Revised lectures have been published as an LNCS Tutorial book.

Agosti, M., Ferro, N., Forner, P., Müller, H., and Santucci, G., editors (2013). Information Retrieval Meets Information Visualization - PROMISE Winter School 2012, Revised Tutorial Lectures. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 7757, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.

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PROMISE Winter School 2012

Information Retrieval meets Information Visualization

Zinal, Valais - Switzerland
23 - 27 January 2012 


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.


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

Publicity Committee

  • 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[at]