First MUMIA Training Summer School - Building Next Generation Search Systems

The first MUMIA training Summer school on "Building Next Generation Search Systems" is taking place at Olympiada, Chalkidiki, Greece on September 24-28, 2012.  The aim of Training School is to give participants grounding in the core topics that constitute the interdisciplinary area of Multilingual and Multifaceted Interactive Information Access. The school is a week-long event consisting of lecturers from MUMIA and invited speakers. Among them, Stefanos Vrochidis of ITI-CERTH will be giving a lecture on "Interactive Multimedia Search Systems".

The call for participation is available here.

The School is intended for PhD students, Master students or senior researchers such as post-doctoral researchers interested in the fields of information management, information retrieval and related fields.


1.        John Tait, An introduction to Patent Searching and Landscaping

2.        Pavel Braslavski, Genres and Other Non-Topical Features for Information Retrieval

3.        Gabriella Pasi, Contextualising Search

4.        Michael Oakes, Applications of Text Processing

5.        Mihai Lupu, IR Evaluation

6.        Georgios Paltoglou, Distributed Information Retrieval

7.        Mike Salampasis, Integrated Systems for Richer Searching Experience

8.        Branimir Reljin, Large image dataset indexing and retrieval

9.        Stefanos Vrochidis, Interactive Multimedia Search Systems

Registration Fees
   Master / Phd student             350 Euro
   Post doc / Academia             400 Euro
   Industry                                    500 Euro

Registration Fees Include: admission to all lectures, course material, accommodation, coffee breaks, dinners, transportation from Thessaloniki to Olympiada (only at the beginning and the end of the school)

SCHOLARSHIPS for PhD students and early stage researchers

The full reimbursement of registration fee and travel costs can be reimbursed for 20 participants (up to 500 EUR each). For more information check our web site.


·         Registration deadline: 30 July 2012

·         Summer School: 24–28 September 2012


Olympiada is on the north-east point of Chalkidiki. Tradition says that Olympiada was named after king Alexander's mother, Olympiada. Olympiada is on the Strimonikos Gulf and it's distance to Thessaloniki is about 80 km of easy driving. The new Egnatia motorway, is the largest and newest motorway in Greece, and connects Olympiada to many cities as well as to countries in the north borders of Greece. One km to the East of Olympiada you will find the ancient Stagira, the home town of the great philosopher Aristotle. Olympiada is built at the side of a natural harbor. It is surrounded by a lot of magnificent beaches, green mountains and forests.


The IC1002 COST Action on Multilingual and Multifaceted Interactive Information Access (MUMIA) coordinates collaboration between researchers and professionals working on three key disciplines for the future of search: machine translation (MT), information retrieval (IR) and multifaceted interactive information access (MIIA).

For any information contact the organiser (emails:, or visit the Summer School website