Second CFP RIAO'2004 Avignon April 26-28, 2004

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Gregory Grefenstette

Nov 27, 2003, 1:11:53 PM11/27/03
Call For Papers and Applications

Coupling Approaches, Coupling Media and Coupling Languages for
Information Retrieval
University of Avignon (Vaucluse), France
April 26th-28th, 2004

Organized by:

(C.I.D., France)in cooperation with the LIA (Laboratoire
d'Informatique d'Avignon - Université d'Avignon) and with technical
support of IRIT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse)


Current content-based information management involves many different
disciplines. Information must be retrieved from video, from sound, and
from images and graphs. Question answering involves both syntax and

Information classification and filtering involve machine learning and
linguistics. In addition, as information technology spreads throughout
the world, a wider variety of languages in increasingly complex
combinations must be handled.

In response to these evolving needs, RIAO'2004 calls for papers
covering the coupling of techniques from different domains to improve
information retrieval. RIAO'2004 will present innovative research and
developments from all areas of multi-media and multi-language
information retrieval. Submissions, demonstrating combination of
techniques from disparate domains, may treat retrieval from either a
single medium, or across media (indexing one medium for find
information in another), or from coupling unstructured and structured
information (e.g. exploiting both text and XML structure), or from
across languages.

Conference Themes:

Paper submissions should cover one or more of the following themes:

Multimedia information:

Media-specific indexing techniques (text, speech, fixed and animated
images, music)
Indexing composite documents
Querying multimedia documents
Automatically generating text from images and from video
Indexing interactive documents
Multilingual Information:

Cross-lingual information retrieval, especially involving rarer
Automatic construction of bilingual lexicons and term banks
Production of multilingual documents
Man Machine Combinations:

Coupling search and browsing
Coupling search and semantic mapping (ontologies, SOM, etc)
Multimodal interfaces
Coupling access through structure and through content
Automatic presentation of search aids (e.g. key words, phrases)
Neuroscience applied to information recognition
Architecture for Combined Approaches:

Architecture for coupling techniques (e.g. Machine Learning for
Content Management)
Architecture for coupling media
Architecture for treating multilingual information
Specific Systems Combining Diverse Approaches:

Systems for Collaborative Information Retrieval
Question answering systems
Multidocument or multilingual summarization
Automatic translation, translation memory
Combining Linguistic and Statistics for Retrieving Content:

Improved linguistic analyzers in information retrieval
Exploiting linguistic knowledge in search and retrieval
Knowledge Extraction for Information Retrieval
Semantics in indexation and retrieval
Composite Documents and Content:

Exploiting document structure
Semantic Web and Ontologies for Full-Scale Information Retrieval
Exploiting new multimedia norms for content-based information
Evaluation of Combined Approaches:

User oriented retrieval metrics
New retrieval metrics
Question-Answering systems evaluation metrics
Application domains combining techniques:
(descriptions of systems involving the following domains):

Cultural heritage
Indexation and retrieval of medical images
Applications concerning security
Protection of intellectual property
Protection of minors
Technology Watch

Important dates:

First call for papers: October 1, 2003
Deadline for paper submission: December 15, 2003
Notification of acceptance of papers: January 31, 2004
Camera-ready copies due: March 8, 2004
Conference dates: April 26-28, 2004

Submissions should be up to 6000 words (about 20 pages, double
spaced), include an abstract and be submitted in PDF or PS format.

Submissions for communications will be made electronically on its web
site :

The working language of the conference is English. However, in
agreement with the French regulations of the "Loi Toubon", submission
of papers in French and presentation of papers, if selected, in French
will be accepted.


Innovative applications and products related to the conference topics
are sought for demonstrations during the three days of the Conference.
They will be selected by the international Application committee, on
the basis of their innovation and future or present marketability.
Selected applications will be given free demonstrations spaces.

Application submissions should cover one or more of the following

Multimedia indexing and retrieval systems (text, sound, speech,
images, video)
Cross-lingual indexing and retrieval systems
Peer-to-peer text search engines
Cooperative Information Retrieval (grids)
Automatic XML structuring of documents
Automatic metadata generation for text, sound, and images, automatic
Automated ontology construction and annotators
Topic detection and event detection in streaming documents, technology
watch, strategy watch
Intelligent message filtering
Intelligent text agents
Parent control and anti-spam control by content filtering
E-learning - response interpretation
Document summarisation -- mono or multilingal, mono or multidocument,
profile driven
Topic maps
Domain-specific application of information retrieval and multimedia
retrieval: medicine, e-commerce, computer-assisted teaching, video
production, etc

Important dates:

