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Subject: [ E-CFP ] Call for Papers - ENRICH Workshop at SIGIR 2013
From: <seamus.lawless_(on)_scss.tcd.ie>
Date received: 07 May 2013
Deadline: 09 Jun 2013
Start date: 01 Aug 2013


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Call for Papers

The First Workshop on the Exploration, Navigation and Retrieval
of Information in Cultural Heritage - ENRICH 2013


To be held in conjunction with the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR

Workshop date: August 1st, 2013

Location: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Submission deadline: 9th June 2013


ENRICH 2013 has three main goals:

 - to discuss the challenges and opportunities in Information
   Retrieval research in the area of Cultural Heritage
 - to encourage collaboration between researchers engaged in work
   in this specialist area of Information Retrieval, and to
   foster the formation of a research community
 - to identify a set of actions which the community should
   undertake to progress research in this area


A key challenge facing the curators and providers of digital
cultural heritage worldwide is to instigate, increase and enhance
engagement with their collections. To achieve this, a fundamental
change in the way these artefacts can be discovered, explored and
contributed to by users and communities is required. Cultural
heritage artefacts are digital representations of primary
resources: manuscript collections, paintings, books, photographs
etc. The text-based resources are often innately "noisy", contain
non-standard spelling, poor punctuation and obsolete grammar and
word forms. The image-based resources often have limited
associated metadata which describes the resources and their
content. In addition, the information needs and tasks of cultural
heritage users are often complex and diverse. This presents a
specific set of challenges to traditional Information Retrieval
(IR) techniques and approaches.

This workshop will investigate the enhanced retrieval of, and
interaction with, cultural heritage collections. We are
interested in investigating innovative forms of personalised,
multi-lingual IR, which can include:
 - IR approaches tailored to cope with the inconsistencies which
   are common in cultural heritage collections.
 - Content-aware retrieval approaches which respond to the
   entities and relationships contained within artefacts and
   across collections.
 - Personalised IR and presentation.
 - Community-aware IR approaches which respond to community
   activity, interest, contribution and experience.

Such new forms of enhanced IR require rigorous evaluation and
validation using appropriate metrics, contrasting digital
cultural heritage collections and diverse users and communities.
This workshop welcomes submissions which investigate such
evaluation, taking into account the specific requirements of the
domain. The nature of cultural heritage resources means that
content analysis in support of IR is of specific interest. This
includes the automated normalisation of historical texts, the use
of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for entity extraction and
metadata generation.

The ENRICH workshop aims to promote the exchange of ideas between
researchers working on the theory and foundations of IR, cross
and multi-lingual IR, personalised IR and recommender systems.

There are numerous research areas that can support such improved
retrieval and exploration in the area of cultural heritage.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following

 - Multilingual semantic search
 - Context-aware and semantic recommender systems
 - Adaptation engines and algorithms for personalised
   multilingual IR
 - User modeling and adaptation (e.g. creation and exploitation
   of individual or stereotypical user profiles)
 - Content personalisation and personalised result presentation
   (e.g. beyond the ranked list)
 - Domain modeling
 - External knowledge resources for IR (e.g. ontologies)
 - Evaluation methodologies and metrics for personalised
   multilingual IR
 - Information Extraction, Data Mining and Natural Language
 - Social Network Analysis


We invite researchers to submit two categories of paper: Long
paper submissions should report on substantial contributions of
lasting value. Each accepted long paper will be presented in a
plenary session of the workshop program. The maximum length is 8
pages. Short paper submissions should discuss exciting new work
that is not yet mature enough for a long paper. The presentation
may include the demonstration of a system. The maximum length is
4 pages. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of
the workshop.

All submissions should be prepared according to the ACM SIG
Proceedings Templates, as for all SIGIR submissions. For your
convenience, you can use the templates for Microsoft Word or
LaTeX that have been made available on the ACM website:

The ENRICH Workshop does not use blind reviews, so please include
authors' names and affiliations on your submission. All
submissions will receive several independent reviews. Submissions
must be in PDF format and must be in English. All papers must be
submitted electronically before the 9th of June 2013 through the
EasyChair submission page -

ENRICH 2013 will be hosted in the Long Room Hub, the Digital Arts
and Humanities Research Institute of Trinity College Dublin -
http://www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/. The Long Room Hub is a
signature building at the heart of the historic TCD campus. The
institute takes its name from the Library's iconic `Long Room'.
The Long Room Hub is the home of a number of major, EU funded,
Digital Humanities research projects, which use the most advanced
digital technologies for the democratization of knowledge and
also explore new research questions, approaches and methodologies
enabled by technological change.

*Important Dates*

Deadline for submission: 9th June Notification of acceptance:
28th June Camera-ready version of papers: 8th July Workshop: 1st


Prof. Séamus Lawless (School of Computer Science, Trinity College
Dublin, Ireland) seamus.lawless_(at)_scss.tcd.ie

Prof. Maristella Agosti (Department of Information Engineering,
University of Padova, Italy) maristella.agosti_(at)_unipd.it

Dr. Paul Clough (Information School, University of Sheffield, UK)

Prof. Owen Conlan (School of Computer Science, Trinity College
Dublin, Ireland) owen.conlan_(at)_scss.tcd.ie

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