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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 <>
Subject: RuSSIR 2012: Call for Course Proposals
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The 6th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR2012) will be held on August 6-10, 2012 in Yaroslavl, Russia. Theschool is co-organized by the Yaroslavl Demidov State University( and the Russian Information RetrievalEvaluation Seminar (ROMIP,

RuSSIR 2012 will offer up to seven courses and host approximately150 participants. The target audience of the school is advancedgraduate and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic andindustrial researchers, and developers. The working language of theschool is English.

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

Each course should consist of five 90-minute-long sessions (normallyin five consecutive days). The course may include both lectures andpractical exercises.

Summer school organizers will cover travel expenses andaccommodation for one lecturer per course; no additional honorariumwill be paid to lecturer(s). The school organizers would highlyappreciate if, whenever possible, lecturers could find alternativefunding to cover the travel and accommodation expenses, and indicatethis possibility in their proposals.

Course proposals must be submitted in PDF format to the submissionweb site, byJanuary 20, 2012. A course proposal should contain the following:- Title and keywords- Description of teaching and research experience, and contactinformation 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 forinclusion in school materials)- Full description (1-2 pages - to be used for evaluation)- Target audience and expected prerequisite knowledge of theaudience- Relevant references to support proposal evaluation- Preferred schedule and necessary equipment

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

About RuSSIR: RuSSIR series started in 2007 and has developed intoa renowned academic event with solid international participation.Previous schools took place in Ekaterinburg, Taganrog, Petrozavodsk,Voronezh, and Saint Petersburg. Previous RuSSIR courses weretaught by Eugene Agichtein, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Ben Carterette, Fabio Crestani, Katja Filippova, DjoerdHiemstra, Evangelos Kanoulas, Mounia Lalmas, Marie-FrancineMoens, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Andreas Rauber, StefanRuger, Horacio Saggion, James Shanahan, Fabrizio Silvestri, MikeThelwall, Gerhard Weikum, Emine Yilmaz, and others.

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

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

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics

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