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TrebleCLEF Summer School on
Multilingual Information Access

Santa Croce in Fossabanda
Pisa, Italy
15-19 June 2009


The aim of the Summer School is to give participants a grounding in the core topics that constitute the multidisciplinary area of Multilingual Information
Access (MLIA). Both theoretical and practical issues will be addressed. The School is intended for advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students, post-doctorial researchers plus academic and industrial researchers and system developers with backgrounds in Computer Science, Information Science, Language Technologies and related areas. The focus of the school will be on "How to build effective multilingual information retrieval systems and how to evaluate them".

Location and Dates

The Summer School will be held 15 - 19 June 2009 in the beautiful ex-convent Santa Croce in Fossabanda, Pisa. Santa Croce provides the perfect setting for study and discussions in a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and is just a short walk from the town centre and the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower.

Accommodation and Registration

Registration is now closed.
Accommodation is on the School site at Santa Croce in Fossabanda. Rooms are assigned on a first come first served basis.
More information available under Logistics.

More information

Further details can be found at the pages Programme and Lecturers and Logistics.

Programme Committee

Carol Peters (Chair), National Research Council, Italy
Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy
Martin Braschler, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Amedeo Cappelli, CELCT, Italy
Khalid Choukri, ELRA/ELDA, France
Christian Fluhr, NewPhenix, France
Stefan Gradmann, University of Humboldt, Germany
Donna Harman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield, UK
Costantino Thanos, National Research Council, Italy
Felisa Verdejo, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Claire Warwick, University College, London, UK

Local Organisation

Francesca Borri, National Research Council, Italy