[Asis-l] CLEF 2012 - Call for Participation - Early Registration Opens

Pamela Forner forner at celct.it
Wed Jun 6 07:08:49 EDT 2012

CLEF 2012: Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum

Information Access Evaluation meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Visual Analytics

17-20 September 2012, Rome, Italy


REGISTRATION OPEN  http://clef2012.org/index.php?page=Pages/conferenceRegistration.html


Early registration deadline: June 30, 2012

Regular registration deadline: August 10, 2012

Student discounts are available only in early and regular registration


Roma Eventi - Fontana di Trevi conference center  http://clef2012.org/index.php?page=Pages/venue.html


CLEF 2012 is the third CLEF conference continuing the popular CLEF campaigns which have run since 2000 contributing to the systematic evaluation of information access systems, primarily through experimentation on shared tasks.

Building on the format first introduced in 2010, CLEF 2012 consists of an independent peer-reviewed conference on a broad range of issues in the fields of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation, and a set of labs and workshops designed to test different aspects of mono and cross-language information retrieval systems. Together, the conference and the lab series will maintain and expand upon the CLEF tradition of community-based evaluation and discussion on evaluation issues.

The CLEF 2012 conference aims at advancing research in the evaluation of complex information systems for cross-language tasks and scenarios, in order to support individuals, organizations, and communities who design, develop, employ, and improve such systems. Experimental evaluation - both laboratory and interactive - is a key to fostering the development of multilingual and multimodal information systems that address increasingly complex information needs.

The CLEF2012 labs continue the CLEF tradition of community-based benchmarking and will complement these with workshops on emerging issues in evaluation methodology.


* CHiC : a benchmarking activity to investigate systematic and large-scale evaluation of cultural heritage digital libraries and information access systems

* CLEF-IP:  a benchmarking activity to investigate IR techniques in the patent domain

* ImageCLEF:  a benchmarking activity on the experimental evaluation of image classification and retrieval, focusing on the combination of textual and visual evidence

* INEX: a benchmarking activity on the evaluation of XML retrieval

* PAN: a benchmarking activity on uncovering plagiarism, authorship and social software misuse

* QA4MRE:  a benchmarking activity on the evaluation of Machine Reading systems through Question Answering and Reading Comprehension Tests

* RepLab: a benchmarking activity on reputation management technologies

* CLEFeHealth 2012 workshop on cross-language evaluation of methods, applications, and resources for eHealth document analysis

Further details on the program, will be available soon on the CLEF 2012 Web site.


General Chairs

-          Tiziana Catarci, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

-          Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Program Chairs

-          Anselmo Peñas, National Distance Learning University (UNED), Spain

-          Giuseppe Santucci, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Evaluation Lab Chairs

-          Jussi Karlgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Sweden

-          Christa Womser-Hacker, University of Hildesheim, Germany

Organization Chair

-          Emanuele Pianta, CELCT, Italy

Resource Chair

-          Khalid Choukri, ELDA, France

Technical management

-          Pamela Forner, CELCT, Italy

-          Giovanni Moretti, CELCT, Italy

Local organizers

-          Consulta Umbria, Italy

-          Carola Aiello, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Looking forward to meeting you in Rome, next September.

The CLEF 2012 Chairs

Pamela Forner
CELCT (web: www.celct.it<http://www.celct.it/>)
Center for the Evaluation of Language and Communication Technologies
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38100 Povo - TRENTO -Italy

email: forner at celct.it<mailto:forner at celct.it>
tel.:  +39 0461 314 804
fax:  +39 0461 314 846

Secretary Phone:  +39 0461 314 870

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