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[InetBib] CfP CULTURAL HERITAGE in CLEF (CHiC 2011) - To be held as part of CLEF2011, September 20th, Amsterdam
- Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:51:33 +0200
- From: Maria Gäde <maria.gaede@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [InetBib] CfP CULTURAL HERITAGE in CLEF (CHiC 2011) - To be held as part of CLEF2011, September 20th, Amsterdam
* 1st Call for Participation and Statements Submission *
** Apologies for Cross Postings **
CULTURAL HERITAGE in CLEF (CHiC 2011):
"From Use Cases to Evaluation in Practice for Multilingual Information
Access to Cultural Heritage"
To be held as part of CLEF2011, September 20th, Amsterdam
Information systems that access Cultural Heritage (CH) deal with effective
information access to cultural heritage material held in large-scale digital
libraries containing data from libraries, archives, museums, and audio-visual
archives. However, access to these objects still poses several challenges
related to the heterogeneous media types (texts, audio or video files) and user
groups (novice and expert users), often with specialized information needs.
Objects are provided by meta data, usually in their national language and with
specified technical vocabularies suited for their particular domains.
Previous research has focused on the satisfaction of user information needs by
retrieving relevant “cultural assets” irrespective of the media type, location
or language in which information objects are expressed. Despite digital
libraries are constantly growing and much research is carried out in the field,
much less is done to establish standard evaluation criteria and methods.
The CHiC2011 – Cultural Heritage in CLEF: From Use Cases to Evaluation in
Practice for Multilingual Information Access to Cultural Heritage workshop at
CLEF 2011 will start to investigate these issues by surveying evaluation
efforts in the cultural heritage field as well as defining user scenarios and
identifying possible relevant metrics.
The workshop provides an overview of previous or current evaluation activities
and seeks to introduce an exchange about future efforts that needs to be
addressed in the CH field.
Invited talks will address use cases, evaluation approaches, and best practices
from an institutional point of view as well as the experiences from large-scale
evaluation campaigns such as CLEF, TREC or INEX . Participants are encouraged
to include short statements and participate in the discussions concerning
complementary efforts, projects, initiatives and available test data.
Based on the speakers input and group discussions the second part of the
workshop aims to identify possible synergies between evaluation frameworks
within CH projects and campaigns as well as the development of use cases and
usage scenarios that can be applied to CH information systems and evaluation
* Jaap Kamps <http://staff.science.uva.nl/%7Ekamps/> is an Assistant
Professor of Information Retrieval at the Faculty of Humanities,
University of Amsterdam. He is involved in several externally funded
research projects such as MuSeUM (Multiple-collection Searching Using
Metadata) and MultiMATCH (Multilingual/Multimedia Access To Cultural
* Johan Oomen <http://www.linkedin.com/in/johanoomen> is head of the
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department and
researcher at the Web and Media group of the Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam. His research focus on providing access to digital heritage
on the Web such as Europeana V1.0 or PrestoPRIME.
* Christos Papatheodorou <http://www.ionio.gr/%7Epapatheodor/> is an
Associate Professor at the Department of Archives and Library
Sciences, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece and a fellow researcher in
the Digital Curation Unit, Institute for the Management of
Information Systems, "Athena" Research Centre, Athens, Greece. He was
the general co-chair of the 13th ECDL and organized the tutorial
"Exploring Perspectives on the Evaluation of Digital Libraries".
Full day workshop (4 hours) devided into two sessions.
The first session includes three invited talks, followed by interactive
For the second part of the workshop participants are asked to contribute
statements (5 minutes slots) and work together with the keynote speakers and
organizers on possible evaluation tasks.
To submit a statement proposal, please send an e-mail by *15th JULY 2011* to
the Organizers discussing the topic you would like to address and/or the issue
you would like to raise.
Since we have limited time, statement proposals will be selected on the basis
of their relevance to the workshop and their possiblity to contribute at
shaping an actual evaluation task.
* Nicola Ferro (University of Padova, Italy, ferro@xxxxxxxxxxxx)
* Maria Gaede (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany,
* Monica Paramita (University of Sheffield, UK, m.paramita@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
Berlin School of Library and Information Science
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dorotheenstr. 26, 10117 Berlin
phone: +49 30 2093 4453
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