RuSSIR 2010: 2nd Call for Course Proposals

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RuSSIR 2010: 2nd Call for Course Proposals

Postby pb » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:22 pm

4th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2010)
Monday September 13 - Saturday September 18, 2010
Voronezh, Russia


The 4th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2010)
will be held
on September 13-18, 2010 in Voronezh, Russia. The mission of the school
is to
teach students about modern problems and methods in Information
Retrieval; to
stimulate scientific research in the field of Information Retrieval; and to
create an opportunity for informal contacts among scientists, students and
industry professionals. The Russian Conference for Young Scientists in
Information Retrieval will be co-located with the school. RuSSIR 2010
will offer
4 or 5 courses and host approximately 100 participants. The working
languages of
the school are English (preferable) and Russian. The target audience of
advanced graduate and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic and
industrial researchers, and developers.

The RuSSIR 2010 Organizing Committee invites proposals for courses on a wide
range of IR-related topics. Each course should consist of five
sessions (normally in five consecutive days). The course may include both
lectures and practical exercises in computer labs.

RuSSIR 2010 organizers will cover travel expenses and accommodations at the
school for one lecturer per course, but there is no additional honorarium.
The RuSSIR organizers would highly appreciate if, whenever possible,
could find alternative funding to cover travel and accommodation
expenses and
indicate this possibility in the proposal.

Course proposals for RuSSIR 2010 must be submitted by email to Pavel
(pb@...), by February 14, 2010. A course proposal should
contain a
brief description of the course (up to 200 words), preferred schedule,
prerequisites, equipment needs, a short description of teaching/research
experience and contact information of the lecturer(s). All proposals will be
evaluated by the RuSSIR 2010 program committee according to the school
presentation clarity, lecturerБ─≥s qualifications and experience. Topics not
featured at previous RuSSIRs are preferred. All submitters will be
notified by
March 1, 2010. Early informal inquiries about the school or the proposal
evaluation process are encouraged.

About RuSSIR: The Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval is
by the Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP) and Voronezh
State University. Previous schools took place in Ekaterinburg, Taganrog, and
Petrozavodsk. Previous RuSSIR courses included IR Models (by Djoerd
Modeling Web Searcher Behavior and Interactions (by Eugene Agichtein),
Computational Advertising (by James Shanahan), Text Mining, Information
and Fact
Extraction (by Marie-Francine Moens), Natural Language Processing for
Access (by Horacio Saggion), Music IR (by Andreas Rauber), and other.
Baeza-Yates, VP of Research for Europe and Latin America at Yahoo, has
as an invited lecturer for RuSSIR 2010 with the course 'Web data
mining'. Yandex
confirmed as golden sponsor, Microsoft Research and SKB Kontur as bronze
sponsors of the school.

About the RuSSIR 2010 location: Voronezh is a major city in southwestern
spanning both sides of the Voronezh River, with population of 850,000.
trains from Moscow to Voronezh take about 10 hours. There are also regular
flights from Moscow, Munich, Prague, Tel-Aviv, and Istanbul. The town was
founded in 1586. In the 17th century, Voronezh gradually evolved into a
town, especially after Tsar Peter the Great built a dockyard in Voronezh.
Currently, Voronezh is an administrative, economic and cultural center
of the
Voronezh region. Voronezh surrounding area has many attractions including
archeological museum, nature and historical reserve Divnogorie,
Kostomarovo cave
monastery, Orlov trotter stud farm at Khrenovoe. Voronezh has a large
population: 37 institutions of higher education and 53 colleges
educating over
127,000 students today. Voronezh State University was founded in 1918
and is one
of the largest universities in Russia, with a total enrollment of 22,000.
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