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[InetBib] Call for Papers: First International Workshop on Science-Model- and Task-aware Search (SciMoTS) at TPDL 2012

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

nachfolgend finden Sie ein call for papers für den First International Workshop 
on Science-Model- and Task-aware Search (SciMoTS).

Schöne Grüße,
Philipp Mayr

== Call for Papers ==
First International Workshop on Science-Model- and Task-aware Search (SciMoTS)
to be held as part of the 16th International Conference on Theory and Practice 
of Digital Libraries (TPDL).

September 27, 2012 in Pafos, Cyprus


=== Aim of the Workshop ===
Retrieval evaluations such as TREC or CLEF have shown that simple text-based 
retrieval methods scale up very well but do not progress anymore: Traditional 
ad-hoc retrieval seems to have reached a high level of quality in terms of 
measures like precision and recall. Nevertheless digital libraries and 
especially scholarly information systems still face major retrieval challenges 
that are present since the early days of digital libraries: Vagueness between 
search and indexing terms, information overload by the amount and complexity of 
result sets, and the drawbacks of text based relevance rankings.  Therefore we 
will focus on two new approaches to improve the retrieval process in digital 
library systems: Science models and task-based retrieval.

Science models address issues in statistical modelling and mapping of 
structures and scholarly activities in scientific domains. Until now the 
outcome of bibliometric/scientometric research is rarely used to enhance 
retrieval processes in digital libraries although first approaches in this 
domain have shown that the use of science models can offer a variety of 
value-added effects for users. Advanced bibliometric as well as network models 
of the structure of scientific communities are especially promising to open up 
alternative access paths into a scientific digital library. While science 
models are related to the structure of the information space, task aware 
searching and browsing focus on the user and his/her search task. Search is a 
highly dynamic and interactive process where within each phase the user faces a 
new situation which may change the current information need – even more on 
long-term interactive search activities. A task-aware model for each search 
phase would reflect the particular information need in question to support the 
user on these long term tasks.

The central research question for this workshop therefore is: How can models of 
science, in particular dynamic models mapping the evolution of science, and 
models of the long-term dynamics in scholarly, task-oriented searching be 
mutually interrelated in order to enhance retrieval quality? The aim of this 
workshop is to bring together researchers from different domains, such as 
information retrieval, information seeking, science modelling, bibliometrics, 
scientometrics, network analysis, and digital libraries to move toward a deeper 
understanding of this research challenge.

=== Workshop Topics ===
To support the previously described goals the workshop topics include (but are 
not limited to) the following:
- IR for digital libraries and scientific information portals
- IR for scientific domains, e.g. social sciences, life sciences etc.
- Information Seeking Behaviour
- Bibliometrics, citation analysis and network analysis for IR
- Query expansion and relevance feedback approaches
- Science Modelling (both formal & empirical)
- Task based user modelling, interaction, and personalisation
- (Long-term) Evaluation methods and test collection design
- Collaborative information handling and information sharing
- Classification, categorisation and clustering approaches
- Information extraction (including topic detection, entity and relation 
- Recommendations based on explicit and implicit user feedback

We especially invite descriptions of running projects and ongoing work. Papers 
that investigate multiple themes directly are especially welcome.

=== Types of Submissions ===
- Full Papers (6 to 8 pages): Full papers, describing advanced or completed work
- Short Papers (4 pages): Position papers or work in progress
- Poster and Demonstrations (2 pages): Poster and Presentation of systems or 

Submissions have to follow the Springer LNCS Author Guidelines 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) and should be 
submitted as PDF files to EasyChair 
(http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=scimots2012). All submissions will 
be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Please be aware of the fact 
that at least one author per paper needs to register for the workshop and 
attend the workshop to present the work. In case of no-show the paper (even if 
accepted) will be deleted from the proceedings AND from the program.

Printed proceedings will be distributed to all attendees. In addition, workshop 
proceedings will be deposited online in the CEUR workshop proceedings 
publication service (ISSN 1613-0073) – This way the proceedings will be 
permanently available and citable (digital persistent identifiers and long term 

=== Important Dates ===
- Submissions: July 13, 2012
- Notification: August 10, 2012
- Camera Ready Contributions: August 24, 2012
- Workshop: September 27, 2012 in Cyprus

=== Organizers ===
Peter Mutschke, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Philipp Schaer, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Claus-Peter Klas, Distance University in Hagen, Germany
Preben Hansen, SICS, Sweden

Supported by Philipp Mayr, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, 
Any questions regarding the workshop can be posted to scimots2012@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
- Please, feel free to contact us.

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