MMIR: Multi Media Information Retrieval , IR: Information Retrieval, HCI: Human Computer Interaction, MM: Multi Media, CBR: Case Based Reasoning, NLP: Natural Language Processing
Site: Aberdeen (Robert Gordon)
Areas of expertise: data mining, user-centred design and software evaluation, MMIR, data visualisation
Contact: David Harper
Media: Text, images
Areas of expertise: Users, cognitive aspects, interaction
Contact: Peter Ingwersen
Site: Darmstadt (GMD)
Media: Electronic publishing
Areas of expertise: Dialog-based IR systems, information visualisation, electronic publishing
Media: Networked IR
Areas of expertise: Scientific methodology, measurement theory statistics, networked IR
Areas of expertise: MMIR techniques, filtering and routing
Media: Speech, music, voice, text, graphics
Areas of expertise: Scientific methodology, HCI, CBR, electronic publishing
Contacts: Van Rijsbergen (CS) Dunlop (CS), Draper (Psych)
Media: Medical images
Areas of expertise: HCI, MMIR, browsing and querying, dynamic aspects of evaluation and visualisation
Site: London (City)
Areas of expertise: Users, large scale evaluation, operational measures, qualitative measures
Media: Art images
Areas of expertise: HCI, MM, images methodology and formal modelling
Media: Legal data
Areas of expertise: Statistics, browsing, legal IR
Areas of expertise: Formal modelling, scientific methodology
Media: Text, Images
Areas of expertise: Test collections, evaluation, user studies, newspaper applications
Contacts: Jarvelin, Sormunen
Site: Zurich (ETH)
Media: Speech, text
Areas of expertise: Practical evaluation in MM, speech, evaluation measures
Site: Zurich (Ubilab)
Media: Banking applications
Areas of expertise: Evaluation, NLP, banking applications
There will be five types of activities.
* Two workshops per year (six in total) the main theme of each workshop will be chosen from the ten objectives Each workshop would last 2-3 days. The workshops would rotate between the sites.
* One small discussion meeting per year including at least one representative from each site. Each meeting would last 1-2 days.
* One 'industrial brainstorming' session per year in which members of Mira would visit industrial groups to investigate their activities in IR. Suggested groups to visit are Oxford University Press, Springer Verlag, Ubilab (Zurich) and the Commonwealth Agriculture Bureau. A minimum outcome would be a report to Mira and to the company involved. Each session would last up to 2 days.
* One conference at the end of the three year period, the proceedings to be published. The conference would last up to 3 days.
* Personnel exchanges between sites but not to be funded by Mira