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**ACM
SIGIR 2000 WORKSHOP**

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**MATHEMATICAL/FORMAL
METHODS IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL**

**Athens,
Greece, July 28, 2000**

**Objective**

The purpose of the workshop
is to promote discussion and interaction among those with research interests in
mathematical/formal aspects of Information Retrieval: mathematical/formal
foundations, descriptions, properties, structures, theory, and applications of
Information Retrieval models. We believe that the development of
mathematical/formal aspects of Information Retrieval has come to a point where
they should be summed, analyzed, weighed and subjected to a scrutiny as to how
they can best serve the further development of Information Retrieval.

The workshop aims at being a
forum for the presentation of both theoretical and applicative results.

**WORKSHOP
CHAIRS**

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Sándor Dominich (University of Pannonia,
Buckinghamshire College)

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Mounia Lalmas (Queen Mary and Westfield College)

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Keith van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow)

**PROGRAM COMMITTEE**

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Peter Bollmann-Sdorra (Technische Universitat Berlin)

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Peter Bruza (University of Queensland)

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Steven Cater (Kettering University)

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Susan Dumais (Microsoft Research)

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Leo Egghe (Limburgs Universitair Centrum)

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Norbert Fuhr (University of Dortmund)

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Theo Huibers (KPMG Consulting)

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Don Kraft (Louisiana State University)

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Gabriella Pasi (Instituto per le Technologie Informatiche Multimediali)

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Janet Payne (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College)

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Vijay Raghavan (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

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Ronald Rousseau (Catholic School for Higher Education Bruges-Ostend)

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Michael Wong (University of Regina)

**TOPICS
OF INTEREST**

Contributions (papers,
talks) are solicited dealing with, but not necessarily limited to, the
following areas:

Information Retrieval

Information Filtering

Information Mining

Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval

Hypermedia

Web Retrieval

Digital Libraries

where the different entities
involved (e.g., documents, queries, indexing, retrieval, relevance,
effectiveness, users, etc.) are modeled using any of, but not limited to, the
following approaches:

Sets Theory

Boolean Logic

Vector

Vector Space

Similarity Functions

Probability

Fuzzy Sets

Fuzzy Logic

Non-standard Logics

Information Theory

Situation Theory

Rough Sets

Quantum Logic

Functional Analysis

Algebra

Matroid Theory

Theory of Computation

Recursion Theory

Artificial Intelligence

Topology

**PARTICIPATION**

Those interested
in making a presentation should submit their papers of at most 8 pages by
e-mail to the address below, using "MF/IR 2000 Submission" as the
e-mail subject line. Please submit the paper in Microsoft Word (or postscript).

Those interested
in giving a talk (without paper submission) should submit the title and summary
of at most one page.

All submissions
should be made by e-mail to the address below, using "MF/IR 2000 Submission"
as the e-mail subject line. Please submit the paper in Microsoft Word (or
postscript). The format for the paper submission should follow a usual format
in IR publishing. We plan to publish all accepted contributions in a special
edition of *T*echnology *L*etters (an international journal published
by Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, UK).

**CORRESPONDENCE**

Direct correspondence,
inquires and submissions relating to this workshop should be addressed to:

Sándor Dominich,
e-mail: *dominich@dcs.vein.hu* or *sdomin01@bcuc.ac.uk*

**IMPORTANT
DATES**

Submission (paper, summary): 15
May 2000

Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2000

Final submission: 15 June 2000

Workshop: 28
July 2000

**FURTHER INFORMATION**

Further questions should be
directed to the address above, or visit the SIGIR 2000 Web page at: *http://sigir2000.aueb.gr*