter Ingwersen)
 Query-Document Symmetry and Duality (Stephen Robertson)
 What Differences Are Significant? Statistical Analysis of IR Tests
 (Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, James Blustein, Paul Kantor)
 Evaluation of IR Systems (William Hersh, Micheline Hancock-Beaulieu)
 Designing Information for the Computer Screen (Paul Kahn)
 Data Fusion in IR (Paul Kantor)
 Welcome reception

MONDAY July 10
 Newcomers breakfast
 Opening session (Chair: Raya Fidel)
 Opening remarks: Edward Fox
 Keynote address: Terry Winograd
 Six sessions of contributed papers:
 Distributed IR and the Internet (Chair: Paul Lindner)
 Efficiency Techniques (Chair: Peter Willett)
 Advanced Systems (Chair: IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg)
 Text Summarization (Chair: Karen Sparck-Jones)
 Integrating Structured and Unstructured Information
 (Chair: E. J. Yannakoudakis)
 Natural Language Processing (Chair: Haruo Kimoto)
 Poster session and demonstrations
 Evening reception

TUESDAY July 11
 Keynote address: Tefko Saracevic
 Panel session: Funding for IR Research
 (Chair: Efthimis Efthimiadis)
 Five sessions of contributed papers
 User Studies (Chair: Phil Smith)
 Fusion Strategies (Chair: Richard Tong)
 Search Interfaces (Chair: Maristella Agosti)
 Cognition and Association (Chair: Rik Belew)
 Automatic Classification (Chair: Ray Larson)
 Banquet at Microsoft campus

WEDNESDAY July 12
 Panel session: Education for IR (Chair: Kazem Taghva)
 Four sessions of contributed papers
 Text Categorization (Chair: Elizabeth D. Liddy)
 Retrieval Logic (Chair: Fabrizio Sebastiani)
 Term Statistics (Chair: Donna Harman)
 Feedback Methods (Chair: Howard Turtle)
 ACM Sigir Annual General Meeting
 A tour and dinner at Tillicum Village

THURSDAY July 13
 Post-conference research workshops:
 VIRI: Visual Information Retrieval Interfaces
 Z39.50 and the IR Research Community
 Information Retrieval and Databases
 Curriculum Development in Computer Information
 Science
 IR and Automatic Construction of Hypermedia
 A tour to the University of Washington

FRIDAY July 14
 A tour to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

 CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

Conference Chair:
Raya Fidel (fidelru.washington.edu) Graduate School of
Library and Information Science, FM-30, University of
Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.

Program Chairs:
(N and S America, Asia):
Edward A. Fox (foxfox.cs.vt.edu) Department of Computer
Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0106, USA.

(Europe, Africa, Australia):
Peter Ingwersen (biskpiunidhp.uni-c.dk) Royal School of
Librarianship, Birketinget 6, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.

 SIGIR'95 IN SEATTLE

CONFERENCE HOTEL
All sessions will be held at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel &
Towers, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. The hotel
offered a special conference rate:

 Single occupancy $119.00
 Double occupancy $139.00
 Additional person $ 25.00
 Room tax is 15.2%
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-204-6100 (or
1-206-621-9000) within the U.S., or by faxing a request for
reservation to 1-206-621-8441. Reservation should be made by
June 17 for the ACM/SIGIR'95 group rate. Reservations made
after the deadline are subject to availability and may be
billed at a higher rate. Cancellations made less than 48
hours prior to arrival will incur a charge for one night's
lodging. Reservations need to be guaranteed by sending a
first night's deposit or by a credit card.

AIR TRAVEL TO SEATTLE
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is served by most major
international airlines. Bus transportation and taxi service
from the airport to the Seattle Sheraton are readily
available.

SIGIR'95 has secured a special discount agreement with United
Airlines unavailable to the general public. An additional 5%
discount off the lowest applicable fare for domestic flights
will be offered when you or your travel agent call
1-800-521-4041 and refer to the Meeting ID Number 590TR. A
10% discount off the unrestricted mid-week coach fares is
available when purchased 7 days in advance. The same
discounts apply on "Shuttle by United." Reservations clerks
are on duty 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST. These
convention discounts are valid between July 6 and July 16,
1995.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Readily available taxi service to the Seattle Sheraton costs
approximately $30.00. Gray Line Airport shuttle costs $7.00
one way and $12.00 round-trip. The shuttle departs from the
north and south end of the Baggage Claim level, approximately
every 15 minutes, from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight daily.

