Monday, December 29, 2008

ACML 2009 Call for Paper

The 1st Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML'09) will be held in November 2-4, 2009, Nanjing, China. The conference aims at providing a leading international forum for researchers in Machine Learning and related fields to share their new ideas and achievements. Submissions from other than the Asia-Pacific regions are also highly encouraged.

Important dates:
- Full paper submission: 15 June 2009
- Author notification: 31 July 2009
- Camera-ready: 5 August 2009
- Conference: 2 -4 Novemeber 200

Friday, December 26, 2008

WISE 2009 Call for Paper

The aim of this conference is to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge and experience in the rapidly growing area of Web technologies, methodologies and applications. Previous WISE conferences were held in Hong Kong, China (2000), Kyoto, Japan (2001), Singapore (2002), Roma, Italy (2003), Brisbane, Australia (2004), New York, USA (2005), Wuhan, China (2006), Nancy, France (2007), and Auckland, New Zealand (2008).

Topics of Interest

WISE 2009 invites submissions on all topics related to Web information systems engineering, including but not limited to those listed below:

  • Complex Event Processing and Event-driven Systems

  • Deep/Hidden Web

  • e-Commerce and e-Government

  • Grid Computing and P2P Systems

  • Innovative Web-based Applications

  • Location-based Services

  • Mobile Web Information Systems

  • Rich Web UI

  • Semantic Web

  • Web Agents and Web Intelligence

  • Web Data Integration

  • Web Data Mashup

  • Web Data Models

  • Web Information Retrieval

  • Web Metrics

  • Web Mining and Web Warehousing

  • Web Monitoring and Management

  • Web Performance

  • Web Security and Trust Management

  • Web Services

  • Web Tools and Languages

  • Web Transactions

  • Web Visualization

  • Web-based Auction and Negotiation

  • Web-based Business Processes

  • Web-based Enterprise Systems

  • Web-based Learning

  • XML and Semi-structured Data

Research and Industry Tracks

There will be two independent tracks for Research and Industrial papers with a different set of evaluation criteria. The authors must clearly indicate the track to which the paper is being submitted.

Research Papers: The conference is soliciting original research papers on all aspects of Web information systems engineering. Submitted papers will be judged according to their scientific merits and evaluated on significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition.

Industrial and Application Papers: WISE 2009 encourages submissions covering the application of Web information systems engineering in practice, including papers describing innovative implementations, novel applications, and major improvements to the state-of-practice. The papers submitted to this track can range from a few page extended abstract to a full paper. The track will also include a small number of invited visionary papers.


The proceedings of WISE 2009 will be published in two separate volumes by Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, one volume for all papers accepted by the main conference, and one volume for all papers accepted by all WISE workshops. A special issue of the World Wide Web Journal is scheduled in 2010 for publishing extended versions of selected WISE 2009 papers.

Important Dates:

Workshop proposals

February 28, 2009

Paper Submission

May 1, 2009

Tutorial/Panel Proposals

May 31, 2009

Author Notification

June 15, 2009

Camera-ready submission

June 28, 2009

Author registration

June 28, 2009

Conference and Workshops

October 5-7, 2009

Thursday, December 25, 2008

RecSys'09: Third ACM Conference on Recommender Systems Call for Paper


We are pleased to invite you once again to participate in the premier annual event on research and applications of recommendation technologies, the Third ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. The previous conferences in Minneapolis and Lausanne have been distinguished by a strong level of interaction between practitioners and researchers in the sharing of ideas, problems and solutions, and the 2009 conference will continue in this tradition. The fully-refereed proceedings will be published by the ACM and, like past RecSys proceedings, are expected to be widely read and cited.


The technical program will celebrate the diversity of research in and applications of recommender systems with refereed and invited presentations, keynote talks and posters.


The first day of the conference will be devoted to tutorials in which top practitioners and researchers share their expertise and latest results. The tutorials at the 2008 conference were highly-attended. Look for the Call for Tutorials announcement on the website, or send email to if you are interested in presenting a tutorial.


To reflect the diversity of research in recommender systems and to give additional venues for the presentation of research, the conference will feature workshops for the first time. Look for the Call for Workshops announcement on the website, or send email to if you are interested in organizing a workshop.

Doctoral Symposium

The Doctoral Symposium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished research faculty. Look for the Call for Participation announcement on the website, or send email to if you are interested in participating.

Additional information on all aspects of the program can be found here.


  1. Tutorial Proposals: April 10, 2009
  2. Paper Submission: May 8, 2009
  3. Workshop Proposals: May 15, 2009
  4. Doctoral Symposium Applications: June 8, 2009
  5. Paper Acceptance Notifications: June 19, 2009
  6. Conference: October 22-25, 2009
    1. Doctoral Symposium: October 22
    2. Tutorials: October 22
    3. Technical Program: October 23-24
    4. Workshops: October 25


We construe recommender systems broadly, including applications ranging from e-commerce to social networking, platforms from web to mobile and beyond, and a wide variety of technologies ranging from collaborative filtering to case-based reasoning. Therefore, topics of interest for RecSys’09 include (but are not limited to):
  • Case studies of recommender system implementations
  • Conversational recommender systems
  • Context-aware and multidimensional recommender systems
  • Evaluation of recommender systems
  • Group recommenders
  • The impact of recommenders in practice
  • Innovative recommender applications
  • Novel paradigms of recommender systems
  • Personalization
  • Recommendation algorithms
  • Recommendation in social networks
  • Recommender system interfaces
  • Scalability issues
  • Security and privacy
  • Semantic web technologies for recommender systems
  • Theoretical aspects of recommender systems
  • User modeling and recommender systems
  • User studies
  • Friday, December 12, 2008

    Two papers accepted by APWeb/WAIM 2009

    Just be informed that, two papers co-authored by guys from and Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal are accepted by the 11th APWeb/WAIM, 2009. Cheer for ourselves.

    Looking forward to have more contribute to IR community, and providing more exciting products for the users.

    Note: is one leading mobile search service provider in China.
    Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal is an engineering school affiliated to the University of Montreal, Canada.

    AIRS 2009 CFP

    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:

    1. IR theories, models and techniques
    2. Evaluation methodologies, test collections, evaluation metrics, etc.
    3. IR interface and user studies: exploratory search, collaborative search, etc.
    4. Multilingual information access: cross-language IR, cross-language question answering, etc.
    5. Multimedia information access: image, video, audio, metadata
    6. Natural language processing and IR: opinion extraction, summarization, text mining, categorization, etc.
    7. Web related issues: Web search,Web mining, Semantic Web, etc.
    8. Systems and implementation issues: indexing, compression, efficiency, integration, etc.
    9. IR applications: e-commerce, e-learning, digital libraries, ubiquitous computing, bioinformatics, medical informatics, telematics, etc.

    - April 19, 2009 Submissions due
    - June 1, 2009 Notification of acceptance
    - June 16, 2009 Camera-ready due
    - September 1, 2009 Registration deadline
    - October 21-23 2009 AIRS 2009

    Monday, December 01, 2008

    DMIN 2009 CFP

    The 2009 International Conference on Data Mining will be held in Las Vegas like before.

    Important dates
    Proposals for organizing sessions/workshops - Jan 16, 2009
    Submission of papers - Feb 25, 2009
    Notification of acceptance - Mar 25, 2009
    Camera-ready papers and registration due - April 25, 2009
    Conference date - July 13 - 16, 2009