About the summer school
Welcome to the 3rd Asian Summer School in Information Access (ASSIA 2017). The summer schools in Information Retrieval have been very successful in Europe where research students, young faculty members, or industrial researchers can get a great opportunity to learn the core and advanced topics from the world-class experts in the field. However, no such opportunity was available in most Asian countries. Following the success of the 1st Asian Summer School in Information Access (ASSIA2013) at Tsukuba, Japan and the 2nd Asian Summer School in Information Access (ASSIA 2015) at Taipei City, Taiwan, we are pleased to announce that the 3rd Asian Summer School in Information Access will be held on August 2-5, 2017 at Kyoto, Japan, right before the SIGIR 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan.
ASSIA 2017 will offer lectures taught by world-class experts in Information Access. Lecture topics include core topics such as advanced Information Retrieval models, user modelling, and social media analysis, but also advanced topics such as deep learning and online experiment in IR. The summer school also offers a panel session on writing a good paper for top conferences, and poster presentation by participants.
ASSIA2017 will be held at the Kyoto University Clock Tower, which is the most recognizable structure of the Kyoto University campus. The Clock Tower was designed by Goichi Takeda, the university’s first Professor of Architecture, and completed in 1925. With attention given to Secession-style design in all of its facets, the sonorous feel of the exterior makes for a building of immense historical significance.
Using the most advanced technology of the time, the Clock Tower was one of the first university structures to be built with reinforced concrete. The interior of the hall itself was assembled using angle-plates, rivets and steel trusses. In the eight decades since it was opened, the Clock Tower has come to symbolize Kyoto University, having served variously as the lecture hall for the Faculties of Law and Economics, as well as, in more recent times, the Administration Bureau.
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