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Call for Participation

 <> 2nd European Summer School on
Information Foraging

27 August – 7 September 2012

Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Course theme: The goal of the course is to introduce students to theoretical
models and technology related to all facets of (professional) interaction
with information in an information seeking context. The four subthemes are:
1) information seeking behavior, 2) interaction, 3) context an personalized
search 4) semantic and social annotations. The topic  ‘Information Foraging’
reflects  the shift of attention in information retrieval research from
static document statistics  towards  i) on-line systems that are designed
for user interaction  and ii) exploiting the collective information access
behavior of communities of users. The course has been designed for master or
PhD students in computer science, information science or artificial

Program: The course of consists of two full weeks (10 days) of lectures.
Lectures are usually split across two days, starting in the afternoon and
continuing the following morning.  The school is proud to offer a varied
program of lectures including basic and more advanced courses from 13
different speakers which are experts in their area. Moreover, in the second
week, there will be a keynote lecture by ACM Fellow Keith van Rijsbergen, as
a counterpoint element in the program. 

Provisional list of lectures:

Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science

Evaluating task based and interactive IR

Ian Ruthven, Strathclyde University

Information Seeking, Interfaces

Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam

Structured IR, semantic annotation

Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield 

New evaluation paradigms

Mohand Boughanem, Université Paul Sabatier / IRIT

Context and personalization

Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow

Adaptive interfaces

Keith van Rijsbergen, University of Glasgow (keynote)

Quantum theory and Information Retrieval

Gabriella Pasi, Universita Milano Bicocca

Aggregating uncertain evidence

Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen

Introduction to IR models and evaluation

Sascha Kriewel, University of Duisburg-Essen

Eye tracking, attention metadata

Theo van der Weide, Radboud University

Scaling to big data

Wessel Kraaij, Radboud University

Logfile analysis

Marie-Francine Moens, KU Leuven

Information extraction


A final detailed day-to-day program will be available on the website
shortly. Individual courses have a varied layout, where classroom teaching
is mixed with group assignments, exercises and practical work. 

How to apply: Registration is possible via the school webpage: but do register before July 31.
The registration fee is 250 Euro for the full 2 week program. This fee does
not include any meals or lodging. The organization can support students to
find a room-mate to reduce hotel costs. The fee does include access to all
courses, course materials, coffee breaks, banquet dinner in the first week
and keynote reception in the second week.  

SIKS grants: Thanks to the support of SIKS, a fixed number of seats
(registration cost waivers) are available for students of the Dutch SIKS
research school. SIKS students can apply using the regular application form,
they should specify SIKS as additional ‘tag’ in the ‘Program Name’ field.  

Support for international students: We expect to be able to offer additional
grants  for students of European universities. These grants  will cover
registration and part of the travel cost. Information will be announced on
the website.

Venue: The summer school will be located in the Huygens building on the
Radboud university campus, which houses the science faculty. The campus is
connected to the city centre by a shuttle bus service (approx. 10 minutes).
Cheap lunches and dinner are available at the university cafetarias.

Organizers: This 2nd summer school about "Information Foraging"  is
organized by the IFL group @ Radboud University Nijmegen. The school is
funded by an Intensive Programme  grant from the EU Lifelong Learning
Programme Erasmus, which made it possible to invite speakers from  the
University of Glasgow,  Université Paul Sabatier, KU Leuven, Universität
Duisburg-Essen, University of Amsterdam, Royal School of Library and
Information Science (Copenhagen),  University of Sheffield, University of
Milano Bicocca and the University of Strathclyde.  The summer school is
endorsed by SIKS, the Dutch research school for Information and Knowledge

Course coordinators: Wessel Kraaij and Theo P. van der Weide

Contact: Simone Meeuwsen: [log in to unmask]

IIiX 2012 The summer school is co-located with the Information Interaction
in Context Symposium 2012  <>, and EuroHCIR workshop which take place 21-15 August, immediately
preceding the school.


EU summer school on Information Foraging is supported by

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