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Call For Papers
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Fifth International Workshop on Web Information Retrieval Support Systems (WIRSS 2012)

December 4, 2012
Macau, China

Held in collaboration with the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2012), December 4 - 7, 2012 in Macau, China.

WIRSS 2012: http://wirss.cs.uregina.ca/wirss2012/
WI 2012: http://www.fst.umac.mo/wic2012/WI/

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WIRSS 2012 OVERVIEW
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The focus of the Fifth International Workshop on Web Information Retrieval Support Systems is on the aspects of Web information retrieval that consider the specific needs of individuals conducting Web searches. Web Information Retrieval Support Systems (WIRSS) moves beyond the traditional focus of  automated searching within digital collections, applying intelligent methods and Web-based technologies to assist users in specifying their information needs, evaluating and exploring search results, and managing the information they find.

Fundamentally, WIRSS research supports a change in design philosophy, moving the focus of Web search from the documents being searched to the tasks that people need to perform. We believe this philosophical shift will mark the move towards next-generation Web search systems, and a transition from information retrieval to knowledge retrieval.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together academic and industry researchers to discuss advances in providing intelligent support for the user-centric tasks associated with Web search. Researchers from diverse fields such as information retrieval, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, information visualization, Web systems, natural language processing, and agent systems are invited to contribute to this workshop.

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WORKSHOP TOPICS
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- interactive query refinement
- search results representations and visualization
- search results exploration
- re-finding information
- search results storage and organization
- document summarization
- personalization
- multi-level and multi-view representations
- Web search user behaviour
- user studies of Web search interfaces
- knowledge management systems
- semantic web
- human-centred search

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WORKSHOP FORMAT
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The WIRSS 2012 Workshop is being offered as a full-day workshop at the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2012), December 4 - 7, 2012 in Macau, China. A single registration entitles delegates to attend the workshops and the full conference.

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SUBMISSIONS
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All papers for the WIRSS 2012 Workshop are to be submitted through the WI/IAT 2012 Workshop Paper Submission system. The length of accepted papers should not exceed 5 pages in the IEEE-CS format. Extra payment is only available for one additional page. The details for the submission procedures and the style files for preparing your paper are provided on the WIRSS Web site (http://wirss.cs.uregina.ca/wirss2012/).

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REVIEW & RELEVANCE
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All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee on the basis of:

- technical quality
- relevance to Web Information Retrieval Support Systems
- originality and significance of the research
- clarity of the writing

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IMPORTANT DATES
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Jul 15, 2012:		Due date for workshop paper submission
Aug 01, 2012:		Notification of paper acceptance
Aug 31, 2012:		Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec 04, 2012:		WIRSS 2012 Workshop

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE/WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
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Orland Hoeber, University of Regina, Canada
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Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Elizabeth Diaz, University of Texas at Permian Basin, United States
Alan Eckhardt, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Daqing He, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Pavol Navrat, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Vijay Raghavan, University of Louisiana Lafayette, United States
Peter Vojtas, Charles University, Czech Republic
Dan Wu, Wuhan University, China
< others to be added soon >

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INQUIRIES
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If you require further information, please contact Orland Hoeber at [log in to unmask]
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