CFP: Intelligent Multimedia Information Retrieval Systems and Management (RIAO '94)

Michel Combes michel at
Thu Feb 24 03:23:55 EST 1994


Intelligent Multimedia Information Retrieval Systems and Management
Rockefeller University
New York, N. Y.
October 11-13, 1994
Sponsored by the European Union
with the participation of INRIA, France Telecom

Organized by the Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales
d'Informatique Documentaire (CID, France),  and the
Center for the Advanced Study of Information 
Systems (CASIS, USA)

This conference,  held every three years since 1985,  allows researchers,
product developers and companies to present and demonstrate the latest
evolutions in information retrieval.  
New trends in hardware organization, telecommunication networks, 
hyperlinking, heterogeneous document creation, computational linguistics, 
and other fields modify the way that information retrieval can be imagined.  
This conference is a forum for innovative responses to this field 
as well as to related problems in very large databases, public access to 
information,  multimedia information retrieval,  
interface specifications,  and others.

In addition to regular paper presentations, the conference will offer
prototype and product demonstrations.
Major topics include, but are not limited to:  

  I.   New paradigms for Information Retrieval
  II.  Linguistic Analysis for Automatic Treatment: 
             Full-text analysis; 
             Indexing and retrieval using NLP; 
             Multilingual interfaces and systems;
             Automatic abstracting.
  III. Large Knowledge Bases: 
             Electronic dictionaries; 
             Thesaurus, hyperbases using semantic 
             networks, neuronal networks, conceptual graphs;
             Case-based reasoning systems for text; 
             Multi-expert systems; 
             Genetic information bases.
  IV.  Digitized Document Understanding and Retrieval: 
             Text, sound and image management for IR; 
             Automatic extraction of factual information, multimedia 
             indexing and retrieval; 
             Automatic information structuring and linking in
             hypertext and hypermedia; 
             Compound and multisource documents, 
             active documents, speech documents
  V.   Information Reading: 
             Intelligent navigational aids; 
             User understanding and modeling; 
             Query formulation and expansion
  VI.  Openness, Interoperability and Integration: 
             How to achieve device independent portable information; 
             Import/Export facilities; 
             Communications between heterogeneous SRIs; 
             Intelligent E-mails; 
             Systems and interface integration; 
             Standardization (SGML, HyTime, ...)
  VII. Multimodal Interfaces: 
             Interfaces with several means of interaction (voice, 
             mouse, keyboard, pointer, ...); 
             Multilingual interfaces; 
             Interaction with iconic languages; 
             New visualization technologies.
  VIII. Confidentiality and Intellectual Property.
  IX.   Measure and Evaluation.
  X.    Experimental Applications.

Papers must be validated by a prototype or working model.  The authors may
be asked to demonstrate their prototype or working model to a member
of the program committee.  The authors are expected to give a
demonstration of their system during a time separate from their oral
presentation.  It is advisable that these demonstrations run oon
standard material.
PAPERS should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, 
including figures and text. Send four copies of paper
including authors names, address, telephone and fax numbers,
e-mail address,  and an abstract of at most 20 lines.


March,15 1994 : Four Hard-copy of submissions must be received 
                    at one of the following addresses:

CASIS/RIAO94                         C.I.D.
c/o P. Brodnitz                      RIAO'94
55 Perry St. #4A                     36, rue Ballu
New York, New York 10014             F75009 Paris
USA                                  FRANCE

Tel/fax 212-714-1421                 Tel: (33) 1 42-85-04-75
e-mail: cid at            Fax: (33) 1 48-78-49-61
                                     Fax: (33) 1 45-26-84-45
                                     e-mail: cid at

MAY 15, 1994      : Authors notified of acceptance

Dr F. Seitz,      Rockefeller University
Prof. J.L. Funck Brentano, Hopital Necker Paris
J.P. Barthes     Univ. Compiegne, France
J.C. Bassano     Univ. Orleans, France
C. Chrisment     Univ. Toulouse, France
C. Dampney       Macquarie Univ. Australia
J. Depireux      Univ. Liege, Belgium
J. Ducloy        INIST-CRIN, France
D.A. Evans       Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA
G. Grefenstette  Rank Xerox, France
D.J. Harman      NIST, USA
U. Heide         Univ. Stuttgart, Germany
A. Giannetti     SOGEI, Italy
J. Ladouceur     Univ. Laval, Canada
R. Marcus        MIT, USA
W. Martin        Free Univ. Amsterdam, Holland
M. Noordewier    Rutgers Univ., USA
L. Rau           General Electric, USA
R.S. Rosenberg   Univ. British Columbia, Canada
J. Rouault       Univ. Grenoble, France
T. Saracevic     Rutgers Univ., USA
B. Sharp         Stafford Univ, UK
B. Smith         European Community
P.E. Schmitz     Text Information Systems , Switzerland
U. Thiel         GMD-IPSI Damstadt, Germany
B. Webber        University of Pennsylvania, USA
Y. Yamadori      JIPDEC, Japan

  Name   : Pierre Zanettacci       RIAO '94 Organizing Committee
  E-Mail : pzc at         C.I.D.
  Voice  : (33-1) 4427.3515        Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
  Fax    : (33-1) 4427.7122        F75252 Paris Cedex 05, France

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