Third European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR'2000)


Subject: Third European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR'2000)
From: Fabio Crestani (fabioc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 14:14:38 MET DST


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ESSIR'2000 - EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
September 10-16, 2000 - Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy

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ESSIR'2000 is the third European Summer School in Information
Retrieval. The first one was organised by the University of Padova
(Prof. Agosti) and was held in Bressanone in 1990. The second ESSIR
was organised by the University of Glasgow (Prof. van Rijsbergen) and
held in Glasgow in 1995. This third ESSIR is jointly organised by the
University of Padova (Prof. Agosti), the University of Strathclyde
(Dr. Crestani) and the CNR of Milan (Dr. Pasi).

This five-day school (Monday to Friday) will give participants a
grounding in the core subjects of IR - architectures, algorithms,
formal theoretical models of IR, and evaluation - as well as covering
some of the current "hot" topics such as the digital libraries,
retrieving from multimedia document collections, and retrieving over
wide area networks such as the Internet and the Web.

The target audience of the Summer School are advanced undergraduate
students, PhD students, postdocs and academic and industrial
researchers and developers. The Summer School will last one week
(Monday to Friday) and the programme will include plenary sessions,
demonstrations and panels.

The final programme will be available from early June on the
ESSIR'2000 Web-site:

http://www.itim.mi.cnr.it/Eventi/essir2000/index.htm

All other information will be available there too.

Lecturers:

Maristella Agosti Univ. of Padova, Italy
Gloria Bordogna CNR Milan, Italy
Yves Chiaramella IMAG, Grenoble, France
Fabio Crestani Univ. of Strathclyde, UK
John Eakins Univ. of Northumbria, UK
Norbert Fuhr Univ. of Dortmund, Germany
Peter Ingwersen Royal School of Librarianship, Denmark
Mounia Lalmas Univ. of London, UK
Massimo Melucci Univ. of Padova, Italy
Gabriella Pasi CNR Milan, Italy
Carol Peters CNR Pisa, Italy
Steve Robertson Microsoft, UK
Paraic Sheridan TextWise, USA
Ingeborg Solvberg NTNU, Norway
Alan Smeaton Dublin City Univ., Ireland
Keith van Rijsbergen Univ. of Glasgow, UK

Location and accommodation:

The school will be held in Villa Monastero in Varenna, Italy. Varenna
is a beautiful village on the oriental side of the Lake Como, and
constitutes a famous tourist attraction. It is rich of historical
monuments and is situated in a beautiful geographical area, close to
Milano, to which it is connected by trains and buses. Villa Monastero
was originally an ancient convent and afterward a patrician
residence. Today it is an international convention centre.

Varenna has a number of hotels and guest-houses where participants can
be accommodated. The cost of the hotel accommodations that have been
reserved nearby the Villa ranges between Lit. 90.000 and Lit. 150.000
for two beds rooms (from approx. 45 to 75 Euros per night for a double
bedroom).

Information on how to reach Villa Monastero and Varenna are available
on the school Web-site.

Registration fees:

Reduced rate (early registration): Lit. 600.000 (approx. 300 Euros)
Reduced rate (late registration): Lit. 800.000 (approx. 400 Euros)

Standard rate (early registration): Lit. 1.200.000 (approx. 600 Euros)
Standard rate (late registration): Lit. 1.600.000 (approx. 800 Euros)

Standard rate is for attendants in full-time non-academic
employment. All others (students, RAs, etc.) will be charged the
reduced rate. Early rates applies to registration received (an paid in
full) before August 15. Details about payment are available on the
school Web-site.

The registration fee includes attendance at the summer school, course
materials, lunches and refreshments, the reception party, and the
social programme.

Grants:

A small number grants will be available thanks to CEPIS
funding. Full-time students can apply for these grants on a
competitive base. Grant recipients will not be required to pay
registration fees and will receive a flat contribution to travel,
accommodation and subsistence expenses. The conditions and amount of
the grant will be available on the Web-site from mid June.

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