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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval workshop DIR 2007

We proudly announce the 7^th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval 
Workshop (DIR 2007) to be held at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 
Belgium on March 28-29, 2007.

The primary aim of the DIR 2007 Workshop is to provide an international 
meeting place where researchers from the domain of information retrieval 
(IR) and related disciplines can exchange and present innovative 
research developments. We invite participation from academia and 
industry. Especially, Ph.D. students are encouraged to attend.
Keynote Speakers:

* Nick Craswell, Associate Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge,
UK/, Challenges in Web Information Retrieval/
* Thomas Hofmann, Director of Engineering, Google Zurich European
Engineering Centre, Switzerland/, Beyond the Library  Organizing
the Worlds Information/
* Douglas W. Oard, Associate Professor, University of Maryland,
USA/, But How Will They Use It? Thinking About Evaluation of
Integrated Multilingual Multimedia Information Systems/
* Josef Sivic, Research fellow, University of Oxford, UK/, Efficient
Visual Search and Automatic Annotation of Videos/

The full program is available at:

Registration is possible till March 25, 2007.

Hope to see you soon in Leuven,

Marie-Francine Moens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Tinne Tuytelaars, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Arjen de Vries, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam, The 
The DIR 2007 program chairs