SIGIR'99 Tentative Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

Sunday August 15 (Radisson Hotel)

    8:30-12:30 Morning Tutorials
    12:30- 1:30 Lunch (provided for tutorial registrants)
    1:30- 5:30 Afternoon Tutorials

Monday August 16 (UC Berkeley Campus)

    8:00- 9:00 Continental breakfast
    9:00-10:30 Plenary Address: Hal Varian
    10:30-11:00 Break
    11:00-12:30 Paper Session: User Interaction
    12:30- 2:00 Lunch (on your own)
    2:00- 3:30 Paper Session: Speech Retrieval
    3:30- 4:00 Break
    4:00- 5:30 Paper Session: Distributed Retrieval
    6:00- 8:00 Demonstrations/Reception

Tuesday August 17 (UC Berkeley Campus)

    8:00- 9:00 Continental breakfast
    9:00-10:30 Paper Session (parallel): LSI/Language Analysis
    10:30-11:00 Break
    11:00-12:30 Paper Session (parallel): Efficiency/Summarization
    12:30- 2:00 Lunch (on your own)
    2:00- 3:30 Panel: User Interaction
    3:30- 4:00 Break
    4:00- 5:30 Paper Session: Interactive Use of Phrases
    7:00-10:00 Banquet (at His Lordship's Restaurant)

Wednesday August 18 (UC Berkeley Campus)

    8:00- 9:00 Continental breakfast
    9:00-10:30 Paper Session (parallel): Term Relationships/Theoretical Models
    10:30-11:00 Break
    11:00-12:30 Late-Breaking Posters
    12:30- 2:00 Lunch (SIGIR Annual Business Meeting)
    2:00- 3:30 Paper Session: Multimedia Retrieval
    3:30- 3:45 Conference Close

Thursday August 19 (Radisson Hotel)

    9:00-12:00 Workshops (morning session)
    12:00- 1:00 Lunch (provided)
    1:00- 4:00 Workshops (afternoon session)


The Tutorials are scheduled for Sunday August 15 and will occupy half a day in the morning or afternoon. The accepted tutorials appear below; tutorial descriptions and instructor biographies are now available.

Morning Tutorials
Tutorial Name Instructor(s)
Introduction to Information Retrieval B. Croft
Introduction to Machine Learning for IR D. Lewis and Y. Singer
User interface design for information retrieval in e-commerce A. Marcus
Content Based Image Retrieval Manmatha and Ravela
Multilingual Information Access P. Schauble and J. Klavans
Implementation of High-Performance IR Systems A. Moffat and J. Zobel
Afternoon Tutorials
Tutorial Name Instructor(s)
Medical Informatics W. Hersh
Inside Internet Search Engines J. Pedersen and Chang
Automated Text Summarization E. Hovy, Lin and D. Marcu
Theory and practice in text retrieval system evaluation C. Buckley and E. Voorhees
Advanced machine learning techniques for IR Y. Singer and D. Lewis


Most Workshops are scheduled for Thursday August 19 and will occupy one full day. The accepted workshops appear below; workshop descriptions, due dates, and organizers are now available. One workshop is joint with DL 99 and will be held on Saturday August 14. The workshops are:

Accepted Full Papers

The order of sessions does not necessarily reflect that of the final program.

User Interaction

    Visualization of Search Results:A Comparative Evaluation of Text, 2D, and 3D Interfaces

      Marc Sebrechts: The Catholic University of America
      Joanna Vasilakis: The Catholic University of America
      Michael Miller: The Catholic University of America
      John Cugini: NIST; Sharon Laskowski: NIST

    User revealment - a comparison of initial queries and ensuing question development in online searching and in human reference interactions

      Ragnar Nordlie: Oslo College

    From Reading to Retrieval: Freeform Ink Annotations as Queries

      Gene Golovchinsky: FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.
      Morgan N. Price: FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.
      Bill N. Schilit: FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.
Speech IR & Text Categorization

    SCAN: Designing and evaluating user interfaces to support retrieval from speech archives

      Steve Whittaker: ATT Labs research
      Julia Hirschberg: ATT Labs research; john choi: ATT Labs research
      Don Hindle: ATT labs research; Fernando Pereira: ATT Labs
      research; Amit Singhal: ATT Labs research

