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This week, Michael Tschuggnall and Maximilian Mayerl presented their work at the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF).
Michael served as Task Chair of the Author Identification Task of the PAN workshop, Günther Specht also was member of the task committee there. The PAN workshop series deals with digital text forensics and includes challenges on e.g., author identification or obfuscation.
Also, MediaEval, a benchmarking initiative for multimedia retrieval, was co-located with CLEF. DBIS participated in the MediaEval challenge on Genre Classification (wrangling with hundreds of thousands of tracks and according features over weeks) and finished 2nd :) Maximilian presented our classification approach at the workshop.
Over the course of the last year, Eva took part in the WIMIR (Women in Information Retrieval) mentoring program. This programme is aimed at promoting the role of, and increasing opportunities for, women in the MIR field. In total, 50 mentees were matched with mentors based on their research interests and background. Eva served as a mentor for a female junior researcher in the MIR field. Participating in this programme was an enjoyable experience and hopefully, have a positive impact on the field :)
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Today, we welcome Anna and Julia, who participate at the SommerTechnikum programme of the University of Innsbruck. Anna and Julia will be working as interns at the DBIS group for the next four weeks and will investigate recommender systems together with us. They will further also attend a summer school about different MINT disciplines.
Enjoy your time at DBIS :)
Our abstract "Bergnamen – Bergwelten. Toponymie im (Kon-)Text" just got accepted at the German Toponyme - Eine Standortbestimmung symposium. This publication is part of a cooperation of DBIS (Eva Zangerle) with Gerald Hiebel from the Unit for Surveying and Geoinformation, Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Innsbruck and Gerhard Rampl, Claudia Posch and Elisabeth Gruber from the Linguistics Department.
During the course of the last year, Eva took part in mentoring program organized by the University of Innsbruck. The program is aimed at providing means for career development for female researchers and was organized as a peer mentoring program. Last Friday, June 23rd, the closing event took place, where participants of the previous mentoring round and new mentees met and discussed the program.
You can find further information here (German only):
The traditional 29th GI-Workshop "Foundations of Databases" (GvDB 2017) takes place in Blankenburg, Germany from May 30th to June, 2nd, 2017 and is co-organised by Günther Specht. We wish all participants a successful workshop :)
The Paper "Computing Isochrones in Multimodal Spatial Networks using Tile Regions" by Nikolaus Krismer, Doris Silbernagl, Johann Gamper and Günther Specht has been accepted at the 29th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM 2017), which is going to take place at the end of June in Chicago, Illinois.
The Girl's Day, an Austrian initiative aiming to let girls get to know technical and scientific jobs and carrer opportunities, took place on April, 27th, 2017. At the Department of Computer Science, the participating girls were introduced to medical simulation for surgery training as one representative of computer science research. Also, the girls were able to chat with current students to get some ideas and impressions about studying computer science. Lastly, Eva offered a first programming tutorial, where the girls implemented a car game using Greenfoot.
Yeeha, the paper "Improving Context-Aware Music Recommender Systems: Beyond the Pre-filtering Approach" by Martin Pichl, Eva Zangerle and Günther Specht of the DBIS group has been accepted at this year's International Conference on Music Retrieval (ICMR), which is going to take place in Bucharest in June.
Günther Specht is a member of the best paper award committee of the BTW 2017. BTW has been the leading venue for the German-speaking database community in the last 30 years.
At the BTW conference in Stuttgart, Günther Specht has been re-elected as the leader of the working group ''Grundlagen von Informationssystemen" (GRUNDIS; foundations of information systems) of the German Informatics Society (GI). GRUNDIS is the oldest working group of the German Informatics Society and e.g., organizes the yearly workshop Grundlagen von Datenbanken (GvDB) (listed in DBLP).
The new semester is about to start and we wish all students a happy and successful summer term 2017 :)
The poster "Geolocating German on Twitter - Hitches and Glitches of Building and Exploring a Twitter Corpus" by Bettina Larl and Eva Zangerle has been accepted at the 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference in Birmingham in July.
Eva will serve on the program committee of the 18th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) which will be held in Suzhou, China, October 23-28, 2017.