The Fifth Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS 2009)

October 21-23, 2009 at Conference Hall Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

In cooperation with ACM SIGIR ACM Logo and IPSJ SIGFI

The Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS) aims to bring together researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the field of information retrieval (IR). The scope of the symposium covers applications, systems, technologies and theory aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video and multimedia data. The Fifth AIRS (AIRS 2009) welcomes submissions of original papers in the broad field of information retrieval. Technical issues covered include, but are not limited to:
  • IR Theory and Formal Models
  • IR Evaluation, Test collections, Evaluation methods and metrics,Experimental design, Data collection and analysis
  • Interactive IR, User interfaces and visualization, User studies, User models, Task-based IR, User/Task-based IR theory
  • Web IR, Intranet/enterprise search, Citation and link analysis, Adversarial IR
  • Distributed IR, Fusion/Combination, Digital libraries
  • Cross-language retrieval, Multilingual retrieval, Machine translation for IR
  • Video and image retrieval, Audio and speech retrieval, Music retrieval
  • Topic detection and tracking, Routing, Content-based filtering, Collaborative filtering, Agents, Spam filtering
  • Question answering, Information extraction, Summarization, Lexical acquisition, NLP for IR
  • Text Data Mining and Machine Learning for IR

October 16, 2009
  • Registration desk will be open from 9:00 am at Conference Hall, Hokkaido University .
October 8, 2009
  • Program is updated at program page.
September 14, 2009
  • FAQ for registration is updated at registration page.
September 12, 2009
  • AIRS 2009 WWW server will be stoped on September 13, 2009.
September 5, 2009
  • FAQ for registration is updated at registration page.
  • Information about keynote speech, banquet and excursion is updated at program page.
September 1, 2009
  • FAQ for registration is updated at registration page.
August 28, 2009
  • Problem about e-mail address for registration is fixed.
  • Information about special meal request is updated at registratoin page.
August 26, 2009
  • Registration information is updated.
August 13, 2009
  • Travel information is updated.
August 11, 2009
  • Program page is updated.
  • Deadline of the early registration is extended.
July 27, 2009
July 7, 2009
  • Japanese Visa:

    Information about Visa inquiry is updated. There are some requests on invitation letter for Japanese Visa.
June 9, 2009
  • Japanese Visa:

    There are some requests on invitation letter for Japanese Visa. We will let you know the procedure for the request when it's ready (we plan to upload this information before end of June). Please wait while.
June 5, 2009
  • Camera-ready due is extended. New Camera-ready due is June 23. April 17, 2009
    • Deadline for submission is extended. New submission due is April 26, 2009.
    February 13, 2009

    Please contact the conference co-chairs:
    yoshioka(at) and tetsuyasakai(at)
    Please replace "(at)" with "@" when you send the mail.