[sigtag-l] Call for Papers: Indexing and Retrieval of Non-text Information

Diane Neal dneal2 at uwo.ca
Fri Apr 1 15:01:25 EDT 2011

(Apologies for cross-postings.)


Call for Papers: Indexing and Retrieval of Non-text Information


The scope of this volume will encompass a collection of research papers
related to the indexing and retrieval of online non-text information. 


In recent years, the Internet has seen an exponential increase in the number
of documents placed online that are not in textual format. These documents
appear in a variety of contexts, such as user-generated content sharing
websites, social networking websites, academic repositories, library
catalogues, digital archives of cultural institutions, and more. They also
take a variety of formats, including (but not necessarily limited to)
photographs, videos, recorded music, data visualizations, geographic maps,
digitized artefacts, virtual worlds, and games. The prevalence of these
contexts and data formats presents a particularly challenging task to
information indexing and retrieval research due to many difficulties, such
as assigning suitable semantic metadata, understanding users' subjective
needs, processing and extracting non-textual content automatically, and
designing retrieval systems that "speak in the native language" of non-text


This will be a volume in the series Knowledge and Information (K&I). As
noted on the series' Web page,
http://www.degruyter.de/cont/imp/saur/saurReiEn.cfm?rc=39677, it "is a
peer-reviewed information science book series appearing as a print and as an
e-book version, publishing high quality research monographs and
topic-specific collections of papers as well. It covers information science
to the full extent and alludes additionally to neighbouring sciences such as
computer science, computational linguistics, (information) business
administration, and library science. The language of publication is


The timeline will be as follows:


May 1, 2011: Deadline for idea/proposal submission (approximately one page)
to volume editor 


May 15, 2011: Deadline for notification of idea/proposal acceptance from
volume editor

August 15, 2011: Deadline for paper submission to volume editor


October 1, 2011: Deadline for notification of paper acceptance from volume


December 1, 2011: Deadline for revised paper submission to volume editor, if


Spring 2012: Volume published by De Gruyter Saur


Please do not submit papers that have been submitted, accepted, or published
elsewhere for publication. 


To submit proposals or general questions, please contact:

Diane Rasmussen Neal, PhD, Volume Editor 

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Information and Media Studies

The University of Western Ontario

dneal2 at uwo.ca

 <http://www.fims.uwo.ca> www.fims.uwo.ca


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