SPIRE 2014 SPIRE 2014 LA-WEB 2014










SPIRE & LA-WEB, 2014

SPIRE 2014 is the 21st edition of the International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval. LA-WEB 2014 is the 9th edition of the Latin American Web Congress. Both conferences will be held in Ouro Preto, Brazil from 20-24 October, 2014. SPIRE will be held in the first three days of the week (20-23 October, 2014), whereas LA-WEB will be held in the last three days of the week (22-24 October, 2014), so that SPIRE and LA-WEB will share joint-sessions on October 22nd, 2014. The conferences will be co-organized by the Department of Computer Science (www.decom.ufop.br) of the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (www.ufop.br) and by the Department of Computer Science (www.dcc.ufmg.br) of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (www.ufmg.br).

The scope of the SPIRE series of symposia includes not only fundamental algorithms in string processing and information retrieval, but also SP and IR techniques as applied to areas such as computational biology, DNA sequencing, and Web mining. Given its interdisciplinary nature, SPIRE offers a unique opportunity for researchers from these different areas to meet and network.

LA-WEB aims at providing a venue in Latin America for researchers and technologists from around the world to present, demonstrate and discuss the latest Web developments. LA-WEB is endorsed by the IW3C2 International World Wide Web Conference Committee and the proceedings of LA-WEB 2014 will be published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS).



About SPIRE                  About LA-WEB











About SPIRE

SPIRE 2014 is the 21st edition of the International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval. The event has been held under this title annually since 1998. The four first events concentrated mainly on string processing (SP), and were held in South America under the title South American Workshop on String Processing (WSP) in 1993 (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), 1995 (Valparaiso, Chile), 1996 (Recife, Brazil), and 1997 (Valparaiso, Chile).

WSP was transformed into SPIRE in 1998 (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) when the scope of the event was broadened to include also information retrieval (IR). The change was motivated by the increasing relevance of information retrieval and its close inter-relationship with the general area of string processing. From 1999 to 2007, the venue of SPIRE has been alternating between South / Latin America (odd years) and Europe (even years), with Cancun, Mexico in 1999, A Corua, Spain in 2000, Laguna de San Rafael, Chile in 2001, Lisbon, Portugal in 2002, Manaus, Brazil in 2003, Padova, Italy in 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005, Glasgow, UK in 2006, and Santiago, Chile in 2007. This pattern was broken when SPIRE 2008 was held in Melbourne, Australia, but it was probably restarted in 2009 when the venue was Saariselk, Finland. In 2010 SPIRE took place in Los Cabos, Mexico and in 2011 SPIRE was held in Pisa, Italy, in 2012 it was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, and in 2013 it was held in Jerusalem, Israel. Look here for a complete history of the SPIRE series of symposia.











Tentative dates

SPIRE


Paper submission: May 5, 2014 (Anywhere on Earth)

Author notification:June 28, 2014

Receipt camera ready:July 28, 2014

SPIRE Conference: October 20-23, 2014.




LA-WEB


Paper submission: May 17, 2014

Notification of acceptance: July 8, 2014

Camera-ready:August 9, 2014

LA-Web Conference: October 22-24, 2014













Call for Contributions

SPIRE: Call for Research Papers

LA-WEB: Call for Research Papers












Invited speakers

Confirmed Invited Speakers:


Berthier Ribeiro-Neto is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, currently on a part-time assignment. He is also a Director of Engineering and Site Lead at the Google Research and Development Center, located in Belo Horizonte. His research interests include information retrieval (IR), Web systems, and digital libraries.

Wagner Meira Jr. obtained his PhD from the University of Rochester in 1997 and is Full Professor at the Computer Science Department at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. His research focuses on scalability and efficiency of large scale parallel and distributed systems, from massively parallel to Internet-based platforms, and on data mining algorithms, their parallelization, and application to areas such as information retrieval, bioinformatics, and e-governance.


Other invited speakers to be announced soon.











Organization

Local Co-Chairs:

lvaro R. Pereira Jr.
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
alvaro@iceb.ufop.br

Fabrcio Benevenuto
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
fabricio@dcc.ufmg.br



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SPIRE Organization

Program Committee Co-chairs:

Edleno Silva de Moura
Universidade Federal do Amazonas
edleno@icomp.ufam.edu.br

Maxime Crochemore
King's College London
maxime.Crochemore@univ-mlv.fr


Program Committee:

Alberto Apostolico, Univ. of Padova and Georgia Tech

Alistair Moffat, The University of Melbourne

Alexandros Ntoulas, Zynga

Amihood Amir, Bar-Ilan Univ. and Johns Hopkins Univ.

