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CFP: First Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval

First Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval (I Congreso Español en Recuperación de Información, CERI)
Madrid, 15-17 June 2010.

Information Retrieval (IR) technology is now part of the ambient work and home environments of many people and organisations. Examples of this are not hard to find, e.g. the widespread use of search engines to access the World Wide Web. IR has therefore become an increasingly important research area.

This conference's aim is to provide an international forum where researchers from both academia and industry can meet and have substantive interaction. CERI welcomes innovative contributions from a wide range of knowledge areas (not only Computer Science but also Information Science, Linguistics, etc.).

Furthermore, within this conference, the organizers aim at promoting the constitution of the Spanish Society of Information Retrieval. This new Society would support IR in Spain and it is the organizers' intention that the Society starts with as much support as possible. All scientists interested in the creation of this Society are welcome to participate.

We encourage national and international researchers to submit original papers, written in spanish or english, related to any aspect of IR including, but not limited to:

  • IR models

  • Evaluation

  • Performance, scalability, architectures and efficiency

  • Structured retrieval (XML, etc).

  • Filtering and recommendation systems

  • Digital libraries

  • Text mining. Classification and clustering

  • Web IR

  • Social networks

  • User studies, models and interaction

  • Multimedia and crosslingual IR

Papers should not exceed 12 pages and must be submitted as PDF files (an EasyChair system will be available for paper submission). They will be published in a conference proceedings book with ISBN, in electronic format, as well as in the conference's website.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 Apr 2010.
  • Paper submission deadline: 22 Apr 2010.
  • Notification of acceptance: 21 May 2010.
  • Submission of final version: 31 May 2010.
  • Conference: 15-17 June 2010.