ADCS 2019 Programme

ADCS 2019 is being held at the University of Technology Sydney, in the Faculty of Engineering and IT building, 81 Broadway. The building has two entrances, one at the corner of Broadway and Jones St, and the other at the corner of Broadway and Wattle St.

ADCS is in room CB11.00.401. Shared sessions (keynotes plus sessions B and E) are next door in room CB11.00.405. Registration will be in the "student lounge" (foyer).

Wednesday 4 December

13:00 ALTA Tutorial: NLP for Healthcare in the Absence of a Healthcare Dataset - Sarvnaz Karimi and Aditya Joshi, CSIRO
This tutorial is run by our friends over at ALTA: see their website for more information.
16:30 Close

Thursday 5 December

8:15 Registration opens
9:00 Opening
9:15 Keynote 1: New wings for the Library of Babel: The transcription challenge for the world’s 7000+ languages.
Nick Evans, Australian National University and Ben Foley, University of Queensland
10:15 Morning tea
10:45 Session A (chair: Mark Sanderson)
Taking risks with confidence. Rodger Benham, Ben Carterette, Alistair Moffat, and J. Shane Culpepper. Short presentation
On transforming relevance scales. Lei Han, Kevin Roitero, Eddy Maddalena, Stefano Mizzaro, and Gianluca Demartini. Encore presentation
World cloud: A prototype data choralification of text documents. Alexandra L. Uitdenbogerd. Encore presentation
Investigating searchers' mental models to inform search explanations. Paul Thomas, Bodo Billerbeck, Nick Craswell, and Ryen W White. Encore presentation
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Keynote 2 (chair: Gianluca Demartini)
Findability and discoverability in learning and employment.
Wilson Wong, GO1.
14:15 Session B: shared with ALTA (chair: Alistair Moffat)
Differences in language use: Insights from job and talent search. Bahar Salehi, Borhan Kazimipour and Timothy Baldwin. Short presentation
Character profiling in low-resource language documents. Tak-Sum Wong and John Lee. Short presentation
Towards a model for spoken conversational search. Johanne R. Trippas, Damiano Spina, Paul Thomas, Mark Sanderson, Hideo Joho, Lawrence Cavedon. Encore presentation
A multi-constraint hinge loss for named-entity recognition. Hanieh Poostchi and Massimo Piccardi. Short presentation
15:25 Afternoon tea
16:00 Session C (chair: Shane Culpepper)
Boosting search performance using query variations. Rodger Benham, Joel Mackenzie, Alistair Moffat, and J. Shane Culpepper. Encore presentation
Automatic Boolean query refinement for systematic review literature search. Harrisen Scells, Guido Zuccon, and Bevan Koopman. Encore presentation
16:50 End of day 1
19:00 Dinner: The Eight Social

Friday 6 December

9:00 Keynote 3: Building new kinds of natural language understanding and conversational AI with deep learning.
Mark Johnson, Oracle & Macquarie University
10:00 Morning tea and poster session
11:00 Session D (chair: Vincent Li)
Towards automatically classifying case law citation treatment using neural networks. Daniel Locke and Guido Zuccon. Long presentation
Learning image information for eCommerce queries. Utkarsh Porwal. Short presentation
Health cards for consumer health search. Jimmy, Guido Zuccon, Bevan Koopman, and Gianluca Demartini. Encore presentation
12:05 Lunch
13:00 Keynote 4 (chair: Paul Thomas)
Better Search, Better Health? Search engines, their evaluation and the impact on health decisions.
Guido Zuccon, University of Queensland
14:00 Session E: shared with ALTA (chair: Sarvnaz Karimi)
Detecting chemical reaction schemes in patents. Hiyori Yoshikawa, Dat Quoc Nguyen, Zenan Zhai, Christian Druckenbrodt, Camilo Thorne, Saber A. Akhondi, Timothy Baldwin and Karin Verspoor. ALTA long presentation
Identifying patients with pain in emergency departments using conventional machine learning and deep learning. Thanh Vu, Anthony Nguyen, Nathan Brown and James Hughes. ALTA long presentation
Learning inter-sentence, disorder-centric, biomedical relationships from medical literature. Anton van der Vegt, Guido Zuccon, Bevan Koopman. Encore presentation
15:00 Afternoon tea
15:30 Business session and best paper award
16:30 Closing