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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


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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.











Important dates

SPIRE


Paper submission: May 12, 2014 (Anywhere on Earth)

Author notification:June 28, 2014

Receipt camera ready:July 28, 2014

SPIRE Conference: October 20-23, 2014.



LA-WEB


New paper submission dates:

Abstract registration: May 18, 2014

Paper submission: May 24, 2014

Notification of acceptance: July 8, 2014

Camera-ready:August 9, 2014

LA-Web Conference: October 22-24, 2014



LA-WEB Demo Track:


Paper submission: July 14, 2014

Notification of acceptance: August 2, 2014

Camera-ready: August 9, 2014

Demo Track: October 24, 2014











Call for Contributions

SPIRE: Call for Research Papers

LA-WEB: Call for Research Papers

LA-WEB: Call for Demo Papers











Invited speakers

Confirmed Invited Speakers:


October 20 spire 2014

Gonzalo Navarro completed his PhD in Computer Science in 1998 at the University of Chile, where he is currently full professor. His areas of interest include algorithms and data structures, text searching, compression, and metric space searching.He has directed the Millennium Nucleus Center for Web Research, RIBIDI (an Ibero American project funded by CYTED), and a project funded by Yahoo! Research, apart from smaller projects. He has participated in various research projects, such as the Millennium Institute for Cell Dynamics and Biotechnology, an ECOS/CONICYT project (Chile-France cooperation), AMYRI (a CYTED project), and a Fondef project. Currently, he participates of the Millennium Nucleus Information and Coordination in Networks.

October 21 spire 2014
Lecture

Paolo Boldi obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Milano, where he is currently Associate Professor. His research interests touched many different topics in theoretical and applied computer science, such as: domain theory, non-classical computability theory, distributed computability, anonymous networks, sense of direction, self-stabilizing systems. Recently, his works focused on problems related to the World-Wide Web, a field where his research has also produced software tools used by many people working in the same area.

Title: Monotone Minimal Perfect Hash Functions
Given a set S of n strings, a monotone minimal perfect hash function [SODA 2009] is a data structure that associates to each element of S its rank (among all the elements of S), with respect to the lexicographic ordering.
The function is allowed to return an arbitrary answer when evaluated on an element outside of S.
In the spectrum of perfect hash functions, MMPHFs (Monotone Minimal Perfect Hash Functions) represent a compromise between arbitrary minimal perfect hashing (where _any_ bijective map is allowed) and order-preserving minimal perfect hashing (where a _specific_ bijection is to be represented).
MMPHFs have a wide range of practical applications (dictionaries of search engines, list of URLs of web graphs, etc.) and are becoming an object of interest of many researchers.This talk will discuss the problem of building static MMPHFs both from a theoretical and a practical viewpoint, offering a range of solutions with different tradeoffs between construction time, required space and lookup time.

October 22 Spire2014

Berthier Ribeiro-Neto Berthier Ribeiro-Neto got his PhD in Computer Science from UCLA, 1995, under Dick Muntz. In 1996 he joined the CS Department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where he still teachs part time. In 1999 he co-authored the book "Modern Information Retrieval", with Ricardo Baeza-Yates, which has become a best-seller in the area of Information Retrieval adopted by hundreds of universities around the world. In 2000, he co-founded the search startup "Akwan Information Technologies" acquired by Google in 2005 to become the Engineering Center of Google in Latin America, where he works as Director of Engineering..

October 23 Spire2014

Daniele Quercia is a social media researcher at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona. Before that, he was a Horizon senior researcher at The Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge. He is interested in the relationship between online and offline worlds and his work has been focusing in the areas of data mining, computational social science, and urban informatics. His research has been published in leading venues including ICSE, Ubicomp, ICDM, CSCW, RecSys, WSDM, and WWW, received honorable mentions from AAAI ICWSM, and has been featured on La Repubblica, The Independent, New Scientist, Le Monde, and BBC. He spoke at TEDx Barcelona and Falling Walls Berlin, and wrote for BBC. He was Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he worked on social networks in a city context, and his PhD thesis at UC London was nominated for BCS Best British PhD dissertation in Computer Science. During his PhD, he was a Microsoft Research PhD Scholar and MBA Technology Fellow of London Business School, and he also interned at the National Research Council in Barcelona and at National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo. He studied at Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), and University of Illinois (USA).

October 24 spire 2014

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
Federal University of 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

Alexandros Ntoulas, Zynga

Alistair Moffat, The University of Melbourne

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

Dekel Tsur, Ben Gurion University

Edgar Chavez, Universidad Michoacana

Edleno Silva, De Moura, Federal University of Amazonas

Ely Porat, Bar-Ilan University

Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI - CNR

Ferdinando Cicalese, University of Salerno

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

Gareth Jones, Dublin City University

Giambattista Amati, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni

Gonzalo Navarro, University of Chile

Gregory Kucherov, CNRS - LIGM

Guido Zuccon, Queensland University of Technology

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

Nieves R. Brisaboa, Universidade da Corua

Nivio Ziviani, Federal University of Minas Gerais

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

Shunsuke Inenaga, Kyushu University

Simon Puglisi, University of Helsinki

Srinivasa Rao Satti, Seoul National University

Thierry Lecroq, University of Rouen

Torsten Suel, Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Tsvi Kopelowitz, University of Michigan

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

Yakov Nekrich, University of Waterloo




Local Co-Chairs:

lvaro R. Pereira Jr.
Federal University of Ouro Preto
alvaro@iceb.ufop.br

Fabrcio Benevenuto
Federal University of Minas Gerais
fabricio@dcc.ufmg.br












LA-WEB Organization

Program Committee Chair:

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



Program Committee:

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

lvaro R. Pereira Jr., Federal University of Ouro Preto

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

LA-WEB Demo Track Submission:

Demo papers must be in English (4 pages) and formatted in accordance with the instructions provided on the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) (For your submission you can use the standard IEEE conference templates). Submissions are single-blinded (not anonymized). Accepted papers for the demo track will be published in the La-Web 2014 proceedings by the CPS and be submitted to the Digital Library. Demo papers must be submitted exclusively through LA-WEB 2014 demo paper submission Web site. By submitting a paper, its authors commit to having the paper presented at the conference and demonstrating the system during the demo session.

Submissions to LA-WEB Demo Track


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 in English and formatted in accordance with the instructions provided on the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) (For your submission you can use the standard IEEE conference templates). Submissions are single-blinded (not anonymized). Accepted papers will be 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 2014

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.

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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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Further information to be announced soon.













Registration

Registration will be open soon. The prices below are for participating only in SPIRE 2014 (Oct 20-22), only in LA-WEB 2014 (Oct 22-24), or in both conferences. The registration fee (both student and regular) entitles the admission to all sessions, coffee breaks, welcome reception, banquet, and the conference material, which includes the proceedings.




Registration dates:
Early Bird: until August 31
Late: from September 1st until October 15
On-site: from October 16 until October 24
SPIRE 2014 registration fees (in US Dollars)
Early Bird Late On-site
Student 200 220 250
Regular 400 450 500
LA-WEB 2014 registration fees (in US Dollars)
Early Bird Late On-site
Student 150 170 200
Regular 300 350 400
SPIRE 2014 and LA-WEB 2014 registration fees (in US Dollars)
Early Bird Late On-site
Student 250 280 320
Regular 550 620 680










La-Web 2014 Demo Track
October 24th, 2014


Call for Demo Papers:

Starting this year, the Latin American Web Congress (La-Web'2014) will have a demo track in order to provide a venue for presentation of practical work in the field of Web and its related areas.

Demo papers must be in English (4 pages) and formatted in accordance with the instructions provided on the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) (For your submission you can use the standard IEEE conference templates). Submissions are single-blinded (not anonymized). Accepted papers for the demo track will be published in the La-Web'2014 proceedings by the CPS and be submitted to the Digital Library.

Demo papers must be submitted exclusively through LA-WEB 2014 demo paper submission Web site. By submitting a paper, its authors commit to having the paper presented at the conference and demonstrating the system during the demo session.

The scope of the La-Web 2014 Demo Track is the same as for the World Wide Web Conference. The instructions on the characteristics of the expected demo paper were taken from the WWW'2014 call for papers (Demo Track ).

The Demo Track allows researchers and practitioners to demonstrate new systems in a dedicated session. Demo submissions must be based on an implemented and tested system that pursues one or more innovative ideas in the interest areas of the conference. Demos from the traditional research community are of course strongly encouraged, but proposals from other activity areas are also welcome. Software (including games or learning platforms) and hardware demos will also be considered, as long as they show innovative use of Web-based techniques.

Each demo submission must make clear which aspects of the system will be demonstrated, and how. They should strive to state the significance of the contribution to Web technology or applications. Demos will be peer-reviewed by members of the Demo Track Program Committee, who will judge the originality, significance, quality, and clarity of each submission.

To better identify the value of demos, as well as to reach out to external audiences, we also encourage authors to submit a pointer to a screencast, using web-accessible platforms such as Vimeo or Youtube. The maximum duration of screencasts is 10 minutes. Running systems demonstrated are also welcome.

La-Web 2014 Demo Track Chair:

lvaro R. Pereira Jr.
Federal University of Ouro Preto
alvaro@iceb.ufop.br

Program Committee:

Ali Dasdan - Yahoo! Inc.

Andreas Kaltenbrunner - Fundacio Barcelona Media

Brkur Sigurbjrnsson - WizeNoze & Urban Volcano

Carlos Eduardo Pires - Universidade Federal de Campina Grande

Jordi Atserias - Yahoo! Research

Lluis Garcia-Pueyo - Google Inc.

Luciano Barbosa - IBM Research

Mariano Consens - University of Toronto

Mirella Moro - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Omar Alonso - Microsoft

Pvel Calado - Universidade Tcnica de Lisboa

Rafael Banchs - Institute for Infocomm Research

Ricardo Baeza-Yates - Yahoo! Research

Vassilis Plachouras - Thomson Reuters

Wagner Meira Jr. - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Important Dates:

Paper submission: July 14, 2014

Notification of acceptance: August 2, 2014

Camera-ready: August 9, 2014

Demo Track: October 24, 2014




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