    Document Expansion for Speech Retrieval

      Amit Singhal: ATT Labs-Research; Fernando Pereira: ATT Labs-Research

    A Re-examination of text categorization methods

      Yiming Yang: School of Computer Science, CMU
      Xin Liu: School of Computer Science

Distributed Retrieval

    Comparing the Performance of Database Selection Algorithms
      James French: University of Virginia
      Allison Powell: University of Virginia
      Jamie Callan: CIIR, University of Massachusetts
      Charles Viles: SILS, Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill
      Travis Emmitt: University of Virginia
      Kevin Prey: University of Virginia
      Yun Mou: CIIR, University of Massachusetts

    A Probabilistic Solution to the Selection and Fusion Problem in Distributed Information Retrieval

      Christoph Baumgarten: Eurospider Information Technology

    Cluster-based Language Models For Distributed Retrieval

      Jinxi Xu: CIIR, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      W. Bruce Croft: CIIR, UMass Amherst

LSI & Theory

    Probabilistic Latent Semantic Indexing
      Thomas Hofmann: UC Berkeley

    A similarity-based probability modelfor Latent Semantic Indexing

      Chris Ding: Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab/ U. California

    Using a Belief Revision Operator for Document Ranking in Extended Boolean Models

      David E. Losada: University of A Coruña
      Alvaro Barreiro: University of A Coruña
Language Analysis
    Cross-Language Information Retrieval based on Parallel Texts and Automatic Mining of Parallel Texts from the Web
      Jian-Yun Nie: Universite de Montreal

    A New Statistical Formula for Chinese Text Segmentation Incorporating Contextual Information

      Christopher Khoo: Nanyang Technological University
      Yubin Dai: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
      Teck Ee Loh: Data Storage Institute, Singapore

    Information Retrieval Based on Context Distance and Morphology

      Hongyan Jing: Columbia University
      Evelyne Tzoukermann: Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technology
Summarization & Sentence Selection
    Summarizing Text Documents: Sentence Selection and Evaluation Metrics
      Jade Goldstein: Language Technologies Institute
      Mark Kantrowitz: Just Research; Vibhu Mittal: Just Research
      Jaime Carbonell: Language Technologies Institute

    The Decomposition of Human-Written Summary Sentences

      Hongyan Jing: Columbia University
      Kathleen McKeown: Columbia University

    The automatic construction of large-scale corpora for summarization research

      Daniel Marcu: Information Sciences Institute
Efficiency & Scalability
    Partial Replica Selection Based on Relevance for Information Retrieval
      Zhihong Lu: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      Kathryn McKinley: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

    Efficient Distributed Algorithms to Build Inverted Files

      Berthier Ribeiro-Neto: Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil
      Nivio Ziviani: Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil
      Edleno Moura: Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil
      Marden Neuber: Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil

    Efficient Document Presentation with a Locality-Based Similarity Heuristic

      Owen de Kretser: University of Melbourne
      Alistair Moffat: University of Melbourne
Interactive Use of Phrases

    Phrase Recognition and Expansion for Short, Precision-biased Queries based on a Query Log

      Erika de Lima: University of Stuttgart
      Jan Pedersen: Infoseek Corporation

    The Paraphrase Search Assistant: Terminological Feedback for Iterative Information Seeking

      Peter Anick: COMPAQ
      Suresh Tipirneni: COMPAQ

    Phrasier: a System for Interactive Document Retrieval Using Keyphrases

      Steve Jones: University of Waikato
      Mark Staveley: University of Waikato

Term Relationships
    Combining Multiple Evidences from Different Types of Thesaurus for Query Expansion
      Rila Mandala: Tokyo Insitute of Technology
      Takenobu Tokunaga: Tokyo Institute of Technology
      Hozumi Tanaka: Tokyo Institute of Technology

    Context-Sensitive Vocabulary Mapping with a Spreading Activation Network

      Jonghoon Lee: GSLIS, University of Illinois
      David Dubin: GSLIS, University of Illinois

    Deriving structure from texts

      Mark Sanderson: CIIR, University of Massachusetts
      W. Bruce Croft: CIIR, University of Massachusetts
Theoretical Models
    A Hidden Markov Model Information Retrieval System
      David Miller: BBN Technologies
      Tim Leek: BBN Technologies; Richard Schwartz: BBN Technologies

    Information retrieval as statistical translation

      Adam Berger: Carnegie Mellon University
      John Lafferty: Carnegie Mellon University

