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The 9th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2015) will be held on August 24-28, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The school is co-organized by the National Research University Higher School of Economics and the Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP).

RuSSIR 2015 will have an additional focus on social network analysis and graph mining. Confirmed speakers include Panos Pardalos (University of Florida, USA), Santo Fortunato (Aalto University, Finland), Andrey Raigorodsky (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology/Moscow State University/Yandex, Russia), Athanasios Migdalas (Lulea University of Technology, Sweden), Athanasia Karakitsiou (Lulea University of Technology, Sweden). The full program will be announced in the end of April, 2015.

Course proposal deadline: March 30, 2015 Closed
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2015

Application deadline: March 30, 2015 April 20, 2015 Closed
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2015 May 10, 2015

Main school program: August 24-28, 2015

The mission of the RuSSIR school series is to enable students to learn about modern problems and methods in information retrieval and related disciplines, to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in the field; and to create environment for informal contacts between scientists, students and industry professionals.

RuSSIR 2015 will offer up to nine courses and host approximately 120 participants. In addition to the main program, our sponsors will give talks on how they apply information retrieval methods in their production tasks; the Conference for Young Scientists in Information Retrieval will be organized within the school; the school will have a versatile social program.

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

RuSSIR 2015 registration will be held on the school site (School site adress: Kantemirovskaya ulitsa, 3, St. Petersburg) on Sunday from 5 pm (17:00) till 7 pm (19:00) and on Monday from 8:30 till 9:15 am.

The school series started in 2007 and has developed into a renowned academic event with solid international participation. The previous RuSSIRs took place in Ekaterinburg, Taganrog, Petrozavodsk, Voronezh, Saint Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Kazan, and Nizhny Novgorod.

Previous RuSSIR courses were taught by Eugene Agichtein, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Ben Carterette, Fabio Crestani, Katja Filippova, Djoerd Hiemstra, Evangelos Kanoulas, Mounia Lalmas, Marie-Francine Moens, Jian-Yun Nie, Guillaume Obozinski, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Andreas Rauber, Stefan Ruger, Horacio Saggion, Chirag Shah, James Shanahan, Fabrizio Silvestri, David Talbot, Mike Thelwall, Ingmar Weber, Gerhard Weikum, Emine Yilmaz, and others.