[Asis-l] Call for Papers: Indexing and Retrieval of Non-text Information

Diane Neal dneal2 at uwo.ca
Sat Apr 2 10:58:36 EDT 2011

Call for Papers: Indexing and Retrieval of Non-text Information

The scope of this volume will encompass a collection of research papers related to the indexing and retrieval of online non-text information. 

In recent years, the Internet has seen an exponential increase in the number of documents placed online that are not in textual format. These documents appear in a variety of contexts, such as user-generated content sharing websites, social networking websites, academic repositories, library catalogues, digital archives of cultural institutions, and more. They also take a variety of formats, including (but not necessarily limited to) photographs, videos, recorded music, data visualizations, geographic maps, digitized artefacts, virtual worlds, and games. The prevalence of these contexts and data formats presents a particularly challenging task to information indexing and retrieval research due to many difficulties, such as assigning suitable semantic metadata, understanding users' subjective needs, processing and extracting non-textual content automatically, and designing retrieval systems that "speak in the native language" of non-text documents. 

This will be a volume in the series Knowledge and Information (K&I). As noted on the series’ Web page, http://www.degruyter.de/cont/imp/saur/saurReiEn.cfm?rc=39677, it “is a peer-reviewed information science book series appearing as a print and as an e-book version, publishing high quality research monographs and topic-specific collections of papers as well. It covers information science to the full extent and alludes additionally to neighbouring sciences such as computer science, computational linguistics, (information) business administration, and library science. The language of publication is English.”

The timeline will be as follows:

May 1, 2011: Deadline for idea/proposal submission (approximately one page) to volume editor 

May 15, 2011: Deadline for notification of idea/proposal acceptance from volume editor
August 15, 2011: Deadline for paper submission to volume editor

October 1, 2011: Deadline for notification of paper acceptance from volume editor

December 1, 2011: Deadline for revised paper submission to volume editor, if necessary 

Spring 2012: Volume published by De Gruyter Saur

Please do not submit papers that have been submitted, accepted, or published elsewhere for publication. 

To submit proposals or general questions, please contact:
Diane Rasmussen Neal, Volume Editor 
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
The University of Western Ontario
dneal2 at uwo.ca

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