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                      ******** CALL FOR PAPERS ********

                                 SIGIR 2001
           Twenty-Fourth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
             on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
                           September 9 - 13, 2001
                        New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

                 For details see:

SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new
research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in
the broad field of information retrieval (IR). The Conference and Program
Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original
research contributions, posters, and proposals for tutorials, workshops,
and demonstrations of systems. All contributions must be submitted
electronically. See the Conference web site for further details:


SIGIR 2001 welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR, but the
major areas of interest are listed below. For each general area, two area
coordinators will guide the reviewing process.

*  Formal Models, Language Models, Search Strategies,
       -  Keith van Rijsbergen, University of Glasgow, U.K.
       -  John Lafferty, Carnegie Mellon University

*  Machine Learning for IR, Text Data Mining, Clustering,
    Text Categorization
       -  William Cohen, WhizBang! Labs
       -  Norbert Fuhr, University of Dortmund, Germany

*  Cross-Lingual Retrieval, Multilingual Retrieval, Machine
    Translation for IR
       -  Doug Oard,  University of Maryland
       -  David Hull, Rank Xerox Research Center, France

*  Topic Detection and Tracking, Content-Based Filtering,
    Collaborative Filtering, Agents
       -  James Allan, University of Massachusetts
       -  Michael Pazzani, UC, Irvine

*  Web IR, Citation and Link Analysis, XML and Metadata,
    Digital Libraries
       -  David Hawking,  Australian National University
       -  Edward Fox, Virginia Polytechnic University

*  Video and Image Access, Audio and Speech Retrieval,
    Music Retrieval
       -  Mark Maybury,   MITRE
       -  Raghavan Manmatha,  University of Massachusetts

*  Text Representation and Indexing, Information Extraction,
    Lexical Acquisition,
        Natural Language Processing for IR
       -  Sung Hyon Myaeng, Chungnam National University, Korea
       -  Claire Cardie, Cornell University

*  Performance, Compression, Scalability, Architectures,
    Distributed Search
       -  Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
       -  Alistair Moffat, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia

*  Interfaces, Visualization, Interactive IR, User Models
       -  Marti Hearst, UC Berkeley
       -  Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers University

*  Summarization, Question Answering
       -  Amit Singhal, AT&T Labs
       -  John Tait, University of Sunderland, U.K.

*  Evaluation, Building Test Collections, User Studies,
      Experimental Design and Metrics
       -  Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research
       -  Kalervo Jarvelin, University of Tampere, Finland


January 29:     Paper submissions due
February 28:    Proposals for tutorials, workshops and posters due
April 20:       Notification of acceptance for all submissions
May 25:         Final camera-ready copy due


Authors are invited to submit research papers, not exceeding 5000 words
representing original, previously unpublished work, on or before January
29, 2001.  Papers must be submitted electronically, via the submission web
page. For requirements and details on submission of posters and on
proposals for tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations of systems, please
see the Conference web site at


As part of our efforts to broaden participation, SIGIR 2001 will feature a
mentoring program to assist authors with their submissions to the
conference. Authors who have not previously had a full length paper
accepted to SIGIR, and who are unsure about how to best prepare a paper
for the SIGIR audience, will be able to request feedback on their work
from an experienced SIGIR author in advance of the submission deadline.
For details on this program, visit the web site at or contact the Mentoring Chair, David Lewis
([log in to unmask]) .


The conference venue will be the Radisson Hotel at 1500 Canal Street in
New Orleans (, just four blocks from
the French Quarter.  It is a New Orleans landmark and is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.


