Call for Tutorials

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SPIRE 2011 will begin with a full day of tutorials, which will take place on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the National Council of Research campus in Pisa. We welcome tutorial proposals on topics including but not limited to:

  • String Processing: Dictionary algorithms, Text searching, Pattern matching, Text and sequence compression, Succinct and compressed indexing, Automata-based string processing;
  • Biological Sequence Processing: Analysis of DNA and RNA sequencing data, Molecular sequence processing, Recognition of genes and regulatory elements, Comparative genomics and population genetics;
  • Information Retrieval: Information retrieval models, Indexing, Ranking and filtering, Interface design for IR, Evaluation issues in IR, Text analysis, Text mining, Text classi fication and clustering, Information extraction, Language models and topic models for search related-tasks, Efficient implementation of IR systems, Algorithms and data structures for IR;
  • Search-related tasks: Cross-lingual information retrieval, Multimedia / multi-modal information retrieval, Recommendation and collaborative filtering, Semi-structured data retrieval, Blog retrieval.

Proposals will be considered for half-day (3 hours plus breaks) and full-day (6 hours plus breaks) tutorials. A tutorial proposal should include the following:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Instructor(s) and their credentials (short CV)
  • Format of tutorial (half-day or full-day)
  • Aims/Learning objectives of the tutorial
  • 300 word abstract (1-2 paragraphs suitable for inclusion in conference registration materials)
  • Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)
  • Tutorial history (previous offerings of the same tutorial, if any)
  • Prerequisite knowledge of audience
  • Relevant references that would support proposal evaluation

Tutorial proposals in PDF format must be sent via email to the Tutorials Chair Andrea Esuli (ISTI-CNR). All tutorial submissions will undergo peer review by the SPIRE 2011 Tutorial Committee. There is no honorarium for tutorial presenters; however, one free conference registration per half-day tutorial, or two free conference registrations per full-day tutorial, will be granted. For each accepted tutorial, ALL the instructors indicated in the tutorial proposal are required to be in Pisa in order to present the tutorial.

Important Dates:

  • Submission of tutorial proposals: April 27, 2011
  • Notifications of tutorial acceptance / rejection: June 10, 2011
  • Tutorials: October 17, 2011

Tutorials Committee:

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