About the School


The joint RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 Summer School will be held on August 15-19, 2011 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The school is co-organized by Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP), and EDBT Association.

The mission of the school is to teach students about modern problems and methods in Information Retrieval and Database Technology; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in these fields; and to create environment for informal contacts between scientists, students and industry professionals.

The target audience of the school is advanced graduate and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic and industrial researchers, and developers. RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 School will offer up to seven courses (in parallel sessions) and host approximately 150 participants. The working language of the school is English.

The previous RuSSIRs took place in Ekaterinburg, Taganrog, Petrozavodsk, and Voronezh.

The EDBT Summer Schools are a well established and successful international series organized every two to three years and has been very popular among young researchers in the database area.

Important dates
Application extended deadline: 1 June 2011
Notification of acceptance: 16 June 2011
Registration and final paper (if any): 10 July 2011
School: 15-19 August 2011

School program
  • Gerhard Weikum. Knowledge Harvesting from Web Sources — plenary session

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