Friday, June 4, 2010

[DMANET] SPIRE 2010 [2nd Call for Papers]


SPIRE 2010
17th International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval

October 11-13, 2010

Los Cabos, Mexico


SPIRE 2010 is the 17th 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 of 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:
Santiago, Chile (2007), Melbourne, Australia (2008) and Saariselka, Finland
(2009). The conference proceedings have been published in Springer's
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series since 2002. This tradition
continues also in 2010.


SPIRE 2010 will be co-organized by the School of Physics and Mathematics at
Universidad Michoacana, in Morelia, Mexico and the CICESE research center
in Ensenada, Mexico. The conference will take place at the premiere resort
area of Los Cabos, Mexico. With an incredible array of first-class resorts,
world class fishing, activities for the entire family and elegant dining
venues, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo have much to offer. The
conference venue will be the Los Cabos Grand Faro Resort in San Jose del Cabo.


SPIRE 2010 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, Automata based string processing.

** Information Retrieval: Information retrieval models, Indexing, Ranking
and filtering, Interface design, Visualization, Benchmarking.

** Natural language processing: Text analysis, Text mining, Machine
learning, Information extraction, Language models (both structural and
semantic), Knowledge representation.

** Search applications and usage: Cross-lingual information access systems,
Multimedia information access, Digital libraries, Collaborative retrieval
and Web related applications, Semi-structured data retrieval, Evaluation.

** Interaction of biology and computation: DNA sequencing and applications
in molecular biology, Evolution and phylogenetics, Recognition of genes and
regulatory elements, Sequence driven protein structure prediction.

** Efficient implementation of IR systems: Practical implementations with
strong experimental support, toolkits for IR systems. Algorithms and data
structures for IR.


SPIRE 2010 welcomes submissions varying from short 6-page papers up to
long 12-page papers. 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 methodology used, and the
overall contribution to understanding the context of the work. Any
paper may be accepted as a short or a long contribution; the former will
receive less time for presentations and fewer pages in the proceedings.


Yahoo! Research has generously offered sponsorship for some student support
packages that cover SPIRE 2010 registration fees and provide partial
support for accommodation costs for volunteers. See the conference website
for more information.

SPIRE 2010 will feature invited lectures by

Gonzalo Navarro (U. Chile, Chile) and
Mark Najork (Microsoft Research)

We are planning to host workshops on topics in both string processing and
information retrieval. The workshops will take place on October 14 2010,
the day after the main conference. More details will be posted on the
conference website.


Edgar Chavez (U Michoacana/CICESE)
Stefano Lonardi (UC Riverside)

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