1st International Workshop on Advances in Semantic Information Retrieval (ASIR’11)

1st International Workshop on Advances in Semantic Information Retrieval (ASIR’11)

Szczecin, Poland, September 18-21, 2011


In cooperation with the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Computational Collective Intelligence


In cooperation with the World Federation of Soft Computing


In cooperation with the European Neural Networks Society


In cooperation with the Poland Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)


In cooperation with the Polish Neural Networks Society


Bag-of-words document representation is still the basis for many information retrieval models. Recent advances in semantic technologies have resulted in methods and tools that allow creating and managing domain knowledge. They influence the way and form of representing documents in the memory of computers, approaches to analyze documents, techniques to mine and retrieve, etc. Searching for video, voice and speech raises new challenging problems to retrieval systems.


The aim of this workshop is to discover new challenges in various branches of Internet technologies applied to semantic information retrieval, to foster opportunities for international collaboration between scientists all over the world, and to explore directions for further research. The workshop addresses semantic information retrieval theory, as well as important matters related to Web tools used in practice.


The topics and areas include but are not limited to:

  • Models for document representations

  • Ontology for semantic information retrieval

  • Ontology alignment, mapping and merging

  • Search and ranking

  • Semantic multimedia retrieval

  • Natural language semantic processing

  • Evaluation methodologies for semantic search and retrieval

  • Query interfaces

  • Visualization of the retrieved results

  • Domain-specific semantic applications

Paper Submission and Publication

  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Accepted and Presented paper will be published in the Conference Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® database and indexed in the DBLP.
  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file)
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as Special Issue(s) of the Informatica journal, as well as other journal(s) to be announced later.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.

All papers submitted to the ASIR workshop will be considred for the Zdzislaw Pawlak Award for the Best Paper and the Best Student Paper. Furthermore, papers matching the focus of the award wil be considered for the International Fuzzy Systems Association Award for Young Scientist.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submissions: June 19, 2011
  • Authors Notifications: July 16, 2011
  • Final Submissions and Registrations: August 7, 2011
  • The Conference Dates: September 18 - 21, 2011

FedCSIS is organized by :

Under the auspices of the:

Polish Minister of Science
and Higher Education
prof. Barbara Kudrycka
President of the Polish
Academy of Sciences
prof. Michał Kleiber

Diamond Sponsor: