Techniques and Technologies for
Information Retrieval and Resource Discovery

University of Ulster, Magee College
12-13 December 1997

This workshop, supported by the European Science Foundation, aims at a set of talks on work in progress. It aims at charting current developments and discussing systems which are needed or desireable. Techniques and technologies are of primary interest. In the following, the titles of presentations are provisional.

Location: Room MC023, Woodburn House, Magee College, University of Ulster.

(Maps: Campus and surroundings, a clickable map and photographs - Woodburn House is 'C' or '3' on these maps! - and travel information).

Accommodations: as far as possible, we will use accommodations at Clarence House (15 Northland Road, tel. +44 1504 265-342), a guesthouse which is 300m from the workshop venue.

Short post-workshop report by F. Murtagh


Friday December 12

09.00-09.05: Fionn Murtagh, Welcome. Personal URL
09.05-10.00: Archie Warnock, A/WWW Enterprises, Columbia, MD, "The future of Isite; and perspectives on GILS". Personal URL. Presentation: "The Future of Isite - Growing GILS".
10.00-10.30: Coffee
10.30-11.30: Alberto Accomazzi, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard, "The online literature: issues of scanning, indexing, user interfaces, monitoring and organizing". Personal URL
11.30-12.15: Josiane Mothe, IRIT, Toulouse, "Data mining on the Web: the use of Tetralogie for observation and watch activities". Personal URL Presentation: "Mining information using statistical methods".
12.15-13.30: Lunch in University restaurant
13.30-14.30: Edward Zimmermann, Basis Systeme netzwerk (BSn) Munich, "Search and indexing software and methods; spatial data; SGML; GILS especially in Europe". Personal URL
14.30-15.00: Damien Guillaume, University of Ulster, "Information retrieval and resource discovery using the Ingrid distributed server system". Presentation: Topic of presentation.
15.00-15.30: Coffee
15.30-16.00: Bi Yaxin, University of Ulster, "SGML for statistics: a prototype resource discovery facility using statistical metadata". Presentation: Topic of presentation.
16.00-16.30: Francis Crimmins, Dublin City University, "The Fusion System: using effective IR techniques for searching the World Wide Web". Presentation: Topic of presentation.
16.30-17.00: Mireille Louys, ENSPS, Strasbourg, "The vision/text interface for Web dissemination of large volumes of data".
17.00-17.30: Philippe Poincot, Strasbourg Observatory, "Theory and practice of neural network and cartographic user interface and resource discovery tools". Presentation: Topic of presentation.
From 18.00: Reception provided by Mayor Martin Bradley, Mayor's Parlour, Guildhall. Subsequently dinner in St. John's Country House and Restaurant, Fahan.

Saturday December 13

09.00-09.30: Soizick Lesteven, Strasbourg Observatory, "Searching for object names in texts".
09.30-10.00: Neil Lester, University of Ulster, "Retrieving reusable software material".
10.00-10.30: Coffee
10.30-11.00: Anton Hutton, University of Ulster, "Active device control and data capture using the Web". Personal URL Presentation: Topic of presentation.
11.00-12.00: Round-table and general discussion: Where to next?
From 12.15: Lunch in Bridgend, visit to Grianán of Aileach, maybe some other visits, visit to Tower Museum from 15.00 to 17.00. Dinner Beechhill Hotel.

Other participants include

This workshop is sponsored by the European Science Foundation in the framework of the scientific network on "Converging Computing Methodologies in Astronomy, CCMA",
Contact point: Fionn Murtagh,
Last update: 28 February 1998, 18 December 1998