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[By receiving multiple copies (again) of this email you may understand 
why there are still research to be made around email]

            First International Workshop on Next Trends in Email

                        August 22, 2011 - Lyon, France

In conjunction with the 2011 IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conferences 

- Workshop website:
- Conference website:


- Paper submissions :   April 4, 2011 (extended deadline)
- Paper notification :  June 1, 2011
- Workshop :            August 22, 2011 (full day)

Is e-mail obsolete? As a matter of fact, we tend to gather more and more 
information in our inboxes: personal and professional communications, 
but also marketing and commercial ads, alerts and notifications from 
websites or social networks, search engines results, agendas, ... The 
current use also tends to widen: e-mail is not only used to fulfill 
inter-personal communication but also to exchange files, to gather RSS 
feeds or to pick up a date for a meeting. Many people rely on their 
inboxes to retrieve important information and to organize their daily work.

Do electronic messaging systems offer new solutions to answer these 
existing and future usages of e-mail? What will be the trends in e-mail 
software? E-mail solutions nowadays don't present huge differences with 
early ones : a 3-pane interface displaying email folders, a list of 
messages in chronological order and the content of the message currently 
selected.. Gmail was quite revolutionary with its new UI (thread list 
and thread view) and is considered as the major innovation lately. 
Social networks (Facebook) and broadcast medium (Twitter) enable to 
reach a broader audience while reducing unsolicited messages. Given this 
context, what will be the next innovations in e-mail software: Unified 
messaging system? Integration of tasks manager and agenda? Is e-mail 
really collaborative? And does e-mail solutions allow collaboration 
through e-mail? Can we (should we) share contacts, threads, encourage 
content sharing instead of exchanging files with e-mail?


This workshop aims at gathering the most relevant scientific and 
technical contributions, in order to enlighten the current key research 
on emails and to unveil some of the main upcoming trends. Scientific 
contributions either from core e-mail research or external fields are 
sought for, such as (but not limited to): IA (intelligent agents), NLP 
(email linguistic analysis), SNA (social network analysis), psychology 
(group interaction, graph communication analysis, ...), linguistic 
(stylistic changes from letter-writing to instant messaging jargon), 
human-computer interaction (user experience, design guidelines). As well 
as technical issues, efficient and emerging best practices based upon 
real life scenarii, user experience, security issues, legal archiving, 
new protocols may also be of interest.


Topics include but are not limited to:
- Email content analysis, information extraction, summarization
- Email social networks in enterprise
- Email management strategies within organizations
- Adaptative email agents and semantic agents
- Emails archives exploration, visualization, regulations and behaviors
- Email visual interfaces and human/computer interaction with emails
-Case studies, experiments and user studies on emails usages
- Benchmark and email testing datasets
- Interoperability over email with enterprise resources and legacy systems
- Semantic email and email mining
- Unified messaging and web interactions : instant messaging, RSS feeds, 
annotations, tagging
- Personal information management integration in email clients, pending 
task management
- Interaction between email , PIM and the mobility factor
- Facing the volume growth, do we need to replace the old protocols?
- Evolution of infrastructures and uses


All papers accepted for the NextMail'11 workshop will be included in the 
Workshop Proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press. 
Proceedings will be available at the workshop. Selected papers (after 
their expansion and revision) may be selected for book or special 
journal issues (editors contact pending).

Submission site:

Please note that participants must register to the WI/IAT Conference to 
attend the workshop.


- Romain Vuillemot, LIRIS, UniversitÚ de Lyon
- GaŰlle RecourcÚ, KWAGA, Paris
- Philippe Gilbert, Alinto, Lyon


- Ian Smith, Everbread Limited, UK


- David Ascher CEO, Mozilla Messaging
- Vitor R. Carvalho, CMU, USA
- Andrew Lampert, CSIRO, Australia
- Adam Perer, IBM Research, USA
- Michal Laclavik, IISAS, Slovakia
- Ian Smith, Everbread Limited, UK
- Simon Scerri, DERI Galway, Ireland
- D. Sculley, Google, USA
- Simone Stumpf, EECS, Oregon State University, UK
- John Tang, Microsoft Research, USA

Romain Vuillemot
PhD in Computer Science
LIRIS/INSA-Lyon, F-69621 Villeurbanne, France.
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