AIRS 2011 Call for Participation

The Seventh Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS 2011)

December 18th -20th, 2011
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)


The Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS) aims to bring together researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the field of information retrieval (IR). The scope of the conference covers applications, systems, technologies and theory aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video, and multimedia data. The AIRS 2011 welcomes submissions of original papers in the broad field of information retrieval.


Technical issues covered include, but are not limited to the following:
  • IR Models and Theories
  • User Study, IR Evaluation, and Interactive IR
  • Web IR, Scalability, and Adversarial IR
  • Multimedia IR
  • NLP for IR (eg. Cross-/Multi- Language IR, Question Answering, Summarization, Information Extraction)
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining for IR (eg. Learning to Rank, Classification, Clustering)
  • IR Applications (eg. Digital Libraries, Vertical Search, Mobile IR)
  • Arabic-Script based IR
  • Cross Language IR


Submission Due
July 27th, 2011
Notification of acceptance 
September 1st, 2011
Camera-ready due
September 17th, 2011
November 1st, 2011
December 18th-20th


The AIRS 2011 proceedings will be published as an LNCS volume, so please follow the default author instructions available at . In addition, please anonymize your paper to facilitate blind reviewing, and make sure your paper is no longer than 12 pages in the LNCS format. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected unconditionally. Duplicate submissions (the same paper being submitted to AIRS 2011 and to another conference at the same time) are strictly forbidden; if detected, these submissions will be unconditionally rejected.


Conference Co-Chairs
Mohamed Vall O. Mohamed Salem,
Farhad Oroumchian,

University of Wollongong in Dubai
Publication Chairs

Halim Khelalfa,
University of Wollongong in Dubai

Azadeh Shakery,
University of Tehran

Program Committee Chair
Khaled Shaalan,
The British University in Dubai
Publicity Chair
Asma Damankesh,
University of Wollongong in Dubai

Abolfazl AleAhmad
University of Tehran
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