2nd International Workshop on Advances in Semantic Information Retrieval (ASIR’2012)

Wrocław, Poland, September 9-12, 2012


Recent advances in semantic technologies form a solid basis for a variety of methods and instruments that support information retrieval, knowledge representation, and text analysis. They influence the way and form of representing documents in the memory of computers, approaches to analyze documents, techniques to mine and retrieve knowledge. The abundance of video, voice and speech data also raises new challenging problems to information retrieval systems.

We believe that our workshop will facilitate discussion of new research results in this area, and will serve as a meeting place for researchers from all over the world. Our aim is to create an atmosphere of friendship and cooperation for everyone, interested in computational linguistics and information retrieval. The second ASIR workshop will continue to maintain high standards of quality and organization, set in the previous year. We welcome all the researchers, interested in semantics and information retrieval, to join our event.


The workshop addresses semantic information retrieval theory and important matters, related to practical Web tools. The topics and areas include, but not limited to:

  • Models for document representation.
  • Ontology for semantic information retrieval.
  • Ontology alignment, mapping and merging.
  • Searching and ranking.
  • Semantic multimedia retrieval.
  • Natural language semantic processing.
  • Evaluation methodologies for semantic search and retrieval.
  • Query interfaces.
  • Visualization of retrieved results.
  • Domain-specific semantic applications.

Paper Submission and Publication

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 submission: May 14, 2012
  • Author notification: June 17, 2012
  • Final submission and registration opening: July 8, 2012
  • Conference date: September 9-12, 2012

FedCSIS is organized by :

Faculty of Computer Science and Management
, Wrocław University of Technology

Under auspices of :

Prof. Barbara Kudrycka

Minister of Science
and Higher Education

Prof. Michał Kleiber

President of the Polish
Academy of Sciences

Prof. Bogusław Fiedor
Rector of Wroclaw
University of Economics
Prof. Tadeusz Więckowski
Rector of Wroclaw
University of Technology