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13th ASIST SIG CR Workshop

SIG CR Workshop 2003

Long Beach, California
October 18, 2003


Call for Papers


Scope of the Conference

In conjunction with the ASIST Annual Meetings, SIG/CR sponsors an annual workshop to discuss current work in the field. The goal of the annual workshop is to share current knowledge of research in the field. Technologies that support or use classification research are at a critical stage of development providing a great opportunity to share what has been learned implementing classification research across disciplines and professional associations.

For this reason, the 2003 SIG/CR Workshop will focus on automated methods that leverage research in classification schemes and procedures, including classification, clustering, and indexing. Presenters are encouraged to report on best practices as well as lessons learned. The organizers expect a result of the workshop will be the development of working relationships between technologists and classification experts. In this spirit, presenters are encouraged to submit papers that describe both successes and lessons learned.

Presentations that address the experiences or research on the following topics are encouraged:

Use of classifications structures and methods in automated classification using a predefined or dynamically generated (automated clustering) classification scheme; Use of concept extraction methods, authority control and thesaurus tools in automated indexing and metadata capture; Integration of automated classification technologies in search systems

For the purpose of this workshop, the following definitions are provided. These definitions may vary from those used in the professional literatures. The purpose of providing these definitions, though, is to bound the workshop sessions and to focus the applications under discussion.

Automated classification includes the methods for assignment or association of information objects with classes from a pre-defined classification scheme. The predefined classification scheme is understood to be primarily human designed. There is a particular interest in having proposals for work with cross-domain or universal, and domain-specific schemes represented. This session will be facilitated by Mikel Breitenstein.

Automated clustering includes the dynamic discovery and presentation of clusters or classes within a set of information objects. There is an interest in having submissions for work in cross-domain or universal and domain specific information sets. This session will be facilitated by Jens-Erik Mai.

Concept extraction and automated indexing includes the identification, tagging and extraction of entities and events either in a single, or in sets of documents. There is a particular interest in receiving submissions for work that leverages controlled vocabularies, thesauri, authority control lists or subject heading lists. This session will be facilitated by Marge Hlava.

Search system integration includes simple and parametric search, as well as visual displays of classification results. This session will be facilitated by Linda Hill.

Submissions

Submissions include -- Regular Papers and Project Notes. Regular Papers of not more than 10 pages present the results of completed research and development work. Regular papers should include a statement of hypothesis, experimental or test conditions, methodology, and conclusions. Project notes of five pages or less describe ongoing research or demonstrating a novel system that implements classification principles or research. Project Notes will be included in the SIG CR Workshop Proceedings, and may be spoken to during the workshop, but may not be formally presented, depending on the number of submissions received.

All types of submissions should address the use of classification principles or research in information technology applications. Submissions are encouraged which discuss both successes/best practices and lessons learned. Technology developers should avoid submitting marketing materials only papers and project notes that address research and development issues will be considered responsive to this call.

Submissions should describe original work, completed or in progress rather than merely planned work. All submissions should indicate the current state of advancement of the work. Previously published papers should not be submitted. Simultaneous submission to other conferences and workshops is allowed, provided that the other submissions are clearly noted.

Evaluation and Acceptance Process Committee will review and evaluate all submissions according to: a) their relevance to the topics, b) their research and learning value to the audience; and c) the quality and completeness of the research or demonstration work. Given the limited amount of time available for presentations and discussion, papers may be accepted for publication in the SIG CR Workshop Proceedings though not for formal presentation during the Workshop.

Important Dates:

August 31, 2003 deadline for submitting papers September 15, 2003 acceptance notification

Submission Evaluation Committee

Denise A. D. Bedford, World Bank Group Mikel Breitenstein, Long Island University Michael Genuardi, NASA CASI Andrew Grove, Microsoft, Inc. Linda Hill, University of California, Santa Barbara Marge Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc. Jens-Erik Mal, University of Washington Mike McGleshin, Dow Chemical Corp. Lenore Relihan, Newsbank


Submissions

To view the submission guidelines, or to to make a submission to SIG CR Workshop 2003, please visit the electronic page:

Go to SIG CR Workshop 2003 Submission Page: SIG CR Workshop 2003 Submissions


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