The Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS) aims to bring together researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the field of information retrieval (IR). The scope of the symposium covers applications, systems, technologies and theory aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video and multimedia data. The Fifth AIRS (AIRS 2009) welcomes submissions of original papers in the broad field of information retrieval.
Technical issues covered include, but are not limited to:
IR Theory and Formal Models;
IR Evaluation, Test collections, Evaluation methods and metrics,
Experimental design, Data collection and analysis;
Interactive IR, User interfaces and visualization, User studies,
User models, Task-based IR, User/Task-based IR theory;
Web IR, Intranet/enterprise search, Citation and link analysis,
Distributed IR, Fusion/Combination, Digital libraries;
Cross-language retrieval, Multilingual retrieval, Machine
translation for IR;
Video and image retrieval, Audio and speech retrieval,
Topic detection and tracking, Routing, Content-based filtering,
Collaborative filtering, Agents, Spam filtering;
Question answering, Information extraction, Summarization, Lexical
acquisition, NLP for IR;
Text Data Mining and Machine Learning for IR.
Accepted papers will be published as part of the LNCS series from
Springer, and will be EI-indexed. The AIRS 2009 organizers are also
planning on a post-conference special issue in a renowned
international journal, and the authors of the best papers at AIRS
2009 will be encouraged to contribute to this issue.