 SIGIR'95 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTRATION FEES
Conference Before May 29 After May 29
ACM or SIGIR Members $275.00 $325.00
Non Members (*) $330.00 $380.00
Full Time Student $110.00 $150.00
One Day Registration $125.00 $150.00

Tutorials
ACM Members One tutorial $150.00 $225.00
 Two tutorials $250.00 $440.00
Non Members One tutorial $200.00 $275.00
 Two Tutorials $350.00 $500.00
Full Time Student One tutorial $100.00 $150.00
 Two tutorials $150.00 $250.00

Workshops $ 45.00 $ 55.00

Additional Banquet Ticket $ 50.00 $ 50.00

Student Banquet Ticket $ 25.00 $ 25.00

Mount Rainier Tour $ 48.00 $ 48.00

Tillicum Village Tour and Dinner $ 52.00 $ 52.00

Victoria, BC Tour $ 98.00 $ 98.00

(*) You may join ACM and/or SIGIR now and receive the member
registration rate. This will reduce your registration fee and
make you a member for a year. Just add in the appropriate
membership dues on the SIGIR'95 Registration Form

Membership Dues
ACM members: To add SIGIR to membership $ 20.00
Non members:
 To join ACM only (as an associate member) $ 82.00
 To join SIGIR only $ 65.00
 To join both ACM and SIGIR $102.00
Students:
 To join ACM only $ 25.00
 To join both ACM and SIGIR $ 35.00

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
-- Full Conference Registration (ACM Members, SIGIR members
 or Non Members) includes attendance at all technical
 sessions, proceedings, conference banquet, lunch at the
 SIGIR Annual General Meeting, and two receptions.
 Student registration does not include the conference
 banquet. Additional banquet tickets are available for
 $50.00. A limited number of banquet tickets are
 available to full-time student attendees for $25.00.
 Additional copies of the proceedings and the tutorial
 notes will be on sale at the conference.

-- Conference registration does not include tours.
-- Conference registration does not include participation in
 tutorials or workshops.
-- The ACM member rate is available to members of ACM,
 SIGIR, and the European and Japanese co-operating
 societies. The student rate is available to full-time
 students only.
-- All payments must be made in U.S. funds or charged to
 Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
-- No refunds for cancellations after June 9. A $25.00
 handling fee will be charged for cancellations received
 before June 9.
-- Hotel reservations should be made directly with the
 Seattle Sheraton Hotel & Towers. Details are provided
 above.

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 SIGIR'95 REGISTRATION FORM

 18TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN
 INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
 Seattle, July 9 - July 13

Please use block letters or type, and tick where appropriate
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LAST NAME:________________ FIRST NAME:_______________________
BADGE NAME (if different): __________________________________
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION:________________________________________
ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________
CITY:__________________ STATE:______ ZIP CODE: __________
COUNTRY:_______________ PHONE: ( ___)____________________

FAX: ( ___) _______________ EMAIL: ________________________

__ Check if this will be your first SIGIR conference

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: FEES:

__ ACM Member
__ Nonmember
__ Student
__ One Day Registration:
 M T W (please circle one)

 REGISTRATION: $ ________________

Membership:
__ ACM __ SIGIR MEMBERSHIP: $_________________

Tutorials:
AM: __ Intro __ Query __ Statistics
PM: __ Eval __ Design __ Fusion

 TUTORIALS: $ ________________
Workshops:
__ VIRI __ Z39.50 __ IR & DB
__ Curriculum __ Hypermedia
 WORKSHOPS: $ ________________
Special Events:
Additional banquet tickets (how many): ___
For (Names): ________________________

 BANQUET: $ _______________

Mount Rainier Tour (how many):___
Tillicum Village Tour (how many): ___
Victoria, BC Tour (how many): ___
 TOURS: $_________________
 TOTAL $ ________________

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL NEEDS? Please explain:
___________________________________________________________

METHOD OF PAYMENT (US Currency only):
__ Check payable to ACM/SIGIR95
__ Credit card (Visa, MC, AMEX)

____________________________________
Credit card number, expiration date

______________________________________
Signature, date
(I authorize to charge my account fees indicated above)

Return Registration Form by May 29 to qualify for early
registration. Use fax or email (credit card payment) or mail
(check or credit card) to:

SIGIR95
c/o Convention Services Northwest
1809 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1414
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
Fax: +1 206-292-0559
Email: SIGIR95aol.com

Registration queries to: +1 206-292-9198 (Ask for Sarah
Amendola)
______________________________________________________________
Efthimis N. Efthimiadis
Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
University of California at Los Angeles
241 GSE&IS Building, 152003
405 Hilgard Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

tel: 310-825-8975; fax: 310-206-4460; email: efthimisgslis.ucla.edu
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