6th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR) 2012
Monday August 6 - Friday August 10, 2012
About the School
RuSSIR 2012 will be held on August 6-10, 2012 in Yaroslavl, Russia. The school is organized by the Yaroslavl Demidov State University and the Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP) with support from the MUMIA network. Yandex, Google, Rambler, HP, and ABBYY are confirmed sponsors of the school.
The RuSSIR series started in 2007 and has developed into a renowned academic event with solid international participation. Previous RuSSIR courses were taught by Eugene Agichtein, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Ben Carterette, Fabio Crestani, Djoerd Hiemstra, Evangelos Kanoulas, Mounia Lalmas, Marie-Francine Moens, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Andreas Rauber, Stefan Rueger, Horacio Saggion, Fabrizio Silvestri, Mike Thelwall, Gerhard Weikum, Emine Yilmaz, and others.
The mission of the school is to teach students modern techniques and applications for Information Retrieval and related disciplines and to create environment for contacts between leading researchers, students and industry professionals.
RuSSIR 2012 Program
The foci of this year's edition are multilingual information access, cross-language information retrieval, and machine translation. RuSSIR 2012 offers the following courses:
* Ingmar Weber - An Introduction to Web Science
* Allan Hanbury & Mihai Lupu - Domain Specific Information
Retrieval (MUMIA course)
* Marta Ruiz Costa-jussa & Maxim Khalilov - The Concept and Feasibility of Modern Statistical Machine Translation
* Guillaume Obozinski - Probabilistic Graphical Models for Information Retrieval
* Chirag Shah- IR in Community Question-Answering
* Ismail Sengor Altingovde & Nattiya Kanhabua - Dynamics of Web
In addition, the school program will feature invited lectures and the sponsors' tech talks. An optional pre-school one-day course 'Introduction to IR' by Andrew Aksyonoff (Sphinx Technologies Inc.) will be given on Sunday, August 5th.
The Young Scientists Conference is an essential part of the school program. The school is also famous for its versatile social programs. The working language of the school is English.
The school has as its target audience advanced graduate and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic and industrial researchers, and developers. The school will admit up to 150 pre-selected participants. Selection will be made by program committee members based on submitted applications. Each participant is expected to present a poster at the Young Scientists Conference; full papers are optional. Accepted full papers are published in conference proceedings, best papers will be recommended for publishing in 'Modeling and Analysis of Information Systems' journal.
Participation is free of charge, a number of accommodation grants are provided.
RuSSIR 2012 online application form will be open by April 6th, 2012.
Young Scientists Conference full papers deadline: 18 May 2012
School application deadline: 25 May 2012
Young Scientists Conference full papers notification: 8 June 2012
School notification of acceptance: 15 June 2012
Young Scientists Conference final full papers due: 15 June 2012
About the Venue
The city of Yaroslavl is the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, located 250 km northeast of Moscow. Founded in the 11th century by prince Yaroslav the Wise, Yaroslavl is one of the oldest Russian cities. Yaroslavl belongs to the Golden Ring, a group of towns northeast of Moscow that have played an important role in Russian history, which are now called "open air museums" and feature unique monuments of Russian architecture of the 12th–18th centuries. In 2010 Yaroslavl celebrated its 1,000th anniversary. The historical part of Yaroslavl is a World Heritage Site located at the picturesque confluence of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl.