Second Asian Summer School in Information Access (ASSIA 2015), August 24-27, 2015

Call for Participation
Second Asian Summer School in Information Access (ASSIA 2015)

Information Retrieval (IR) is the activity of obtaining information resources from information repositories according to users’ information need. The summer schools in Information Retrieval have been very successful in Europe where research students, young faculty members, or industrial researchers can get a great opportunity to learn the core and advanced topics from the world-class experts in the field. However, no such opportunity was available in most Asian countries. Following the success of the 1st Asian Summer School in Information Access (ASSIA 2013), which was held in 2013 at Tsukuba, Japan, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd Asian Summer School in Information Access will be held on August 24-27, 2015 at Taipei City, Taiwan.

Important Dates
• July 15, 2015: Application Due
• July 31, 2015: Poster Presentation Abstract Due
• August 24-27: Summer School

1. Introduction to Information Retrieval
2. Advanced Information Retrieval Models
3. Evaluation I: system oriented
4. Evaluation II: User Oriented
5. Search Interface
6. Search Intent Analysis and Diversification
7. Digital Library & Digital Humanity
8. Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval
9. Social Media Search and Analytics
10. Multimedia IR

1. Jason S. Chang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
2. Jieh Hsiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
3. Winston Hsu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
4. Hideo Joho (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
5. Ee-Peng Lim (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
6. Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University, China)
7. Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow, UK)
8. Tetsuya Sakai (Waseda University, Japan)
9. Muh-Chyun Tang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

1. Standard fee for students: NT$5,000
2. Standard fee for non-students: NT$6,000

How to Apply
For more information on application, schedule, fees, accommodation, and visa, please refer to

Library B1 International Conference Hall, National Taiwan Normal University
Address: No.129, Sec.1, Heping E. Road, Taipei, Taiwan

Main Organizers
1. Chinese Association of Library & Information Science Education (CALISE)
2. Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies, National Taiwan Normal University

1. Association for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (ACLCLP)
2. Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba
3. Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) – Taipei Chapter

Source: IR List

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