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The Association for Computing Machinery
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Areas and Area Coordinators

SIGIR 2003 welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR. Major areas of interest are listed below. For each area, two or more area coordinators will guide the reviewing process.

Formal Models, Language Models, Fusion/Combination
    Norbert Fuhr, University of Dortmund, Germany
    Peter Bruza, Distributed Systems Technology Centre, Australia

Text Representation and Indexing, XML and Metadata
    Ricardo Baeza-Yates, University of Chile, Chile
    Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield, UK

Performance, Compression, Scalability, Architectures, Mobile Applications
    Chris Buckley, SaBir Research, USA
    Alistair Moffat, University of Melbourne, Australia

Web IR, Intranet/Enterprise Search, Citation and Link Analysis, Digital Libraries, Distributed IR
    Jacques Savoy, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    Amit Singhal, Google, USA

Cross-language Retrieval, Multilingual Retrieval, Machine Translation for IR
    Douglas W. Oard, University of Maryland, USA
    Wessel Kraaij, TNO TPD, Netherlands

Video and Image Access, Audio and Speech Retrieval, Music Retrieval
    R. Manmatha, University of Massachusetts, USA
    Justin Zobel, RMIT University, Australia

Machine Learning for IR, Text Data Mining, Clustering, Text Categorization
    David Hull, Clairvoyance Corp, USA
    John Lafferty, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Fabrizio Sebastiani, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Topic Detection and Tracking, Content-Based Filtering, Collaborative Filtering, Agents
    James Allan, University of Massachusetts, USA
    Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland

Summarization, Question Answering, Natural Language Processing for IR, Information Extraction, Lexical Acquisition
    John Tait, University of Sunderland, UK
    Elizabeth D. Liddy, Syracuse University, USA

Interfaces, Visualization, Interactive IR, User Models, User Studies
    Amanda Spink, Pennsylvania State University, USA
    Micheline Beaulieu, University of Sheffield, UK

Specialized Applications of IR, including Genomic IR, IR in Software Engineering, and IR for Chemical Structures
    Bill Hersh, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
    Justin Zobel, RMIT University, Australia

Evaluation, Building Test Collections, Experimental Design and Metrics
    Kalervo Järvelin, University of Tampere, Finland
    Ellen Voorhees, NIST, USA