ACM SIGIR 2000 WORKSHOP

 

ON

 

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

 

ˇ        Sándor Dominich (University of Pannonia, Buckinghamshire College)

ˇ        Mounia Lalmas (Queen Mary and Westfield College)

ˇ        Keith van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow)

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE



ˇ        Peter Bollmann-Sdorra (Technische Universitat Berlin)

ˇ        Peter Bruza (University of Queensland)

ˇ        Steven Cater (Kettering University)

ˇ        Susan Dumais (Microsoft Research)

ˇ        Leo Egghe (Limburgs Universitair Centrum)

ˇ        Norbert Fuhr (University of Dortmund)

ˇ        Theo Huibers (KPMG Consulting)

ˇ        Don Kraft (Louisiana State University)

ˇ        Gabriella Pasi (Instituto per le Technologie Informatiche Multimediali)

ˇ        Janet Payne (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College)

ˇ        Vijay Raghavan (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

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

ˇ        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 Technology Letters (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