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                RIAO'97 CALL FOR PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS


                      RIAO'97 CONFERENCE
           Computer-Assisted Searching on the Internet
                      June 25-27, 1997
           McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Theme: Tools for Information Retrieval (text, image, or sound) on the WWW

Commercial products are welcome. Products to be presented will be selected
for their innovative character by the Scientific Application Committee of
RIAO.

Main themes of interest :

 A:  Rapid indexing and retrieval engines; automatic abstracting

 B:  Linguistic tools in information retrieval

 C:  Information retrieval from heterogeneous formats
     - Identifcation of the same document in different contexts
       (different languages, structures, versions, etc.)
     - Unification of documents from heterogeneous formats; data-wharehousing
     - Data-mining and knowledge discovery in large databases
     - Search strategies in heterogenous contexts


 D:  Strategies for technology watch on the Web; content addressable electronic
 mail, newsgroups, and other WWW systems

 E:  Architecture
     - How to exploit large bandwidth for information retrieval
     - Distributed multi-agent architectures


 F:  Imaging
     - Content characterization; manual and automatic description methods
     - Search strategies

 G:  Sound
     - Sound content characterization
     - Automatic indentification of sound type: speech, music, ...
     - Spoken language recognition; word (boundary) identification

 H:  Multimedia Web interfaces: Iconic, navigational, and speech interfaces

 I:  Content-based compression techniques

 J:  Data security problems: copyright protection, internet crime


 K:  Web-related international conventions and policies

A URL giving access to a demonstration of the product must be submitted to
the Committee, along with a description of the product emphasizing its
original aspects.

Some of the local expenses related to demonstrations will be the
responsability of the demonstrators.

APPLICATION COMMITTEE
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Persons in charge of the Application Committee are:

Carole BROCHARD (France) for Europe, Africa and Asia
Adel EL ZAIM (Canada) for Nothern and South America

They will choose the experts for selecting the innovative products
according to the specification of each product.

RIAO97 SUBMISSIONS AND CONTACTS:
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    Products should be submitted electronically as attached Postscript or
ASCII files to:
           [log in to unmask]

 or in manuscript form to:

 RIAO97
 C.I.D.
 36 bis, rue Ballu
 F-75009 Paris, France

 or to:

 RIAO97
 C.A.S.I.S
 C/O Leon Constantin
 25th floor
 575 Madison Ave
 New York, NY 10022 USA

 Closing date for submission: March 10, 1997

 Questions, comments, and intents to attend conference or submit paper or
 demonstration proposals may also be sent to above addresses.
 Additional information will be found at conference web page at URL:

       http://www.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/RIAO97    [note: RIAO in CAPS]

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