AMCIS 2004

Americas Conference on Information Systems

New York, USA
August 6th - 8th, 2004



Call for Papers for the Mini Track


“Information Retrieval and Human Language Technologies”


As knowledge becomes a central productive and strategic asset, the success of organizations increasingly depends on their ability to effectively gather, produce, maintain, and disseminate information and knowledge. Modern corporate knowledge bases contain large numbers of manuals, procedures, documentation, expert knowledge, e-mail archives, news resources, and technical reports – all in the form of unstructured natural language text. That is why, the importance of processing information stored in unstructured form is growing at a rapid pace and is as vital as processing the data stored in the structured form (relational tables).  However, finding, interpreting and summarizing relevant information contained in the free text form still remains an extremely challenging task, requiring collaboration of multiple disciplines. The field of Human Language Technologies is currently emerging from such disciplines as Information Retrieval (IR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computational Linguistics (CL), and Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and has been gaining significant attention among academicians and practitioners. This mini-track invites theoretical, experimental, or applied papers that are expected to advance this field. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • information retrieval, extraction, filtering and summarization
  • text mining, semantic similarity discovery, maps, domain modeling and ontology-building
  • WWW, network, hypertext -based information retrieval systems
  • natural language interfaces
  • question answering systems
  • topic detection and tracking
  • evaluation and testing of knowledge management systems
  • user interfaces for knowledge management systems, user models and profiling 
  • hypermedia/multimedia indexing and retrieval
  • integrating knowledge sources and knowledge representation techniques
  • integrating databases and text retrieval systems
  • commercial applications of knowledge management systems, search engines
  • security aspects of knowledge management systems, deception detection in communication


Selected papers will be published in a special issue of International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI).


Important Dates:

February 1, 2004         Abstracts due

February 22, 2004       Final papers due


Please submit abstracts via email to either of the mini-track chairs Praveen Pathak or Dmitri Roussinov by February 1, 2004. This is an important step to ensure that you have submitted your paper to the correct mini-track. Final papers will be submitted via the AIS Review System, deadline is February 22, 2004.

See the conference website for details:



Mini Track Chairs


Praveen Pathak
Decision and Information Sciences

Warrington College of Business Administration

362 Stuzin Hall

Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 392-9599


Dmitri Roussinov

Computer Information Systems Program

College of Business

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287

(480) 965-8488


Copyright Information: Submission of a paper to the conference represents the author's agreement to allow AIS to publish the paper in any written or electronic format for distribution to all interested parties in perpetuity with or without compensation to AIS and without compensation to the author.  The parties understand that the author is granting a nonexclusive license and all copyrights remain the property of the author.