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PROMISE Winter School 2012
Zinal, Valais, Switzerland

Scholarship / Financial aid: 10 scholarships for students from Swiss French Universities and 10 scholarships of 500 Euro each

Date: 23 - 27 January 2012

Deadline: 30 September 2011

Open to: PhD students, Masters students or senior researchers such as post-doctoral researchers

Announcement follows

The aim of the Promise Winter School on information retrieval and information visualization is to give participants a grounding in the core topics that constitute the multidisciplinary area of Multilingual Information Retrieval. The school is a week-long event consisting of guest lectures from invited speakers who are recognized experts in the field. The School is intended for PhD students, Masters students or senior researchers such as post-doctoral researchers form the fields of information visualization and information retrieval and related fields.

General Chair

* Tiziana Catarci, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy

Program Commitee

* Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy
* Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
* Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
* Giuseppe Santucci, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy

Publicity Chair

* Pamela Forner, Centre for the Evaluation of Language and Communication Technologies (CELCT), Italy
* Hélène Mazo, Evaluations and Language resources Distribution Agency (ELDA), France

Local Organization

* Alexandre Cotting, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
* Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland


* For any information please contact winter-school@

Scholarships for students

- 10 students from Swiss French Universities will be fully paid
- 500 Euro scholarships
(covering travel and registrations) for 10 persons


Accommodation will be at the Hotel Europe , the largest hotel in Zinal and in other hotels close in the village. As there is limited accommodation available in Zinal, the organization will take care of lodging assignment, maximizing room sharing whenever possible.

Social Event

A Welcome reception for participants and lecturers is planned to be held jointly with the students' poster session on Monday. More details on this will follow.

Email: winter-school@

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