* General Chair:
   Donald H. Kraft, Louisiana State Univ., U.S.A., [log in to unmask]
* Treasurer:
   Andrea Houston, Louisiana State Univ., U.S.A., [log in to unmask]
* Program Co-Chair - Americas:
   W. Bruce Croft, Univ. of Massachusetts, U.S.A., [log in to unmask]
* Program Co-Chair - Europe:
   David J. Harper, The Robert Gordon Univ., U.K., [log in to unmask]
* Program Co-Chair - Asia/Pacific Rim:
   Justin Zobel, RMIT University, Australia, [log in to unmask]
* Posters Chair:
   Efthimis Efthimiadis, U. of Washington, U.S.A.,[log in to unmask]
* Tutorials Chair:
   Raya Fidel, U. of Washington, U.S.A., [log in to unmask]
* Demonstrations Co-Chairs:
   Evangelos Triantaphyllou, Louisiana State U., U.S.A., [log in to unmask]
   Padmini Srinivasan, U. of Iowa, U.S.A., [log in to unmask]
* Exhibits and Corporate Sponsors Chair:
   David Grossman, Illinois Inst. of Technology, U.S.A., [log in to unmask]
* Workshops Chair:
   Susan Gauch, University of Kansas, U.S.A., [log in to unmask]
* Publicity Chair:
   Edie Rasmussen, Univ. of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., [log in to unmask]
* Local Arrangements Chair:
   Carol Barry, Louisiana State Univ., U.S.A., [log in to unmask]
* Information Architect:
   David Robins, Univ. of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., [log in to unmask]


Helena Ahonen-Myka, University of Helsinki, Finland
Giambattista Amati, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
Peter Anick, AltaVista
Javed Aslam, Dartmouth College
Micheline Beaulieu, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Universidad de Chile
Peter Bailey, The Australian National University, Australia
Krishna Bharat, Google Inc
Gloria Bordogna, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
Eric W. Brown, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Soumen Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Matthew Chalmers, University of Glasgow, U.K.
Charles L. A. Clarke, University of Waterloo, Canada
David Cohn, Burning Glass Technologies/CMU
Fabio Crestani, University of Strathclyde, U.K.
Mark D Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, U.K.
John P Eakins, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, U.K.
David Eichmann, University of Iowa
James C. French, University of Virginia
Ophir Frieder, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jonathan Furner, University of California, Los Angeles
Ayse Goker, Robert Gordon University, U.K.
Alan Gous, Stanford University
Luis Gravano, Columbia University
Warren R. Greiff, The MITRE Corporation
Donna Harman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Monika R. Henzinger, Google, Inc.
William Hersh, Oregon Health Sciences University
Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente, Netherlands
Adele Howe, Colorado State University
Peter Ingwersen, Royal School of LIS, Denmark
Christian Jacquemin, LIMSI-CNRS
Gareth Jones, University of Exeter, U.K.
Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Paul B. Kantor, Rutgers University
Jussi Karlgren, SICS, Sweden
Marcin Kaszkiel, AT&T Labs-Research
Genichiro Kikui, NTT Cyberspace Laboratories, Japan
Shmuel Tomi Klein, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Matthew Koll, America Online
Kui-Lam Kwok, Queens College, CUNY
Mounia Lalmas, Queen Mary and Westfield College, U.K.
Ray R. Larson, University of California, Berkeley
Mun-Kew Leong,, Singapore
Elizabeth D. Liddy, Syracuse University
Yoelle S. Maarek, IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel
Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
Massimo Melucci, University of Padova, Italy
David R. H. Miller, BBN Technologies
Mandar Mitra, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
Vibhu Mittal, Xerox PARC
Josiane Mothe, IRIT Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse,
Charles Nicholas, UMBC
Paul Over, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Andreas Paepcke, Stanford University
Gabriella Pasi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Ari Pirkola, University of Tampere, Finland
Berthier Ribeiro-Neto, Federal Univ. of Minas Gerais, Brasil
Mehran Sahami, E.piphany, Inc.
Airi Salminen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Peter Schauble, Eurospider IT AG, Switzerland
Hinrich Schuetze, GroupFire Inc
Fabrizio Sebastiani, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Paraic Sheridan, MNIS-TextWise Labs
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland
Eero Sormunen, University of Tampere, Finland
Padmini Srinivasan, The University of Iowa
Ulrich Thiel, GMD-IPSI, Germany
Paul Thompson, West Group
Andrew Turpin, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Dr. Howard R. Turtle, Chiliad Publishing
Evelyne Tzoukermann, Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies
Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI Saarbruecken and Saarland University, Germany
Charles L. Viles, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ellen M. Voorhees, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, Australia
Michael Witbrock, Lycos Incorporated
Ian H. Witten, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Jinxi Xu, BBN Technologies
Yiming Yang, Carnegie Mellon University
Nivio Ziviani, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Peter Brusilovsky <[log in to unmask]>
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

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