    An Algorithmic Framework for Performing Collaborative Filtering

      Jonathan L. Herlocker: University of Minnesota
      Joseph A. Konstan: University of Minnesota
      Al Borchers: University of Minnesota
      John Riedl: University of Minnesota
MultiMedia Retrieval
    Content-Based Retrieval using Heuristic Search
      Dimitris Papadias: Dept. of Computer Science
      Marios Mantzourogiannis: HKUST; Panos Kalnis: HKUST
      Nikos Mamoulis: HKUST; Ishfaq Ahmad: HKUST

    Content-Based Retrieval for Music Collections

      Yuen-Hsien Tseng: Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

    Relevance Feedback Retrieval of Time Series Data

      Eamonn Keogh: University of California, Irvine
      Michael Pazzani: University of California, Irvine

Accepted Posters/Late Breaking Results

Adaptive Cluster-based Browsing Using Incrementally Expanded Queries and Its Effects

    Koji Eguchi (National Center for Science Information Systems)

ATTICS: A Software Platform for Online Text Classification

    David D. Lewis (AT&T Labs) Daniel L. Stern (AT&T Labs) Amit Singhal (AT&T Labs)

A Comparison of Query Translation Methods for English-Japanese Cross-Language Information Retrieval

    Gareth Jones (Toshiba Corporation) Tetsuya Sakai (Toshiba Corporation) Nigel Collier (Toshiba Corporation) Akira Kumano (Toshiba Corporation) Kazuo Sumita (Toshiba Corporation)

Discovering Chinese Words from Unsegmented Text

    Xianping Ge (University of California, Irvine) Wanda Pratt (University of California, Irvine) Padhraic Smyth (University of California, Irvine)

Estimating Precision by Random Sampling

    Gordon V. Cormack (University of Waterloo) Ondrej Lhotak (University of Waterloo) Christopher R. Palmer (Carnegie Mellon University)

Evaluating a Visualisation of Image Similarity

    Kerry Rodden (University of Cambridge) Wojciech Basalaj (University of Cambridge) David Sinclair (AT&T Laboratories) Kenneth Woods (AT&T Laboratories)

Fundamental Properties of Aboutness

    Peter Bruza (University of Queensland) Dawei Song (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Dam-Fai Wong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

A General Language Model for Information Retrieval

    Fei Song (University of Guelph) W. Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts)

Hierarchical Neural Networks for Text Categorization

    Miguel E. Ruiz (The University of Iowa) Padmini Srinivasan (The University of Iowa)

Improving Retrieval on Imperfect Speech Transcriptions

    P. Jourlin (Cambridge University) S.E. Johnson (Cambridge University) K. Spärck Jones (Cambridge University) P.C. Woodland (Cambridge University)

Information Seeking at Different Stages of the R&D Research Process

    Sandra G.Hirsh (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories)

An Intelligent Adaptive Filtering Agent Based on an On-line Learning Model

    Wai Lam (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Kwok Leung Yu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Interactive Internet Search through Automatic Clustering: an Empirical Study

    Dmitri Roussinov (University of Arizona) Kristine Tolle (University of Arizona) Marshall Ramsey (University of Arizona) Hsinchun Chen (University of Arizona)

Jester 2.0 : Evaluation of a New Linear Time Collaborative Filtering Algorithm

    Dhruv Gupta (University of California, Berkeley) Mark Digiovanni (University of California, Berkeley) Hiro Narita (University of California, Berkeley) Ken Goldberg (University of California, Berkeley)

A knowledge management tool for speech interfaces

    Niels Bouwmeester (KPN Research)

Machine Translation and Monolingual Information Retrieval

    Martin Franz (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center) J. Scott McCarley (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)

Music Retrieval as Text Retrieval: Simple Yet Effective

    J. Stephen Downie (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

NACSIS Test Collection Workshop (NTCIR-1)

    Noriko Kando (National Center for Science Information Systems) Kazuko Kuriyama (National Center for Science Information Systems) Toshihiko Nozue (National Center for Science Information Systems)

A New Approach for Image Classification and Retrieval

    Cheong Yiu Fung (National University of Singapore; Nanyang Polytechnic) Kia Fock Loe (National University of Singapore))

Query Expansion Method Based on Word Contribution

    Keiichiro Hoashi, (KDD R&D Laboratories, Inc.) Kazunori Matsumoto (KDD R&D Laboratories, Inc.) Naomi Inoue (KDD R&D Laboratories, Inc.) Kazuo Hashimoto (KDD R&D Laboratories, Inc.)