Andrew McGregor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Avivit Levy, Shenkar College, Israel

Ayelet Butman, Holon Institute of Technology

Benjamin Sach, University of Warwick

Berthier Ribeiro-Neto, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Carlos Castillo, Qatar Computing Research Institute

Carsten Eickhoff, ETH Zurich

Chia-Jung Lee CIIR, UMass Amherst

Chris Thachuk, University of Oxford

David Fernandes, Federal University of Amazonas

David Woodruff, IBM Almaden

Edgar Chavez, Universidad Michoacana

Dekel Tsur, Ben Gurion University

Edleno Silva, De Moura, Federal University of Amazonas

Ely Porat, Bar-Ilan University

Ferdinando Cicalese, University of Salerno

Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI - CNR

Gareth Jones, Dublin City University

Giambattista Amati, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni

Gonzalo Navarro, University of Chile

Gregory Kucherov, CNRS - LIGM

Gad M. Landau, University of Haifa and NYU-Poly

Hideo Bannai, Kyushu University

Ian Munro, University of Waterloo

Inge Li Grtz, Technical University of Denmark

Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam

Johannes Fischer, TU Dortmund

Juha Krkkinen, University of Helsinki

Kunihiko Sadakane, National Institute of Informatics

Marcos Goncalves, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Markus Jalsenius, University of Bristol

Mauricio Marin, Yahoo! Research

Maxime Crochemore, Universit Paris-Est Marne-la-Valle

Nivio Ziviani, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Nieves R. Brisaboa, Universidade da Corua

Oren Weimann, University of Haifa

Raffaele Giancarlo, Universita di Palermo

Raphael Clifford, University of Bristol

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research

Roberto Grossi, Universita' di Pisa

Rodrygo L.T. Santos, University of Glasgow

Simon Puglisi, University of Helsinki

Shunsuke Inenaga, Kyushu University

Srinivasa Rao Satti, Seoul National University

Thierry Lecroq, University of Rouen

Tsvi Kopelowitz, University of Michigan

Torsten Suel, Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Viviane P. Moreira, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul

Yakov Nekrich, University of Kansas




Local Co-Chairs:

lvaro R. Pereira Jr.
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
alvaro@iceb.ufop.br

Fabrcio Benevenuto
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
fabricio@dcc.ufmg.br












LA-WEB Organization

Program Committee Chair:

Jussara Almeida
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
jussara@dcc.ufmg.br


Program Committee:

Adriano C. M. Pereira, Federal University of de Minas Gerais

Bebo White, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Cesar A. Collazos, Universidad del Cauca

Carlos Castillo, Qatar Computing Research Institute

Claudio Gutierrez, Universidad de Chile

Daniel Schwabe, Pontifcia Universidade Catlica do Rio de Janeiro

David Nichols, University of Waikato

Elizeu Santos-Neto, Google Inc.

Fabrizio Silvestri, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione

Gisele Pappa, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Genoveva Vargas Solar, Universidad de las Amricas Puebla

Jussara Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Leandro Balby Marinho, Federal University of Campina Grande

Leandro Krug Wives, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Luciana A M Zaina, Federal University of So Carlos

Marcela Rodriguez, Universidad Autnoma de Baja California

Massimo Melucci, University of Padua

Nazareno Andrade, Federal University of Campina Grande

Oscar Pastor Lopez, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Pablo de La Fuente, Universidad de Valladolid

Pvel Calado, INESC-ID

Paolo Boldi, Universit degli Studi di Milano

Raquel Prates, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Silvio Cazella, University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos

Yoan Pinzon, National University of Colombia

Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hannover


Local Co-Chairs:

lvaro R. Pereira Jr.
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
alvaro@iceb.ufop.br

Fabrcio Benevenuto
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
fabricio@dcc.ufmg.br















Submissions

SPIRE submission

For the SPIRE 2014 main conference we welcome either long papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages). Submissions must be anonymous and formatted using the Springer LNCS style. At least three reviewers will evaluate each paper in double-blind mode based on its originality, quality, methodological robustness, and significance of theoretical and/or practical contribution. Papers must be in English, must be unpublished, and for the entire duration of the SPIRE 2014 reviewing process cannot be under submission either at another conference or at a journal.

All papers will be refereed according to the usual scientific standards. Accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, which will be distributed to all delegates at the symposium. Papers should be submitted exclusively through the SPIRE 2014 paper submission Web site. By submitting a paper, its authors commit to having the paper presented at the conference by at least one of them; an accepted paper will not be published in the proceedings, and will thus be removed from the program, if none of its authors have registered for the conference by the time (July 28, 2014) the camera-ready copy of the paper is due.

Submissions to SPIRE



LA-WEB submission

Papers must be formatted in accordance with the instructions provided on the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) (For your submission you can use the standard IEEE conference templates). Accepted papers will by published by the CPS and be submitted to the Digital Library.

Papers should be submitted exclusively through LA-WEB 2014 paper submission Web site. By submitting a paper, its authors commit to having the paper presented at the conference by at least one of them; an accepted paper will not be published in the proceedings, and will thus be removed from the program, if none of its authors have registered for the conference by the time (August 09, 2014) the camera-ready copy of the paper is due.

Submissions to LA-WEB











Conference Program

To be announced.











Information for participants

SPIRE and LA-WEB 2014 will take place in the historic town of Ouro Preto, Brazil. Ouro Preto is located approximately 100 km from Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Famous for its magnificent well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture, Ouro Preto was the first city in Brazil to be declared World Cultural and Historical Heritage Site by UNESCO. The 18th- and 19th-century churches decorated with gold and Baroque sculptures make the city a prime tourist destination.


Conference Venue:

The conference will be held at the historical building of the centenary Escola de Minas (Mining School), situated at the center of Ouro Preto.


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