First call for applications: October 1, 2003
Deadline for application submission: January 31, 2004
Notification for acceptance of applications: March 15, 2004
Conference dates: April 26-28, 2004

Program Committee

Co-Chairs Christian Fluhr
CEA, France
Europe, Africa Gregory Grefenstette
Asia, Oceania Bruce Croft
Univ. of Mass, Amherst, USA

Bruno Bachimont Tech. Univ. of Compiègne
Catherine Berrut IMAG, France
Georges Carayanis ILSP, Greece
Francine Chen PARC, USA
Claude Chrisment IRIT, Toulouse, France
Roger Dannenberg CMU, USA
Franciska de Jong Univ. Twente, Netherlands
Claude de Loupy Sinequa, France
Renato De Mori Univ. Avignon, France
Marc El-Bèze Univ. Avignon, France
Pascale Fung Scienc. Tech. Univ., Hong Kong
Sadaoki Furui Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan
Jean-Luc Gauvain LIMSI, France
Edouard Geoffrois ETCA/DGA, France
Julio Gonzalo UNED, Spain
Donna Harman NIST, USA
David Hawking CSIRO, Australia
Ulrich Heid Univ. Stuttgart, Germany
Eduard Hovy ISI, Univ. S. California, USA
Christian Jacquemin LIMSI, France
Boris Katz MIT, USA
Elisabeth Liddy Univ. Syracuse, USA
Simone Marinai Univ. Florence, Italy
José Martinez Univ. Nantes, France
Christof Monz Univ. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frank Nack CWI, Netherlands
Chahab Nastar LTU, France
Jian-Yun Nie Univ. Montréal, Canada
Douglas Oard Univ. Maryland, USA
Jörg Ontrup Univ. Bielefeld, Germany
Gabriella Pasi Univ. Milano, Italy
Marie Theresa Pazienza Univ. Roma, Italy
Carol Peters CNR, Italy
Euripides Petrakis Tech. Univ. of Crete, Greece
Marc Pic Advestigo, France
Jean-Marie Pierrel INALF, France
Jean-Marie Pinon INSA Lyon, France
Yan Qu Clairvoyance, USA
Steve Renals Univ. Sheffield, Great Britain
Tetsuya Sakai Toshiba, Japan
Frédérique Segond Xerox, France
Bernadette Sharp Staffordshire, Great Britain
Alan Smeaton Univ. Dublin, Ireland
Tokunaga Takenobu Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan
Simone Teufel Univ. Cambridge, Great Britain
Evelyne Tzoukermann ACM, USA
Alex van Ballegooij CWI, Netherlands
Keith Van Rijsbergen Univ. Glasgow, Great Britain
James Z. Wang PennState Univ., USA
Ross Wilkinson CSIRO, Australia
Zhiping Zheng Univ. Saarland, Germany

(Final list forthcoming)

Applications Committee

Chair Chantal Soulé-Dupuy
Université de Toulouse, France

Michel Benoit Sté Itek, France
Robert Bentz Xerox Global Services, France
Marie-Françoise Clergeau Collège de France
Daniel Confland Jouve, France
Max Copperman Kanisa, USA
Michel Dureigne EADS, France
Bernard Dousset Irit, Univ. Paul Sabatier, France
Péré Escorsa Univ. Polytechnic de Catalunya, Spain
Muriel Foulonneau Relais Culture Europe, France
Dominique Ladiray Insee-Ensac Statistics, Canada
Ornella Mich Inst. Trentino di Cultura, Italy
Norbert Paquel Canope, France

(Final list forthcoming)

Organisation and Coordination Committee

Chair Agnès Beriot
Déléguée Générale du C.I.D., France

Henriette Allignon C.I.D., France
Peter Brodnitz Ogilvy & Mather, Japan
Jean Louis d'Arc Fédération France-Polonge, France
Jean Perrière Administrator, Secretary General, C.I.D., France
Saryn Rosart CASIS, USA
Anne Tabutiaux Recherche et Diffusion, France

(Final list forthcoming)

Local Organisation Committee

Aurélia Barrière Univ. Avignon, France
Stéphane Igounet Univ. Avignon, France

(Final list forthcoming)

Technical Committee

Chair Luc Boulianne
C.I.D., Canada

Jonathan Albert C.I.D., Canada
Max Chevalier Univ. Toulouse, France
Jean-Jacques Guilbart Collège de France, France
Cécile Laffaire Univ. Toulouse, France

(Final list forthcoming)

Contact Information

Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire

36 bis rue Ballu
75009 Paris France
Tel: (33 / 0) 1 42 85 04 75
Fax: (33 / 0) 1 48 78 49 61


Revision: November 6th, 2003

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