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NODALI: CFP: String Processing and Information Retrieval 2009
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FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
16th International Symposium on String Processing and Information
25-27 August 2009
1 May 2009
(based on International Date Line West, corresponds to 2 May 12:00 UTC/
SPIRE 2009 is the 16th International Symposium on String Processing
and Information Retrieval. The first four editions of the conference
focused primarily on string processing and were held in South America
under the title WSP (South American Workshop on String Processing).
WSP was transformed into SPIRE in 1998, when the scope of the
conference was broadened to include information retrieval. This was
motivated by the increasing relevance of information retrieval and its
close inter- relationship with string processing. The last three SPIRE
conference sites have been Glasgow, Scotland (2006), Santiago, Chile
(2007) and Melbourne, Australia (2008). The conference proceedings
have been published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) series since 2002. This tradition continues also in 2009.
SPIRE 2009 will be organized by the Department of Computer Sciences of
University of Tampere, Finland. The conference will take place in the
village of Saariselka, which is located in northern Finland
("Lapland"), some 250 km north of the polar circle. The surrounding
nature and lack of big city noise and other such distractions will
provide a peaceful setting for the conference. Despite its population
of merely around 350 people, Saariselka is a popular travel
destination with good services. The conference hotel has hosted even
minister-level meetings of the European Union. Saariselka offers good
opportunitied for enjoying beautiful unspoilt nature e.g. by hiking,
biking, or canoeing. In addition to the magnificent landscape
dominated by numerous fells, popular nearby attractions include e.g.
active gold panning sites along river Lemmenjoki, the 3rd largest lake
in Finland (Lake Inari), reindeer farms, and cultural sites related to
the indigenous Sami people. See http://www.saariselka.fi for more
SPIRE 2009 covers research in all aspects of string processing,
information retrieval, computational biology, pattern matching, semi-
structured data, and related applications. Typical topics of interest
include (but are not limited to):
* String Processing: dictionary algorithms, text searching, pattern
matching, text and sequence compression, text mining, natural language
processing, and automata based string processing.
* Information Retrieval (IR): IR modeling, evaluation, indexing,
ranking and filtering, interface design, visualization, cross-lingual
IR systems, multimedia IR, digital libraries, collaborative retrieval,
and Web related applications.
* Interaction of biology and computation: DNA sequencing and
applications in molecular biology, evolution and phylogenetics,
recognition of genes and regulatory elements, and sequence driven
protein structure prediction.
* Information Retrieval languages and applications: XML, semi-
structured data retrieval, language models (both structural and
semantic), knowledge representation, text mining, and generation of
structured data from text.
We plan to host workshops on topics in both string processing and
information retrieval. The workshops will take place after the main
conference, on 28 August 2009. More details will be posted on the
SPIRE 2009 will invite submissions in two categories: long papers (12
pages) and short papers (6 pages). Submissions should be anonymous and
formatted using LNCS style. At least three reviewers will evaluate
each paper based on its originality, quality and significance of
theoretical and/or practical contribution, the validity and robustness
of the used methodology, and the overall contribution to our
understanding of the context of the work. More detailed submission
instructions will be posted on the conference website.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
- Jorma Tarhio, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
- Jussi Karlgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
Information will appear soon on the conference website.
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