10th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2016)
August 22-26, 2016, Saratov, Russia, http://romip.ru/russir2016/
Application deadline: June 25, 2016
The 10th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2016)
will be held on August 22-26, 2016 in Saratov, Russia. The school is co-
organized by the Saratov National Research State University (http://sgu.ru/en/)
and the Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar
(ROMIP, http://romip.ru/en/. The RuSSIR-2016 will have a special focus
on semantic search, construction of knowledge repositories (dictionaries,
thesauri, ontologies, semantic networks, knowledge graphs, etc.) and their
applications for the Information Retrieval.
The missions of the RuSSIR school series are to enable students to learn
about modern problems and methods in information retrieval and related
disciplines; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in the
field; and to create an environment for informal contacts between
scientists, students and industry professionals.
RuSSIR 2016 will offer the following courses:
* Gianluca Demartini (University of Sheffield, UK): Crowdsourcing and
Human Computation for Semantic Search
* Ingmar Weber (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar): Computational
Social Science: Theories, Methods and Data
* Alexander Kotov (Wayne State University, USA): Knowledge Graph Entity
Representation and Retrieval
* Krisztian Balog (University of Stavanger, Norway): Entity Linking
* Fabian Suchanek (Telecom ParisTech University, France): Ontological
* Mihai Lupu (Vienna University of Technology, Austria): Domain Specific
* Shlomo Berkovsky (CSIRO, Australia): Social Personalization and
* Heng Ji (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA): Knowledge Base
* Ilya Markov (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands): Click Models for
* Boris Mirkin (NRU HSE, Russia & University of London, UK): Model- and
experiment-driven recommendations for haunting issues in clustering
Additionally, our sponsors will give talks on how they apply information
retrieval methods in their production tasks.
The Conference for Young Scientists in Information Retrieval will be
organized within the school. Accepted full papers will be published in
the Springer’s Communications in Computer and Information Science series.
The school will have a versatile social program.
Application deadline: June 25, 2016
Notification: July 15, 2016
School: August 22-26, 2016
PARTICIPATION IN THE SCHOOL
The target audience of the school is advanced graduate and PhD students,
post-doctoral researchers, academic and industrial researchers and
developers. The school will be open to about 100 qualified, motivated and
pre-selected candidates. The working language of the school is English.
Participation is free of charge, a limited number of accommodation
grants will be provided. Similarly to the previous year, RuSSIR 2016
expects to obtain funds for supporting European students.
To participate in the school, fill the application form at
you need to provide the following information:
— Name, residence and affiliation.
— One paragraph description of what you expect to gain from attending
— A poster paper. Poster papers are two-page documents in English that
describe applicants’ early-stage, ongoing or completed research/
educational projects. Research results published before and work
in progress are accepted. Poster papers will be presented during poster
sessions at RuSSIR 2016.
— Curriculum vitae.
In the application form, you can also mention if you need a grant.
The school series started in 2007 and has developed into a renowned
academic event with solid international participation. Previous schools
took place in Yekaterinburg, Taganrog, Petrozavodsk, Voronezh, St.
Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Kazan, and Nizhny Novgorod. Previous RuSSIR
courses were taught by many prominent IR researchers and scholars from
ABOUT THE VENUE
Saratov is a city in the European part of Russia. It is situated on the
Volga river and is famous for a 3 km long beautiful bridge. It has a
number of theaters, a circus, a conservatory and many historical sites.
Volga Embankment and Kirova Avenue offer pleasant walks along the river
and in the city. Saratov State University has the status of the National
Research University. The SSU has a long-standing excellent educational
program in Mathematics and Computer Science. The SSU programming teams
have been awarded silver medals in ACM ICPC World Competitions in 2002
and 2003. The SSU team also won European programming championship in
2002. In 2006, the Saratov University students won the first prizes for
both European programming championship and ACM Contest World Finals.
— Alexander Kotov (Wayne State University, USA), PC chair
— Maria Eskevich (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands),
— Yana Volkovich (Eurecat, Spain), YSC co-chair
— Leonid Bessonov (Saratov National Research State University), local
— Elena Treshcheva (Saratov National Research State University), local