EDBT/RuSSIR 2011: Call for course proposals

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EDBT/RuSSIR 2011: Call for course proposals

Postby neigor » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:26 pm

Joint RuSSIR/EDBT Summer School 2011
Monday August 15 - Friday August 19, 2011
Saint Petersburg, Russia


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 (http://eng.spbu.ru), Russian
Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP, http://romip.ru),
and EDBT Association (http://www.edbt.org)

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.

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 target audience of
the school is advanced graduate and PhD students, post-doctoral
researchers, academic and industrial researchers, and developers.

The School Program Committee invites proposals for courses on a wide
range of IR and DB-related topics, including but not limited to:
- IR and DB theory, models, and query languages
- Data structures, algorithms, and indexing
- Multimedia databases and IR
- Natural language processing
- User interfaces
- Semantic Web and knowledge databases
- Text mining, information and fact extraction
- Mobile applications for IR and Databases
- Dynamic media and data streams
- Social search and personalization
- IR evaluation
- Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation
- Availability, reliability, and scalability
- Complex event processing
- Digital libraries, museums, and archives
- Spatial, temporal, and geographic databases
- XML and semistructured databases
- Scientific and statistical databases

Courses spanning both fields (IR and DB), dealing with
interdisciplinary problems, and of interest for both communities are

Each course should consist of five 90-minute-long sessions (normally
in five consecutive days). The course may include both lectures and
practical exercises in computer labs.

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

Course proposals for RuSSIR/EDBT 2011 summer school must be submitted
by email to pb@yandex-team.ru, by January 23, 2011. A course proposal
should contain a brief description of the course (up to 200 words),
preferred schedule, prerequisites, necessary equipment, a short
description of teaching and research experience, and contact
information of the lecturer(s). All proposals will be evaluated by
the program committee according to the school goals, presentation
clarity, lecturer’s qualifications and experience.

All submitters will be notified of the result by February 14, 2011.
Early informal inquiries about the school or the proposal evaluation
process are encouraged.

About RuSSIR: Previous schools took place in Ekaterinburg, Taganrog,
Petrozavodsk, and Voronezh. Previous RuSSIR courses were taught by
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Mounia Lalmas, Fabio Crestani, Djoerd Hiemstra,
Eugene Agichtein, James Shanahan, Marie-Francine Moens, Horacio
Saggion, Andreas Rauber, and others.

About EDBT Summer schools: 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. The EDBT summer school brings together leading
researchers of the database community and provides participants an
opportunity to gain deep insight into the current research trends in
the database area.

About venue: Saint Petersburg is Russia's second largest city after
Moscow with 4.6 million inhabitants. Founded by Tsar Peter I of
Russia in 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more
than two hundred years. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural
centre. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg constitutes a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage,
one of the largest art museums in the world. Over its history the
city has been referred to as "the Venice of the north" or "Northern
Palmyra" due to the intricate web of rivers and canals. Founded in
1724, St. Petersburg State University is one of the oldest
institutions of higher education in Russia. At present, there are
more than 32,000 students at University, more than 300 specialties
hosted by 21 faculties.
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