Searching on the Web: Two Types of Expertise

    Christoph Hoelscher (University of Freiburg) Gerhard Strube (University of Freiburg)

Searching Program Source Code with a Structured Text Retrieval System

    Charles Clarke (University of Toronto) Anthony Cox (University of Waterloo) Susan Sim (University of Toronto)

Statistical Phrases for Vector-Space Information Retrieval

    Andrew Turpin (The University of Melbourne) Alistair Moffat (The University of Melbourne)

Supporting Content Retrieval from WWW via 'Basic Level Categories'

    Eduard Hoenkamp (NICI) Onno Stegeman (Cap Gemini) Lambert Schomaker (NICI)

Internet Searches

    Caroline M. Eastman (University of South Carolina)

Ultra-Summarization: A Statistical Approach to Generating Highly Condensed Non-Extractive Summaries

    Michael J. Witbrock (Just Research) Vibhu O. Mittal (Just Research)

Visual MeSH

    Xia Lin (Drexel University)

Web searching behavior of aerospace engineers

    Raya Fidel (University of Washington) Efthimis N. Efthimiadis (University of Washington)

Accepted Demonstrations

Advanced search technologies for unfamiliar metadata

    Barbara Norgard (University of California, Berkeley) Youngin Kim (University of California, Berkeley) Michael Buckland (University of California, Berkeley) Aitao Chen (University of California, Berkeley) Ray Larson (University of California, Berkeley) Fred Gey (University of California, Berkeley)

Ant World

    Paul B. Kantor (Rutgers University) Endre Boros (Rutgers University) Ben Melamed (Rutgers University) Dave Neu (Rutgers University) Vladimir Menkov (Rutgers University) Qin Shi (Rutgers University) Myung-Ho Kim (Rutgers University)

CHROMA: A Content-Based Image Retrieval System

    Ting-Sheng Lai (University of Sunderland) John Tait (University of Sunderland)

Crystal: A Content-based Music Retrieval System

    Yuen-Hsien Tseng (Fu Jen Catholic University)

CueVideo - Automating Indexing of Video for Searching and Browsing

    Arnon Amir (IBM Almaden Research Center) Savitha Srinivasan (IBM Almaden Research Center) Dulce Ponceleon (IBM Almaden Research Center) Dragutin Petkovic (IBM Almaden Research Center)

A Demonstration of WHIRL

    William Cohen (AT&T Labs – Research)

Drag-and-drop" technique for MEDLINE Searching

    Xia Lin (Drexel University)

Extraction/Gathering with the Taylor System

    Francois Paradis (CSIRO CMIS) Jon Dell'Oro (CSIRO CMIS) Ross Wilkinson (CSIRO CMIS)

Information Access across the Language Barrier: the MuST System

    Chin-Yew Lin (USC/Information Sciences Institute)

Information Retrieval Library (IRLIB)

    Carolyn Schmidt (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Donna Harman (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

An internet-based Newspaper Filtering and Personalization System

    Aleksander Kolcz (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) Joshua Alspector (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)

Jester 2.0: Collaborative Filtering To Retrieve Jokes

    Dhruv Gupta (University of California, Berkeley) Mark Digiovanni (University of California, Berkeley) Hiro Narita (University of California, Berkeley) Ken Goldberg (University of California, Berkeley)

The MultiText Retrieval System

    Gordon V. Cormack (University of Waterloo) Charles L. A. Clarke (University of Toronto) Christopher R. Palmer (Carnegie Mellon University) Robert C.Good. (Carnegie Mellon University)

Text and Image Retrieval in Cheshire II

    Ray R. Larson (University of California, Berkeley)

Visualizing Internet Search Results with Adaptive Self-Organizing Maps

    Dmitri Roussinov (University of Arizona) Kristine Tolle (University of Arizona) Marshall Ramsey (University of Arizona) Michael McQuaid (University of Arizona) Hsinchun Chen (University of Arizona)

WebCluster, a Tool for Mediated Information Access

    Gheorghe Muresan (The Robert Gordon University) David J. Harper (The Robert Gordon University) Mourad Mechkour (The Robert Gordon University)


SIGIR 99 Preliminary Program. Last modified 06/18/99.